Confederation Park

1928
2015
Former intersection of Elgin Street and Laurier Avenue in Ottawa in 1928
Former intersection of Elgin Street and Laurier Avenue in Ottawa en 2015
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City of Ottawa
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We gave it a
-5
Succession of re-configurations of the area in which the final "product" lack interest.
Visitors's vote
-2.7
116 votes
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The North-East corner of the intersection of Elgin Street and Laurier Avenue in Ottawa was quite different back in 1928 compared to the busy intersection we are used to nowadays. In the shadow of the Roxborough Apartments and the Woods Buildings, humble houses hosted a "druggist" and a corner store when...
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1938
2014
Slater Street with the former apartment buildings in Ottawa in 1938
Confederation Park and the concrete wall
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We gave it a
-3
New-York style apartment buildings replaced by a park which sits empty most of the time.
Visitors's vote
-0.5
77 votes
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Back in the day, before Gréber, Slater Street was reaching the Rideau Canal.The apartment buildings, now demolished, were the Bates, Aylmer and Woods Apartments.The direct link between the Queen-Elizabeth Drive and Elgin Street has been removed when the NAC took over....
~1900
2014
Marie Street around 1900 in Ottawa
Laurier Avenue in Ottawa in front of the Confederation Park in 2014
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We gave it a
-5
Regression in the urban fabric. Increase in car traffic.
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-2.9
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This comparison is a good example of regression in Ottawa’s urban planning – where a fairly tight urban fabric has been replaced by a more sterile environment.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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~1950
2014
Former Bates and Woods Appartments.
Loading Docks of the NAC.
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-5
Apartments offering some density replaced by a boulevard and concrete.
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-3.9
94 votes
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Bates Apartements, on the right-hand side on the photo, were sacrificed in order to connect both sides of the Rideau Canal.  To increase car traffic in to core, Slater and Albert Streets were turned into one-way streets and united in triangular fashion to form the Mackenzie-King bridge.Jacques Gréber who was...
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