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.

  • 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...

  • CHÂTEAU LAURIER: PROPOSED ADDITION GOES TO COMMITTEE OF ADJUSTMENT ON SEPTEMBER 18
    Thursday, September 12, 2019

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    On September 18, the Committee of Adjustment will be considering an application by the owners of the Château Laurier for “minor variances” from the Heritage Overlay...

  • Heritage Ottawa Retains Legal Counsel, Launches Fundraising Campaign to Save the Chateau Laurier
    Tuesday, July 30, 2019

    HERITAGE OTTAWA | MEDIA RELEASE

    Heritage Ottawa  has retained legal representation in its ongoing efforts to protect the Château Laurier from a proposed inappropriate addition. Heritage...

  • Heritage Ottawa: Letter to the Hon. Lisa MacLeod, Minister Responsible for the Ontario Heritage Act: Château Laurier
    Saturday, July 27, 2019

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    The following letter was sent by Heritage Ottawa to the Honourable Lisa MacLeod, Ontario Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport responsible for the Ontario Heritage Act....

  • Heritage Ottawa: Letter to Minister of Canadian Heritage, Responsible for NCC | Château Laurier
    Thursday, July 25, 2019

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    On June 10, Heritage Ottawa submitted the following letter to the Hon. Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage, responsible for the National Capital Commission (NCC...

  • HERITAGE OTTAWA: LETTER TO UNESCO | CHÂTEAU LAURIER HOTEL
    Wednesday, July 24, 2019

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    On April 9, Heritage Ottawa submitted a letter to Dr. Mechtild Rössler, director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, and Dr. Isabelle Anatole-Gabriel, Chief of Europe...

  • HERITAGE OTTAWA | RESPONSE TO LATEST PROPOSED ADDITION TO CHÂTEAU LAURIER | MAY 2019
    Tuesday, July 23, 2019

    Originally published on May 25, 2019

    HERITAGE OTTAWA | STATEMENT OF MAY 25, 2019

    Heritage Ottawa has reviewed the fifth ‘’official’’ proposal for an addition to the Château Laurier...

  • Friends of the Château Laurier Retains Legal Representation in Ongoing Effort to Stop Proposed Addition to Historic Hotel
    Monday, July 8, 2019

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    National advocacy group FRIENDS OF THE CHÂTEAU LAURIER has retained legal representation in the course of ongoing efforts to protect the Château Laurier from the...

  • "Friends of the Château Laurier" Launches National Advocacy Effort
    Tuesday, July 2, 2019

    FRIENDS OF THE CHÂTEAU LAURIER, Media Advisory

    Taking action to bring about the redesign of the proposed addition to the iconic Château Laurier Hotel located across from Parliament Hill, a...

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