Ottawa Now – ‘I think this counts as a victory for heritage in Ottawa’: City unveils new Chateau Laurier design


After almost four years of controversy and several iterations, the expansion of the historic Chateau Laurier Hotel has a new look. An agreement was announced between Capital Hotel Limited Partnership and Heritage Ottawa for the proposed addition to the Downtown Ottawa staple. Heritage Ottawa says the new two-pavilion design is more compatible with the irregular silhouette of the original hotel, while also reopening iconic views to the rear courtyard. Barry Padolsky is an architect and a member of the City of Ottawa Built Heritage Sub-Committee. He joins Matt Harris on Ottawa Now.​