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

  • National Indigenous Peoples Day in Ottawa
    Thursday, June 21, 2018


    Today is an historic National Indigenous Peoples Day for Ottawa. On this day, the City established the permanent presence at City Hall of the flags of the Algonquin...

  • Heritage Sub-committee wants council to send Château Laurier back to the drawing board
    Monday, June 18, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    The city’s built-heritage subcommittee is recommending the architects of the Château Laurier addition go back to the drawing board.

    The panel of...

  • Heritage committee demands more changes to Château annex
    Monday, June 18, 2018

    'We want to feel the addition loves the Château as much as we do'

    CBC NEWS, By Laura Osman

    The architects behind a controversial addition to Ottawa's Château Laurier still don't have...

  • When Architecture Fails to Speak for Itself… The Château Laurier Addition
    Thursday, June 14, 2018

    Savanturier Blog,  By Andrew Waldron

    Imagine it is 2030 and over the past decade the Château Laurier addition has been derided not only for its misunderstanding of architecture, but for the...

  • Reevely: Latest plans for Château Laurier finally clear the lowest bar
    Tuesday, June 12, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Dave Reevely

    The latest plans for an addition to the Château Laurier would have been a good starting point. They can’t be the end.

    Two years after throwing up a...

  • Council decision on Château Laurier addition will be based on rules, not feelings
    Tuesday, June 12, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    Ottawa city council’s decision on the controversial Château Laurier addition will come down to how the proposal stacks up against the rules, not the feelings...

  • City hall heritage experts recommend approving the controversial Château Laurier addition
    Monday, June 11, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    City heritage planners support the Château Laurier’s proposed design for its glassy seven-storey addition, despite hearing strong opposition from the...

  • City staff give thumbs up to Chateau Laurier redesign
    Monday, June 11, 2018

    CBC NEWS, By Ryan Tumilty

    City staff are recommending council approve a proposed addition to the iconic Chateau Laurier that heritage advocates have denounced.

    In a report released...

  • Château Laurier architect defends modernist addition
    Sunday, June 10, 2018

    CBC NEWS | OTTAWA, By Laura Osman

    The architect behind the maligned Château Laurier addition is defending his latest design, and hoping once it is built people will come to believe the...

  • Heritage Ottawa Slams Latest Designs for Landmark Hotel
    Wednesday, June 6, 2018


    Heritage Ottawa has slammed the latest designs for a new seven-storey addition at the rear of the Château Laurier hotel in downtown Ottawa. The preservation group is “...