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1958
2013
City of Gloucester in 1958
City of Gloucester in 2013
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
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Urban sprawl consequences.
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94 votes
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This aerial photo of the former city of Gloucester shows how urban sprawl puts pressure on farm land.  In a little more than 50 years, the agricultural land which used to dominate the area around Blair Road and Ogilvie Road has been removed by suburban development with its highways, curvy...
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~1900
2013
Maria Street and Roxborough Apartments in Ottawa around 1900
Laurier Street and Confédération Parc in Ottawa in 2013
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City of Ottawa
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
We gave it a
-5
Destruction of Roxborough Apartmets. Car is king on Elgin now.
Visitors's vote
-3.8
57 votes
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This photo of Laurier Street, formerly Maria Street, shows on of the most luxurious apartment building never been built in Ottawa; the Roxborough Apartments. Maria Street had its worldly moments in the past as a series of trees separated both of its lanes. The area around the Roxborough Apartments was...
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~1960
2013
Windsor Hotel where is now the RBC building
Windsor Hotel where is now the RBC building
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City of Ottawa
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
We gave it a
-5
Windsor Hotel replaced with a steril building with no street interaction.
Visitors's vote
-3.1
57 votes
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1966
2013
South block on Sparks Street between Elgin and Metcalfe around 1960
South block on Sparks Street between Elgin and Metcalfe around 1960
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City of Ottawa
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
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Owner-based shops replaced with a single & monolithic building with fewer street interaction.
Visitors's vote
-3.3
53 votes
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This picture shows the south side of Sparks Street between Elgin and Metcalfe a few years after it was turned into a pedestrian street.  What is the most striking on that photo is the disappearance of several buildings where the RBC building is nowadays. On this photo only, seven boutiques...
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