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Chateau Laurier celebrates centennial with amnesty … so bring back that fork
Did grandma steal silverware from the Fairmont Château Laurier? Or perhaps great-grandpa kept a bill from the castle’s early days when rooms cost $2 per night?

The landmark hotel, located next to the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year by launching an amnesty program for Chateau memorabilia including menus, dishes, furniture, matchbooks and pins.

“We’re looking for not only items that grandma may have slipped in her purse as a souvenir but also stories that go along with it,” says Deneen Perrin, a spokeswoman for the Fairmont Laurier which opened on June 1, 1912. (Photos: Postmedia News; Bloomburg)