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.

 

  • Decoding Five Comments from Council's Château Laurier debate

    CBC NEWS, By Joanne Chianello

    The three-year debacle over the controversial addition to the Château Laurier hotel came to a quasi-end late Wednesday afternoon in a split vote, though...

  • Council upholds Château Laurier addition, but will have to vote again Thursday
    Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson argued and voted in favour of controversial hotel extension

    CBC NEWS, By Joanne Chianello

    City council narrowly defeated a last-ditch attempt to block a...

  • Denley: Keep it simple, Ottawa Council – vote against the current Château Laurier addition

    OTTAWA CITIZEN | OPINION, By Randall Denley

    For members of Ottawa Council, Wednesday’s vote on the much-maligned addition to the Château Laurier is not about architecture, or process or...

  • Ottawa’s Château Laurier renovation really has the town talking

    THE STAR, By Susan Delacourt

    The most fervent political fight in Canada’s capital this week has absolutely nothing to do with the coming federal election.

    It revolves around the...

  • Friends of the Château Laurier Retains Legal Representation in Ongoing Effort to Stop Proposed Addition to Historic Hotel

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    National advocacy group FRIENDS OF THE CHÂTEAU LAURIER has retained legal representation in the course of ongoing efforts to protect the Château Laurier from the...

  • GIBBONS: Council must show some courage on Château Laurier file

    OTTAWA SUN | OPINION, By Rick Gibbons

    It’s been called everything from an overgrown storage container to an homage to Soviet-style brutalism (thank you, Monte Solberg.) Whatever your...

  • Ottawa’s Chateau Shipping Container

    CONVIVIUM, By Raymond de Souza

    When Cardus opened our Ottawa office three years back, we were proud to be in the neighbourhood – Parliament a short walk west, the National Gallery and Notre...

  • Château Laurier owners threaten legal action if council rescinds approval

    CBC NEWS, By Joanne Chianello

    The planners behind the controversial Château Laurier hotel expansion have threatened legal action if Ottawa city council reverses its decision to allow the...

  • Egan: Suddenly-reluctant NCC has fussed over possible Château addition for years

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Kelly Egan

    The National Capital Commission has made it clear it won’t influence the proposed addition to the Château Laurier — come hell or the highly hideous — only days...

  • Architecture battle grips Canada's capital amid fears the Chateau Laurier is about to be ruined

    National Post, By Brian Platt

    Under normal circumstances, a three-year planning dispute in Ottawa wouldn’t make the national news.

    But when it involves the landmark Chateau Laurier...

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