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Google Street View: Snapshots of Winnipeg's changing streetscapes

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Google Street View snapshots now include an option to see what neighbourhoods and landmarks looked like at different periods in the last seven years, as Google Inc. has been dispatching camera-toting cars to take street-level pictures for its maps. Here's a look at how some Winnipeg locations have changed.

  • The site of the former Winnipeg Arena in September 2007.

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    The site of the former Winnipeg Arena in September 2007.

  • Construction continues in June 2012, the latest image available.
See it on Google Maps: wfp.to/maparena

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    Construction continues in June 2012, the latest image available. See it on Google Maps: wfp.to/maparena

  • The United Army Surplus store at the corner of Portage Avenue and Memorial Boulevard in September 2007.

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    The United Army Surplus store at the corner of Portage Avenue and Memorial Boulevard in September 2007.

  • The University of Winnipeg's Buhler Centre rises on the former site of the United Army Surplus store by May 2012.  See it on Google Maps: wfp.to/maparmy

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    The University of Winnipeg's Buhler Centre rises on the former site of the United Army Surplus store by May 2012. See it on Google Maps: wfp.to/maparmy

  • An open field east of Lagimodiere Boulevard in 2007.

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    An open field east of Lagimodiere Boulevard in 2007.

  • Construction on the site in June 2009.

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    Construction on the site in June 2009.

  • The Steinbach Credit Union building is open by April 2012.  See it on Google Maps: wfp.to/mapcredit

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    The Steinbach Credit Union building is open by April 2012. See it on Google Maps: wfp.to/mapcredit

  • The Manitoba Hydro Building under construction in 2007.

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    The Manitoba Hydro Building under construction in 2007.

  • The building opened in September 2009. This image shows the streetscape in 2012.  See it on Google Maps: wfp.to/maphydro

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    The building opened in September 2009. This image shows the streetscape in 2012. See it on Google Maps: wfp.to/maphydro

  • The site of the new stadium is just a field of dreams in 2009.

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    The site of the new stadium is just a field of dreams in 2009.

  • The stadium site in 2013. wfp.to/mapstadium

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    The stadium site in 2013. wfp.to/mapstadium

  • The corner of Main Street and Disraeli in September 2007.

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    The corner of Main Street and Disraeli in September 2007.

  • The United Way's new building on the site in May 2012.  See it on Google Maps: wfp.to/mapunited

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    The United Way's new building on the site in May 2012. See it on Google Maps: wfp.to/mapunited

  • Condominiums are underway on Waterfront Drive in April 2009, the earliest imagery available of the street.

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    Condominiums are underway on Waterfront Drive in April 2009, the earliest imagery available of the street.

  • Condos completed in July 2012.  See it on Google Maps: wfp.to/mapwaterfront

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    Condos completed in July 2012. See it on Google Maps: wfp.to/mapwaterfront

  • The Starland Theatre is seen on Main Street, looking north from Logan Avenue, in September 2007.

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    The Starland Theatre is seen on Main Street, looking north from Logan Avenue, in September 2007.

  • The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority building on the same corner, seen in July 2012.  See it on Google Maps: wfp.to/mapwrha

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    The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority building on the same corner, seen in July 2012. See it on Google Maps: wfp.to/mapwrha

  • The Avenue Building on Portage Avenue in September 2007.

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    The Avenue Building on Portage Avenue in September 2007.

  • Condos on the site in 2012.  See it on Google Maps: wfp.to/mapavenue

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    Condos on the site in 2012. See it on Google Maps: wfp.to/mapavenue

  • Looking southeast on Higgins Avenue under the Disraeli Freeway in 2009.

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    Looking southeast on Higgins Avenue under the Disraeli Freeway in 2009.

  • The second Disraeli span appears in 2012.  See it on Google Maps: wfp.to/mapdisraeli

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    The second Disraeli span appears in 2012. See it on Google Maps: wfp.to/mapdisraeli

  • Assiniboine Avenue, looking east from Kennedy Street in September 2007.

    Assiniboine Avenue, looking east from Kennedy Street in September 2007.

  • Assiniboine Avenue in 2012: Bike-path added, buildings removed.  See it on Google Maps: http://wfp.to/mapassiniboine

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    Assiniboine Avenue in 2012: Bike-path added, buildings removed. See it on Google Maps: http://wfp.to/mapassiniboine

  • No sign of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights at The Forks in September 2007.

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    No sign of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights at The Forks in September 2007.

  • The museum rises on the site in this image from June 2012, the latest available on Google Street View.  See it on Google Maps: wfp.to/mapcmhr

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    The museum rises on the site in this image from June 2012, the latest available on Google Street View. See it on Google Maps: wfp.to/mapcmhr

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