Laurier Avenue

1910
2015
Roxborough Appartments on Elgin in 1920
Roxborough Appartments on Elgin in 1920
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City of Ottawa
Title: Untitled. Reference number: CA001372
We gave it a
-5
Under-utilized park. Massive destruction. Car priorisation.
Visitors's vote
-3.2
85 votes
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The archival photo was taken before the North end of Elgin Street got widened.  It shows that back in the day, Elgin Street used to be that traditional main street with its numerous shops.Pay attention to the street car rails on the picture when Elgin Street was services by street...
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~1910
2015
Dey's areana on Laurier Avenue
Dey's areana on Laurier Avenue
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
We gave it a
-5
Laurier is a wider avenue and fewer interests.
Visitors's vote
-2.0
82 votes
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The landscape around Laurier Avenue in downtown Ottawa considerably changed since 100 years.The north side (right side) of Laurier Avenue (formely Maria Street) was demolished to make room for the Confederation Park.The only element still standing today is the First Baptist Church on the corner of Elgin Street.The building at...
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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
sources
City of Ottawa
Title: Untitled. Reference number: CA001373
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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~1900
2014
Marie Street around 1900 in Ottawa
Laurier Avenue in Ottawa in front of the Confederation Park in 2014
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
We gave it a
-5
Regression in the urban fabric. Increase in car traffic.
Visitors's vote
-2.9
97 votes
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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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