The railway cut is being constructed on the west side of Dow’s Lake; it is now the O-Train corridor.
The southwest side of Preston & Carling is a sea of temporary buildings.
On the top right, much of LeBreton Flats remains unflat.
On the top left, the first tall building at Tunney’s Pasture appears. On the bottom right, the NRCan complex at Booth and Carling is underway.
Here’s a 1967 aerial view of the temporary buildings near Dow’s Lake, just before demolition started. To the left, the brand-new Sir John Carling building, now empty and slated for demolition. To the right, the old boathouses. Take close note of how small the trees are in Commissioner’s Park, on the north side of Dow’s Lake. The park was still new, reclaimed from lumber yards. The trees are huge now, which highlights the NCC’s long term vision. The City of Ottawa would never plant so many trees intended to grow large. They would wait until all the surrounding lands were developed first before planting anything.
Photos courtesy of the Carling-Bayview CDP.