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Château Laurier Debacle Exposes Flaws in Heritage RegulationsSunday, July 28, 2019
Three layers of regulatory protections could not prevent the approval of an incompatible addition to an iconic heritage site, the Château Laurier.
POLICY OPTIONS | By Peter Coffman
Celebrity Tom Green draws crowds at picnic in support of Château LaurierSunday, July 28, 2019
CBC NEWS, By David Thurton
Canadian celebrity comedian Tom Green drew in the crowds at a sunset picnic in Ottawa on Saturday– in the shadow of the Château Laurier and its looming...
Comedian Tom Green to hold Save The Château Laurier picnic in Major’s Hill park on July 27Friday, July 26, 2019
Global News | By Christopher Whan
In the wake of the city of Ottawa’s decision to move out of the way of the much-maligned addition to the Château Laurier, Ottawa-born comedian Tom Green is...
Letter from Senator Serge Joyal and Phyllis Lambert to Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez Calls for Federal Leadership on Château LaurierFriday, July 26, 2019
The following letter of concern for the proposed Chateau Laurier addition was sent by The Honourable Serge Joyal and architect Phyllis Lambert, Founding Director Emeritus of...
Heritage Ottawa: Letter to Minister of Canadian Heritage, Responsible for NCC | Château LaurierThursday, July 25, 2019
On June 10, Heritage Ottawa submitted the following letter to the Hon. Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage, responsible for the National Capital Commission (NCC...
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
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 EntiretyThursday, July 25, 2019
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 EntiretyThursday, 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.
Barry Padolsky to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: Why Proposed Addition to Château Laurier Should be RedesignedWednesday, July 24, 2019
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 issueWednesday, 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...