Lowertown

~1950
2014
Aerial View of Lowertown East in Ottawa around 1950
Aerial View of Lowertown East in Ottawa in 2014
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City of Ottawa
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We gave it a
-5
Urban renewal which turned out to be a tremendous failure.
Visitors's vote
-2.1
103 votes
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This aerial photo of Lowertown East demonstrates how much it has changed after the 1970 textbook urban renewal.St. Patrick Street which used to be a traditional main street with its stores and residences has been completely demolished and stripped from its built elements which consequently had it lost its main purpose.  It...
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1928
2014
Aerial View of Lowertown East in Ottawa in 1928
Aerial View of Lowertown East in Ottawa in 2014
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We gave it a
-5
Massive Expropriations. Massive urban renewal plan. Tremendous failure.
Visitors's vote
-0.4
97 votes
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In hindsight, the mistakes from past decisions become dead obvious. With the Ottawa Past & Present project, through several hundred comparisons, we try to demonstrate that past decisions do not guarantee future success. On that front, Lowertown East is particularly striking and anyone wandering or living in this area of...
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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
-3.5
34 votes
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1894
2013
Ottawa Lowertown map in 1894
Ottawa Lowertown in 2013
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We gave it a
-5
A highway cuts through the Byward Market and has replaced the linear park on King-Edward.
Visitors's vote
-1.9
30 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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