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 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...