Annual General Meeting

Photo: Peter Coffman


Heritage Ottawa conducts its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in May of each year.  The evening provides an opportunity for members to socialize over light refreshements, and features a presentation by a special guest speaker on a matter of heritage interest.  Details of our 2019 AGM follow.


Members and their guests are invited to attend our Annual General Meeting on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at the Glebe Community Centre, beginning at 7:00 pm.

Heritage Ottawa Annual General Meeting

Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Glebe Community Centre, Scotton Hall
175 Third Avenue, Ottawa

Special Lecture — Building on the Past: Making New Additions to Old Buildings

As the design process for an addition to the Château Laurier reaches its final stages, the question of how to put a successful addition on a historic building is arguably the most urgent problem facing the Ottawa heritage community today. But it is very far from a new problem – in fact architects have been grappling with it for centuries. This presentation will look at examples of how this problem has been tackled from the Middle Ages to the present century, and see what history teaches us about the challenge posed by the Château.

Guest Speaker: Peter Coffman

Peter Coffman is an architectural historian specializing in medieval architecture and its revivals.  He is the author of the book Newfoundland Gothic, as well as numerous scholarly articles in Canadian and European periodicals and books.  He has a B.A. from the University of Toronto, a B.A.A. from Ryerson University, an M.A. from York University and a Ph.D. from Queen’s University.  He is the Supervisor of Carleton University’s History and Theory of Architecture program, and served two terms as President of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada.  He is also a Board member of Heritage Ottawa.

We hope that you and your guest will be able to join us for an enjoyable evening.  Light refreshments will be served following the lecture.

Information and RSVP: 613-230-8841 or


If you were unable to attend or wish to hear it again, CLICK HERE to view Peter Coffman's excellent talk on YouTube.

CLICK HERE for a reading list relating to this lecture.