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

  • 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...

    Tuesday, June 15, 2021


    The City of Ottawa will hold a Public Information Session to discuss The Ottawa Hospital Master Plan.

    WHEN: TUESDAY JUNE 29, 2021 – 6:00 PM


  • City Council Approves One Percent Tax on Vacant Homes in Ottawa
    Wednesday, June 9, 2021

    CTV NEWS Ottawa, By Ted Raymond

    Ottawa city council has approved a plan to impose a one per cent tax rate on vacant homes in the city.

    The tax would be included in a homeowner's...

  • How to Get People Across the Ottawa River — and Save our Heritage Bridges
    Tuesday, June 8, 2021

    Ottawa Citizen | Opinion, By George Bruce Levine

    The future of the 120-year-old Alexandra Bridge across the Ottawa River has been the subject of several scenarios, none of which presents a...

  • Ottawa Set to Charge Tax on Vacant Homes
    Wednesday, June 2, 2021

    Five years ago, Heritage Ottawa began questioning the City's policy of reducing the tax rate for vacant buildings. It was felt that this only encouraged demolition-by-neglect by providing an...

  • Carleton Announces Student Winners of the HODI Award in Built Heritage Conservation
    Friday, May 21, 2021


    Carleton University and the board of directors of Historic Ottawa Development Inc. (HODI) have announced the winners of the 2021 HODI Award in Built Heritage Conservation....

  • Heritage, environmental advocates form group to save Alexandra Bridge
    Friday, May 7, 2021


    A group made up of heritage, transportation and environmental advocates has formed to oppose plans to demolish and rebuild the 120-year-old Alexandra Bridge between Ottawa and...

  • Centre Block Rehabilitation Project: Reno of the Century
    Wednesday, May 5, 2021

    This article first appeared in the March 2021 issue of the Heritage Ottawa Newsletter.

    By Carolyn Quinn

    The Centre Block rehabilitation project is being called the “renovation of...