Centretown


1938
2012
Elgin street in 1938
Elgin Street at Albert Street
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We gave it a
-5
Heritage demolition. Elgin Street is way to wide nowadays.
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-3.3
46 votes
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A much more friendly Elgin Street is depicted on the 1938 photo when it only had one lane in each direction.  The park that was located in front of the Grand Union Hotel was the consequences of the fire which detroyed the former City Hall located on Elgin Street between...
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1889
2012
94-96 Spakrs Street in 1889
Metcalfe and Sparks
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We gave it a
-3
Victorian style building replaced by a modern block.
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-4.0
45 votes
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Beautiful victorian building replaced by one way less interesting architecturally. One consolation, they maintained the commercial space on ground floor so the building can interact with whatever is left of life on Sparks Street....
1910
2015
Roxborough Appartments on Elgin in 1920
Roxborough Appartments on Elgin in 1920
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City of Ottawa
Title: Untitled. Reference number: CA001372
We gave it a
-5
Under-utilized park. Massive destruction. Car priorisation.
Visitors's vote
-3.3
61 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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We gave it a
-5
Laurier is a wider avenue and fewer interests.
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-2.0
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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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