Ottawa

New Château Laurier expansion design incites fury online

A large proposed expansion for the historic Château Laurier hotel in downtown Ottawa was unveiled on Wednesday, and the public seems to be responding with a collective grimace.

Toronto architect Peter Clewes, a big part of Toronto's condo boom, designed hotel expansion

This is the design of the Château Laurier addition done by Peter Clewes, a Toronto architect. It has not been approved, but the public has expressed its rather strong dislike. (Supplied)

The Château Laurier made waves when it unveiled a proposed design for its expansion on Wednesday.

They were mainly waves of criticism on the design drawn up by Peter Clewes, one of the leading architects in Toronto's condo boom.

The fury came swiftly on social media. Here's a taste.

That included Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson.

Some people approve of the new design, though.