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.

For the latest Château Laurier related news, CLICK HERE to visit our dedicated webpage.

  • Your Voice Matters—Ask our Elected Officials to Support the Château Laurier Motion on June 26
    Wednesday, June 26, 2019
    UPDATE | JUNE 26, 2019 — IT'S NOT OVER!

    Councillor Mathieu Fleury tabled his "notice of motion" at the June 26 Council meeting, which passed by a narrow vote of 12-10.  As a result, the Château...

  • Fate of Château Laurier Lies with Planning Committee on June 13 — YOUR VOICE MATTERS!
    Monday, June 10, 2019

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    UPDATE | JUNE 26 —YOUR VOICE MATTERS! Contact the Mayor and Ottawa City Councillors before July 10, 2019.

    Click here for details: https://heritageottawa.org/chateau-laurier-...

  • In Response to Letter from Heritage Ottawa, City-Owned Heritage Buildings unavailable for Corporate Naming Rights
    Wednesday, March 13, 2019

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    Heritage Ottawa recently learned that at least two of the city's most important heritage structures appear on a list of city-owned buildings available for corporate naming...

  • HERITAGE OTTAWA | Response to Latest Design for Proposed Addition to Château Laurier | March 2019
    Monday, March 4, 2019

    HERITAGE OTTAWA | STATEMENT OF MARCH 4, 2019

    For more than two years, Canadians have been witnessing with growing concern a sequence of various design proposals for an addition to the...

  • Booth Street Complex One Step Closer to Designation under Ontario Heritage Act
    Monday, February 11, 2019

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    A city staff report recommending designation of the Booth Street Complex as a property of cultural heritage value under the Ontario Heritage Act (OHA) received the support...

  • STUDENT EXHIBITION continues the discussion of forthcoming Château Laurier addition
    Sunday, December 9, 2018

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    An exhibition of alternative designs for an addition to the Château Laurier Hotel, created by students of Carleton University's Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism,...

  • Today's Letters: Here's why the City of Ottawa must expropriate Somerset House
    Tuesday, November 20, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN | EDITORIAL BOARD, By David Jeanes

    Re: Owner of Somerset House would rather tear it down, build a replica building, Nov. 16, 2018

    So the owner of Somerset House has...

  • OUTSIDE THE BOX: An Exhibition of Alternative Designs for an Addition to the Château Laurier
    Monday, November 19, 2018

     

    Heritage Ottawa is pleased to be hosting an exhibit of designs for an addition to the Château Laurier created by students at Carleton University’s Azrieli School of Architecture and...

  • Heritage Ottawa Asks the Municipal Candidates Where They Stand on Heritage
    Monday, October 22, 2018

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    The municipal elections on October 22 provided an opportunity to consider the vital role of heritage places in our urban, suburban and rural environments.

    To see...

  • Heritage Ottawa Supports Stronger Measures to Save Somerset House
    Tuesday, September 18, 2018

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    In a media release today, Heritage Ottawa expressed support for strong measures being put in place to protect Somerset House from further deterioration.  Located at the...

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