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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  • 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...

  • Advocating for Protection of the Central Experimental Farm, A National Historic Site of Canada
    Tuesday, June 23, 2015


    The National Capital Commission (NCC) will hold its Annual Public Meeting on Thursday, June 25.

    Heritage Ottawa's President, David Jeanes, has registered the...

  • Medical Arts Building Passes First Hurdle towards Heritage Designation
    Friday, June 12, 2015

    HERITAGE OTTAWA, By Leslie Maitland

    The Medical Arts Building has passed the first hurdle towards designation under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act. At yesterday's meeting of the Built...

  • Advocating for the Integrity of the Central Experimental Farm, A National Historic Site
    Thursday, April 30, 2015

    Heritage Ottawa continues to advocate for the integrity of the Central Experimental Farm National Historic Site, a place which belongs to all Canadians and has immense importance as a scientific...

  • Re: Severance of Land at Central Experimental Farm for a New Civic Hospital Campus
    Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    Heritage Ottawa continues to advocate on behalf of the Central Experimental Farm. Here is a brief report of our recent actions.

    In December 2014, Heritage Ottawa wrote to Dr. Jack Kitts,...

  • Re: Mandate of Built Heritage Sub-Committee
    Thursday, April 9, 2015

    The following submission was made by Heritage Ottawa to the Built Heritage Subcommittee on April 9, 2015.


    9 April 2015

    Heritage Ottawa to Built Heritage Sub-Committee (BHSC...

  • Heritage Ottawa Submission to Planning Committee Re: 2015 Draft Operating and Capital Budget
    Tuesday, February 24, 2015

    Re: 2015 Draft Operating and Capital Budget - 2015.02.24 -  Agenda Item 10 

    For more than 40 years Heritage Ottawa volunteers have worked with City Council and staff, community associations...

  • Concerns For The Future of the Central Experimental Farm
    Sunday, February 15, 2015

    HERITAGE OTTAWA, By Leslie Maitland

    The recent announcement that 60 acres will be severed from the Central Experimental Farm (CEF) raises serious concerns for the future of this culturally...

  • Ottawa Landmark Heads for Designation
    Saturday, February 14, 2015

    HERITAGE OTTAWA, By Leslie Maitland

    ​The Built Heritage Sub-Committee (BHSC) has recommended the designation of St. Anne's Rectory, located at 17 Myrand Street in Lowertown, under Part IV...