General News

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

  • Reevely: Ottawa Hospital looks for ways to salvage heritage at Sir John Carling site
    Saturday, March 3, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By David Reevely

    Unless The Ottawa Hospital can build a new Civic campus around the old cafeteria at the Sir John Carling Building, the historic structure the government...

  • Coffman: Why Proposed Addition to Château Laurier is Incongruous With Historic Structure (Video Link)
    Wednesday, February 28, 2018

    CTV NEWS

    The latest version of a proposed addition to Ottawa's Château Laurier "speaks a fundamentally different language than the historic building" says Peter Coffman, architectural...

  • New Banner Honours Heritage Ottawa Co-Founders Bob and Mary Anne Phiilips
    Monday, February 26, 2018

    HERITAGE OTTAWA, By Leslie Maitland

    A new banner honouring Heritage Ottawa’s co-founders will be featured at the 2018 Bob and Mary Anne Phillips Memorial Lecture taking place this Wednesday...

  • Proposed scheme for Booth complex keeps smoke stack, mixes heritage and contemporary
    Saturday, February 17, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    The “iconic” brick smoke stack that rises above an old federal complex on Booth Street would remain as part of a proposed redevelopment scheme that retains...

  • Residents Save Civic Pharmacy Sign
    Thursday, February 15, 2018

    KITCHISSIPPI TIMES, By Alyson Queen

    Thanks to months of effort from a group of concerned residents and their supporters, the Kitchissippi Times has confirmed that the Civic Pharmacy sign...

  • Coffman: What’s Wrong with this Picture(sque)?
    Saturday, February 10, 2018

    THE HTA BLOG, By Peter Coffman

    Saying I don’t like the new proposal for an addition to the Château Laurier is pretty meaningless unless I can explain what I think is wrong with it.  I’ll...

  • Heritage panel slams brakes on bid to demolish Lester B. Pearson's 1950s home
    Thursday, February 8, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    The city’s built-heritage subcommittee on Thursday turned down the Uganda High Commission’s application to demolish a Sandy Hill building that was once home...

  • Developer unveils another attempt at Château Laurier design
    Thursday, February 8, 2018
    New plans created after original design derided by critics

    CBC NEWS OTTAWA 

    Update: Read Heritage Ottawa's position statement of March 5, 2018 regarding the latest proposed addition to the...
  • Lester B. Pearson's former home saved from demolition, for now
    Thursday, February 8, 2018
    City subcommittee wants independent study before it decides whether home can be torn down

    CBC NEWS OTTAWA, By Joanne Chianello

    The home where former prime minister Lester B. Pearson lived...

  • Smaller, glassy addition for Château Laurier revealed in new design
    Thursday, February 8, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    The owner of the Château Laurier revealed a new, glassy design for its proposed addition on Thursday, hoping a scaled-down concept will win over critics....

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