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)

  • 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...

  • Minor variance or major monstrosity? Château wall request sparks outcry

    Committee of adjustment to issue a decision on September 27

    CBC NEWS, By Kate Porter

    Ottawa's committee of adjustment had likely never seen so many big names before.

    On...

  • Brian Anthony to Committee of Adjustment: This is not a "Minor Variance" but a Major Heritage Issue of National Proportions

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    The following letter was sent today by Brian P. Anthony, past Executive Director of the Heritage Canada Foundation (now National Trust for Canada), to the Committee of...

  • Linda Dicaire to Committee of Adjustment: Château a Defining Element of one of World's Most Exquisite Picturesque Compositions

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    The following letter was submitted by Linda Dicaire to the Committee of Adjustment, asking for its dismissal of the minor variance application for the proposed Château...

  • National Trust to Committee of Adjustment: Refuse the "Minor Variances"

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    The following letter was sent today by the National Trust for Canada to the Committee of Adjustment.

     

    Re: Proposed Expansion of the Château Laurier Hotel...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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