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Corner of McGee and St. Patrick Street in Lowertown East in Ottawa in 1968
Corner of McGee and St. Patrick Street in Lowertown East in Ottawa in 1968
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Destruction of heritage building.
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48 votes
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This comparison shows the destruction of the heritage buildings in Lowertown East in Ottawa in the 1960’s and 1970’s. McGee Street used to run North-South and was about 100 meters long. Its sole purpose was to link St-Patrick Street and St. Andrew Street. L’École secondaire De-La-Salle still stands at the...
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1968
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Former building at the corner of Chapel and Rideau Street in Ottawa in 1968.
The 160 Chapel at the corner of Chapel and Rideau Street in Ottawa in 1968.
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Heritage lost and road reconfiguration limiting connectivity.
Visitors's vote
-3.2
88 votes
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This comparison of the Rideau and Chapel Streets intersection shows the 160 Chapel, a 22-story apartment building, and the one-of-kind building that used to occupy the same spot in 1968. Lately, Some attention is being drawn at this intersection because of a large development project lead by the Trinity group where...
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1968
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Nelson and York Intersection in Lowertown East in Ottawa in 1968
Nelson and York Intersection in Lowertown East in Ottawa in 1968
We gave it a
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1960s urban renewal left deep scars in the urban fabric of Lowertown East
Visitors's vote
-3.6
79 votes
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This section of Nelson Street, intersecting with York Street,  took a hit when the urban renewal became a reality in Lowertown East and wiped all the existing houses so that none of the ones shown on the 1968 picture were still existing in 2015. The typical Ottawan houses on...
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1968
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Forme Saint-Patrick Street in 1968
Forme Saint-Patrick Street in 2015
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Former Main Street which became soulless.
Visitors's vote
-3.7
102 votes
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This comparison shows how badly Lowertown East in Ottawa had regressed from an urban planning point of view from the tumultuous changes the neighbourhood went through in the early 1970s. First off, the Chapel-St. Patrick intersection does not exist anymore. St. Patrick which was connecting with all the North-South streets...
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