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.

 

  • PRIVATE AND PUBLIC FUNDING NETS $65,000.00 TO DATE FOR HERITAGE OTTAWA CHÂTEAU LAURIER CAMPAIGN

    HERITAGE OTTAWA | Media Release

    Heritage Ottawa  is pleased to announce that its recent fundraising campaign has raised $65,000 to date towards fighting the incompatible and insensitive...

  • Will Parliament Finally Protect Historic Sites in Law?

    Federal lawmakers have talked for years about a law to protect historic sites. The Château Laurier fiasco shows that it’s time to finally act.

    POLICY...

  • Heritage Ottawa hires lawyers to fight Château Laurier addition

    CBC NEWS

    Ottawa heritage advocates have hired a legal team as they try to stop what they call an "inappropriate" addition to the Château Laurier hotel.

    The addition at the rear of...

  • Heritage Ottawa Retains Legal Counsel, Launches Fundraising Campaign to Save the Chateau Laurier

    HERITAGE OTTAWA | MEDIA RELEASE

    Heritage Ottawa  has retained legal representation in its ongoing efforts to protect the Château Laurier from a proposed inappropriate addition. Heritage...

  • Château Laurier Debacle Exposes Flaws in Heritage Regulations

    Three layers of regulatory protections could not prevent the approval of an incompatible addition to an iconic heritage site, the Château Laurier.

    POLICY OPTIONS | By Peter Coffman

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  • Celebrity Tom Green draws crowds at picnic in support of Château Laurier

    CBC NEWS, By David Thurton

    Canadian celebrity comedian Tom Green drew in the crowds at a sunset picnic in Ottawa on Saturday– in the shadow of the Château Laurier and its looming...

  • Heritage Ottawa: Letter to the Hon. Lisa MacLeod, Minister Responsible for the Ontario Heritage Act: Château Laurier

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    The following letter was sent by Heritage Ottawa to the Honourable Lisa MacLeod, Ontario Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport responsible for the Ontario Heritage Act....

  • Letter from Senator Serge Joyal and Phyllis Lambert to Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez Calls for Federal Leadership on Château Laurier

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    The following letter of concern for the proposed Chateau Laurier addition was sent by The Honourable Serge Joyal and architect Phyllis Lambert, Founding Director Emeritus of...

  • Phyllis Lambert to Mayor Jim Watson: Proposed Château Laurier Addition "Makes Mockery of the Ontario Heritage Act"

    Originally published June 6, 2019

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    Architectural visionary Phyllis Lambert, widely considered one of the world's most influential figures in architecture, has written...

  • Dr. Christina Cameron to Planning Committee: Reject this 5th iteration of Château Laurier Addition in its Entirety

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    The following letter was sent by Dr. Christina Cameron to the City of Ottawa's Planning Committee, the Mayor and all Councillors in advance of  Planning Committee's meeting...

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