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

  • Cadillac Fairview floats plan for 21-storey highrise at Rideau Centre
    Wednesday, December 8, 2021


    The owner of the Rideau Centre wants to add a residential component to the downtown mall in a plan that would see a heritage building integrated into a...

  • Heritage Ottawa Successfully Advocates for Improved Heritage Considerations in New Official Plan
    Tuesday, November 2, 2021


    The approval of the new Official Plan (OP) by Ottawa City Council on October 27 concludes more than two years of community concern and public engagement over how this...

  • Owner of Somerset House furious over political indecision on Catherine Street project
    Friday, October 29, 2021

    City's planning committee refuses to consider a zoning application for Catherine Street property until Tony Shahrasebi produces a credible plan for Somerset House

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, by Jon...

  • Planning committee sends 'strong message' to Somerset House owner
    Thursday, October 28, 2021

    CBC News, By Kate Porter

    In a rare, if not unprecedented move, Ottawa's planning committee has deferred a decision on a downtown low-rise project to send the property owner a message about...

  • Ottawa's New Official Plan Approved by City Council
    Wednesday, October 27, 2021

    CBC NEWS, by Kate Porter

    City council has given the green light to Ottawa's new Official Plan, the ambitious document that will guide development in the nation's capital for the next...

  • La Coalition pour le pont Alexandra interpelle une nouvelle fois le fédéral
    Monday, October 25, 2021


    La Coalition pour le pont Alexandra (CPA) demande au premier ministre Justin Trudeau, qui devrait annoncer les membres de son cabinet ministériel sous peu, de...

  • Restoring the threatened beauty of classic building interiors
    Tuesday, October 19, 2021

    Special to The Globe and Mail, by Wallace Immen

    When it opened in 1912, Ottawa’s Union Station was an architectural delight that led passengers through a procession of palatial rooms to...

  • Council green-lights master site plan for new Civic hospital on Central Experimental Farm
    Wednesday, October 13, 2021

    THE OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Taylor Blewett

    City council has signed off on a master site plan for The Ottawa Hospital’s new Civic campus, another hurdle now cleared in the hospital’s quest to...

  • Committee approves master plan for new Civic hospital campus
    Monday, October 4, 2021

    CBC NEWS | Matthew Kupfer

    Committee approval of the master site plan for the new Civic campus of The Ottawa Hospital hinges on protecting trees, working with neighbouring communities on...

  • Campus unifié de l'Hôpital d'Ottawa: réunion marathon à l'hôtel de ville
    Saturday, October 2, 2021

    LE DROIT | Julien Paquette

    Pendant près de 11 heures, le Comité de l’urbanisme et le Sous-comité du patrimoine bâti de la Ville d’Ottawa ont étudié ce plan vendredi. Plus de 50 citoyens...