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.

  • Fight to save historic Stittsville barn headed to court
    Tuesday, January 16, 2018

    CBC NEWS, By Laura Osman

    The City of Ottawa is taking Richcraft Homes to court, alleging the builder has neglected to make necessary repairs to a historic barn in the city's west end.

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  • Advocacy Matters | January 2018
    Tuesday, January 9, 2018

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    Upcoming Matters

    The City of Ottawa’s Built Heritage Subcommittee (BHSC) meets on Thursday, January 11 with three items on the agenda.

    • An application to demolish...

  • Have Your Say on the Future of Sparks Street
    Friday, December 22, 2017

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    What do you think the City should consider as it develops a plan for the revitalization of the Sparks Street Pedestrian Mall?

    Share your ideas and comments! Take a...

  • Developer to Present Plans for Partial Demolition of Convent Building at Open House
    Monday, December 11, 2017

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    Ashcroft Homes, owner of the Sisters of the Visitation Convent at 114 Richmond Road, is proposing to partially demolish the heritage-designated convent building and to...

  • Advocacy Matters | November 2017
    Sunday, November 26, 2017

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    Upcoming Matters

    The next meeting of the City of Ottawa’s Built Heritage Sub-Committee (BHSC) takes place on Friday, December 1 at 9:30 am at Ottawa City Hall.

    Agenda...

  • Heritage Ottawa: Submissions to Built Heritage Subcommittee, September 2017 Agenda
    Wednesday, September 13, 2017

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    The City of Ottawa's Built Heritage Sub-Committee (BHSC) meets monthly at Ottawa City Hall to review heritage applications and provide its recommendations.

    The next...

  • Coffman: Planning Committee and the Register
    Tuesday, September 12, 2017

    THE HTA BLOG / By Peter Coffman

    I addressed the City’s Planning Committee today as it met to vote on additions to the Heritage Register recommended last month by City staff. I blogged about...

  • Heritage Ottawa: Remarks on the Heritage Register
    Monday, September 11, 2017

    HERITAGE OTTAWA, By Leslie Maitland, Co-Chair

    The Heritage Inventory Project is a priority for the City of Ottawa. The Inventory Project was created to develop a proper Heritage Register to...

  • The Heritage Register: Discussion Continues on CBC Ottawa Morning
    Tuesday, September 5, 2017

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    Cities value their unique heritage. Cultural and ecological benefits aside, studies have shown that designated heritage properties perform better than average in the real...

  • Coffman: Who's Afraid of Heritage?
    Friday, August 25, 2017
    Does the Past Have a Future in Ottawa?

    THE HTA BLOG / By Peter Coffman

    Early last year, the City of Ottawa began what’s known as the Heritage Inventory Project. The idea was to enable...

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