General News

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 dark
    Sunday, 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 House
    Monday, 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. 

    The lushly-treed...

  • 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 heritage
    Tuesday, 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 subcommittee
    Tuesday, 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 Hill
    Tuesday, 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 Parliament
    Monday, 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 home
    Monday, 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.

    For years,...

  • More than one in four area federal buildings in poor or critical condition, government report says
    Tuesday, 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 Resoration
    Thursday, 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...