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

  • City looks to expand Centretown heritage conservation district
    Monday, April 22, 2019

    CBC NEWS Ottawa

    More properties in Centretown could be designated as heritage buildings, as the city embarks on a heritage study of a much wider area than is currently recognized.


  • Fire in Ottawa's historic ByWard Market area brought under control
    Friday, April 12, 2019

    CBC NEWS Ottawa

    Fire crews in Ottawa have a major blaze in the city's historic ByWard Market area under control.

    Flames were first reported around 11:30 a.m. ET on the roof of...

  • Free Symposium to Examine Conservation and Sustainability Challenges Faced by Canada's Rural Landscapes
    Monday, April 8, 2019


    The International Day of Monuments and Sites, also known as World Heritage Day, is marked each year on April 18.

    On April 18, 2019 , ICOMOS Canada and NSERC CREATE...

  • Aberdeen Pavilion: Prominent Heritage Structure In Need of Major Work
    Saturday, April 6, 2019

    The Aberdeen Pavilion, a National Historic Site of Canada also designated under the Ontario Heritage Act, requires repairs and major rehabilitation work.  The following is excerpted from an...

  • Registration Now Open for Heritage Events Organized by Carleton University | April 26—27
    Tuesday, April 2, 2019


    Members of the public are invited to attend two upcoming heritage events organized by Carleton University, taking place on April 26 and 27, 2019: the 2019 Herb Stovel...

  • Heritage Ottawa Speaks with CTV News About the Future of Two Significant Heritage Structures
    Tuesday, March 19, 2019


    Heritage Ottawa's Leslie Maitland appeared on CTV NEWS OTTAWA this morning to discuss two local heritage structures each facing a critical crossroads.

    The latest...

  • Increase to City's Heritage Grant Program For Restoration First in Over 20 Years
    Tuesday, March 19, 2019


    Heritage Ottawa is pleased to report that City Council has passed a long-overdue increase to the Heritage Grant Program for Building Restoration in the 2019 City...

  • In Response to Letter from Heritage Ottawa, City-Owned Heritage Buildings unavailable for Corporate Naming Rights
    Wednesday, March 13, 2019


    Heritage Ottawa recently learned that at least two of the city's most important heritage structures appear on a list of city-owned buildings available for corporate naming...

  • CBC News: Hintonburg community calls for sidewalk to reopen near Magee House
    Monday, March 11, 2019

    CBC NEWS, By Krystalle Ramlakhan

    People in Hintonburg are still calling for the sidewalk around the partially-collapsed Magee House to be reopened.

    Ever since the wall of the old...

  • Canadian Architect | Editorial: It's Time to Tackle 24 Sussex
    Friday, March 8, 2019

    Heritage Ottawa has been advocating for years for the restoration of 24 Sussex Drive, a classified federal heritage building.  The following editorial in Canadian Architect magazine suggests that...