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~1900
2014
Marie Street around 1900 in Ottawa
Laurier Avenue in Ottawa in front of the Confederation Park in 2014
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-5
Regression in the urban fabric. Increase in car traffic.
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-2.9
100 votes
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This comparison is a good example of regression in Ottawa’s urban planning – where a fairly tight urban fabric has been replaced by a more sterile environment. Maria Street, renamed Laurier Avenue, was widened from 3 to 5 lanes and parking on its sides was made illegal, probably to...
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1938
2014
South-East corner of Wellington Street and O'Connor Street downtown Ottawa
South-East corner of Wellington Street and O'Connor Street downtown Ottawa
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-5
A single building of that prestigious section of Wellington Street has been saved.
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-0.7
86 votes
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The block formed by Metcalfe Street, Wellington Street and O'Connor Street was known as the Bankers' Row because of the several banks present on that block, right in front of the Parliament.  The corner of Wellington Street and O'Connor, on the current photo, was the west end of that prestigious...
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~1930
2014
Orme Hall on Wellington Street in Ottawa.
Renovation on Wellington Street.
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We gave it a
-3
Building own by a small local company demolished to make room for a the expansion of a bigger one.
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-3.4
81 votes
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Orme Hall was located on Wellington Street in Ottawa. One of its owner was the piano maker James Lawrence Orme who also had a shop on Sparks Street.The Orme Hall was demolished in the late 1950 to make room for the expansion of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company....
1938
2014
Wellington Street and Orme Hall.
Wellington without and Orme Hall.
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-2
Building with direct street access replaced by a bigger one with less
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-2.8
72 votes
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