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.

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  • Syrian Embassy at 46 Cartier Street
    Sunday, June 2, 2013

    Ms Angela Bogdan

    Chief of Protocol, Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development

    125 Sussex Drive

    Ottawa, ON

    K1A 0G2

    Dear Ms. Bogdan

    It has come...

  • Heritage Ottawa to CCCA Public Consultation
    Tuesday, April 23, 2013

    From a heritage perspective, our concerns are two.

    1. Protection of Class 1 & 2 Heritage Buildings

    We are all agreed that the HCD needs to be re-evaluated to bring it in line with...

  • Heritage Ottawa to Planning Committee: Centretown CDP
    Tuesday, March 26, 2013

    re: ACS2013-PAI-PGM-0066: Centretown CDP

    Heritage Ottawa was pleased to participate in the development of this plan, and appreciate that this document’s support for heritage in the...

  • Heritage Ottawa to Planning Committee re: 7 Clarence Street
    Monday, March 25, 2013

    Heritage Ottawa is disturbed that the condition of this building has gotten to this point.  Since it is likely that demolition of the existing structure will be approved, Heritage Ottawa would...

  • Heritage Ottawa to Built Heritage Sub-Committee re: 205 Crichton
    Friday, March 1, 2013

    A curious and undoubtedly unique situation, indeed! Heritage Ottawa appreciates this innovative approach to enhancing the heritage qualities of a building, and respecting the Heritage Conservation...

  • Heritage Ottawa to Built Heritage Sub-Committee re: 1518 Main Street, Stittsville
    Friday, March 1, 2013

    Heritage Ottawa appreciates that the City was willing to support a review of the building’s structural condition.

    In addition to our comments provided in December, 2013, as noted in the...

  • Heritage Ottawa to Planning Committee Re: Proposed Demolition of 273 and 275-279 Sussex Drive
    Tuesday, October 23, 2012

    To: Planning Committee, 23 Oct 2012 Re: Proposed Demolition of 273 and 275-279 Sussex Drive

    Ref No: ACS2012-PAI-PGM-0217

    Thank you, Chair and Councillors for this opportunity to...

  • Heritage Demolition By Neglect Report
    Thursday, February 12, 2009

    Report from Councillor Georges Bédard to the Local Architectural Advisory Committee (LACAC) and Planning and Environment Committee and Ottawa City Council, on the subject of HERITAGE DEMOLITION BY...

  • Emergency Protocol For Heritage Buildings At Risk
    Sunday, December 9, 2007

    Dear Mayor O’Brien and Members of Council:

    In my remarks at last Monday’s Committee of the Whole Meeting I suggested the need for the City to have an efficient and timely emergency protocol...