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

  • GIBBONS: Council must show some courage on Château Laurier file
    Monday, July 8, 2019

    OTTAWA SUN | OPINION, By Rick Gibbons

    It’s been called everything from an overgrown storage container to an homage to Soviet-style brutalism (thank you, Monte Solberg.) Whatever your...

  • Egan: The Château Laurier and why we care
    Monday, July 8, 2019

    OTTAWA CITIZEN | Opinion, By Kelly Egan

    I checked into the Château Laurier for the first time on a muggy Saturday in June 1991, a nervous groom with a fresh haircut, and left the next day a...

  • An Immigrant's Perspective on Why Mayor Watson and Ottawa City Council Should Support the Château Laurier Motion
    Saturday, July 6, 2019

    Thanks to Daniel Bezalel Richardsen for sharing his letter sent to Mayor Watson and City Councillors, which he titled "An Immigrant's Perspective on Why You Should Support the Château Laurier...

  • Ottawa’s Chateau Shipping Container
    Friday, July 5, 2019

    CONVIVIUM, By Raymond de Souza

    When Cardus opened our Ottawa office three years back, we were proud to be in the neighbourhood – Parliament a short walk west, the National Gallery and Notre...

  • Château Laurier owners threaten legal action if council rescinds approval
    Thursday, 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 years
    Wednesday, 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 ruined
    Wednesday, 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 Effort
    Tuesday, July 2, 2019


    Taking action to bring about the redesign of the proposed addition to the iconic Château Laurier Hotel located across from Parliament Hill, a...

  • Prominent Ottawa architect urges Trudeau to intervene over Château Laurier addition
    Sunday, 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...

  • EDITORIAL: For Canada Day, vow to rescue the Château Laurier from disaster
    Sunday, June 30, 2019


    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...