King-Edward Avenue

1938
2013
Long linear park which was separating the two lanes on King-Edward in Ottawa
Highway in the heart of downtown Ottawa.
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We gave it a
-5
Trees were replaced by (too many!) lamp posts and asphalt. Highway in the core.
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-4.8
78 votes
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1950
2013
Rail Bridge going over the Rideau River in 1950 in Ottawa
The Rail Bridge no longer exists.
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We gave it a
-2
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-0.6
56 votes
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1894
2013
Lowertown east in 1894
Lowertown East in 2013
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We gave it a
-5
Functional street grid replaced by dead ends and urban boulevard. Urban renewal of the 70s.
Visitors's vote
-3.1
38 votes
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1894
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Ottawa Lowertown map in 1894
Ottawa Lowertown in 2013
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-5
A highway cuts through the Byward Market and has replaced the linear park on King-Edward.
Visitors's vote
-1.6
37 votes
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The major changes in that area are the widening of King-Edward Avenue and the construction of the Foreign Affairs Department (DFATD).  Ironically, the streets Baird and Mckay were laid out exactly where the DFATD building is right now.  Peter McKay is the former head of DFATD and John Baird is...
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