Sandy Hill

1894 versus 2013
The Sandy Hill neighbourhood is located south-west of the city core.  The University of Ottawa occupies a considerable portion of the area.

The east end of Sandy Hill has stayed relatively the same over the last 70 years. On the other hand, the west end changed considerably with the expansion of the University of Ottawa and transformation of Nicholas Street into a highway. 


~1970
2017
Tabaret Hall of University of Ottawa
Tabaret Hall of University of Ottawa in 2016
Title: Untitled. Reference number: AE-523
We gave it a
+3
Heritage building preserved. Parking removed.
Visitors's vote
+2.4
8 votes
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Tabaret Hall hardly changed over the last 40 years. Its surrounding, however, has changed substantially with the addition of numerous tall buildings like Desmarais Hall and the apartments of the 50 Laurier. Please note the evolution of the trees on the right, next to the removed parking lot....
~1970
2016
Rideau Canal with Stanton and Marchand Residence.
Rideau Canal with Stanton and Marchand Residence.
Title: Untitled. Reference number: 101-71-144173-2
We gave it a
+5
Intensification within the boundary of the University of Ottawa.
Visitors's vote
+2.4
14 votes
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The view of University of Ottawa from the Rideau Canal had a few important addition like the Faculty of Social Sciences and the other residences....
~1970
2017
Former Macdonald Hall with the Barracks in front.
Former Macdonald Hall with the Barracks in front.
Title: Untitled. Reference number: AE-1051
We gave it a
+5
Better use of available space. Dilapidated buldings replaced by more functional ones.
Visitors's vote
+3.8
11 votes
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Both photos show the former Macdonald Hall. The Hall was demolished a few weeks after the 2016 photos was taken in order to make room for the new STEM Complex that will be built at the same location. The bungalow type building in front of the archival photo was...
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~1970
2016
Former Nicholas Street in Ottawa
Nicholas Street in Ottawa
Title: Untitled. Reference number: AE-938
We gave it a
-5
Regression in the urban fabric. Increase in car traffic.
Visitors's vote
+0.3
12 votes
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This comparison, and the many that will follow, gives an idea of what Nicholas Street used to be compared to the long 417 Queensway off ramp and onramp that it is now. As the archival photo shows, the modest Nicholas Street had some flaws; it had several parking lots...
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