General News

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

  • Fate of Château Laurier Lies with Planning Committee on June 13 — YOUR VOICE MATTERS!
    Monday, June 10, 2019


    UPDATE | JUNE 26 —YOUR VOICE MATTERS! Contact the Mayor and Ottawa City Councillors before July 10, 2019.

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  • Design for Château Laurier addition meets resistance — again
    Saturday, June 8, 2019


    A controversial design being proposed for an addition to the Château Laurier hotel in Ottawa – the fifth that has now been floated for approval – is...

  • Plamondon: If we want to get Château Laurier right, look to 7 Clarence
    Saturday, June 8, 2019

    OTTAWA CITIZEN | OPINION, By Bob Plamondon

    "The building’s completely out of whack with what would be expected in a heritage district … It’s a ridiculous looking structure.”


  • Ottawa’s iconic Château Laurier held hostage by developers and architects
    Thursday, June 6, 2019

    TORONTO STAR, By Penny Collenette

    How do you protect what is perceived to be a public heritage space when it is privately owned? This very contentious issue is facing Ottawa’s City Council...

  • Château Laurier architects unwilling to make 'significant' alterations to latest design
    Monday, June 3, 2019

    Built heritage subcommittee pans hotel addition, but has little power

    CBC NEWS, By Joanne Chianello

    The owners of the Château Laurier have no intention of making substantial changes...

  • In the News: Heritage Ottawa Speaks Out on Proposed Addition to Château Laurier
    Monday, June 3, 2019


    June 3, 2019

    Heritage Ottawa's David B. Flemming discussed the proposed addition with CTV NEWS OTTAWA this morning, in advance of today's meeting of the the Built Heritage...

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

    Regulations introduced to...

  • 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...