If heritage preservation in Ottawa had a doomsday clock, its hands would be spinning wildly toward midnight right now. Why? Because we are fast running out of time to prevent what would be remembered as the most outrageous act of heritage vandalism of our generation.
March 9 – this Friday – is the deadline for submitting feedback to the City on the proposed addition to the Château Laurier.
It’s time for everyone who has been tweeting, retweeting, liking and commenting to make their voices heard in the one forum that City Hall won’t be allowed to ignore. Here’s the place to do it:
I can’t stress enough how important this is. If we go quiet, the addition goes ahead. Heritage is our birthright, not the property of developers to dole out as they see fit. This is a watershed moment for heritage preservation in this city – if we can’t save the Château Laurier from disfigurement, we can’t save anything.
Ottawa, we mustn’t blow this.
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