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Modest dwellings on Friel Street in Ottawa in 1968
Modest dwellings on Beausoleil Drive in Ottawa in 1968
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Different buildings, comparable ambiance.
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Photo of some modest dwellings on Friel Street (now Beausoleil Drive) in Lowertown East.  The York Street Elementary School is in background....
1968
2015
Myrand Street and Jules-Morin Park in 1968
Myrand Street and Jules-Morin Park in 2015
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Only block in the heart of the urban renewal that was left unaltered.
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60 votes
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This comparison shows an area that was left more or less untouched by the craze of the CHMC sponsored urban renewal that changed the face of Lowertown East forever.  In fact, the block between St. Patrick Street, Myrand Street and Augusta Street was the only one unaltered at the end of the 3 phases...
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1968
2016
Former Notre-Dame Street in Lowertown East in Ottawa in 1968
Former Notre-Dame Street in Lowertown East in Ottawa in 1968
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Emptiness does not belong on St. Patrick Street.
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71 votes
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Notre-Dame Street was located at the north-end of Lowertown East in Ottawa.The North-South street used to run where the soccer field of the École secondaire De-La-Salle is nowadays.Simply put, St. Anne Church is lonely these days compared to the 1968 picture....
1968
2015
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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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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