General News

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

  • Applications Now Open for 2021 Heritage Grant Program for Building Restoration
    Wednesday, January 13, 2021


    The City of Ottawa is currently accepting applications for the Heritage Grant for Building Restoration program.

    Property owners of buildings designated under Part...

  • Revised Design for Château Laurier Addition Heading to Committees and Council
    Saturday, January 9, 2021


    The city’s built-heritage subcommittee and planning committee will meet jointly on February 5 to consider the revised design and site plan for the Château Laurier hotel...

  • Happy Holidays from Heritage Ottawa
    Thursday, December 17, 2020

    Heritage Ottawa wishes you and yours a safe and happy holiday season.

    Discover the history of the Fraser Schoolhouse at our website's 50 Years | 50 Stories entry.

  • Call for entries: New book on Monuments and Statues in Canada's Capital Region
    Tuesday, December 1, 2020


    Carleton University professors Tonya Davidson (Sociology) and David Dean (History), editors of a book entitled Monumental Memories: A Critical Reading of Memorials,...

  • Canada risks burning its bridges to its architectural and cultural history
    Friday, November 27, 2020

    GLOBE AND MAIL | Opinion, by Toon Dreessen, OAA, FRAIC

    Our built heritage – the cultural institutions that house our democracy, our collections of art or our...

  • EARNSCLIFFE: A New Chancery and Gatehouse on Grounds of National Historic Site
    Tuesday, November 24, 2020

    The British High Commission (BHC) recently announced it has awarded the contract for the construction of a new office building and gatehouse on the grounds of...

  • Heritage Ottawa Participates in Parks Canada MRT on Cultural Heritage
    Wednesday, October 28, 2020


    Heritage Ottawa recently participated in Parks Canada's online Ministerial Round Table (MRT) on Cultural Heritage via Zoom.

    All Canadians are invited to tell the...

  • New rules could open door to more low-rise apartments in established neighbourhoods
    Thursday, September 10, 2020

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    The complicated work of encouraging home construction, shoehorning small apartment complexes into Ottawa’s oldest neighbourhoods and satisfying neighbours...

  • Heritage panel split on proposal to demolish chapel wing of Deschâtelets Building
    Tuesday, September 8, 2020

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    The built-heritage subcommittee on Tuesday was deadlocked on a decision to allow a developer, on the request of a school board, to demolish part of the...

  • Committee split over chapel demolition at Oblates property
    Tuesday, September 8, 2020

    CBC Ottawa, by Kate Porter

    A city committee that deals with heritage buildings was evenly divided Tuesday over a plan to alter a former school for priests in Old Ottawa East to make way...