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.

  • Advocacy Matters | April 2018
    Thursday, April 12, 2018

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    The Built Heritage Subcommittee (BHSC) met on April 12 to consider two heritage applications.

    The first was an application to alter 132 Lisgar Road in the Rockcliffe...

  • Advocacy Matters | March 2018
    Friday, March 30, 2018

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    Recent Matters

    The City of Ottawa's Built Heritage Sub-Committee (BHSC) met on March 8, 2018 to consider an application to alter the former Grant Consolidated School at 2720...

  • HERITAGE OTTAWA: Remarks on Revised Design for Proposed Addition to the Château Laurier
    Monday, March 5, 2018

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    Last week, architects for owners of the Château Laurier Hotel revealed their latest design for a proposed expansion of the hotel, a National Historic Site of Canada.

    ...

  • YOUR VOICE MATTERS: Submit Your Online Feedback re: Château Laurier Addition by March 9
    Monday, March 5, 2018

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    Our heritage stands at a critical crossroads.


    A controversial application for major alterations to Ottawa's Château Laurier Hotel, if allowed to proceed as proposed...

  • Advocacy Matters | February 2018
    Wednesday, February 28, 2018

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    Recent Matters

    The City of Ottawa's Built Heritage Sub-Committee (BHSC) met on February 8, 2018 to consider current heritage applications and related recommendations of city...

  • Heritage panel slams brakes on bid to demolish Lester B. Pearson's 1950s home
    Thursday, February 8, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    The city’s built-heritage subcommittee on Thursday turned down the Uganda High Commission’s application to demolish a Sandy Hill building that was once home...

  • 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.

    ...
  • 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...

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