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.

To learn more about our major advocacy efforts, visit 50 Years | 50 Stories on our website.


  • Heritage Ottawa Successfully Advocates for Improved Heritage Considerations in New Official Plan
    Tuesday, November 2, 2021


    The approval of the new Official Plan (OP) by Ottawa City Council on October 27 concludes more than two years of community concern and public engagement over how this...

  • Central Experimental Farm National Historic Site: Impact of new Ottawa Hospital
    Tuesday, October 5, 2021

    HERITAGE OTTAWA / Updated October 13, 2021

    Heritage Ottawa has been actively involved in a collective effort to protect the integrity of the Farm since the construction of a new hospital...

  • Should the feds 'save' the Alexandra Bridge? Some Ottawa-Gatineau candidates think so
    Saturday, September 18, 2021

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, by Taylor Blewett

    A group working to dissuade the federal government from its plan to tear down and replace the aged Alexandra Bridge, a key element of the National Capital...

  • Media Release: Coalition Calls on Election Candidates to Take a Position on the Alexandra Bridge
    Wednesday, September 15, 2021

    The Alexandra Bridge Coalition has asked candidates from the major political parties in the National Capital region for their position on the future of the bridge. The Coalition has called on all...

  • Heritage Ottawa Submits Feedback: 1495 Heron Road (Former Federal Study Centre)
    Thursday, May 6, 2021

    Heritage Ottawa

    In July, 2020 the Canada Lands Company (CLC), a federal crown corporation that specializes in real estate and development, acquired a 21-acre property from Public Services...

  • Media Release: New Coalition Forms to Save Alexandra Bridge
    Friday, April 30, 2021
    The Alexandra Bridge Coalition wants a Green Future for the Alexandra Bridge!

    The Federal Government proposes to demolish the Alexandra Bridge.

    The Alexandra Bridge Coalition proposes...

  • Heritage Ottawa Responds to Federal Budget 2021
    Friday, April 23, 2021

    On April 19, 2021 the federal budget was released and Heritage Ottawa was pleased to see major funding protecting Canada’s historic places.

    The Budget proposes to provide $28.7 million...

  • Heritage Ottawa Statement: Addition to Château Laurier Approved at LPAT
    Tuesday, April 20, 2021


    LPAT RULING UPDATE: The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) Settlement Hearing pertaining to the proposed addition to the Château Laurier was held on April 19, 2021. The...

  • Parks Canada Responds to MRT on Cultural Heritage
    Monday, April 19, 2021


    UPDATE: The Minister for Environment and Climate Change responsible for Parks Canada has submitted his Report and Response to the 2020 Parks Canada Ministerial Round Table...

  • Heritage Ottawa Submits Feedback: Parks Canada’s Rideau Canal Draft Management Plan
    Friday, April 2, 2021


    On March 31, 2021, Heritage Ottawa submitted comments to Parks Canada on its draft 2021-2031 Management Plan for the Rideau Canal National Historic Site.