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.

 

  • City's heritage subcommittee says Château Laurier design should be rejected

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    An overwhelming number of the City of Ottawa’s official heritage protectors say council’s planning committee should reject the latest design of a proposed...

  • In the News: Heritage Ottawa Speaks Out on Proposed Addition to Château Laurier

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    June 3, 2019

    Heritage Ottawa's David B. Flemming discussed the proposed addition with CTV NEWS OTTAWA this morning, in advance of today's meeting of the the Built Heritage...

  • Don't like the Château Laurier addition? Blame your councillor

    Council abdicated political responsibility by approving it, sight unseen

    CBC NEWS, By Joanne Chianello

    If you hate the latest version of the Château Laurier hotel addition, and if...

  • Coffman: The Château Laurier addition is genuinely incompatible. Here's why

    OTTAWA CITIZEN | OPINION By Peter Coffman

    City staff has decreed that the latest design for an addition to the Château Laurier meets the standard of compatibility with the historic hotel...

  • Mayor Watson still underwhelmed with latest Château Laurier design

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    The company that owns the Château Laurier is “tone-deaf” to criticisms piling up over the proposed addition to the historic hotel, Mayor Jim Watson said...

  • Latest Château Laurier design meets council's requirements for compatibility, city staff say

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    City planners back the latest design of an addition to the Château Laurier, despite criticism that the expansion would sully the image of the heritage hotel...

  • Take 5: Latest Château Laurier addition design already under fire

    CBC NEWS, By Joanne Chianello

    The fifth — and possibly final — version of the controversial addition to Ottawa's iconic Château Laurier is now public, and while it's smaller in scale than...

  • HERITAGE OTTAWA: LETTER TO OWNER OF CHÂTEAU LAURIER

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    On March 11, Heritage Ottawa sent a letter of appeal to the president of Larco Investments Ltd., owner of the Château Laurier Hotel, to reconsider their design...

  • Heritage Ottawa Speaks with CTV News About the Future of Two Significant Heritage Structures

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    Heritage Ottawa's Leslie Maitland appeared on CTV NEWS OTTAWA this morning to discuss two local heritage structures each facing a critical crossroads.

    The latest...

  • HERITAGE OTTAWA | Response to Latest Design for Proposed Addition to Château Laurier | March 2019

    HERITAGE OTTAWA | STATEMENT OF MARCH 4, 2019

    For more than two years, Canadians have been witnessing with growing concern a sequence of various design proposals for an addition to the...

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