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)




  • Latest Château Laurier design pleases heritage group, mayor


    Both Heritage Ottawa and Mayor Jim Watson say they're pleased with the latest design for an expansion of the city's iconic Château Laurier hotel.

    According to Heritage...

  • Château Laurier Addition: Heritage Ottawa Announces Settlement Agreement with Hotel Owner and New Design for Proposed Addition

    HERITAGE OTTAWA | Media Release

    HERITAGE OTTAWA is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with Capital Hotel Limited Partnership, an affiliate of Larco Investments Ltd., and...

  • New look for Chateau Laurier: Heritage Ottawa, owner agree on new design for expansion

    CTV OTTAWA, By Josh Pringle

    After nearly four years of controversy, debate and several iterations, the expansion of the historic Chateau Laurier hotel has a new look.

    Capital Hotel...

  • Heritage Ottawa finds common ground with Château Laurier owner on design, ending legal fights

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By John Willing

    The owner of the Château Laurier and a heritage advocacy group have drawn up a compromise when it comes to the design of an addition to the historic hotel...

  • UNESCO wants Château Hotel Addition Reassessed 'Before any Irrevocable Decisions Are Made'

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Tom Spears

    UNESCO warns that the planned addition to the Château Laurier could damage the “viewscape” and the overall value of the Rideau Canal, which is a World...

  • Senator caps lifelong fight by taking aim at Château Laurier addition

    THE CANADIAN PRESS, By Lee Berthiaume

    A soon-to-be-retired senator has taken his decades-long fight to protect important heritage buildings to “the heart of the nation,” where his final act...

  • This Holiday Season, we’re thankful for your support!


    With help from the Friends of the Château Laurier and people from across the country, Heritage Ottawa achieved our goal of raising $150,000!

    Thanks to hundreds of...

  • Château Laurier, Heritage Ottawa appealing committee of adjustment decision on controversial hotel addition

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    The owner of the Château Laurier is appealing a committee of adjustment decision rejecting part of the company’s plan to build an addition on the north side...

  • IMPORTANT PARTIAL VICTORY: Committee of Adjustment Ruling Denies "Minor Variance" for Château Laurier Addition


    In a unanimous ruling today, the Committee of Adjustment refused a "minor variance" for the Château Laurier addition.

    The ruling, which follows the Committee's...

  • Château Laurier addition now in limbo after variance rejected

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Andrew Duffy

    The controversial addition to the Château Laurier is suddenly in a state of limbo after the city’s committee of adjustment rejected the hotel owner’s request...