Château Laurier Addition

TOP: Proposed bar-shaped addition approved by City Council in 2019 / architectsAlliance (2019), Compositing: Barry Padolsky Associates Inc. Architects. BELOW: FINAL DESIGN, APPROVED by Ottawa City Council on Feb. 24, 2021. architectsAlliance (2020)




  • Heritage Ottawa Statement: Addition to Château Laurier Approved at LPAT


    LPAT RULING UPDATE: The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) Settlement Hearing pertaining to the proposed addition to the Château Laurier was held on April 19, 2021. The...

  • Council OK puts to bed, turns out the light, says goodnight to Château Laurier debate

    Ottawa Citizen, By Jon Willing

    It’s finally lights out for the design controversy over the addition to the Château Laurier.

    City council on Wednesday voted 14-10 in favour of the...

  • Ottawa City Council Approves Final Design for embattled Château Laurier Addition

    Global News, by Craig Lord

    The long saga finally seems to be over: Ottawa city council has approved the sixth design iteration of the Château Laurier’s proposed addition, the result of a...

  • Château Laurier: Joint Meeting of Heritage and Planning Committees Vote on New Design


    At a special joint meeting on February 5, 2021 the Built Heritage Sub-Committee (BHSC) and Planning Committee voted on the applications for a Heritage Permit and Site Plan...

  • City Planning Committee Approves New Design for Château Laurier Addition

    CTV NEWS, By Josh Pringle

    After years of controversy and several proposed designs, a city of Ottawa committee has given the green light to a new expansion at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier...

  • Planning committee says council should approve latest, and possibly final, Château Laurier design

    Ottawa Citizen, By Jon Willing

    The majority of councillors on the planning committee have endorsed what one Ottawa heritage architect called a C-grade design for the Château Laurier...

  • Newest Château Laurier design faces fewer foes

    CBC NEWS, By Kate Porter

    Hotel owners worked with Heritage Ottawa to find 'acceptable' solution

    Yet another redesign for an addition to the historic Fairmont Château Laurier hotel goes...

  • Revised Design for Château Laurier Addition Heading to Committees and Council


    The city’s built-heritage subcommittee and planning committee will meet jointly on February 5 to consider the revised design and site plan for the Château Laurier hotel...

  • Coffman: New Château Laurier design is evidence of a system that failed

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Peter Coffman

    After nearly four years of resistance, re-design, protest and even legal action, we now have a proposal for the addition to the Château Laurier that has...

  • Media Coverage: Heritage Ottawa Announces Agreement re: Château Laurier Addition


    Read the media coverage of Heritage Ottawa's announcement of having reached an agreement with the owner of the Château Laurier hotel on a new design for the proposed...