Roxborough Apartments

1940
2012
Elgin Street in 1940
Elgin Street in 2012
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
We gave it a
-5
Visitors's vote
-3.0
21 votes
Vote here
  • -5
  • -3
  • 0
  • +3
  • +5
better
now
better
before
The Woods Appartments and the Roxborough Appartments were the building on the left-hand side of the photos.  They were demolished to make room for the Mackenzie King Bridge and the Confederation Park. Along with 6 other appartment buildings, their tenants got given 48 hours to leave their appartments since the...
Read more >>
~1920
2012
Roxborough Appartments
Corner of Elgin and Laurier
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
We gave it a
-5
The Roxborough Apartments were the most luxurious in Ottawa. Emptiness now stands were they were.
Visitors's vote
-3.2
34 votes
Vote here
  • -5
  • -3
  • 0
  • +3
  • +5
better
now
better
before
The Roxborough appartments were demolished because M. Gréber and its master plan call for a park at this very location.  Several other buildings were removed to make room for the Confederation park....
1939
2012
Roxborough Apartments on Elgin in 1939
Lord Elgin Hotel on Elgin Street in 2012
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
We gave it a
-5
Heritage building destroyed. Sterile green space.
Visitors's vote
-1.5
61 votes
Vote here
  • -5
  • -3
  • 0
  • +3
  • +5
better
now
better
before
This picture was taken in 1939 just after Elgin Street was widened. Roxborough apartments (as well as many other buildings) were demolished to make room for the Confederation Park as proposed in the Greber Plan. To the far left, the First Baptist Church is hardly visible, while the Lord Elgin...
Read more >>
x close

Stay Updated!

Receive an email everytime we publish a new comparison.








submit

ps. don't worry, we keep your email for ourself.