Claridge

1962
2015
72-74 Fleet Street, Lebreton Flats, Ottawa in 1962
72-74 Fleet Street, Lebreton Flats, Ottawa in 1962
sources
City of Ottawa
Title: Untitled. Reference number: CA020920
We gave it a
-5
NCC could not think of anything better than a statue and tourism info centre.
Visitors's vote
-4.6
54 votes
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This mix-used building was located at 72 and 74 Fleet Street at Lebreton Flats. For more than 40 years, Fleet Street disappeared from the cadaster of Lebreton Flats after the NCC expropriated the whole neighbourhood to build the Defense headquarter. This project was never started. The street came back to...
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1962
2015
547 Wellington Street in Lebreton Flats around 1962.
547 Wellington Street in Lebreton Flats around 1962.
sources
City of Ottawa
Title: 547 Wellington Reference number: CA021027
We gave it a
-5
The NCC expropriated and let Lebreton Flats sits empty for 50 years.
Visitors's vote
-4.0
70 votes
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Built in 1873, the manse of the Western Methodist Church, architecturally interesting building, occupied the 547 Wellington Street in Lebreton Flats in 1962.  Miraculously, the manse and the church survived the 1900 fire which demolish two thirds of Hull and 20% of Ottawa.  Fifty years later, the building survied a first phase of demolition...
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~1970
2014
Former convent at the corner of Rideau Street and Waller Street
Claridge Plaza 1 and 2 on Rideau Street
sources
City of Ottawa
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
We gave it a
-3
Heritage building demolished to make room for a condo tower.
Visitors's vote
-2.6
107 votes
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The archival photo was probably taken a few months before the convent on Rideau Street was demolished since a developer, Glenview Development, is advertizing office and commercial space for rent available "now".Claridge built phases 1 and 2 of their Claridge Plaza on the block made of Rideau Street, Waller Street...
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~1940
2014
Waller Street at Rideau Street looking south with the former convent
Waller Street at Rideau Street looking south with the Claridge Plaza
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
We gave it a
-3
Waller Street was way friendlier back in the days.
Visitors's vote
-3.1
96 votes
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The convent on Rideau Street could be seen on the left-hand side on the archival photo.  The first phase of the Claridge Plaza occupies now that street corner.  Back in the days, Waller Street was narrower and experienced less heavy traffic compared to nowadays since it has become the main...
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