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

  • Gillespie: The Château Laurier could be one of the best hotels in the world. But not this way
    Tuesday, July 16, 2019

    The expansion can and must still be stopped – and better ideas explored toward a new premier hotel for the next century.

    OTTAWA CITIZEN | OPINION, By Alastair Gillespie

    In the wake...

  • Pivotal moment for architecture in wake of Château Laurier plans
    Saturday, July 13, 2019

    CBC RADIO | THE HOUSE, Chris Hall

    An architectural historian says the contentious planned addition to the Château Laurier could be the wake-up call Canada needs to better protect historic...

  • Can the NCC fill the leadership void in the Château Laurier debacle?
    Saturday, July 13, 2019

    Its role is limited, but given the stakes, the public would welcome any leverage

    CBC NEWS, By Joanne Chianello

    It was the first time in three years that Mayor Jim Watson came even...

  • Controversial Chateau Laurier expansion not good enough, McKenna says
    Friday, July 12, 2019

    THE CANADIAN PRESS, By David Reevely

    OTTAWA—Environment Minister Catherine McKenna wants the owners of the iconic Chateau Laurier by Parliament Hill to come up with another plan for an...

  • What's next for the controversial Château Laurier addition?
    Friday, July 12, 2019

    CBC NEWS, By Kate Porter

    Critics opposing the proposed addition to the Château Laurier hotel in Ottawa say their fight is not over, and federal representatives say they're interested in...

  • Château Laurier: No Holding Out for a Hero
    Friday, July 12, 2019

    CONVIVIUM, By Raymond J. de Souza

    The Château Laurier fight is over. The hideous extension will be built and Major’s Hill Park will be despoiled as it will now dwell in the shadow of an...

  • Decoding Five Comments from Council's Château Laurier debate
    Thursday, July 11, 2019

    CBC NEWS, By Joanne Chianello

    The three-year debacle over the controversial addition to the Château Laurier hotel came to a quasi-end late Wednesday afternoon in a split vote, though...

  • Council ends Battle Château, motion to pull heritage permit defeated
    Thursday, July 11, 2019

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    Cries of “shame” howled from the public gallery Thursday after the majority of city council refused to reconsider a decision that allows the owner of the...

  • 'Betrayal of democracy': Reviled Château Laurier addition to go ahead
    Thursday, July 11, 2019

    CBC NEWS | By Joanne Chianello, Kate Porter

    Ottawa city council has upheld a decision to allow a reviled addition to the historic Château Laurier hotel, voting down an attempt to reopen the...

  • 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...