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.

  • Harper Government Broke Rules When Transferring Historic Land: Watchdog
    Tuesday, February 2, 2016


    The Harper government broke federal cabinet rules when it attempted to transfer a historic and culturally significant piece of land, said Ottawa’s...

  • Letter: Saving the Central Experimental Farm and Enabling Hospital Renewal
    Friday, January 29, 2016


    In response to a letter signed by nearly 50 agricultural and climate change scientists and heritage advocates including Heritage Ottawa, Federal Environment Minister...

  • Ottawa Hospital to leave farm land transfer "up to Politicians"
    Friday, January 29, 2016

    CBC News | Ottawa

    The Ottawa Hospital's chief of staff says he will leave the decision about where to build a new facility to replace the century-old Civic campus "up to the politicians."...

  • Environment Minister Catherine McKenna Vows to Revisit Experimental Farm Land Transfer
    Thursday, January 28, 2016

    CBC News, By Amanda Pfeffer

    Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna told reporters she has "concerns" about the impending transfer of 24 hectares of land from the Central...

  • The Importance of Rural Heritage
    Wednesday, January 27, 2016

    By Tobi Nussbaum

    At today’s City Council meeting, permission was granted to Richcraft Homes to take down the iconic Bradley/Craig Barn in Stittsville and move it to Saunders Farm, over 20...

  • Coalition Fights to Save Experimental Farm in Ottawa
    Monday, January 25, 2016

    The Western Producer, By Robert Amason

    A coalition of scientists and heritage advocates are trying to save what may be the second oldest piece of agricultural research land in the world....

  • Why the Bradley-Craig Barn Should Remain in Place
    Sunday, January 24, 2016


    A growing number of citizens and local organizations are voicing their concerns that the landmark Bradley-Craig Farmstead - a designated heritage property - should remain...

  • 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 how, from the...

  • 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 Edinburgh. 


  • 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...