Colonel By Drive

~1965
2014
Rideau Street and Mackenzie Avenue Intersection in Ottawa
Rideau Street and Mackenzie Avenue Intersection in Ottawa
Title: National Building, Ottawa, Ontario. Reference number: 4511654
We gave it a
-5
Ottawa bussiest intersection where cars have been prioritized over pedestrians.
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123 votes
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A lot to say about this comparison, even though we said it all in the past.  First of all, the building which only the facade shows in the archive picture is the Daly building which was abandoned in the late 1970s after decades of laisser-aller from its owner, the NCC....
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~1970
2014
Former Grand Hotel in Ottawa
Congress CEntre of Ottawa in 2014
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
We gave it a
+3
More density and maturity.
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+2.1
99 votes
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The buildings in the front of the archive photo were the Grand Hotel and the former post office.  They were both sacrified to make room for the Rideau Centre....
~1975
2014
Union Station with the new Colonoel By Drive.
Union Station with the new Colonoel By Drive in 2014
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
We gave it a
+2
The site gain in maturity.
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+0.9
124 votes
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When the archival photo was taken, bad things had already happened: the Central Train Station has been moved to the suburbs and the Corry Block had been demolished to provide road link between Mackenzie Avenue and the new Colonel By Drive (formerly Little Sussex).  Since those major configuration changes ,...
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~1930
2013
Train leaving Union Station downtown Ottawa
Conference Centre in Ottawa
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
We gave it a
-2
The train station is now in the suburbs. The shores of the Rideau Canal are seriously underused.
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55 votes
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