Heritage Ottawa brings you heritage-related news and developments from Ottawa and the National Capital Region.
Library and Archives opens vaults to public toursTuesday, July 18, 2017
The Library and Archives Canada Preservation Centre in Gatineau, seldom open to the public, will soon begin offering guided tours in both English and French.
City Proposes to Expand Heritage Register with homes in Old Ottawa East and Old Ottawa SouthThursday, July 13, 2017
CBC News, By Laurie Fagan
Sheena Pritchard has lived in her Echo Drive home for 53 years and while she has no plans to move or renovate, she doesn't want the city adding her house — along...
Councillor wields new power to put 'bunkhouse' developers on the spotThursday, July 6, 2017
CBC NEWS, By Joanne Chianello
An Ottawa city councillor fed up with the proliferation of what he calls high-occupancy "bunkhouses" in his ward is invoking a new rule that will force the...
Demolition opponents want to save Lester B. Pearson's pre-PM homeMonday, July 3, 2017
OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing
Eliane Major remembers her brothers helping Lester B. Pearson push his car out of the snowy driveway of 231 Cobourg St. in the 1950s, when her family lived...
Former Planning Chair Peter Hume to Oversee Byward Market MakeoverWednesday, June 28, 2017
CBC News, By Joanne Chianello
Peter Hume, a former Ottawa city councillor and planning committee chair, has been picked to oversee the revitalization of the the ByWard and Parkdale markets...
NAC offers Sneak Peek inside light-filled "architectural rejuvenation"Wednesday, June 28, 2017
OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Joanne Laucius
The NAC is throwing open its doors to the public on Canada Day to offer a look at the first phase of a project aimed at turning Ottawa’s fortress-like...
Canada 150: The Integral Role of Indigenous ArchitectsTuesday, June 27, 2017
AZURE MAGAZINE, By Daniel Viola
A painful history of colonization long kept Indigenous people in Canada from creating their own buildings. Today, Indigenous architects are growing in number...
Coffman: Right Idea, Wrong PlaceThursday, June 22, 2017
By Peter Coffman, Carleton University
First the good news: the federal government is serious about establishing an indigenous cultural centre in the nation’s capital. This is badly needed...
The New Politics of 100 WellingtonWednesday, June 21, 2017
iPOLITICS, By James Munson
For a long stretch of Canadian history, the building with the easiest access to Parliament Hill was the U.S. embassy.
In a few years, it will be a building...
Ottawa to Rename Langevin Building, Announces Newly Named National Indigenous Peoples DayWednesday, June 21, 2017
CBC NEWS, By Kathleen Harris
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marked National Aboriginal Day by promising to strip the name of a residential schools proponent from a federal building and to...