Advocacy

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.

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

 

  • Friends of the Château Laurier Retains Legal Representation in Ongoing Effort to Stop Proposed Addition to Historic Hotel
    Monday, July 8, 2019

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    National advocacy group FRIENDS OF THE CHÂTEAU LAURIER has retained legal representation in the course of ongoing efforts to protect the Château Laurier from the...

  • "Friends of the Château Laurier" Launches National Advocacy Effort
    Tuesday, July 2, 2019

    FRIENDS OF THE CHÂTEAU LAURIER, Media Advisory

    Taking action to bring about the redesign of the proposed addition to the iconic Château Laurier Hotel located across from Parliament Hill, a...

  • Your Voice Matters—Ask our Elected Officials to Support the Château Laurier Motion on June 26
    Wednesday, June 26, 2019
    UPDATE | JUNE 26, 2019 — IT'S NOT OVER!

    Councillor Mathieu Fleury tabled his "notice of motion" at the June 26 Council meeting, which passed by a narrow vote of 12-10.  As a result, the Château...

  • Château Laurier Motion — Contact Our Elected Officials Before Wednesday, June 26
    Saturday, June 22, 2019

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    Contact Our Elected Officials before Wednesday, June 26, 2019

    Your Voice Matters—Ask Our Elected Officials to Support the Chateau Laurier Motion on June 26

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  • Fate of Château Laurier Lies with Planning Committee on June 13 — YOUR VOICE MATTERS!
    Monday, June 10, 2019

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    UPDATE | JUNE 26 —YOUR VOICE MATTERS! Contact the Mayor and Ottawa City Councillors before July 10, 2019.

    Click here for details: https://heritageottawa.org/chateau-laurier-...

  • Château Laurier—Contact Our Elected Officials before Thursday, June 13
    Sunday, June 9, 2019

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    Contact Our Elected Officials before Thursday, June 13, 2019

    Fate of Château Laurier Lies with Planning Committee on June 13

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  • In Response to Letter from Heritage Ottawa, City-Owned Heritage Buildings unavailable for Corporate Naming Rights
    Wednesday, March 13, 2019

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    Heritage Ottawa recently learned that at least two of the city's most important heritage structures appear on a list of city-owned buildings available for corporate naming...

  • HERITAGE OTTAWA | Response to Latest Design for Proposed Addition to Château Laurier | March 2019
    Monday, March 4, 2019

    HERITAGE OTTAWA | STATEMENT OF MARCH 4, 2019

    For more than two years, Canadians have been witnessing with growing concern a sequence of various design proposals for an addition to the...

  • Booth Street Complex One Step Closer to Designation under Ontario Heritage Act
    Monday, February 11, 2019

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    A city staff report recommending designation of the Booth Street Complex as a property of cultural heritage value under the Ontario Heritage Act (OHA) received the support...

  • STUDENT EXHIBITION continues the discussion of forthcoming Château Laurier addition
    Sunday, December 9, 2018

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    An exhibition of alternative designs for an addition to the Château Laurier Hotel, created by students of Carleton University's Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism,...

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