General News

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

  • Media Release: Coalition Calls on Election Candidates to Take a Position on the Alexandra Bridge
    Wednesday, September 15, 2021

    The Alexandra Bridge Coalition has asked candidates from the major political parties in the National Capital region for their position on the future of the bridge. The Coalition has called on all...

  • Pont Alexandra: une majorité de candidats en faveur de sa préservation
    Wednesday, September 15, 2021

    Le Droit | Julien Paquette | 15 septembre 2021

    La Coalition pour le pont Alexandra dit avoir obtenu l’appui d’une majorité des candidats aux élections fédérales à Ottawa et Gatineau pour...

  • Naqvi proposes protection law for Experimental Farm while Civic Hospital project rolls on
    Friday, September 3, 2021

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    Yasir Naqvi’s fight to become the MP for Ottawa Centre includes a promise to legislate the protection of the Central Experimental Farm as plans move ahead to...

  • Mayfair Theatre Owner Surprised Historic Building Up for Sale
    Wednesday, September 1, 2021

    CBC News | Ottawa

    The owner of the Mayfair Theatre says he's been caught off guard by news that the historic building housing his cinema has been listed for sale.

    The building,...

  • Canada has Occasional Policy, But No Effective Statutes to Protect Heritage Structures
    Wednesday, August 18, 2021

    We are the only G7 country that doesn’t protect or reuse heritage buildings. Perhaps we should heed the lessons of Roman Emperor Majorian.

    By Marc Denhez and Ken Grafton | Originally...

  • Heritage Ottawa Announces the Recipients of 2021 Gordon Cullingham Grants
    Friday, August 6, 2021


    Heritage Ottawa is pleased to announce the awarding of three Gordon Cullingham Research and Publication Grants.

    The Friends of the Central Experimental Farm, a...

  • Protesters Decry the Paving of Paradise to put up a Parking Lot (and Hospital)
    Monday, July 5, 2021

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Bruce Deachman

    Passing cars honked in support as one of about 100 protesters who gathered at Dow’s Lake at noon on Sunday waved a large Joni Mitchell-inspired placard...

  • Neighbours of Future Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus don't want to trade Park for Parkade
    Wednesday, June 30, 2021

    CTV OTTAWA NEWS, By Shaun Vardon

    The City of Ottawa hosted an information meeting on Zoom Tuesday night to review the master plan for the new Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus on Carling Avenue...

  • Nearly $37 million needed to fix 'critical' deterioration at 24 Sussex Drive: NCC
    Thursday, June 24, 2021

    CTV NEWS | OTTAWA,  By Michael Woods

    It will cost $175 million over 10 years to restore Canada’s six official residences to good condition, according to a new report from the National...

  • Federal tax policy incentivizes demolition over reuse
    Wednesday, June 23, 2021

    by Marc Denhez, Ken Grafton. Originally published on Policy Options

    “You have, ladies and gentlemen, to give this much to the Luftwaffe. When it knocked down our buildings, it didn...