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.

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

 

  • Heritage Ottawa Report: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR DRAFT NEW OFFICIAL PLAN
    Thursday, March 25, 2021
    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    On March 22, 2021, Heritage Ottawa submitted its Report on City of Ottawa’s Draft of the New Official Plan to the City.  The Report addresses both the draft of the new Official...

  • Heritage Ottawa Supports Redevelopment of Two Historic Centretown Properties After Proposed High-Rises reduced to Mid-Rises
    Wednesday, March 24, 2021
    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    In late February City Council approved the redevelopment and intensification of two important properties in Centretown: the historic Andrew Fleck House at 593 Laurier Avenue West...

  • In Support of Federal Protection for Canada's National Historic Sites
    Thursday, March 18, 2021

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    Heritage Ottawa has sent a letter to the Mayor and Councillors supporting Ottawa City Council’s Motion of February 24 approving a letter from Mayor Watson to the federal...

  • Deschâtelets Building: Heritage Ottawa Believes Demolition of Chapel Wing Premature
    Wednesday, September 9, 2020

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    UPDATE: On September 10, 2020, Planning Committee approved the demolition of the Chapel Wing of the heritage-designated Deschâtelets Building in Old Ottawa East

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  • Château Laurier Addition: Heritage Ottawa Announces Settlement Agreement with Hotel Owner and New Design for Proposed Addition
    Thursday, August 13, 2020

    HERITAGE OTTAWA | Media Release

    HERITAGE OTTAWA is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with Capital Hotel Limited Partnership, an affiliate of Larco Investments Ltd., and...

  • Community to Vote on Special Levy to Allow Purchase of 21 Withrow—Kilmorie House
    Monday, February 24, 2020

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    The longstanding community effort to preserve 21 Withrow Avenue as a community centre and green space will soon hinge on a vote by area residents. 

    The lushly-treed...

  • HERITAGE OTTAWA SUPPORTS PRIVATE SENATE BILL TO PROTECT HISTORIC BUILDINGS NEAR PARLIAMENT HILL
    Friday, December 13, 2019

    HERITAGE OTTAWA | Media Advisory

    Ottawa, ON, December 13, 2019 – This past Tuesday, the Hon. Serge Joyal introduced a private member's bill into the Senate, Bill S-203 “An Act to amend the...

  • An Open Letter to Ministers Responsible for Heritage in National Capital
    Thursday, December 5, 2019

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    On December 2, Heritage Ottawa submitted an open letter to the Hon. Anita Anand, Minister of Public Works and Procurement Canada with responsibility for the National...

  • HERITAGE OTTAWA: LETTER TO PM | 24 SUSSEX DR
    Tuesday, December 3, 2019

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    On December 2, Heritage Ottawa submitted a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau regarding the future of 24 Sussex Drive. The letter was copied to the leaders of the...

  • Belliveau: Election's over. Now, who will stand up for Canada’s national heritage?
    Saturday, November 30, 2019

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Richard Belliveau

    A new federal cabinet has been named. Now, who will stand up for our national heritage in the capital?

    Canadians are shocked that there is no...

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