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

  • New rules could open door to more low-rise apartments in established neighbourhoods
    Thursday, September 10, 2020

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    The complicated work of encouraging home construction, shoehorning small apartment complexes into Ottawa’s oldest neighbourhoods and satisfying neighbours...

  • Committee split over chapel demolition at Oblates property
    Tuesday, September 8, 2020

    CBC Ottawa, by Kate Porter

    A city committee that deals with heritage buildings was evenly divided Tuesday over a plan to alter a former school for priests in Old Ottawa East to make way...

  • Heritage panel split on proposal to demolish chapel wing of Deschâtelets Building
    Tuesday, September 8, 2020

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    The built-heritage subcommittee on Tuesday was deadlocked on a decision to allow a developer, on the request of a school board, to demolish part of the...

  • Heritage Ottawa Statement: Proposed Addition to Château Laurier
    Tuesday, August 18, 2020


    Heritage Ottawa would like to begin by thanking the Friends of the Château Laurier, the individuals from across the country and the Canadian foundations who helped us raise...

  • Coffman: New Château Laurier design is evidence of a system that failed
    Monday, August 17, 2020

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Peter Coffman

    After nearly four years of resistance, re-design, protest and even legal action, we now have a proposal for the addition to the Château Laurier that has...

  • Media Coverage: Heritage Ottawa Announces Agreement re: Château Laurier Addition
    Friday, August 14, 2020


    Read the media coverage of Heritage Ottawa's announcement of having reached an agreement with the owner of the Château Laurier hotel on a new design for the proposed...

  • Château Laurier Addition: Heritage Ottawa Announces Settlement Agreement with Hotel Owner and New Design for Proposed Addition
    Thursday, August 13, 2020

    HERITAGE OTTAWA | Media Release

    HERITAGE OTTAWA is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with Capital Hotel Limited Partnership, an affiliate of Larco Investments Ltd., and...

  • Heritage Ottawa Announces the Recipients of 2020 Gordon Cullingham Grants
    Monday, July 27, 2020


    Heritage Ottawa is delighted to announce the awarding of two Gordon Cullingham Research and Publication Grants.

    Susan Ross, associate professor with Carleton...

    Thursday, June 11, 2020

    The Deschâtelets Building at 225 Scholastic Drive was purchased along with the Oblate Lands by The Regional Group in 2014 to be developed as part of Greystone Village. An important landmark in Old...

  • Built Heritage Sub-Committee Opposes City Staff Recommendation for 860 Colonel By Drive
    Wednesday, June 10, 2020


    Ottawa's Built Heritage Sub-Committee (BHSC) has voted 6-1 against a City Staff Report recommendation to not pursue heritage designation for 860 Colonel By Drive.