Elgin Street

~1927
2014
Aerial View of the Rideau Canal in Ottawa around 1920
Aerial View of the Rideau Canal in Ottawa around 2014
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Numerous heritage buildings demolished when the Gréber plan was implemented.
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This aerial view of the downtown Ottawa shows how the land around the Rideau Canal has changed over the years.  The year at which the picture was taken can be estimated to 1927 from the existing buildings and landmarks; The Russell House burned down in 1928 and the Peace Tower...
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~1910
2014
Aerial view of Elgin Street in Ottawa around 1910
Aerial view of Elgin Street in Ottawa around 2014
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-5
The dynamic in the core would have been totally different if Elgin would have not been widened.
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104 votes
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This aerial view reveals that the northern section of Elgin Street has drastically changed over the years.  Essentially, all the buildings located on the East side of Elgin Street have been demolished to make room for the NAC and the War Memorial.  We believe that the dynamic of downtown Ottawa...
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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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-3
New-York style apartment buildings replaced by a park which sits empty most of the time.
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79 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
Normal school in Ottawa around 1900
Normal school in Ottawa around 2014
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The building remained untouched.
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The Normal School now hosts the Ottawa Mayor offices.Special thanks to Mr. Rick MacEwen for the both photos....
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