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Château Laurier owners threaten legal action if council rescinds approvalThursday, July 4, 2019
CBC NEWS, By Joanne Chianello
The planners behind the controversial Château Laurier hotel expansion have threatened legal action if Ottawa city council reverses its decision to allow the...
Egan: Suddenly-reluctant NCC has fussed over possible Château addition for yearsWednesday, July 3, 2019
OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Kelly Egan
The National Capital Commission has made it clear it won’t influence the proposed addition to the Château Laurier — come hell or the highly hideous — only days...
Architecture battle grips Canada's capital amid fears the Chateau Laurier is about to be ruinedWednesday, July 3, 2019
National Post, By Brian Platt
Under normal circumstances, a three-year planning dispute in Ottawa wouldn’t make the national news.
But when it involves the landmark Chateau Laurier...
"Friends of the Château Laurier" Launches National Advocacy EffortTuesday, July 2, 2019
FRIENDS OF THE CHÂTEAU LAURIER, Media Advisory
Taking action to bring about the redesign of the proposed addition to the iconic Château Laurier Hotel located across from Parliament Hill, a...
EDITORIAL: For Canada Day, vow to rescue the Château Laurier from disasterSunday, June 30, 2019
OTTAWA SUN | EDITORIAL
On Canada Day, we conjure up images of the big red-and-white birthday bash in front of Parliament, the crowds partying along Rideau Street, the families spilling into...
Prominent Ottawa architect urges Trudeau to intervene over Château Laurier additionSunday, June 30, 2019
OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Joanne Laucius
Ottawa architect and heritage consultant Barry Padolsky has written an open letter to Justin Trudeau, asking the prime minister to step in to convince...
Egan: The secretive billionaires behind the Château additionThursday, June 27, 2019
OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Kelly Egan
We don’t know much about the real people behind the Château Laurier addition. And we likely never will.
Larco Investments bought the historic property...
Your Voice Matters—Ask our Elected Officials to Support the Château Laurier Motion on June 26Wednesday, June 26, 2019UPDATE | JUNE 26, 2019 — IT'S NOT OVER!
Councillor Mathieu Fleury tabled his "notice of motion" at the June 26 Council meeting, which passed by a narrow vote of 12-10. As a result, the Château...
Egan: If the NCC can't improve the Château addition, why have an NCC?Friday, June 21, 2019
OTTAWA CITIZEN | By Kelly Egan
A neighbour asked a good question the other day.
If the National Capital Commission can’t influence the design of the Château Laurier addition, can’t...
Who can save the Château Laurier from an eyesore addition?Wednesday, June 19, 2019
GLOBE AND MAIL, By Penny Collenette
Can you ever fight city hall? It’s not easy, especially when the future of a national iconic symbol is relegated and degraded to a simple municipal...