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)

  • 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...

  • Ottawa Citizen Reports on Urban Design Review Panel's Assessment of Latest Proposed Design for Château Laurier Addition

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Joanne Laucius

    Better, but still needs work.

    That’s the conclusion of Ottawa’s urban design review panel on the new design for a controversial addition to the...

  • Forfeiting its Right of Final Approval, City Council Votes to "Return to the Drawing Board" on Château Laurier Addition
    Final Approval for Design Changes to be Delegated to City Staff

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    City Council voted unanimously on June 27, 2018 to approve the Built Heritage Sub Committee’s (BHSC)...

  • Council approves Addition to Château Laurier with plan to Tweak Modernist Design

    GLOBAL NEWS, By Beatrice Britneff

    Council agreed today that planners have more work to do on the design of the Château Laurier expansion, a controversial process that has dragged on for...

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