Centretown

1938
2013
former Roxborough Apartments on Laurier
Elgin at Laurier
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We gave it a
-5
The Roxborough was the most luxurious. An underused park can be found where it once stood.
Visitors's vote
-3.5
56 votes
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~1970
2014
Bank Street between James and Gladstone Avenue in 1970
Bank Street between James and Gladstone Avenue in 2014
sources
Ross Dunn
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We gave it a
+4
More density, more people, more services, same ambiance.
Visitors's vote
+1.5
118 votes
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This comparison of Bank Street in Ottawa is interesting on many fronts.  First, from a photographic point of view, it is one of the rare archival photos (actually, it is the first one we have ever done) that was shot with a long focal length; 200 mm in this case.Two...
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~1910
2014
Corner of Bank Street and Gladstone Avenue in Ottawa around 1910
Corner of Bank Street and Gladstone Avenue in Ottawa with Fauna Restaurant in 2014
sources
Ross Dunn
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We gave it a
-1
The ambiance was preserved, but there is less density.
Visitors's vote
-1.6
113 votes
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Bank Street has a long legacy of being the commercial street as this archival photo shows with the numerous shops at the corner of Gladstone Avenue.  Two elements caught our attention on the archival photo:  the first one being the man in the forefront, potentially a postman from his uniform...
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~1940
2014
Bank Street and Gladstone avenue intersection around 1940
Bank Street and Gladstone avenue intersection in 2014
sources
Urbsite
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We gave it a
-2
Human-scale buildings. Lost of the Rialto. More vacant lots.
Visitors's vote
-2.5
109 votes
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Around 1940, the Gladstone Avenue and Bank Street intersection offered a great variety of shops and restaurants.  Two lines of streetcars were present which one of them continued its route on Gladstone Avenue.Since several decades, the north side of this intersection is not getting anywhere or has even regressed with...
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