Heritage Ottawa brings you heritage-related news and developments from Ottawa and the National Capital Region.
Restoration begins for heritage buildings destroyed in ByWard Market fireThursday, August 8, 2019
CBC NEWS, By Krystalle Ramlakhan
Businesses in the ByWard Market that were destroyed by a fire in April can start the cleanup and restoration process soon.
The William Street...
Will Parliament Finally Protect Historic Sites in Law?Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Federal lawmakers have talked for years about a law to protect historic sites. The Château Laurier fiasco shows that it’s time to finally act.
Heritage Ottawa hires lawyers to fight Château Laurier additionWednesday, July 31, 2019
Ottawa heritage advocates have hired a legal team as they try to stop what they call an "inappropriate" addition to the Château Laurier hotel.
The addition at the rear of...
Heritage Ottawa Retains Legal Counsel, Launches Fundraising Campaign to Save the Chateau LaurierTuesday, July 30, 2019
HERITAGE OTTAWA | MEDIA RELEASE
Heritage Ottawa has retained legal representation in its ongoing efforts to protect the Château Laurier from a proposed inappropriate addition. Heritage...
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...
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
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...
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...
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...