Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

October 23, 2021
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Showing its age

Ottawa’s Fairmont Château Laurier opened on June 1, 1912. The hotel cost $2 million to build and its 306 rooms were priced at $2 a night. This year marks its 100th anniversary. To celebrate, the hotel is asking Canucks and international travellers alike to bring back any menus, dishes, silver, furniture, and even matchbooks (but no towels) that they may have “acquired” as guests or otherwise to be part of a centennial display from June 1 through 2012. No questions asked. Overnight June 1 guests will be able to sign up for a behind-the-scenes hotel tour (space is limited) and the public will be welcomed on June 2 and 3 for period costume tours. There’ll be a centennial tea menu beginning on April 26, and, starting June 1, special monthly table d'hôte menus; June menus will be inspired by 1912 to 1930, July menus by 1940 to 1960, August the ’70s to the ’90s, September a review of the last 12 years, October a look ahead and November a “best of.” (866) 540-4410;

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