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.


  • Experimental Farm land deal kept under wraps before announcement, documents show
    Thursday, February 11, 2016

    CBC News, By Amanda Pfeffer

    Key stakeholders in a controversial decision in 2014 to lease land from the Central Experimental Farm (CEF) to The Ottawa Hospital were kept in the dark in...

  • Ottawa Hospital to review controversial site for new Civic campus
    Wednesday, February 10, 2016

    CBC News, By Amanda Pfeffer

    The Ottawa Hospital will review whether the 24-hectare Experimental Farm lands are the best site for its new facility, CBC News has learned.

    Eight years...

  • 'We have to get this right': Hospital looks for options beyond Central Experimental Farm
    Wednesday, February 10, 2016

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Elizabeth Payne

    More than a year after announcing a new Civic hospital would be built on 60 acres of the historic Central Experimental Farm, The Ottawa Hospital now says...

  • Harper Government Broke Rules When Transferring Historic Land: Watchdog
    Tuesday, February 2, 2016


    The Harper government broke federal cabinet rules when it attempted to transfer a historic and culturally significant piece of land, said Ottawa’s...

  • Letter: Saving the Central Experimental Farm and Enabling Hospital Renewal
    Friday, January 29, 2016


    In response to a letter signed by nearly 50 agricultural and climate change scientists and heritage advocates including Heritage Ottawa, Federal Environment Minister...

  • Ottawa Hospital to leave farm land transfer "up to Politicians"
    Friday, January 29, 2016

    CBC News | Ottawa

    The Ottawa Hospital's chief of staff says he will leave the decision about where to build a new facility to replace the century-old Civic campus "up to the politicians."...

  • Environment Minister Catherine McKenna Vows to Revisit Experimental Farm Land Transfer
    Thursday, January 28, 2016

    CBC News, By Amanda Pfeffer

    Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna told reporters she has "concerns" about the impending transfer of 24 hectares of land from the Central...

  • The Importance of Rural Heritage
    Wednesday, January 27, 2016

    By Tobi Nussbaum

    At today’s City Council meeting, permission was granted to Richcraft Homes to take down the iconic Bradley/Craig Barn in Stittsville and move it to Saunders Farm, over 20...

  • Coalition Fights to Save Experimental Farm in Ottawa
    Monday, January 25, 2016

    The Western Producer, By Robert Amason

    A coalition of scientists and heritage advocates are trying to save what may be the second oldest piece of agricultural research land in the world....

  • Why the Bradley-Craig Barn Should Remain in Place
    Sunday, January 24, 2016


    A growing number of citizens and local organizations are voicing their concerns that the landmark Bradley-Craig Farmstead - a designated heritage property - should remain...