Byward Market

~1940
2012
Intersection of Sussex Drive and Rideau Street in 1940
Rideau Street @ Sussex Drive
sources
CSTM Collection
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-5
Shops with street level interactions and density replaced by this urban onramp.
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-3.0
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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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~1975
2014
Union Station with the new Colonoel By Drive.
Union Station with the new Colonoel By Drive in 2014
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+2
The site gain in maturity.
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+0.9
124 votes
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When the archival photo was taken, bad things had already happened: the Central Train Station has been moved to the suburbs and the Corry Block had been demolished to provide road link between Mackenzie Avenue and the new Colonel By Drive (formerly Little Sussex).  Since those major configuration changes ,...
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~1975
2014
Clarendon Lane around 1975
Clarendon Lane in 2014.
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+5
Derelic buildings and parking lots turned into a public space.
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+4.0
139 votes
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A different view of Clarendon Lane in Ottawa....
~1975
2014
Corner of Rideau and Sussex around 1975
Corner of Rideau and Sussex in 2014
sources
City of Ottawa
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0
Preserved building with its ground floor modified to serve a difference purpose.
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Located on one of the busiest intersection in Ottawa, the Transportation building almost remained unchanged; only its ground floor was modified and became one of the main entrance to the Rideau Centre.Despite the Rideau-Sussex intersection being the busiest intersection in Ottawa, you can see that the sidewalk size was reduced, especially...
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