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.


  • Heritage Ottawa's Leslie Maitland Discusses 24 Sussex and Rideau Cottage with CBC Television
    Monday, November 2, 2015


    Heritage Ottawa's Leslie Maitland appeared on CBC Television's Our Ottawa today to discuss the heritage significance of 24 Sussex Drive and Rideau Cottage.

    When asked...

  • City Presents Draft of New Management Plan for New Edinburgh Heritage Conservation District
    Monday, August 24, 2015


    In consultation with members of the New Edinburgh Community Alliance and Heritage Ottawa, City Heritage staff have drafted a new Heritage Conservation District Plan for New...

  • Report on Built Heritage Sub-commiteee Meeting: August 13, 2015
    Friday, August 14, 2015

    HERITAGE OTTAWA, by Linda Hoad, Vice-President, Programs

    City Moves Towards New Heritage Designations

    There was a full agenda at the Built Heritage Sub-Committee (BHSC) meeting of August 13...

  • NCC's Role in the Proposed Transfer of 60 Acres from the Central Experimental Farm
    Tuesday, August 4, 2015


    At the public meeting of the National Capital Commission ( NCC)  Open House held on June 25, 2015, Heritage Ottawa President David Jeanes sought to clarify the role of the...

  • Continued Advocacy Efforts to Protect The Central Experimental Farm
    Tuesday, July 14, 2015


    At the public meeting of the Ottawa Hospital held on June 24, 2015  Leslie Maitland, Past President of Heritage Ottawa and Dr. Clarke Topp, Professor Emeritus presented the...

  • News Release: Group Takes Legal Action on Memorial to Victims of Communism
    Friday, June 26, 2015


    Today the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, Heritage Ottawa, and architects Barry Padolsky and Shirley Blumberg began an application in the Federal Court challenging...

  • Advocating for Protection of the Central Experimental Farm, A National Historic Site of Canada
    Tuesday, June 23, 2015


    The National Capital Commission (NCC) will hold its Annual Public Meeting on Thursday, June 25.

    Heritage Ottawa's President, David Jeanes, has registered the...

  • Medical Arts Building Passes First Hurdle towards Heritage Designation
    Friday, June 12, 2015

    HERITAGE OTTAWA, By Leslie Maitland

    The Medical Arts Building has passed the first hurdle towards designation under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act. At yesterday's meeting of the Built...

  • Advocating for the Integrity of the Central Experimental Farm, A National Historic Site
    Thursday, April 30, 2015

    Heritage Ottawa continues to advocate for the integrity of the Central Experimental Farm National Historic Site, a place which belongs to all Canadians and has immense importance as a scientific...

  • Re: Severance of Land at Central Experimental Farm for a New Civic Hospital Campus
    Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    Heritage Ottawa continues to advocate on behalf of the Central Experimental Farm. Here is a brief report of our recent actions.

    In December 2014, Heritage Ottawa wrote to Dr. Jack Kitts,...