Events

Learn more about Ottawa's history and heritage at these popular events hosted by Heritage Ottawa.

Our annual LECTURE SERIES runs from September through June each year.  Please CLICK HERE for the complete 2018-2019 schedule or see LECTURE SERIES under EVENTS on the main menu.

Our 2018 Walking Tour season concluded on October 14. Thanks to our Tour Leaders and other volunteers for another successful year! Please check back in spring for our 2019 Walking Tour schedule.

 

  • Tempting Values for Early Shoppers: The Birth of Ottawa’s Department Stores
    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 19:00 to 21:00
    Dominion-Chalmers United Church
    355 Cooper Street ( use entrance on Lisgar Street )
    Ottawa, ON K2P 0G8
    Canada

    The department store was the product of an increasingly leisured middle class, a new consumer economy, and architectural innovations like plate glass windows, electric lights and passenger elevators. In comparison to the great...

  • Briarcliffe
    Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 14:00 to 15:30
    MEET: Combermere Park
    11 Combermere Lane in Rothwell Heights (parking area adjacent to tennis courts)
    Ottawa, ON K1J 6C9
    Canada

    Briarcliffe is Ottawa's "newest" Heritage Conservation District, and the first in Canada to recognize mid-20th Century modern architecture. This enclave of 23 unique homes began in 1959, when partners sharing modernist ideals of living...