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.

  • Heritage Ottawa to Built Heritage Sub-committee re: Chateau Laurier Addition | JUNE 18, 2018
    Friday, June 22, 2018

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    The following text was formally submitted by Heritage Ottawa to the Built Heritage Sub-committee for consideration at its meeting of June 18, 2018. President David Jeanes...

  • Phyllis Lambert to Mayor Jim Watson: Architects of Proposed Château Laurier Addition "Have Not Found a Viable Approach"
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    Architectural visionary Phyllis Lambert, widely considered one of the world's most influential figures in architecture, has written a letter to Mayor Jim Watson to express...

  • Heritage Ottawa: Response to Latest Design for Proposed Addition to Château Laurier | June 2018
    Sunday, June 3, 2018

    HERITAGE OTTAWA | STATEMENT OF JUNE 3, 2018

    Owners of the Château Laurier have unveiled their latest design for a proposed addition to the venerable historic hotel, a National Historic Site...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

    ...

  • 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.

    ...

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