Centretown

~1910
2014
Sparks Street with its people, streetcars and the Russell House
Sparks Street empty.
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Sparks Street is light-years away from what it used to be.
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The departed on that photo:The Russell HouseThe block just north of the Russell HouseStreetcarsPeople....
~1900
2014
Ross Building at Metcalfe and Sparks in 1900
Bridgehead coffee at Metcalfe and Sparks in 2014 in Ottawa
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0
We prefer the Ross building better, but at least they kept the stores at ground level.
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-3.2
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~1900
2014
Sparks Street around 1900 when streetcars and people could be found.
Sparks Street in 2014.  Emtpy.
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Sparks Street is light-years away from what it used to be.
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Sparks Street is clearly not where it was 100 years ago when several dozens of shops were opened.  Some of the buildings were saved, but the heritage lost, which eroded the specificity and the standing of Sparks Streets, are obvious in this comparison....
~1935
2013
Metcalfe Street at Lewis Street in Ottawa around 1935
Metcalfe Street at Lewis Street in Ottawa around 2013
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Ambiance was maintained but density was added.
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A few buildings were added to this section of Metcalfe Street but it still kept the ambiance that was present 70 years ago.  The massive building on the left-hand side is the Mayfair apartment building located at 260 Metcalfe Street....
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