Building the Subway at Elgin, Sept. 9, 1901

Looking south, this photo is showing the area near where Elgin, Pretoria, and the Queen Elizabeth Driveway now meet today, this project involved building a road under the existing railway line that went east-west here, dividing Centretown from the Glebe (from the Ballantyne Collection at LAC) .

Here’s what further improvements did to the look of  this area by the early 1920s (as shown  in this Dept. of the Interior photo)

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One thought on “Building the Subway at Elgin, Sept. 9, 1901

  1. Kind of pastoral, huh? The Queensway has had a serious impact on this location.

    How old are those streetlamps? There are still many of them around…

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