Centretown

~1927
2014
Aerial View of the Rideau Canal in Ottawa around 1920
Aerial View of the Rideau Canal in Ottawa around 2014
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We gave it a
-5
Numerous heritage buildings demolished when the Gréber plan was implemented.
Visitors's vote
+0.3
102 votes
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This aerial view of the downtown Ottawa shows how the land around the Rideau Canal has changed over the years.  The year at which the picture was taken can be estimated to 1927 from the existing buildings and landmarks; The Russell House burned down in 1928 and the Peace Tower...
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1938
2014
Nepean Street in Ottawa at Metcalfe Street in 1938
Nepean Street in Ottawa at Metcalfe Street in 2013
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+1
More density and services in Centretown.
Visitors's vote
-2.9
106 votes
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Nice houses have been replaced by office tours and apartment buildings. The building on the right hand side is the Tribeca from Claridge.Whether you like or not the design or the height of the Tribeca tours, Claridge tried to integrate their building with the street and rumor has it that...
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~1900
2013
Former block on Metcalfe street in Ottawa near the Parliament
Former block on Metcalfe street in Ottawa near the Parliament
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
We gave it a
-4
NCC could not think of anything better than a statue and tourism info centre.
Visitors's vote
-2.5
66 votes
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12 Metcalfe Street used to host the Merchant Bank of Canada.  It was destroyed by a fire in 1979 which also took down the Rideau Club on the right-hand side of the archival photo.For the last 30 years, the NCC kept the lot empty and is trying to figure out...
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1920
2014
Langevin Block and Rideau Club on Wellington
Langevin Block and Rideau Club on Wellington
Title: Langevin Block, Ottawa, Ont. Reference number: 3319263
We gave it a
-3
NCC could not think of anything better than a statue and tourism info centre.
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89 votes
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This archival photo shows the Langevin Block, the first federal building to be built outside the hill.  The building on the West side of the Langevin Block is the former Rideau Club which was demolished in 1979 after it had been damaged by a fire.  Forty years later, Public Works...
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