General News

Heritage Ottawa brings you heritage-related news and developments from Ottawa and the National Capital Region.

  • City of Ottawa launches consultation on much-maligned Château Laurier expansion
    Tuesday, February 14, 2017


    The City of Ottawa has struck an expert working group​ and launched a website to gather public feedback on the proposed expansion of the Fairmont Château Laurier after...

  • Capital Urbanism Lab to Examine Heritage as a Driver of Sustainability
    Tuesday, February 14, 2017


    The Capital Urbanism Lab is hosting a timely conservation about the essential link between heritage and sustainability. The event takes place on Thursday, February 16...

  • Application Is Filed for Proposed Addition to Château Laurier: City of Ottawa Launches Public Consultation
    Tuesday, February 14, 2017


    The City of Ottawa has received a Site Plan Control application for construction of a new addition to the Château Laurier Hotel, a National Historic Site of Canada and a...

  • Special website launched to collect feedback on Château Laurier addition
    Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Matthew Pearson

    The proposed expansion of Ottawa’s most iconic downtown hotel is expected to garner so much attention that the city has taken the unprecedented step of...

  • Ghost Sign on Ottawa's Bank Street: Who Was G.A. Snider?
    Sunday, February 12, 2017

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Joanne E. Laucius

    Howard Simkover was walking along Bank Street in 2011 when a faded sign painted on the brick of an old building just south of Slater Street caught his...

  • RSVP Now to Attend 2017 Ottawa Architectural Conservation Awards
    Monday, February 6, 2017

    Here's a great way to celebrate Heritage Day on February 21, 2017 while checking out the new Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards!

    The City of Ottawa invites you to attend the Ottawa...

  • Baseline rapid transit plan contributes to 'erosion' of Central Experimental Farm
    Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    CBC News Ottawa, By Waubgeshig Rice

    A City of Ottawa plan to build a rapid transit corridor along Baseline Road includes expropriating part of the Central Experimental Farm, and that has...

  • 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


  • Building Momentum with Design Excellence: how good design benefits our communities
    Monday, January 23, 2017


    Our future built heritage relies on the achievement of design excellence in the structures that we build today.

    A special talk at the Canadian Museum of History this...

  • Canada Lands to Host Public Information Session on Booth Street Complex
    Thursday, January 19, 2017


    The future of the Booth Street Complex, a collection of historical buildings dating from the 1930s to the 1950s once home to Natural Resources Canada offices and...