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  • Phyllis Lambert to Mayor Jim Watson: Proposed Château Laurier Addition "Makes Mockery of the Ontario Heritage Act"
    Thursday, July 25, 2019

    Originally published June 6, 2019

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    Architectural visionary Phyllis Lambert, widely considered one of the world's most influential figures in architecture, has written...

  • Dr. Christina Cameron to Planning Committee: Reject this 5th iteration of Château Laurier Addition in its Entirety
    Thursday, July 25, 2019

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    The following letter was sent by Dr. Christina Cameron to the City of Ottawa's Planning Committee, the Mayor and all Councillors in advance of  Planning Committee's meeting...

  • François Leblanc to Mayor Watson and Councillors: Reject the Fifth Iteration of the Château Laurier addition in its Entirety
    Thursday, July 25, 2019

    The following letter was written by François LeBlanc, former Chief Architect of the National Capital Commission (NCC) and Advisor to ICOMOS and UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee.

    July 8,...

  • Barry Padolsky to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: Why Proposed Addition to Château Laurier Should be Redesigned
    Wednesday, July 24, 2019

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    The following letter of concern for the proposed Chateau Laurier addition was sent by architect Barry Padolsky to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

    WHY THE PROPOSED...

  • Home games: Why the state of 24 Sussex may become an election issue
    Wednesday, July 24, 2019

    CBC NEWS, By Jonathon Gatehouse

    It's been more than 1,360 days since a Canadian prime minister has lived at 24 Sussex Drive. The way things are shaping up, we won't see one move back in for...

  • Lyette Fortin to Mayor Jim Watson and Ottawa City Councillors: Rescind the Heritage Permit
    Wednesday, July 24, 2019

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    The following letter of concern for the Château Laurier addition was sent to Mayor Jim Watson and Ottawa City Councillors by conservation architect Lyette Fortin.

    ...

  • Dr. Ian Holloway to Councillor Jan Harder and Mayor Jim Watson: "I Urge You and Your Colleagues to have the Political Courage to Vote against it"
    Wednesday, July 24, 2019

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    The following letter concerning the proposed Château Laurier addition was sent by Dr. Ian Holloway, Dean of Law at the University of Calgary, to Councillor Jan Harder, Chair...

  • Statement to the Senate of Canada calls proposed Château Laurier Addition "a historical mistake"
    Wednesday, July 24, 2019

    Originally published on May 30, 2019. The following French/English statement against the proposed Château Laurier addition was delivered in the Senate of Canada on May 30 by Senator Serge Joyal....

  • Thomas D'Aquino to Mayor Jim Watson and Ottawa City Councillors: Fate of Historic Château Laurier is in Your Hands
    Wednesday, July 24, 2019

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    The following letter was sent by Thomas d'Aquino, noted entrepreneur and Member of the Order of Ottawa, to Mayor Jim Watson and all Ottawa City Councillors.

    July 4,...

  • HERITAGE OTTAWA | RESPONSE TO LATEST PROPOSED ADDITION TO CHÂTEAU LAURIER | MAY 2019
    Tuesday, July 23, 2019

    Originally published on May 25, 2019

    HERITAGE OTTAWA | STATEMENT OF MAY 25, 2019

    Heritage Ottawa has reviewed the fifth ‘’official’’ proposal for an addition to the Château Laurier...

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