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

  • Coffman: The Château Laurier addition is genuinely incompatible. Here's why
    Wednesday, May 29, 2019


    City staff has decreed that the latest design for an addition to the Château Laurier meets the standard of compatibility with the historic hotel...

  • Mayor Watson still underwhelmed with latest Château Laurier design
    Monday, May 27, 2019

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    The company that owns the Château Laurier is “tone-deaf” to criticisms piling up over the proposed addition to the historic hotel, Mayor Jim Watson said...

  • Latest Château Laurier design meets council's requirements for compatibility, city staff say
    Friday, May 24, 2019

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    City planners back the latest design of an addition to the Château Laurier, despite criticism that the expansion would sully the image of the heritage hotel...

  • Take 5: Latest Château Laurier addition design already under fire
    Thursday, May 23, 2019

    CBC NEWS, By Joanne Chianello

    The fifth — and possibly final — version of the controversial addition to Ottawa's iconic Château Laurier is now public, and while it's smaller in scale than...

  • Château Laurier owner files latest design for proposed major expansion, hopes to satisfy heritage advocates
    Wednesday, May 22, 2019

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    The owner of the Château Laurier has filed what it hopes will be its last attempt at designing an addition to the historic hotel.

    City staff on...

  • Parliament Hill excavation uncovers pre-Confederation military complex
    Tuesday, May 21, 2019

    CBC NEWS, By Kimberley Molina

    Buried beneath the flowers, trees and statues dotting the grounds of Parliament Hill are the remnants of a military complex that predates both Confederation...

  • Un site abandonné vendu 1,8 million $ à Ottawa
    Tuesday, May 21, 2019

    LE DROIT, Charles-Antoine Gagnon

    Henry Cyr devra se trouver un nouvel endroit où jouer de la guitare.

    Ce qu’il reste de l’immeuble où il s’était installé samedi matin à l’angle des...

  • Padolsky: The birth and death of the ByWard Market
    Monday, May 13, 2019

    OPINION | OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Barry Padolsky

    In 2027, The citizens of Ottawa will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the founding of Ottawa’s historic ByWard Market, one of Canada’s oldest...

  • Tribunal Overturns Council Decision to Protect Rockcliffe Park heritage home from Demolition
    Thursday, May 2, 2019


    On April 29, 2019, the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) – the regulatory body created to replace the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) – ordered the City of Ottawa to issue...

  • ANNUAL FIELD TRIP: Vankleek Hill | May 25, 2019
    Wednesday, May 1, 2019
    The Third Annual Heritage Ottawa Field Trip DAY-TRIP TO VANKLEEK HILL, Ontario's Gingerbread Capital

    and the

    MacDonell - Williamson House

    WHEN: Saturday, May 25, 2019 | 8:30am to 4:30pm...