More photos of the former #InnOfTheProvinces being transformed into a new #HiltonGardenInn over the course of 2018. Some of these photos date to March, some from July. The hotel was almost demolished, and there was a push to get it a #heritage designation in 2016. The #hotel survives after all, but in a significantly altered form. From an @OttawaCitizen article in 2016:
“The bid comes from Sarah Jennings, a heritage building advocate, a boutique property developer herself, and the wife of the complex’s designer, Ian Johns. The site is now owned by Morguard Corp., which wants to tear down the defunct hotel and an adjoining low-rise building at Sparks and Bay streets and replace them with a 27-storey modern hotel and a 23-storey condo building.
“Johns worked for a company run by prominent land developer Bill Teron. It built the 350 Sparks St. complex to anchor the west end of Sparks Street and add buildings that would be a medium-height transition between taller ones downtown and shorter ones just to the west
“The existing buildings are brick, contrary to the fashion in the 1960s and ’70s for concrete, Jennings’ application says, and they’ve held up well compared to other buildings of the era.
“"The work was advanced for its time in Ottawa," the paperwork says, and won an architecture award.”
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