Heritage Ottawa brings you heritage-related news and developments from Ottawa and the National Capital Region.
Parliament Hill is getting the reno of the century — and some MPs say they're being kept in the darkSunday, March 8, 2020
For starters, they want to know what's going to happen to the lawn
CBC NEWS, By Karina Roman, Chris Rands
MPs are being asked to make some important choices about the decade-long...
Community to Vote on Special Levy to Allow Purchase of 21 Withrow—Kilmorie HouseMonday, February 24, 2020
The longstanding community effort to preserve 21 Withrow Avenue as a community centre and green space will soon hinge on a vote by area residents.
UNESCO wants Château Hotel Addition Reassessed 'Before any Irrevocable Decisions Are Made'Wednesday, February 12, 2020
OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Tom Spears
UNESCO warns that the planned addition to the Château Laurier could damage the “viewscape” and the overall value of the Rideau Canal, which is a World...
City sets out to protect its hydro heritageTuesday, February 11, 2020
CBC NEWS, By Kate Porter
The city is looking to designate five hydro substations built nearly a century ago as heritage structures, a move intended to protect the architectural history of...
Alterations to ByWard Market buildings ravaged by fire OK’d by heritage subcommitteeTuesday, February 11, 2020
GLOBAL NEWS, By Beatrice Britneff
Ottawa's built heritage subcommittee has approved proposed alterations to two ByWard Market buildings ravaged by a major fire last spring, which include...
Government plans to redevelop historic lands opposite Parliament HillTuesday, February 4, 2020
OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Blair Crawford
The most prestigious property in Canada is up for development and the federal government is asking architects from around the world to brainstorm ideas for...
Major overhaul in store for entire block facing ParliamentMonday, February 3, 2020
CBC NEWS, By Ryan Patrick Jones
The federal government plans to redevelop an entire city block directly across from Parliament Hill as part of ongoing reconstruction efforts in the capital'...
City View residents mull levy to save heritage homeMonday, February 3, 2020
CBC NEWS, By Kate Porter
Residents of a Nepean neighbourhood are in a race against time to save a heritage estate from redevelopment, but it's going to cost them.
More than one in four area federal buildings in poor or critical condition, government report saysTuesday, January 21, 2020
OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Bruce Deachman
More than a quarter of all federally owned, leased or licensed buildings in the Ottawa-Gatineau area, including many landmark downtown buildings, are in...
Applications Now Open for Heritage Grant Program for Building ResorationThursday, January 16, 2020
The City of Ottawa is currently accepting applications for the Heritage Grant for Building Restoration program.
Property owners of buildings designated under Part IV...