Corry Block

The Corry Block was the first modern building in Ottawa.  It was built before the Union Station and was located on south side of Rideau Street.

Road expansion and priorities given to car traffic had reason of the Corry Block: Mackenzie Avenue has been expanded south in this awkward urban interchange which merge into Colonel By Drive.


~1915
2014
Former Union Station in Ottawa with Corry Block
Former Union Station in Ottawa without Corry Block
Title: Union Station, Ottawa, Ont. Reference number: 3325401
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-2
Train station is now in suburbia. Urban car interchange has replaced the Corry Block.
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Almost nothing has changed on the building of the former Union Station, besides the "Union Station" words at the top of the main entrance.The building on the left was the Corry Block and it has been demolished to make room for this urban onramp linking Mackenzie Avenue and Colonel By...
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~1900
2014
Rideau Canal before the construction of the Union Station
Rideau Canal before with the former building of the Union Station
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+2
Way more majestuous. Lost of key elements like the Central Station and the Corry Block.
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+2.7
120 votes
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The shores of the Rideau Canal certainly gained in maturity with the addition of the building of the former Union Station and the construction of the Château Laurier.  However, the demolition of the Corry Block, the first "skyscraper" of Ottawa so that the Colonel By Drive could be connected to...
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~1915
2013
Corry Block next to the Union Station in Ottawa
Union Station in Ottawa in 2013
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-5
Corry Block was demolished to increase car traffic. Union Station moved to the suburbs.
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-3.0
43 votes
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~1945
2013
Corry Block next to the Union Station in Ottawa
Union station in 2013
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