The Glabar Building: a commercial strip for Elgin Street. Image: May 2014.

The Glabar Building: a commercial strip for Elgin Street. Image: May 2014.

As I have written about before, Elgin Street was not always the commercial and restaurant destination that it is today. Like a number of Ottawa neighbourhoods, it began as predominantly residential in nature and as the city grew, commercial uses came to be seen as a higher, better, and ultimately more profitable use. This meant, of course, the demolition of the old homes and apartments to make way for commercial blocks.

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