Byward Market

1938
2013
St-Brigid Church with St. Patrick Street and King-Edward avenue in 1938
St-Brigid Church with St. Patrick Street and King-Edward avenue in 2013 in Ottawa
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-5
Tim Horton with parking in front replaced row houses. King-Edward is a disaster.
Visitors's vote
-4.0
61 votes
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~1950
2013
King-Edward avenue in 1950 with kids playing in the green medians of the road.
No more kids, only asphalt on King-Edward Avenue in 2013.
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We gave it a
-5
Linear park replaced by a highway. Physical barrier between the two parts of Lowertown.
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-4.5
75 votes
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Note that back in the day, kids used to play on King-Edward as it was filled with trees and grass.  That situation nowadays would be for slightly inappropriate.  Even taking the 2013 shot was quite an adventure....
1894
2013
Ottawa Lowertown map in 1894
Ottawa Lowertown in 2013
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We gave it a
-5
A highway cuts through the Byward Market and has replaced the linear park on King-Edward.
Visitors's vote
-1.9
30 votes
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The major changes in that area are the widening of King-Edward Avenue and the construction of the Foreign Affairs Department (DFATD).  Ironically, the streets Baird and Mckay were laid out exactly where the DFATD building is right now.  Peter McKay is the former head of DFATD and John Baird is...
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1915
2013
King-Edward Avenue with trees and grass in 1915 in Ottawa.
King-Edward Avenue in 2013 in Ottawa.
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-5
Linear park replaced by a highway. Physical barrier between the two parts of Lowertown.
Visitors's vote
-4.2
77 votes
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