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Controversial Château Laurier redesign gets green light from city council after bid to reconsider proposal fails

By Palak Mangat       

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, who represents the riding where the historic hotel is situated in, is offering to sit down with the city and Larco Investments, the Château Laurier's owner.

Larco Investments, the owner of the Château Laurier, is facing significant opposition from the public and some experts who fear its boxy look is not compatible with the historic structure. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Ottawa City Council on Thursday upheld an earlier vote to move ahead with the controversial redesign of the Château Laurier, killing a last-ditch attempt to save the historic hotel. 

Palak Mangat

Palak Mangat is an online reporter with The Hill Times.
- pmangat@hilltimes.com


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