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

  • Student Exhibition to present alternative designs for addition to Château Laurier
    Wednesday, November 21, 2018


    Ever since the first design proposal for an addition to the Château Laurier was unveiled over two years ago, frustrated Ottawans have been asking, “can’t it be something...

  • Today's Letters: Here's why the City of Ottawa must expropriate Somerset House
    Tuesday, November 20, 2018


    Re: Owner of Somerset House would rather tear it down, build a replica building, Nov. 16, 2018

    So the owner of Somerset House has...

  • Owner of Somerset House would rather tear it down, build a replica building
    Friday, November 16, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    The owner of Somerset House, the ramshackle building at a landmark downtown intersection, says he wants to demolish it and construct something that reflects...

  • Magee House decision drawing near, city says
    Thursday, November 15, 2018
    Councillor Expresses Frustration Over Delay

    CBC NEWS, By Joanne Chianello

    The city should make a definitive decision on whether it will demolish a privately owned heritage building in...

  • Magee House owner prepared for court fight if city orders demolition
    Thursday, November 15, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    Ovidio Sbrissa is prepared to fight city hall if Ottawa’s chief building official orders the total destruction of his Magee House in Hintonburg.


  • MacKenzie and McEachern: Changes are needed to protect Ottawa’s heritage districts
    Wednesday, November 14, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN | Editorial, By Liz MacKenzie and Gail McEachern

    Ottawa has 20 heritage conservation districts, ranging in size from the enclave of 23 modernist houses in Briarcliffe and...

  • Owner of two crumbling heritage buildings in Montreal forced by judge to take action
    Sunday, November 4, 2018

    CTV NEWS Montreal

    The City of Montreal is celebrating a big win after a Superior Court judge has compelled the owner of two crumbling heritage buildings to take action.

    The two...

  • Historic building's owner seeks Eleventh-hour reprieve
    Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    Magee House in Hintonburg slated for demolition by Nov. 15

    CBC NEWS, By Kate Porter

    The owner of Magee House is once again vowing to save the historic building, barely two weeks before it's...

  • Heritage Ottawa Asks the Municipal Candidates Where They Stand on Heritage
    Monday, October 22, 2018


    The municipal elections on October 22 provided an opportunity to consider the vital role of heritage places in our urban, suburban and rural environments.

    To see...

  • New Report Calls for Changes to Better Protect Ottawa's Heritage Districts
    Thursday, October 11, 2018


    A new report by award-winning heritage conservation expert Julian Smith expresses concerns that the integrity of Ottawa's designated Heritage Conservation Districts is being...