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.


  • Heritage in the Service of City Building: Celebrating 50 Years of Heritage Ottawa
    Monday, January 30, 2017

    Heritage Ottawa was honoured to have Councillor Tobi Nussbaum deliver the following keynote address at our January 'Heritage Ottawa at 50' event.

    By Councillor Tobi Nussbaum


  • Civic Hospital Relocation - Let's Save the Farm and Get this Right
    Thursday, December 1, 2016

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, by Leslie Maitland

    The last week has been a roller-coaster ride for the citizens of Ottawa. First, many were encouraged to see the National Capital Commission Board vote in...

  • Heritage Ottawa: Remarks on Revised Design of Proposed Addition to Château Laurier
    Sunday, November 27, 2016


    The Château Laurier, a prominent Ottawa landmark since 1912, is clearly a special place.

    A National Historic Site of Canada and a designated structure under the...

  • Heritage Ottawa Welcomes NCC Recommendation of Tunney's Pasture as Site for New Civic Hospital
    Friday, November 25, 2016

    HERITAGE OTTAWA, By Leslie Maitland

    Heritage Ottawa welcomes the National Capital Commission’s recommendation of Tunney’s Pasture as the preferred site for a new Civic Campus of The Ottawa...

  • Group unhappy with proposed makeup of planning advisory committee
    Monday, October 31, 2016

    METRO NEWS / OTTAWA, By Adam Kveton

    A new provincial bill is requiring cities like Ottawa to create planning advisory committees in an effort to encourage greater...

  • 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...