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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  • Last Chance to Make Your Views Known: NCC Online Survey Re: Hospital Location Closes Today
    Thursday, October 6, 2016

    Today, October 6,  is the last day to have your say on the location of a future hospital campus.

    Heritage Ottawa remains concerned for the future of the Central Experimental Farm. There is...

  • Padolsky: Save the environment - Put the Civic hospital campus on the LRT line
    Tuesday, September 20, 2016

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Barry Padolsky

    In November 2014, the former Stephen Harper government allocated 60 acres of the Central Experimental Farm, a National Historic Site, for a new Civic...

  • NCC lists a dozen possible sites for the rebuilt Ottawa Hospital
    Monday, September 12, 2016

    OTTAWA SUN, By Don Butler

    The National Capital Commission will review 12 potential sites for the new $2-billion Civic campus of The Ottawa Hospital, including four on contested Central...

  • Ottawa's Outdoor Lab: Central Experimental Farm Research in the Era of Climate Change
    Friday, September 9, 2016

    Heritage Ottawa continues to advocate for protection of the Central Experimental Farm, a National Historic Site of Canada and active scientific research facility of global significance. The Farm...

  • Heritage Ottawa Supports a National Portrait Gallery at 100 Wellington
    Tuesday, September 6, 2016
    Public Consultation Continues to September 9


    On August 18, several members of Heritage Ottawa's board of directors welcomed the opportunity to tour the former U.S. Embassy...

  • Advocates Offer Advice for Ottawa's New Heritage Task Force
    Monday, July 25, 2016

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Matthew Pearson

    The first thing Mayor Jim Watson’s new heritage task force must do is ensure the city’s property standards bylaw is being actively enforced, says the...

  • Task force promises to help protect Ottawa’s architectural heritage
    Friday, July 15, 2016


    The City of Ottawa will create a heritage matters task force that will monitor heritage properties on a regular basis to help encourage the proper maintenance and protection...

  • Heritage Ottawa opposes demolition-by-neglect of Somerset House
    Thursday, June 30, 2016


    Formerly a grand landmark at the intersection of Bank and Somerset Streets, Somerset House appears doomed to be demolished piece-by-piece.

    The building has stood...

  • 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...