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  • Statement to the Senate of Canada calls proposed Château Laurier Addition "a historical mistake"
    Wednesday, July 24, 2019

    Originally published on May 30, 2019. The following French/English statement against the proposed Château Laurier addition was delivered in the Senate of Canada on May 30 by Senator Serge Joyal....

  • Thomas D'Aquino to Mayor Jim Watson and Ottawa City Councillors: Fate of Historic Château Laurier is in Your Hands
    Wednesday, July 24, 2019

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    The following letter was sent by Thomas d'Aquino, noted entrepreneur and Member of the Order of Ottawa, to Mayor Jim Watson and all Ottawa City Councillors.

    July 4,...

  • Barry Padolsky to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: Why Proposed Addition to Château Laurier Should be Redesigned
    Wednesday, July 24, 2019

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    The following letter of concern for the proposed Chateau Laurier addition was sent by architect Barry Padolsky to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

    WHY THE PROPOSED...

  • HERITAGE OTTAWA | RESPONSE TO LATEST PROPOSED ADDITION TO CHÂTEAU LAURIER | MAY 2019
    Tuesday, July 23, 2019

    Originally published on May 25, 2019

    HERITAGE OTTAWA | STATEMENT OF MAY 25, 2019

    Heritage Ottawa has reviewed the fifth ‘’official’’ proposal for an addition to the Château Laurier...

  • Rivet: Château Laurier fight shows Canada's heritage sites are defenceless
    Tuesday, July 23, 2019

    This situation at the doorstep of Environment Minister Catherine McKenna’s riding should be a call to action for her, as the federal leader on national historic sites, to address this blatant...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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