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.   
1938
2013
Rideau Canal with its rail roads
Rideau Canal with the Defense department
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This is what happens when brutalism meets with urban renewal....
~1940
2013
Rideau Canal
Rideau Canal and Chateau Laurier
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Even in 1940, car was king in that area. Nothing was improved over the years.
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~1890
2012
View of the Corry Block from the Rideau Canal 1890
Locks of the Rideau Canal in 20112
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Corry Block has been demolished.
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~1910
2012
Rideau Canal with the former Post Office on Sparks street
Rideau Canal with view on the NAC
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Heritage demolition. Underuse of the Rideau Canal's shores.
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