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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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • NCC's Role in the Proposed Transfer of 60 Acres from the Central Experimental Farm
    Tuesday, August 4, 2015


    At the public meeting of the National Capital Commission ( NCC)  Open House held on June 25, 2015, Heritage Ottawa President David Jeanes sought to clarify the role of the...

  • Continued Advocacy Efforts to Protect The Central Experimental Farm
    Tuesday, July 14, 2015


    At the public meeting of the Ottawa Hospital held on June 24, 2015  Leslie Maitland, Past President of Heritage Ottawa and Dr. Clarke Topp, Professor Emeritus presented the...

  • News Release: Group Takes Legal Action on Memorial to Victims of Communism
    Friday, June 26, 2015


    Today the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, Heritage Ottawa, and architects Barry Padolsky and Shirley Blumberg began an application in the Federal Court challenging...