General News

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

  • Ontario Heritage Conference 2017: Registration Now Open
    Thursday, March 23, 2017


    Registration is now open for the Ontario Heritage Conference taking place in Ottawa from June 8 - 10.

    This year's conference theme is Canada 150: The Past, Present...

  • Cleanup costs for new Sir John Carling hospital site in the millions
    Wednesday, March 22, 2017

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Elizabeth Payne

    It will cost at least $11 million to clean up the site of the former Sir John Carling building to make room for a new Civic hospital, Public Services and...

  • Heritage Ottawa 'not impressed' with Somerset House facelift plans
    Friday, March 17, 2017


    Images of a proposed addition to Ottawa's historic Somerset House given to city staff provide the first glimpse of a long-awaited redesign of the heritage building, but...

  • Somerset House Owner Toys with Demo if Reno Costs too Much
    Thursday, March 16, 2017

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, by Jon Willing

    Another design application to transform the once-grand Somerset House is hitting the political agenda, with the building owner inching closer to seeking...

  • 'A lot of passion': City receives more than 1,700 responses on Château design consultation
    Thursday, March 16, 2017

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    Ottawa City Hall received 1,759 responses in a month-long consultation on the proposed addition to the historic Château Laurier.

    In a rare move, the...

  • YOUR VOICE MATTERS: Complete the online survey re: Château Laurier Addition by March 14
    Tuesday, March 7, 2017


    Our heritage stands at a critical crossroads.

    A controversial application for major alterations to Ottawa's Château Laurier, if allowed to proceed as proposed,...

  • Celebrate Canada 150: Visit 10 Architectural Gems Open to the Public
    Monday, March 6, 2017


    The National Capital Commission (NCC) has created a fresh Capital experience to celebrate 150 years of Confederation.

    Visitors can experience an architectural journey...

  • City Restoration Grants for Designated Heritage Buildings: Apply by March 31
    Monday, March 6, 2017


    Owners of designated heritage buildings may be eligible for a matching grant of up to $5,000 from the City of Ottawa's Heritage Grant Program for Building Restoration. ...

  • National Portrait Gallery Across from Parliament an Ideal Opportunity
    Sunday, March 5, 2017

    THE GLOBE AND MAIL, By Kate Taylor

    Here’s an idea whose time has come: Why doesn’t Canada establish a national portrait gallery in Ottawa and house it in the old U.S. embassy building...
  • A Memorable Evening in Recognition of a Landmark Transformed: The New Global Centre for Pluralism
    Friday, March 3, 2017

    HERITAGE OTTAWA, By Linda Dicaire

    In honour of the annual Phillips Memorial Lecture and at the invitation of Heritage Ottawa, the Global Centre for Pluralism...