Metcalfe Street

~1910
2014
Metcalfe Street in Ottawa around 1910 with the former YMCA and the public library
Metcalfe Street in Ottawa in 2014 with the Indigo Hotel and the public library
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We gave it a
-5
Library with neo-classical architecture replaced by another one more along the lines of brutalism.
Visitors's vote
-4.1
115 votes
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The public library is still where it used to be, but its envelop drastically changed from what it used to be.The former YMCA, on the left-hand side, has been converted into an hotel....
~1912
2014
Ross building at the corner of Sparks and Metcalfe Street in Ottawa around 1912
Building at the corner of Sparks and Metcalfe Street in Ottawa in 2014
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We gave it a
+1
We prefer the Ross building better, but at least they kept the stores at ground level.
Visitors's vote
-3.0
76 votes
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The Ross Building was construted around 1892 after that Crawford Ross bought the pre-existing  building at the same location.  The initial vocation of the Ross Building was a department store, but in 1912, the whole building was turned into an office building.The Ross Building kept its vocation for fifty years...
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~1900
2014
Ross Building at Metcalfe and Sparks in 1900
Bridgehead coffee at Metcalfe and Sparks in 2014 in Ottawa
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We gave it a
0
We prefer the Ross building better, but at least they kept the stores at ground level.
Visitors's vote
-3.2
79 votes
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1938
2014
Nepean Street in Ottawa at Metcalfe Street in 1938
Nepean Street in Ottawa at Metcalfe Street in 2013
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+1
More density and services in Centretown.
Visitors's vote
-2.8
105 votes
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Nice houses have been replaced by office tours and apartment buildings. The building on the right hand side is the Tribeca from Claridge.Whether you like or not the design or the height of the Tribeca tours, Claridge tried to integrate their building with the street and rumor has it that...
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