Each of the different central neighbourhoods of Ottawa has specificity of their own; one is definitely the business district and another one is the touristy area. Others fell more like a community while some have lost quite a bit of luster over the years. One thing is sure, every single one of them has significantly changed over the years. Ottawa Past & Present grouped all the comparisons by neighbourhood so the one can really grasp how much they have changed.
The Byward Market is delimited by Rideau Street, King-Edward Avenue and the Ottawa River on the north and west side.
The construction of the Department of Foreign Affairs and the widening of King-Edward Avenue to accommodate Highway 5 on the Quebec side were the two most significant changes in the north part of the Byward Market.
Centretown is considered Ottawa's core. It has two main areas; the north-end which is the business centre and south-end which is more residential with a few commercial streets.
Over the years, the north end of Centretown has been emptied of residents where apartment buildings and houses have been replaced by office buildings. Deserted streets and shops on the week-ends and at night are the consequences of evacuating the residents from the north end of Centretown.>>see all comparisons
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Even though Hull is technically part of Gatineau, the Hull district has been included in Ottawa Past & Present because of its proximity to downtown Ottawa. The neighbourhood went through 2 periods of drastic change brought on by the Great Fire of 1900 and its urban renewal phase when the federal and provincial government decided to build office towers in the 60s and 70s.>>see all comparisons
Lebreton Flats were first decimated by the Great Fire of 1900. Then, sixty years later, the National Capital Commission, the NCC, expropriated and demolished all the buildings in that area.
Lowertown East in Ottawa is a district starting east of Kind-Edward Avenue and north of Rideau Street. The Rideau River is the northern and eastern physical limits of that district.
Mr. Gréber had identified Lowertown East as being "overcrowded" which gave him justifications for proposing a diagonal throughfare, the new St. Patrick Street, to eleviate the traffic problem off Rideau Street.
Unfortunately, increasing car traffic through an established neighbourhood is obviously not the way to eliviate an underlying poverty problem.>>see all comparisons >>see all comparisons
Le Canal Rideau n'est pas un quartier en soit, mais à cause de sa signification et de son importance au coeur de la ville d'Ottawa, il se devait d'avoir une page qui lui était dédié.>>see all comparisons
The Sandy Hill neighbourhood is located south-west of the city core. The University of Ottawa occupies a considerable portion of the area and the neigbhourhood is also known for its significant student population.>>see all comparisons
The area of the city of Ottawa is mind blowing with its 2800 km², which is close to 7 times the area of the city of Montreal. After the Second World War, all of its satellite cities, nowadays the suburbs of Ottawa after the 2001 amalgamation, grew out of proportion with respect to the core of the city. Because of the homogeneity of the different suburban districts, Ottawa Past & Present grouped them under the same tag: Suburbia.>>see all comparisons
The Supreme Court Buff is a tiny area located at the north-west end of Centretown. It is bounded by Lyon Street on the east-side and Lebreton Flats on the west. Most of its urban feel was taken away and numerous streets disappeared to make room for the Supreme Court, the Library and National Archives building and the Garden of the Provinces.>>see all comparisons