Postcard

~1900
2014
Rideau Street with Waller Street and former convent around 1900
Rideau Street with Waller Street and Claridge Plaza in 2014.
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We gave it a
-3
Trucks gateway through downtown. Quantity of housings instead of quality.
Visitors's vote
-2.5
96 votes
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This postcard shows the Rideau Street and Waller Street intersection when the convent was still up. We can also see the rails of the streetcar that were once on Rideau Street.One thing is sure, intensification was promoted in that area of downtown....
~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
-4.2
118 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....
~1920
2014
Elgin Street with the former City hall and Grand Union Hôtel
Elgin Street with the NAC
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We gave it a
-5
The north end of Elgin Street is now a urban thoroughfare.
Visitors's vote
-4.4
118 votes
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Elgin Street got somewhat less friendly over the years....
~1910
2014
Bankers' row on Wellington Street in Ottawa around 1910
Wellington Street in Ottawa in 2014
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We gave it a
-5
Neo-classical architecture buildings demolished. Status quo of the NCC for several decades.
Visitors's vote
-4.2
104 votes
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