Friday, 1 June 2012

Chateau Laurier hotel centennial

Today, 1 June 2012, marks the centennial of the opening of Ottawa's landmark hotel, the Chateau Laurier, when Sir Wilfred Laurier signed the register to begin operations. The planned earlier opening ceremony had been marred by the death on the Titanic of Charles Melville Hayes, the President of the Grand Trunk Rail Road.

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