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)

  • 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...

  • 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...

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