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: Remarks on the Heritage Register
    Wednesday, September 13, 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Heritage Ottawa: Submissions to Built Heritage Subcommittee, June 2017 Agenda
    Thursday, June 8, 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.

    There was...

  • Somerset House Makes National List of Top Ten Endangered Landmarks
    Thursday, June 8, 2017

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Matthew Pearson

    Downtown Ottawa’s most infamous eyesore has made a national list of endangered heritage landmarks.

    Somerset House is among 10 spots included on the...

  • Your Voice Matters: Ottawa's Designated Heritage at Risk
    Sunday, May 21, 2017

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    UPDATE | May 24:  Ottawa City Council has voted in favour of the recommendations of city staff, the Built Heritage Subcommittee and Heritage Ottawa to refuse the demolition...

  • City Releases Summary of Public Comments Regarding Proposed Addition to Château Laurier
    Thursday, May 11, 2017

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    A summary of public comments regarding the proposed Château Laurier addition has been released by the City of Ottawa.

    The comments came in response to the online...

  • Heritage Ottawa: Submissions to Built Heritage Subcommittee, May 2017 Agenda
    Wednesday, May 10, 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.

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