General News

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

  • In the News: Heritage Ottawa Speaks Out on Proposed Addition to Château Laurier
    Monday, June 3, 2019


    June 3, 2019

    Heritage Ottawa's David B. Flemming discussed the proposed addition with CTV NEWS OTTAWA this morning, in advance of today's meeting of the the Built Heritage...

  • City's heritage subcommittee says Château Laurier design should be rejected
    Monday, June 3, 2019

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    An overwhelming number of the City of Ottawa’s official heritage protectors say council’s planning committee should reject the latest design of a proposed...

  • Don't like the Château Laurier addition? Blame your councillor
    Saturday, June 1, 2019

    Council abdicated political responsibility by approving it, sight unseen

    CBC NEWS, By Joanne Chianello

    If you hate the latest version of the Château Laurier hotel addition, and if...

  • Bill 108 Threatens Heritage Protection in Ontario: Your Voice Matters!
    Friday, May 31, 2019


    Heritage Ottawa calls upon the province of Ontario to remove Schedule 11, which proposes changes to the Ontario Heritage Act, from Bill 108.

    Regulations introduced to...

  • Coffman: The Château Laurier addition is genuinely incompatible. Here's why
    Wednesday, May 29, 2019


    City staff has decreed that the latest design for an addition to the Château Laurier meets the standard of compatibility with the historic hotel...

  • Why Ottawa can’t have nice things
    Wednesday, May 29, 2019

    The Château Laurier is the linchpin of a historic capital city that Canadians can be proud of. Ottawa is about to wreck it.

    Maclean's, By Stephen Maher

    If you have never walked...

  • Mayor Watson still underwhelmed with latest Château Laurier design
    Monday, May 27, 2019

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    The company that owns the Château Laurier is “tone-deaf” to criticisms piling up over the proposed addition to the historic hotel, Mayor Jim Watson said...

  • Latest Château Laurier design meets council's requirements for compatibility, city staff say
    Friday, May 24, 2019

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    City planners back the latest design of an addition to the Château Laurier, despite criticism that the expansion would sully the image of the heritage hotel...

  • Take 5: Latest Château Laurier addition design already under fire
    Thursday, May 23, 2019

    CBC NEWS, By Joanne Chianello

    The fifth — and possibly final — version of the controversial addition to Ottawa's iconic Château Laurier is now public, and while it's smaller in scale than...

  • Château Laurier owner files latest design for proposed major expansion, hopes to satisfy heritage advocates
    Wednesday, May 22, 2019

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    The owner of the Château Laurier has filed what it hopes will be its last attempt at designing an addition to the historic hotel.

    City staff on...