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.

For the latest Château Laurier related news, CLICK HERE to visit our dedicated webpage.

  • YOUR VOICE MATTERS: Submit Your Online Feedback re: Château Laurier Addition by March 9
    Monday, March 5, 2018


    Our heritage stands at a critical crossroads.

    A controversial application for major alterations to Ottawa's Château Laurier Hotel, if allowed to proceed as proposed...

  • Advocacy Matters | February 2018
    Wednesday, February 28, 2018


    Recent Matters

    The City of Ottawa's Built Heritage Sub-Committee (BHSC) met on February 8, 2018 to consider current heritage applications and related recommendations of city...

  • Heritage panel slams brakes on bid to demolish Lester B. Pearson's 1950s home
    Thursday, February 8, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    The city’s built-heritage subcommittee on Thursday turned down the Uganda High Commission’s application to demolish a Sandy Hill building that was once home...

  • Fight to save historic Stittsville barn headed to court
    Tuesday, January 16, 2018

    CBC NEWS, By Laura Osman

    The City of Ottawa is taking Richcraft Homes to court, alleging the builder has neglected to make necessary repairs to a historic barn in the city's west end.

  • Advocacy Matters | January 2018
    Tuesday, January 9, 2018


    Upcoming Matters

    The City of Ottawa’s Built Heritage Subcommittee (BHSC) meets on Thursday, January 11 with three items on the agenda.

    • An application to demolish...

  • Have Your Say on the Future of Sparks Street
    Friday, December 22, 2017


    What do you think the City should consider as it develops a plan for the revitalization of the Sparks Street Pedestrian Mall?

    Share your ideas and comments! Take a...

  • Developer to Present Plans for Partial Demolition of Convent Building at Open House
    Monday, December 11, 2017


    Ashcroft Homes, owner of the Sisters of the Visitation Convent at 114 Richmond Road, is proposing to partially demolish the heritage-designated convent building and to...

  • Advocacy Matters | November 2017
    Sunday, November 26, 2017


    Upcoming Matters

    The next meeting of the City of Ottawa’s Built Heritage Sub-Committee (BHSC) takes place on Friday, December 1 at 9:30 am at Ottawa City Hall.


  • Heritage Ottawa: Submissions to Built Heritage Subcommittee, September 2017 Agenda
    Wednesday, September 13, 2017


    The City of Ottawa's Built Heritage Sub-Committee (BHSC) meets monthly at Ottawa City Hall to review heritage applications and provide its recommendations.

    The next...

  • Coffman: Planning Committee and the Register
    Tuesday, September 12, 2017

    THE HTA BLOG / By Peter Coffman

    I addressed the City’s Planning Committee today as it met to vote on additions to the Heritage Register recommended last month by City staff. I blogged about...