General News

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

  • 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 “...

  • Heritage Ottawa responds to new design for Château Laurier
    Wednesday, June 6, 2018


    Now in its fourth iteration, a plan by architectsAlliance to expand Ottawa’s iconic Château Laurier  continues to meet a frosty reception.

    Designed in...

  • Heritage society denounces Chateau Laurier redesign as 'heritage vandalism'
    Tuesday, June 5, 2018


    OTTAWA — A preservation society is blasting the redesign of an addition to Ottawa’s stately Chateau Laurier hotel as “heritage vandalism,” but the lead architect on the...

  • Coffman on Château Laurier Addition: Subtraction
    Tuesday, June 5, 2018

    THE HTA BLOG, By Peter Coffman

    We have now seen yet another version of the proposed subtraction from the Château Laurier.  I know I’m supposed to call it the “addition to” the Château, but...

  • Welcoming Ottawa Week: June 18 to 30, 2018
    Tuesday, June 5, 2018


    As part of Welcoming Ottawa Week (WOW), June 18 to 30, 2018, the Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership, Heritage Ottawa, City of Ottawa and Immigration, Refugees and...

  • Heritage Ottawa ‘unimpressed’ with new Château Laurier design
    Monday, June 4, 2018

    GLOBAL NEWS, By Christopher Whan

    “The most disgraceful act of heritage vandalism of our generation” is how Heritage Ottawa describes the redesign of upgrades to the Château Laurier in a...

  • Heritage Ottawa pans latest attempt at Chateau Laurier addition: 'The most disgraceful act of heritage vandalism of our generation'
    Monday, June 4, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Matthew Pearson

    Heritage Ottawa has come out swinging against the latest plans for an addition to the venerated Château Laurier, calling the proposal “the most...