Ottawa River

~1930
2015
Aerial view of Mechanicsville around 1930
Aerial view of Mechanicsville and Tunney's Pasture around 1930
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Tunney's Pasture development is a tremendous failure that needs to be fixed.
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This aerial view of the former West-end of the city of Ottawa shows how Mechaniscville was isolated when pastures, the river and railways were its physical limits. Numerous elements have changed in the 80 years that separate both photos.  Downtown Ottawa and downtown Hull are now a forest of office tours.  The industrial activity has vacated...
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~1915
2013
Locks of the Rideau Canal when rails were still running along Major Hill Park.
Locks of the Rideau Canal without the rails
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Removal of the rail road link between Ottawa & Hull.
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This photo shows the rails that were going underneath Sappers and Dufferin Bridges before reaching Union Station.  The rails are long gone and it really looks like they have left it "as is" (abandoned) since then....
~1900
2013
Ottawa river and downtown hull in 1900
Ottawa river and downtown hull in 2013
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This view from Hull reveals where the Notre-Dame Church used to stand.  The Notre-Dame Church was demolished in the 1970s.Despite the several improvements done on the north shore of the Ottawa River, the area photographed seems still heavily industrialized....
1963
2013
Picture behind the one dollar bill of Malak Karsh of the Ottawa River in 1963
Ottawa Rivier with Parliament Hill in 2013
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This photo shot in 1963 by Malak Karsh, "Paper & Politics", shows how still industrial was the Quebecer's side of the Ottawa River.This photo became popular as it was used at the back of the 1 dollar bill which was printed 3.4 billions of times between 1974 and 1989. ...
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