John Lennon and Yoko Ono stayed at the Chateau Laurier Hotel in 1969, and their song "Give Peace a Chance" was recorded at another CN property, the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal. Renowned photographer Yousuf Karsh and his wife lived in the Chateau Laurier from 1980 until 1998.
The Chateau Laurier Hotel was a National Historic Site in 1979:
|Heritage Conservation Background Report, City of Ottawa. (From: The downtown Ottawa Public Library on Laurier Avenue.)|
The Chateau Laurier; Dominion Buildings and one thousand lighthouses should be placed on a Deathwatch---killed by:
3.) Weak to non-existent heritage laws.
4.) Insatiable greed.
|Apartment towers behind the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba.|