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

  • Ottawa’s Chateau Shipping Container
    Friday, July 5, 2019

    CONVIVIUM, By Raymond de Souza

    When Cardus opened our Ottawa office three years back, we were proud to be in the neighbourhood – Parliament a short walk west, the National Gallery and Notre...

  • Château Laurier owners threaten legal action if council rescinds approval
    Thursday, July 4, 2019

    CBC NEWS, By Joanne Chianello

    The planners behind the controversial Château Laurier hotel expansion have threatened legal action if Ottawa city council reverses its decision to allow the...

  • Architecture battle grips Canada's capital amid fears the Chateau Laurier is about to be ruined
    Wednesday, July 3, 2019

    National Post, By Brian Platt

    Under normal circumstances, a three-year planning dispute in Ottawa wouldn’t make the national news.

    But when it involves the landmark Chateau Laurier...

  • Egan: Suddenly-reluctant NCC has fussed over possible Château addition for years
    Wednesday, July 3, 2019

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Kelly Egan

    The National Capital Commission has made it clear it won’t influence the proposed addition to the Château Laurier — come hell or the highly hideous — only days...

  • "Friends of the Château Laurier" Launches National Advocacy Effort
    Tuesday, July 2, 2019

    FRIENDS OF THE CHÂTEAU LAURIER, Media Advisory

    Taking action to bring about the redesign of the proposed addition to the iconic Château Laurier Hotel located across from Parliament Hill, a...

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

    OTTAWA SUN | EDITORIAL

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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