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Heritage Ottawa brings you heritage-related news and developments from Ottawa and the National Capital Region.

  • City's heritage subcommittee says Château Laurier design should be rejected
    Monday, June 3, 2019

    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...

  • Don't like the Château Laurier addition? Blame your councillor
    Saturday, June 1, 2019

    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...

  • Bill 108 Threatens Heritage Protection in Ontario: Your Voice Matters!
    Friday, May 31, 2019

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    Heritage Ottawa calls upon the province of Ontario to remove Schedule 11, which proposes changes to the Ontario Heritage Act, from Bill 108.

    Regulations introduced to...

  • Statement to the Senate of Canada calls proposed Château Laurier Addition "a historical mistake"
    Thursday, May 30, 2019

    The following French/English statement against the proposed Château Laurier addition was delivered in the Senate of Canada today by Senator Serge Joyal.

    Honorable sénateurs,

    Je crois...

  • Coffman: The Château Laurier addition is genuinely incompatible. Here's why
    Wednesday, May 29, 2019

    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...

  • Why Ottawa can’t have nice things
    Wednesday, May 29, 2019

    The Château Laurier is the linchpin of a historic capital city that Canadians can be proud of. Ottawa is about to wreck it.

    Maclean's, By Stephen Maher

    If you have never walked...

  • Mayor Watson still underwhelmed with latest Château Laurier design
    Monday, May 27, 2019

    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...

  • HERITAGE OTTAWA | RESPONSE TO LATEST PROPOSED ADDITION TO CHÂTEAU LAURIER | MAY 2019
    Saturday, May 25, 2019

    UPDATE: JUNE 10, 2019 — Fate of Château Laurier Lies with Ottawa's Planning Committee on June 13. YOUR VOICE MATTERS! Contact our Elected Officials NOW | Click Here

    HERITAGE OTTAWA |...

  • Latest Château Laurier design meets council's requirements for compatibility, city staff say
    Friday, May 24, 2019

    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
    Thursday, May 23, 2019

    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...

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