General News

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

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • Heritage Ottawa still really hates the Château Laurier redesign
    Monday, June 4, 2018


    The latest attempt at designing a major addition to Ottawa's historic Château Laurier is "the most disgraceful act of heritage vandalism of our generation," according to...

  • 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: Response to Latest Design for Proposed Addition to Château Laurier | June 2018
    Sunday, June 3, 2018


    Owners of the Château Laurier have unveiled their latest design for a proposed addition to the venerable historic hotel, a National Historic Site...

  • 24 Sussex is crumbling ... and now we have the details
    Saturday, June 2, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Tom Spears

    Memo to the Trudeau family: You’re smart to stay out of 24 Sussex Drive. Engineers say its walls might drop pieces of rock on those who live there.


  • Architects take another stab at Château Laurier revamp
    Thursday, May 31, 2018
    Three previous design attempts widely panned by heritage experts, public

    CBC NEWS OTTAWA, By Laura Osman

    The applicant has received some public feedback that expressed concern about the...