rue Saint-Patrick

1968
2015
Cobourg and St. Patrick Streets in Lowertown East in Ottawa in 1968
Cobourg and St. Patrick Streets in Lowertown East in Ottawa in 2015
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Square grid streets replaced by curved and dead-end streets.
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78 votes
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The archive photo from 1968 depicts an intersection that no longer exists:  St. Patrick and Cobourg Streets.  Technically, the intersection of Cobourg and St. Patrick still exists but it has been moved to the west to accommodate a curve in Cobourg Street that did not exist back in 1968. ...
1968
2016
Former St. Patrick Street in Lowertown East in Ottawa in 1968
Old St. Patrick Street in Lowertown East in Ottawa in 2015
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-5
Former Main Street which became soulless.
Visitors's vote
-2.5
63 votes
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Former traditional main street, St. Patrick Street (now Old St. Patrick) is a shell of its former self. Back in the day, St. Patrick had shops and stores, relatively limited in number, but still, enough so that the street was a destination for many residents of the neighbourhoods. ...
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1968
2015
Corner of McGee and St. Patrick Street in Lowertown East in Ottawa in 1968
Corner of McGee and St. Patrick Street in Lowertown East in Ottawa in 1968
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-5
Destruction of heritage building.
Visitors's vote
-3.1
64 votes
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This comparison shows the destruction of the heritage buildings in Lowertown East in Ottawa in the 1960’s and 1970’s. McGee Street used to run North-South and was about 100 meters long. Its sole purpose was to link St-Patrick Street and St. Andrew Street. L’École secondaire De-La-Salle still stands at the...
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1968
2015
Forme Saint-Patrick Street in 1968
Forme Saint-Patrick Street in 2015
We gave it a
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Former Main Street which became soulless.
Visitors's vote
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120 votes
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This comparison shows how badly Lowertown East in Ottawa had regressed from an urban planning point of view from the tumultuous changes the neighbourhood went through in the early 1970s. First off, the Chapel-St. Patrick intersection does not exist anymore. St. Patrick which was connecting with all the North-South streets...
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