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

  • Coffman: Planning Committee and the Register
    Tuesday, September 12, 2017

    THE HTA BLOG / By Peter Coffman

    I addressed the City’s Planning Committee today as it met to vote on additions to the Heritage Register recommended last month by City staff. I blogged about...

  • Squeaky wheels get homes removed from heritage register, for now
    Tuesday, September 12, 2017

    CBC NEWS OTTAWA, By Laura Osman

    The City of Ottawa's planning committee added hundreds of properties to the city's heritage register, but agreed to hold off on eight buildings because the...

  • Heritage Ottawa: Remarks on the Heritage Register
    Monday, September 11, 2017

    HERITAGE OTTAWA, By Leslie Maitland, Co-Chair

    The Heritage Inventory Project is a priority for the City of Ottawa. The Inventory Project was created to develop a proper Heritage Register to...

  • Heritage register confusion adds to anxiety for homeowners and advocates alike
    Tuesday, September 5, 2017
    Register could save hidden historic gems, but homeowners argue it makes selling home harder

    CBC News, By Laura Osman

    Just four years ago, Ottawa heritage consultant David Flemming walked...

  • The Heritage Register: Discussion Continues on CBC Ottawa Morning
    Tuesday, September 5, 2017


    Cities value their unique heritage. Cultural and ecological benefits aside, studies have shown that designated heritage properties perform better than average in the real...

  • A Tribute to Heritage Conservation Pioneers from Canada's National Capital Region
    Monday, August 28, 2017

    HERITAGE OTTAWA, By Mark Brandt and Carolyn Quinn

    Heritage Ottawa is pleased to share this remarkable video tribute that celebrates the contributions of eight heritage conservation "...

  • Coffman: Who's Afraid of Heritage?
    Friday, August 25, 2017
    Does the Past Have a Future in Ottawa?

    THE HTA BLOG / By Peter Coffman

    Early last year, the City of Ottawa began what’s known as the Heritage Inventory Project. The idea was to enable...

  • NCC faces deteriorating assets and lack of funding, audit finds
    Thursday, August 24, 2017

    CBC NEWS, By Kristy Nease

    The National Capital Commission (NCC) is falling behind on keeping its properties in good condition and didn't properly inform the government about the steps it...

  • Carleton University "Mystified" at City's Heritage Registry Recommendations
    Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    When Carleton University heads found out three of the school’s buildings were poised to land on a city heritage register, they couldn’t comprehend how such a...

  • City Proposes Adding Over 300 Buildings to Heritage Register
    Sunday, August 20, 2017

    METRO NEWS, By Kieran Delamont

    City staff are recommending that 358 buildings—or, roughly 11 per cent of Old Ottawa East and Ottawa South—be added to the heritage register.

    Done as...