Photo: Heritage Ottawa

Thursday, September 12, 2019


On September 18, the Committee of Adjustment will be considering an application by the owners of the Château Laurier for “minor variances” from the Heritage Overlay Provisions of the Zoning By-law which applies to the Château Laurier property at 1 Rideau Street. Relief from these "minor vairances" is required before a Building Permit can be issued for the construction of the proposed addition to the historic hotel.

Heritage Ottawa’s legal counsel will be appearing at the Committee of Adjustment to challenge the application.

What is a Heritage Overlay?

A Heritage Overlay is a zoning provision which encourages the retention of existing heritage buildings by offering zoning incentives to reuse the buildings, and to limit the size of additions to preserve the heritage character of the original.

Heritage Ottawa believes that the variances requested are not minor because of their negative impact on the Château Laurier and its significant setting, and that the application for relief from the Heritage Overlay should be refused.

Have Your Say!

If you agree that the requested variances are not minor and that the application should be refused, now is the time to contact the Committee of Adjustment with your views.

To contact the Committee of Adjustment, send you comments by email to the Secretary-Treasurer at: by September 18.

Strength in numbers is important!

Consider attending the Committee of Adjustment in person. If you wish to speak, you can register in advance or simply sign up at the door.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 18 at 1:00 pm.

WHERE: The Chamber, 101 Centrepointe Drive (former Nepean City Hall) | Click Here for Map

NOTE: Only persons who have made written or verbal submissions to the Committee will have the right to do the same at the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT), should the Committee of Adjustment's decision be appealed.