Heritage Ottawa promotes 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 Billings 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  efforts.

Heritage Ottawa maintains contact with the City of Ottawa Heritage Department and makes regular 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.

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


  • 70 Nicholas Street: High-Rise Proposal Integrates Historic Registry Office
    Monday, March 7, 2022



    At a Public Information Session hosted by Councillor Mathieu Fleury on March 1, 2022, there were no details presented on how the historic Registry Office would be...

  • Heritage Ottawa Concerned Ambiguous Language in New Official Plan Could Weaken Heritage
    Wednesday, March 2, 2022



    Heritage Ottawa is disappointed and concerned to learn that the final version of the new Official Plan (OP) approved by City Council included unclear and equivocal...

  • Revised Development Proposed for Strutt-Designed CNA Headquarters at 50 The Driveway
    Tuesday, February 8, 2022


    Heritage Ottawa has been closely following the proposal to redevelop the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) headquarters at 50 The Driveway in the Golden Triangle, next to...

  • 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...

  • 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...