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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  • Celebrating a Successful Advocay Effort for respect of the Capital's Long Term Vision and Plan
    Wednesday, April 20, 2016
    Memorial to the Victims of Communism to be built at new location


    Advocating for the protection of Ottawa's built heritage and cultural landscapes is an ongoing effort for...

  • Editorial: Limiting Public Input on the Hospital
    Wednesday, March 9, 2016

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, Editorial Board

    There has been “confusion” about how the public is to be consulted on building a new Civic campus for The Ottawa Hospital, admits CEO Dr. Jack Kitts. Indeed...

  • Public Has its say on proposed super-hospital site
    Tuesday, March 8, 2016

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Aeden Helmer

    The public was finally given the chance to offer feedback on the site of the city’s new multibillion-dollar hospital on Monday night, and the people didn’t...

  • Hospital goes to public with pitch, but public won't get say in location
    Tuesday, March 8, 2016

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Elizabeth Payne

    It is time for Ottawa residents to “resolve our differences” over the location of a new Civic hospital and forge a plan for a new one, The Ottawa Hospital...

  • CBC Radio Interview: Kitts on New Hospital
    Monday, March 7, 2016

    CBC Morning

    Is the Central Experimental Farm the best site for a new hospital in Ottawa?

    After the controversy over the Central Experimental Farm site, The Ottawa Hospital is now...

  • Anderson: Stop Coveting the Experimental Farm
    Monday, February 29, 2016

    Heritage Ottawa and the Coalition to Protect the Central Experimental Farm remain concerned that the Farm is still the principle target for a new site for the Ottawa Hospital. We can still achieve...

  • Experimental Farm land deal kept under wraps before announcement, documents show
    Thursday, February 11, 2016

    CBC News, By Amanda Pfeffer

    Key stakeholders in a controversial decision in 2014 to lease land from the Central Experimental Farm (CEF) to The Ottawa Hospital were kept in the dark in...

  • 'We have to get this right': Hospital looks for options beyond Central Experimental Farm
    Wednesday, February 10, 2016

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Elizabeth Payne

    More than a year after announcing a new Civic hospital would be built on 60 acres of the historic Central Experimental Farm, The Ottawa Hospital now says...

  • Ottawa Hospital to review controversial site for new Civic campus
    Wednesday, February 10, 2016

    CBC News, By Amanda Pfeffer

    The Ottawa Hospital will review whether the 24-hectare Experimental Farm lands are the best site for its new facility, CBC News has learned.

    Eight years...

  • 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...