General News

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

  • City council delays final Château Laurier decision until Thursday
    Wednesday, July 10, 2019

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    City council on Wednesday was poised to let Larco Investments forge ahead with a controversial, boxy design for a seven-storey addition to the Château Laurier...

  • Council upholds Château Laurier addition, but will have to vote again Thursday
    Wednesday, July 10, 2019
    Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson argued and voted in favour of controversial hotel extension

    CBC NEWS, By Joanne Chianello

    City council narrowly defeated a last-ditch attempt to block a...

  • Egan: Château rescue plan dies in knots of our own making
    Wednesday, July 10, 2019

    THE PROVINCE, By Kelly Egan

    There was something sad and circus-like about how the Château Laurier saga unfolded on Wednesday, strangled in procedural knots — with a touch of poison — to its...

  • Denley: Keep it simple, Ottawa Council – vote against the current Château Laurier addition
    Tuesday, July 9, 2019

    OTTAWA CITIZEN | OPINION, By Randall Denley

    For members of Ottawa Council, Wednesday’s vote on the much-maligned addition to the Château Laurier is not about architecture, or process or...

  • Ottawa’s Château Laurier renovation really has the town talking
    Monday, July 8, 2019

    THE STAR, By Susan Delacourt

    The most fervent political fight in Canada’s capital this week has absolutely nothing to do with the coming federal election.

    It revolves around the...

  • Battle Château: Your guide to the design controversy ahead of a major council vote
    Monday, July 8, 2019

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    A national spotlight will shine on Ottawa city council Wednesday when municipal politicians decide whether the latest design concept for a contemporary...

  • Friends of the Château Laurier Retains Legal Representation in Ongoing Effort to Stop Proposed Addition to Historic Hotel
    Monday, July 8, 2019


    National advocacy group FRIENDS OF THE CHÂTEAU LAURIER has retained legal representation in the course of ongoing efforts to protect the Château Laurier from the...

  • GIBBONS: Council must show some courage on Château Laurier file
    Monday, July 8, 2019

    OTTAWA SUN | OPINION, By Rick Gibbons

    It’s been called everything from an overgrown storage container to an homage to Soviet-style brutalism (thank you, Monte Solberg.) Whatever your...

  • Egan: The Château Laurier and why we care
    Monday, July 8, 2019

    OTTAWA CITIZEN | Opinion, By Kelly Egan

    I checked into the Château Laurier for the first time on a muggy Saturday in June 1991, a nervous groom with a fresh haircut, and left the next day a...

  • An Immigrant's Perspective on Why Mayor Watson and Ottawa City Council Should Support the Château Laurier Motion
    Saturday, July 6, 2019

    Thanks to Daniel Bezalel Richardsen for sharing his letter sent to Mayor Watson and City Councillors, which he titled "An Immigrant's Perspective on Why You Should Support the Château Laurier...