General News

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

  • Welcoming Ottawa Week: June 17 to 30, 2019
    Monday, June 17, 2019


    As part of Welcoming Ottawa Week (WOW), June 17 to 30, 2019, the Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership, Heritage Ottawa, City of Ottawa and the Department of Canadian...

  • Heritage Ottawa Announces Our New President
    Monday, June 17, 2019


    The Board of Directors of Heritage Ottawa is pleased to announce the selection on May 27, 2019, of Richard Belliveau as its new president. Richard has served on the board...

  • Planning committee approves Château Laurier site plan, but Fleury pursues council vote on design
    Thursday, June 13, 2019

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    It might land the City of Ottawa in court, but a councillor will try to get city council to make a final decision on the Château Laurier’s controversial...

  • 'Grotesque' Château Laurier addition clears final hurdle
    Thursday, June 13, 2019

    CBC NEWS | By Kate Porter

    The hugely controversial addition to the historic Château Laurier hotel can go ahead, Ottawa's planning committee voted Thursday.

    Several city councillors...

  • Dr. Christina Cameron to Planning Committee: Reject this 5th iteration of Château Laurier Addition in its Entirety
    Wednesday, June 12, 2019


    The following letter was sent by Dr. Christina Cameron to the City of Ottawa's Planning Committee, the Mayor and all Councillors in advance of  Planning Committee's meeting...

  • Fate of Château Laurier Lies with Planning Committee on June 13 — YOUR VOICE MATTERS!
    Monday, June 10, 2019


    It has finally come to this.

    On Thursday, June 13 the fate of Canada's iconic Château Laurier will rest in the hands of our elected municipal councillors who serve on...

  • Château Laurier—Contact Our Elected Officials before Thursday, June 13
    Sunday, June 9, 2019


    Contact Our Elected Officials before Thursday, June 13, 2019

    Fate of Château Laurier Lies with Planning Committee on June 13

    Copy and paste the following email...

  • Plamondon: If we want to get Château Laurier right, look to 7 Clarence
    Saturday, June 8, 2019

    OTTAWA CITIZEN | OPINION, By Bob Plamondon

    "The building’s completely out of whack with what would be expected in a heritage district … It’s a ridiculous looking structure.”


  • Ottawa’s iconic Château Laurier held hostage by developers and architects
    Thursday, June 6, 2019

    TORONTO STAR, By Penny Collenette

    How do you protect what is perceived to be a public heritage space when it is privately owned? This very contentious issue is facing Ottawa’s City Council...

  • Phyllis Lambert to Mayor Jim Watson: Proposed Château Laurier Addition "Makes Mockery of the Ontario Heritage Act"
    Thursday, June 6, 2019


    Architectural visionary Phyllis Lambert, widely considered one of the world's most influential figures in architecture, has written a second letter to Mayor Jim Watson...