Rideau Street

1968
2015
Wallis House in 1968.
Wallis House in 1968.
We gave it a
+2
Heirtage building preserved.
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26 votes
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This photo taken from the hill of MacDonald Gardens Park in Ottawa offers an interesting view on Wallis House of Rideau Street. Quite interesting to see Charlotte Street going through the actual MacDonald Gardens Park and splitting it into 2 sections. The archival photo was taken in 1968 and...
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1968
2015
Former building at the corner of Chapel and Rideau Street in Ottawa in 1968.
The 160 Chapel at the corner of Chapel and Rideau Street in Ottawa in 1968.
We gave it a
-5
Heritage lost and road reconfiguration limiting connectivity.
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-3.2
88 votes
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This comparison of the Rideau and Chapel Streets intersection shows the 160 Chapel, a 22-story apartment building, and the one-of-kind building that used to occupy the same spot in 1968. Lately, Some attention is being drawn at this intersection because of a large development project lead by the Trinity group where...
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1928
2014
Aerial View of Lowertown East in Ottawa in 1928
Aerial View of Lowertown East in Ottawa in 2014
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
We gave it a
-5
Massive Expropriations. Massive urban renewal plan. Tremendous failure.
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97 votes
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In hindsight, the mistakes from past decisions become dead obvious. With the Ottawa Past & Present project, through several hundred comparisons, we try to demonstrate that past decisions do not guarantee future success. On that front, Lowertown East is particularly striking and anyone wandering or living in this area of...
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~1965
2014
Rideau Street and Mackenzie Avenue Intersection in Ottawa
Rideau Street and Mackenzie Avenue Intersection in Ottawa
Title: National Building, Ottawa, Ontario. Reference number: 4511654
We gave it a
-5
Ottawa bussiest intersection where cars have been prioritized over pedestrians.
Visitors's vote
-2.0
123 votes
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A lot to say about this comparison, even though we said it all in the past.  First of all, the building which only the facade shows in the archive picture is the Daly building which was abandoned in the late 1970s after decades of laisser-aller from its owner, the NCC....
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