Rideau Canal

The Rideau Canal, Ontario's only UNESCO World Heritage Site, was built from 1826 to 1832 as a response from a possible invasion of the American troops during the 1812 war.

It splits the heart of Ottawa in 2 and its downtown portion runs parallel to the Rideau River.

The Rideau Canal is crossed by several bridges: Laurier Bridge, Plaza Bridge, Makenzie-King Bridge, Pretoria Bridge etc. There is only one pedestrian bridge crossing the Rideau Canal linking Somerset Street and the University of Ottawa.   
~1970
2017
Stanton and Marchand residences with the Rideau Canal.
Corktown Footbridge with the Rideau Canal.
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Investment in active transportation infrastructure.
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This comparison shows again, from a different perspective, the Stanton and Marchand residences along the Rideau Canal. The hill that was created to host the Corktown Footbridge in 2005 now hides the Colonel By Drive which was clearly visible in the 1970’s. Used by closed to 10 000...
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~1927
2014
Aerial View of the Rideau Canal in Ottawa around 1920
Aerial View of the Rideau Canal in Ottawa around 2014
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Numerous heritage buildings demolished when the Gréber plan was implemented.
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This aerial view of the downtown Ottawa shows how the land around the Rideau Canal has changed over the years.  The year at which the picture was taken can be estimated to 1927 from the existing buildings and landmarks; The Russell House burned down in 1928 and the Peace Tower...
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~1938
2014
Rideau Canal and Sacred-Heart Church in the background
Rideau Canal and Sacred-Heart Church in the background
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Succession of elements which prevent direct access to the Rideau Canal.
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People in charge of the planning in that area thought it would be better to replace the rails by the bunker type building of the Department of Defense.The steeple in the far scene is the Sacred Heart Church which unfortunately burned down....
~1975
2014
Union Station with the new Colonoel By Drive.
Union Station with the new Colonoel By Drive in 2014
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The site gain in maturity.
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When the archival photo was taken, bad things had already happened: the Central Train Station has been moved to the suburbs and the Corry Block had been demolished to provide road link between Mackenzie Avenue and the new Colonel By Drive (formerly Little Sussex).  Since those major configuration changes ,...
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