Centretown

~1970
2014
People in front of the Rialto in Ottawa around 1970
Former peoeple on bank,
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The Way We Were
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We gave it a
-3
Parking spaces are there since a few decaded. Lack of people with style.
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-4.0
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The Rialto on Bank Street at Frank Street opened in 1914 and was known as the "Little Clarey".   Right after the WWI, Tom Clarey sold the theatre and it became "The Fern" until it shot down in 1930....
~1975
2014
Corner of Bank and Frank in Ottawa around 1975
Corner of Bank and Frank in Ottawa in 2014
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+2
More or less the same, just better.
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104 votes
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All the buildings in the archival photo are still up.  The cobbler in the building located on the South-East corner of Bank Street and Frank Street a été remplacé par le restaurant Fauna.  The ground floor of the 424 Bank Street is occupied by Farrah's Hair Studio are Bead Dreams....
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~1910
2014
Aerial view of Elgin Street in Ottawa around 1910
Aerial view of Elgin Street in Ottawa around 2014
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We gave it a
-5
The dynamic in the core would have been totally different if Elgin would have not been widened.
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-1.1
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This aerial view reveals that the northern section of Elgin Street has drastically changed over the years.  Essentially, all the buildings located on the East side of Elgin Street have been demolished to make room for the NAC and the War Memorial.  We believe that the dynamic of downtown Ottawa...
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~1938
2014
Back of the former post office on Wellington Street in Ottawa
War Memorial on Wellington Street in Ottawa
Title: Post Office, Ottawa, Ont. Reference number: 3319299
We gave it a
-5
A neo-classical building sacrified for a emtpy symbolic place.
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The Post Office was the last obstacle to the ambitions of the Prime Minister Mackenzie-King to erect a War Memorial in order to honnor the people who serviced for World War I.He hired our good friend Jacques Gréber to "prove himself" and find the perfect spot for such a memorial....
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