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

  • National Historic Sites Alliance Voices Concerns over proposed Château Laurier addition
    Thursday, March 22, 2018


    The following letter was sent by the National Historic Site Alliance to Mayor Jim Watson and Ottawa City Council on March 22, 2018.

    Dear Mayor and Councillors,

  • Château Laurier expansion: getting it right
    Sunday, March 18, 2018

    CENTRETOWN BUZZ, By Heather McArthur

    In early February, the architects for Larco Investment Ltd. quietly unveiled a revised proposal for expansion of the iconic Château Laurier Hotel.

  • Update on Stittsville's Bradley Craig Barn
    Friday, March 16, 2018


    About 40 “Friends of the Bradley-Craig Farm” assembled for a community photo on February 4 in front of the big red barn on Hazeldean Road.

    They were celebrating news...

  • Waldron: Boxes all checked? Here’s why the proposed Château Laurier addition falls short
    Wednesday, March 14, 2018

    ARTSFILE, By Andrew Waldron

    The publicity-shy Lalji family of Vancouver, the owners of Larco Corporation, wishes to add 171 “long-stay” rooms to one of their properties, the venerable...

  • Bill Teron, 1932-2018: 'Father of Kanata' left his mark around the world
    Monday, March 12, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Joanne Laucius

    William “Bill” Teron was, among other things,  a developer, a building innovator, a patron of the arts, a philanthropist and a senior public servant.

  • Heritage building could face wrecking ball for hospital project
    Monday, March 12, 2018


    Heritage advocates in Ottawa say they'll be disappointed if a vacant 1960s cafeteria building is demolished to make way for Ottawa's new hospital.

    The building in...

  • The Cafeteria on the Farm
    Monday, March 12, 2018

    CAPITAL MODERN Blog, By Chris Warden

    While it is encouraging to hear that there must at least be an attempt made to retain the last remaining piece of the Sir John Carling Building as part...

  • Château Laurier Expansion: Let’s not settle for anything less than excellence
    Friday, March 9, 2018

    APT613, By Leslie Maitland

    The Château Laurier Hotel graces an exceptionally unique site of national importance.

    It’s part of our country’s most significant and recognizable view. A...

  • Heritage Ottawa issues call to action over Château Laurier expansion (Radio Link)
    Thursday, March 8, 2018

    OTTAWA MATTERS | 1310 NEWS, By Mike Vlasveld

    Co-Chair of Heritage Ottawa Leslie Maitland thinks the City of Ottawa can do better in designing its Château Laurier expansion, and is asking...

  • Heritage Ottawa issues 'call to action' against Château Laurier expansion
    Wednesday, March 7, 2018


    An Ottawa heritage advocacy group wants the entire country to tell Ottawa city council that the new proposed design for the Château Laurier's addition simply isn't good...