Rideau Street

~1905
2012
Corry Block at Rideau Street and Sussex Drive
Stick and ugly public space
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
We gave it a
-5
Heritage demolition. Car is king in the downtown core.
Visitors's vote
-2.7
65 votes
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Built in 1903, Corry Block was one of the first modern buildings in Ottawa.  It was demolished in the 60s....
~1940
2012
Intersection of Sussex Drive and Rideau Street in 1940
Rideau Street @ Sussex Drive
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CSTM Collection
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We gave it a
-5
Shops with street level interactions and density replaced by this urban onramp.
Visitors's vote
-2.9
102 votes
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Gréber had this genius idea back in 1938 to tear down this whole block to make sure that cars were moving smoothly in the core.  We can read from the report:"It was proposed in our plans of 1938 to widen the space between the Chateau and the south side of Rideau...
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~1890
2012
View of the Corry Block from the Rideau Canal 1890
Locks of the Rideau Canal in 20112
Title: Rideau Canal Locks from Lock House. Reference number: FA-001 TOPLEYDB / 3326185
We gave it a
-3
Corry Block has been demolished.
Visitors's vote
+1.2
80 votes
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~1910
2011
Streetcar on Sussex Drive in 1910
Streetcar on Sussex Drive in 1910
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We gave it a
-2
Streetcar on Sussex removed. Daly Block demolished.
Visitors's vote
-1.6
70 votes
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In the early 1900s, Sussex Street (renamed Sussex Drive in the 1950s), was quite different.  First, Sussex Street was not the one way that we know today and cars, but mostly streetcars and horses were circulating in both directions.The Daly building, that we can see on the left on the...
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