General News

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

  • 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...

  • City planning staff recommend council refuse hotel proposal in ByWard Market
    Monday, January 13, 2020

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    City planners have sent a rare refusal recommendation to council’s planning committee, arguing that a proposed 17-storey hotel wouldn’t be compatible with an...

  • Architects go through design gauntlet in planning new British High Commission at Earnscliffe property
    Friday, January 10, 2020

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    A new three-storey British High Commission building nestled in the lush riverfront property of Earnscliffe is challenging architects to complement the...

  • Senator caps lifelong fight by taking aim at Château Laurier addition
    Thursday, December 26, 2019

    THE CANADIAN PRESS, By Lee Berthiaume

    A soon-to-be-retired senator has taken his decades-long fight to protect important heritage buildings to “the heart of the nation,” where his final act...

    Friday, December 13, 2019

    HERITAGE OTTAWA | Media Advisory

    Ottawa, ON, December 13, 2019 – This past Tuesday, the Hon. Serge Joyal introduced a private member's bill into the Senate, Bill S-203 “An Act to amend the...

  • Senator wants NCC to have power to limit development near Parliament Hill
    Thursday, December 12, 2019

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Tom Spears

    Serge Joyal will leave the Senate in February, but first he wants to give the National Capital Commission power to regulate development near Parliament Hill....

  • This Holiday Season, we’re thankful for your support!
    Thursday, December 12, 2019


    With help from the Friends of the Château Laurier and people from across the country, Heritage Ottawa achieved our goal of raising $150,000!

    Thanks to hundreds of...

  • Old Ottawa bread factory, home to arts collective, in line for heritage designation
    Tuesday, December 10, 2019

    Heritage designation will help guide the restoration of the historic building as part of its integration into new mixed-use development site. Read more.

    GLOBAL NEWS, By Beatrice Britneff...

  • An Open Letter to Ministers Responsible for Heritage in National Capital
    Thursday, December 5, 2019


    On December 2, Heritage Ottawa submitted an open letter to the Hon. Anita Anand, Minister of Public Works and Procurement Canada with responsibility for the National...