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)

  • Barry Padolsky to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: Why Proposed Addition to Château Laurier Should be Redesigned

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    The following letter of concern for the proposed Chateau Laurier addition was sent by architect Barry Padolsky to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

    WHY THE PROPOSED...

  • Lyette Fortin to Mayor Jim Watson and Ottawa City Councillors: Rescind the Heritage Permit

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    The following letter of concern for the Château Laurier addition was sent to Mayor Jim Watson and Ottawa City Councillors by conservation architect Lyette Fortin.

    ...

  • HERITAGE OTTAWA: LETTER TO UNESCO | CHÂTEAU LAURIER HOTEL

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    On April 9, Heritage Ottawa submitted a letter to Dr. Mechtild Rössler, director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, and Dr. Isabelle Anatole-Gabriel, Chief of...

  • Dr. Ian Holloway to Councillor Jan Harder and Mayor Jim Watson: "I Urge You and Your Colleagues to have the Political Courage to Vote against it"

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    The following letter concerning the proposed Château Laurier addition was sent by Dr. Ian Holloway, Dean of Law at the University of Calgary, to Councillor Jan Harder, Chair...

  • Thomas D'Aquino to Mayor Jim Watson and Ottawa City Councillors: Fate of Historic Château Laurier is in Your Hands

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    The following letter was sent by Thomas d'Aquino, noted entrepreneur and Member of the Order of Ottawa, to Mayor Jim Watson and all Ottawa City Councillors.

    July 4,...

  • HERITAGE OTTAWA | RESPONSE TO LATEST PROPOSED ADDITION TO CHÂTEAU LAURIER | MAY 2019

    Originally published on May 25, 2019

    HERITAGE OTTAWA | STATEMENT OF MAY 25, 2019

    Heritage Ottawa has reviewed the fifth ‘’official’’ proposal for an addition to the Château Laurier...

  • Rivet: Château Laurier fight shows Canada's heritage sites are defenceless

    This situation at the doorstep of Environment Minister Catherine McKenna’s riding should be a call to action for her, as the federal leader on national historic sites, to address this blatant...

  • Gillespie: The Château Laurier could be one of the best hotels in the world. But not this way

    The expansion can and must still be stopped – and better ideas explored toward a new premier hotel for the next century.

    OTTAWA CITIZEN | OPINION, By Alastair Gillespie

    In the wake...

  • Pivotal moment for architecture in wake of Château Laurier plans

    CBC RADIO | THE HOUSE, Chris Hall

    An architectural historian says the contentious planned addition to the Château Laurier could be the wake-up call Canada needs to better protect historic...

  • Can the NCC fill the leadership void in the Château Laurier debacle?

    Its role is limited, but given the stakes, the public would welcome any leverage

    CBC NEWS, By Joanne Chianello

    It was the first time in three years that Mayor Jim Watson came even...

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