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2015
Aerial view of Mechanicsville around 1930
Aerial view of Mechanicsville and Tunney's Pasture around 1930
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
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Tunney's Pasture development is a tremendous failure that needs to be fixed.
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This aerial view of the former West-end of the city of Ottawa shows how Mechaniscville was isolated when pastures, the river and railways were its physical limits. Numerous elements have changed in the 80 years that separate both photos.  Downtown Ottawa and downtown Hull are now a forest of office tours.  The industrial activity has vacated...
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1910
2015
Roxborough Appartments on Elgin in 1920
Roxborough Appartments on Elgin in 1920
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Title: Untitled. Reference number: CA001372
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-5
Under-utilized park. Massive destruction. Car priorisation.
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80 votes
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The archival photo was taken before the North end of Elgin Street got widened.  It shows that back in the day, Elgin Street used to be that traditional main street with its numerous shops.Pay attention to the street car rails on the picture when Elgin Street was services by street...
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~1910
2015
Dey's areana on Laurier Avenue
Dey's areana on Laurier Avenue
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Laurier is a wider avenue and fewer interests.
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80 votes
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The landscape around Laurier Avenue in downtown Ottawa considerably changed since 100 years.The north side (right side) of Laurier Avenue (formely Maria Street) was demolished to make room for the Confederation Park.The only element still standing today is the First Baptist Church on the corner of Elgin Street.The building at...
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~1945
2015
Snowed up Elgin Street in Ottawa around 1945
Snowed up Elgin Street in Ottawa in 2015
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Much wider Elgin Street and lost of several heritage buildings.
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This photo shows how snow removal was done in the streets of Ottawa around 1945.The landscape around Elgin Street was then quite different and the only still standing building in both photo is the Lord Elgin Hotel (1941).  The Laurentian Club, the Grand Union Hotel and the Aylmer Apartments (on...
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