Advocacy

Heritage Ottawa advocates for the preservation of Ottawa’s distinctive built heritage and cultural landscapes. We speak out for and defend worthy heritage properties that are at risk of inappropriate intervention or loss.

The Billlings Estate, the East Block of the Parliament Buildings, and the Aberdeen Pavilion are just some of the properties that have benefitted from Heritage Ottawa's advocacy efforts.

Heritage Ottawa maintains contact with the City of Ottawa Heritage Department and makes regular advocacy presentations to the Built Heritage Sub-Committee, the Planning Committee, and other committees at Ottawa City Hall.

Some of Heritage Ottawa's advocacy related activities, including letters and presentations to the City's Built Heritage Sub-Committee, Planning Committee, and Ottawa City Council are available for review on these pages, along with other advocacy-related documents.

For the latest Château Laurier related news, CLICK HERE to visit our dedicated webpage.

  • Château Laurier Addition: Heritage Ottawa Announces Settlement Agreement with Hotel Owner and New Design for Proposed Addition
    Thursday, August 13, 2020

    HERITAGE OTTAWA | Media Release

    HERITAGE OTTAWA is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with Capital Hotel Limited Partnership, an affiliate of Larco Investments Ltd., and...

  • Community to Vote on Special Levy to Allow Purchase of 21 Withrow—Kilmorie House
    Monday, February 24, 2020

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    The longstanding community effort to preserve 21 Withrow Avenue as a community centre and green space will soon hinge on a vote by area residents. 

    The lushly-treed...

  • HERITAGE OTTAWA SUPPORTS PRIVATE SENATE BILL TO PROTECT HISTORIC BUILDINGS NEAR PARLIAMENT HILL
    Friday, December 13, 2019

    HERITAGE OTTAWA | Media Advisory

    Ottawa, ON, December 13, 2019 – This past Tuesday, the Hon. Serge Joyal introduced a private member's bill into the Senate, Bill S-203 “An Act to amend the...

  • An Open Letter to Ministers Responsible for Heritage in National Capital
    Thursday, December 5, 2019

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    On December 2, Heritage Ottawa submitted an open letter to the Hon. Anita Anand, Minister of Public Works and Procurement Canada with responsibility for the National...

  • HERITAGE OTTAWA: LETTER TO PM | 24 SUSSEX DR
    Tuesday, December 3, 2019

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    On December 2, Heritage Ottawa submitted a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau regarding the future of 24 Sussex Drive. The letter was copied to the leaders of the...

  • Belliveau: Election's over. Now, who will stand up for Canada’s national heritage?
    Saturday, November 30, 2019

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Richard Belliveau

    A new federal cabinet has been named. Now, who will stand up for our national heritage in the capital?

    Canadians are shocked that there is no...

  • Demolition by neglect: Vacant 24 Sussex costing taxpayers millions
    Thursday, November 28, 2019

    Heritage Ottawa's Leslie Maitland appeared on CTV News today to comment on the ongoing "demolition by neglect" of 24 Sussex Drive.

    CLICK HERE for the video segmment at CTVnews.ca

    ...
  • Planning Committee Recommends Approval of New Subdivision at Historic Nepean Estate
    Friday, November 15, 2019

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    Heritage Ottawa submitted a written appeal to the city's Planning Committee this week, urging it to delay recommendation of the Zoning Bylaw Amendment and Plan of...

  • IMPORTANT PARTIAL VICTORY: Committee of Adjustment Ruling Denies "Minor Variance" for Château Laurier Addition
    Friday, September 27, 2019

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    In a unanimous ruling today, the Committee of Adjustment refused a "minor variance" for the Château Laurier addition.

    The ruling, which follows the Committee's...

  • CHÂTEAU LAURIER: Heritage Ottawa Files Court Application Against Council Delegating Authority to Staff Over Hotel Addition
    Monday, September 16, 2019

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    Heritage Ottawa’s legal representative, Michael S. Polowin, Gowling WLG, today filed a Notice of Application to Quash with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice that...

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