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

  • Prominent Ottawa architect urges Trudeau to intervene over Château Laurier addition
    Sunday, June 30, 2019

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Joanne Laucius

    Ottawa architect and heritage consultant Barry Padolsky has written an open letter to Justin Trudeau, asking the prime minister to step in to convince...

  • EDITORIAL: For Canada Day, vow to rescue the Château Laurier from disaster
    Sunday, June 30, 2019


    On Canada Day, we conjure up images of the big red-and-white birthday bash in front of Parliament, the crowds partying along Rideau Street, the families spilling into...

  • Egan: The secretive billionaires behind the Château addition
    Thursday, June 27, 2019

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Kelly Egan

    We don’t know much about the real people behind the Château Laurier addition. And we likely never will.

    Larco Investments bought the historic property...

  • Your Voice Matters—Ask our Elected Officials to Support the Château Laurier Motion on June 26
    Wednesday, June 26, 2019
    UPDATE | JUNE 26, 2019 — IT'S NOT OVER!

    Councillor Mathieu Fleury tabled his "notice of motion" at the June 26 Council meeting, which passed by a narrow vote of 12-10.  As a result, the Château...

  • Egan: If the NCC can't improve the Château addition, why have an NCC?
    Friday, June 21, 2019

    OTTAWA CITIZEN | By Kelly Egan

    A neighbour asked a good question the other day.

    If the National Capital Commission can’t influence the design of the Château Laurier addition, can’t...

  • Who can save the Château Laurier from an eyesore addition?
    Wednesday, June 19, 2019

    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...

  • Welcoming Ottawa Week: June 17 to 30, 2019
    Monday, June 17, 2019


    As part of Welcoming Ottawa Week (WOW), June 17 to 30, 2019, the Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership, Heritage Ottawa, City of Ottawa and the Department of Canadian...

  • Heritage Ottawa Announces Our New President
    Monday, June 17, 2019


    The Board of Directors of Heritage Ottawa is pleased to announce the selection on May 27, 2019, of Richard Belliveau as its new president. Richard has served on the board...

  • 'Grotesque' Château Laurier addition clears final hurdle
    Thursday, June 13, 2019

    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...

  • Planning committee approves Château Laurier site plan, but Fleury pursues council vote on design
    Thursday, June 13, 2019

    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...