Château Laurier Addition

Photo Credits: Château Laurier: Julie Oliver, Ottawa Citizen. Proposed Addition: architectsAlliance (2019). Compositing Credit: Barry Padolsky Associates Inc Architects (2019)

HERITAGE OTTAWA

Ottawa City Council has voted to allow this inappropriate addition to the Château Laurier to proceed.

IT'S NOT OVER!

Heritage Ottawa and Friends of the Château Laurier remain committed to preventing a design which denigrates rather than enhances this venerable historic place.

Heritage Ottawa has retained legal counsel and with support of the Friends, launched a SAVE THE CHÂTEAU LAURIER fundraising campaign toward the legal costs of fighting this incompatible and inappropriate addition.

CLICK HERE for more information about how you can donate, or click the DONATE NOW photo-link at upper right for direct access to our GoFundMe page.  All contributions, large or small, are appreciated!  Scroll through the pages below for the latest Château Laurier related news and advocacy efforts. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

 

  • Open Letter: Canada's Great Historians Oppose Château Laurier Addition

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    We're pleased to share the following open letter written by four of Canada's leading historians: professors Robert Bothwell, John English, Norman Hillmer and Margaret...

  • Phyllis Lambert to Committee of Adjustment: Dismiss the Minor Variance Application for Château Laurier Addition

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    Architectural visionary Phyllis Lambert, widely considered one of the world's most influential figures in architecture, sent a letter to the Committee of Adjustment today...

  • Ron Williams to Committee of Adjustment: Current Proposal is Entirely Inappropriate

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    The following letter was sent by Architect and Landscape Architect Ron Williams, O.C., to the Committee of Adjustment on September 17, 2019.

     

    Dear colleagues...

  • CHÂTEAU LAURIER'S APPLICATION TO COMMITTEE OF ADJUSTMENT "FATALLY FLAWED"

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    On September 18, the Committee of Adjustment will be considering an application by the owners of the Château Laurier for “minor variances” from the Heritage Overlay...

  • ICOMOS CANADA to Committee of Adjustment: Reject the Château Laurier Request for Minor Variance

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    The following letter was sent by ICOMOS CANADA to the Committee of Adjustment on September 16, 2019.

     

    Dear members of the committee,

    RE: Chateau...

  • CHÂTEAU LAURIER ADDITION: A CALL TO ACTION TO LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS EVERYWHERE

    ONTARIO ASSOCIATION OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS (OALA)

    On Wednesday, September 18, 2019, the Committee of Adjustment of the City of Ottawa will hear an application by the developer LARCO...

  • CHÂTEAU LAURIER: Heritage Ottawa Files Court Application Against Council Delegating Authority to Staff Over Hotel Addition

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    Heritage Ottawa’s legal representative, Michael S. Polowin, Gowling WLG, today filed a Notice of Application to Quash with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice that...

  • Fight over Château Laurier addition heading to court

    CBC NEWS, By Matthew Kupfer

    Heritage Ottawa is arguing in a court application filed Monday that the city did not have the legal authority to put staff in the position to approve the Château...

  • CHÂTEAU LAURIER: PROPOSED ADDITION GOES TO COMMITTEE OF ADJUSTMENT ON SEPTEMBER 18

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    On September 18, the Committee of Adjustment will be considering an application by the owners of the Château Laurier for “minor variances” from the Heritage Overlay...

  • Thomas Axworthy: An Open Letter from National Supporters of Friends of the Château Laurier

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    The following open letter and call to action to stop the inappropriate addition to the Château Laurier was written by Thomas Axworthy and co-signed by former...

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