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

  • Ottawa Heritage Awards Recognize Outstanding Achievements in Preservation
    Monday, February 27, 2023


    Outstanding contributions to conservation of Ottawa's architectural heritage were recognized at last week's 2023 Ottawa Heritage Awards, held at the ByTowne Cinema during...

  • Heritage Ottawa Receives Mayor's Heritage Day Proclamation
    Tuesday, February 21, 2023


    Heritage Ottawa was honoured today to receive the 2023 Heritage Day Proclamation from Mayor Sutcliffe, in recognition of the importance of this year's theme Recovering and...

  • Mad Dash Underway to Protect Heritage Buildings by end of 2024
    Wednesday, February 15, 2023

    CBC NEWS OTTAWA, By Joanne Chianello

    It didn't take long for a City of Ottawa committee to vote in favour of designating the exterior of a century-old apartment complex in Sandy Hill as a...

  • Heritage properties need not be sacrificed for housing growth
    Tuesday, February 7, 2023

    POLICY OPTIONS, By Ken Grafton and Marc Denhez

    Many of Ontario’s heritage properties could be vulnerable to the wrecking ball of urban intensification under the More Homes Built Faster Act...

  • Canada: PM’s residence is falling to bits – but who’s willing to pay for repairs?
    Tuesday, January 31, 2023

    THE GUARDIAN, by Leyland Cecco

    Once home to Canada’s powerful lumber barons, 24 Sussex Drive, tucked away in a forested enclave of the capital, is one of the country’s most symbolically...

  • 24 Sussex: Most Canadians say political cowardice is the reason why PM’s official residence continues to crumble
    Tuesday, January 24, 2023

    Angus Reid Institute 

    As the National Capital Commission prepares to begin abatement work on 24 Sussex Drive this spring, the future of the prime minister’s official residence – not...

  • NCC deferred maintenance deficit: A broken funding mechanism
    Monday, January 23, 2023

    A broken funding mechanism endangers important national heritage assets to serve short-term partisan political strategy.

    Building Magazine | By Marc Denhez and Ken Grafton


  • St. Brigid's owner repairing church after TUPOC eviction, claims some items missing
    Sunday, January 8, 2023

    CTV NEWS | Ottawa, by Ted Raymond

    The owner of St. Brigid’s Church in Lowertown, which was the main stage of a series of events centered around a group calling itself “The United People of...

  • Patrimoine Ottawa heureux de la préservation du Bureau d'enregistrement
    Friday, December 9, 2022

    LE DROIT, Charles-Antoine Gagnon

    L’organisme Patrimoine Ottawa accueille favorablement l'engagement de Cadillac Fairview d’intégrer l’immeuble historique du Bureau d’enregistrement d’...

  • Historic City Registry Office to gain new life as bistro as part of residential development project
    Tuesday, December 6, 2022

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Andrew Duffy

    Ottawa’s 148-year-old City Registry Office, a designated heritage building, will be moved, refurbished and converted into a bistro as part of a residential...