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~1910
2012
Elgin Street at the corner of Queen.
Elgin Street at the corner of Queen.
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
We gave it a
-4
Increase in car traffic. Heritage demolition.
Visitors's vote
-2.7
37 votes
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The whole block east of Elgin Street has been demolished in the late 30's to make room for the wider street that we all know nowadays.  The NAC and the First World war Memorial succeeded the post office and the Russell House, a prestigious hotel in Ottawa.The building that is...
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~1890
2012
View of the Corry Block from the Rideau Canal 1890
Locks of the Rideau Canal in 20112
Title: Rideau Canal Locks from Lock House. Reference number: FA-001 TOPLEYDB / 3326185
We gave it a
-3
Corry Block has been demolished.
Visitors's vote
+1.1
65 votes
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~1940
2012
Intersection of Sussex Drive and Rideau Street in 1940
Rideau Street @ Sussex Drive
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CSTM Collection
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
We gave it a
-5
Shops with street level interactions and density replaced by this urban onramp.
Visitors's vote
-3.0
88 votes
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Gréber had this genius idea back in 1938 to tear down this whole block to make sure that cars were moving smoothly in the core.  We can read from the report:"It was proposed in our plans of 1938 to widen the space between the Chateau and the south side of Rideau...
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~1905
2012
Corry Block at Rideau Street and Sussex Drive
Stick and ugly public space
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
We gave it a
-5
Heritage demolition. Car is king in the downtown core.
Visitors's vote
-2.5
55 votes
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Built in 1903, Corry Block was one of the first modern buildings in Ottawa.  It was demolished in the 60s....
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