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.

 

  • Egan: The secretive billionaires behind the Château addition

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Kelly Egan

    We don’t know much about the real people behind the Château Laurier addition. And we likely never will.

    Larco Investments bought the historic property...

  • Your Voice Matters—Ask our Elected Officials to Support the Château Laurier Motion on June 26
    UPDATE | JUNE 26, 2019 — IT'S NOT OVER!

    Councillor Mathieu Fleury tabled his "notice of motion" at the June 26 Council meeting, which passed by a narrow vote of 12-10.  As a result, the Château...

  • Egan: If the NCC can't improve the Château addition, why have an NCC?

    OTTAWA CITIZEN | By Kelly Egan

    A neighbour asked a good question the other day.

    If the National Capital Commission can’t influence the design of the Château Laurier addition, can’t...

  • Who can save the Château Laurier from an eyesore addition?

    GLOBE AND MAIL, By Penny Collenette

    Can you ever fight city hall? It’s not easy, especially when the future of a national iconic symbol is relegated and degraded to a simple municipal...

  • Planning committee approves Château Laurier site plan, but Fleury pursues council vote on design

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    It might land the City of Ottawa in court, but a councillor will try to get city council to make a final decision on the Château Laurier’s controversial...

  • 'Grotesque' Château Laurier addition clears final hurdle

    CBC NEWS | By Kate Porter

    The hugely controversial addition to the historic Château Laurier hotel can go ahead, Ottawa's planning committee voted Thursday.

    Several city councillors...

  • Fate of Château Laurier Lies with Planning Committee on June 13 — YOUR VOICE MATTERS!

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    UPDATE | JUNE 26 —YOUR VOICE MATTERS! Contact the Mayor and Ottawa City Councillors before July 10, 2019.

    Click here for details: https://heritageottawa.org/chateau-laurier-...

  • Plamondon: If we want to get Château Laurier right, look to 7 Clarence

    OTTAWA CITIZEN | OPINION, By Bob Plamondon

    "The building’s completely out of whack with what would be expected in a heritage district … It’s a ridiculous looking structure.”

    These...

  • Ottawa’s iconic Château Laurier held hostage by developers and architects

    TORONTO STAR, By Penny Collenette

    How do you protect what is perceived to be a public heritage space when it is privately owned? This very contentious issue is facing Ottawa’s City Council...

  • Château Laurier architects unwilling to make 'significant' alterations to latest design

    Built heritage subcommittee pans hotel addition, but has little power

    CBC NEWS, By Joanne Chianello

    The owners of the Château Laurier have no intention of making substantial changes...

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