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

  • Heritage Ottawa issues call to action over Château Laurier expansion (Radio Link)
    Thursday, March 8, 2018

    OTTAWA MATTERS | 1310 NEWS, By Mike Vlasveld

    Co-Chair of Heritage Ottawa Leslie Maitland thinks the City of Ottawa can do better in designing its Château Laurier expansion, and is asking...

  • Ottawa Citizen: Heritage Ottawa "hates" the new Château Laurier design
    Wednesday, March 7, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    The city’s volunteer advocacy group for heritage protection hates the latest design for the Château Laurier addition, but the planner overseeing the...

  • Heritage Ottawa issues 'call to action' against Château Laurier expansion
    Wednesday, March 7, 2018


    An Ottawa heritage advocacy group wants the entire country to tell Ottawa city council that the new proposed design for the Château Laurier's addition simply isn't good...

  • HERITAGE OTTAWA: Remarks on Revised Design for Proposed Addition to the Château Laurier
    Monday, March 5, 2018


    Last week, architects for owners of the Château Laurier Hotel revealed their latest design for a proposed expansion of the hotel, a National Historic Site of Canada.


  • YOUR VOICE MATTERS: Submit Your Online Feedback re: Château Laurier Addition by March 9
    Monday, March 5, 2018


    Our heritage stands at a critical crossroads.

    A controversial application for major alterations to Ottawa's Château Laurier Hotel, if allowed to proceed as proposed...

  • Coffman: The Château Laurier Open House Presentation—What Was Said
    Sunday, March 4, 2018

    By Peter Coffman

    In my last blog, I talked about the process at City Hall’s recent Château Laurier Open House. Today, I want to discuss the content.

    First observation: after hearing...

  • Reevely: Ottawa Hospital looks for ways to salvage heritage at Sir John Carling site
    Saturday, March 3, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By David Reevely

    Unless The Ottawa Hospital can build a new Civic campus around the old cafeteria at the Sir John Carling Building, the historic structure the government...

  • Coffman: Why Proposed Addition to Château Laurier is Incongruous With Historic Structure (Video Link)
    Wednesday, February 28, 2018


    The latest version of a proposed addition to Ottawa's Château Laurier "speaks a fundamentally different language than the historic building" says Peter Coffman, architectural...

  • New Banner Honours Heritage Ottawa Co-Founders Bob and Mary Anne Phiilips
    Monday, February 26, 2018

    HERITAGE OTTAWA, By Leslie Maitland

    A new banner honouring Heritage Ottawa’s co-founders will be featured at the 2018 Bob and Mary Anne Phillips Memorial Lecture taking place this Wednesday...

  • Proposed scheme for Booth complex keeps smoke stack, mixes heritage and contemporary
    Saturday, February 17, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    The “iconic” brick smoke stack that rises above an old federal complex on Booth Street would remain as part of a proposed redevelopment scheme that retains...