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

  • Council approves Addition to Château Laurier with plan to Tweak Modernist Design
    Wednesday, June 27, 2018

    GLOBAL NEWS, By Beatrice Britneff

    Council agreed today that planners have more work to do on the design of the Château Laurier expansion, a controversial process that has dragged on for...

  • Councillors risk ceding influence over Château addition, heritage group warns
    Tuesday, June 26, 2018

    CBC NEWS, By Laura Osman

    The president of Heritage Ottawa is warning city councillors they may be about to lose their last chance to veto the design for a modernist addition to the Château...

  • More design work on Château Laurier expansion endorsed by planning committee
    Tuesday, June 26, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    There wasn’t much fuss over the proposed Château Laurier expansion during Tuesday’s planning committee meeting.

    Councillors simply approved a...

  • Back to the drawing board for round five of Château Laurier expansion
    Tuesday, June 26, 2018

    EDMONTON SUN, By Jon Willing

    City council could neuter itself on Wednesday as Ottawa’s watchdog for heritage properties when it considers kicking the final design responsibility for the...

  • Heritage Ottawa to Built Heritage Sub-committee re: Chateau Laurier Addition | JUNE 18, 2018
    Sunday, June 24, 2018

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    The following text was formally submitted by Heritage Ottawa to the Built Heritage Sub-committee for consideration at its meeting of June 18, 2018. President David Jeanes...

  • Phyllis Lambert to Mayor Jim Watson: Architects of Proposed Château Laurier Addition "Have Not Found a Viable Approach"
    Saturday, June 23, 2018

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    Architectural visionary Phyllis Lambert, widely considered one of the world's most influential figures in architecture, has written a letter to Mayor Jim Watson to express...

  • Coffman on Proposed Château Laurier Addition: Compatibility
    Friday, June 22, 2018

    THE HTA BLOG, By Peter Coffman

    Several objections were raised at last Monday’s meeting of the Built Heritage Sub-Committee to the proposed extension of the Château Laurier. The thread that...

  • Jeanes: Château Laurier addition – design excellence must be the standard
    Thursday, June 21, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By David Jeanes

    The following is offered in rebuttal to a column by Mohammed Adam (Ottawa Citizen, June 11) about the proposed addition to the Château Laurier:

    ...

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

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    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 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...

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