General News

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

  • Media Release: New Coalition Forms to Save Alexandra Bridge
    Friday, April 30, 2021
    The Alexandra Bridge Coalition wants a Green Future for the Alexandra Bridge!

    The Federal Government proposes to demolish the Alexandra Bridge.

    The Alexandra Bridge Coalition proposes...

  • National Trust for Canada Adds Alexandra Bridge to Endangered Places List 2021
    Thursday, April 29, 2021

    National Trust for Canada

    The National Trust Endangered Places List shines a national spotlight on heritage places at risk, from places of faith to Indigenous...

  • Heritage Ottawa Statement: Addition to Château Laurier Approved at LPAT
    Tuesday, April 20, 2021


    LPAT RULING UPDATE: The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) Settlement Hearing pertaining to the proposed addition to the Château Laurier was held on April 19, 2021. The...

  • Parks Canada Responds to MRT on Cultural Heritage
    Monday, April 19, 2021


    UPDATE: The Minister for Environment and Climate Change responsible for Parks Canada has submitted his Report and Response to the 2020 Parks Canada Ministerial Round Table...

  • Registration Now Open for Carleton Graduate Student Heritage Conservation Symposium
    Thursday, April 8, 2021


    The School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies at Carleton University presents its 15th annual Graduate Student Heritage Conservation Symposium. This year, the online format...

  • Heritage Ottawa Submits Feedback: Parks Canada’s Rideau Canal Draft Management Plan
    Friday, April 2, 2021


    On March 31, 2021, Heritage Ottawa submitted comments to Parks Canada on its draft 2021-2031 Management Plan for the Rideau Canal National Historic Site.


  • Heritage Ottawa Supports Redevelopment of Two Historic Centretown Properties After Proposed High-Rises reduced to Mid-Rises
    Wednesday, March 24, 2021

    In late February City Council approved the redevelopment and intensification of two important properties in Centretown: the historic Andrew Fleck House at 593 Laurier Avenue West...

  • In Support of Federal Protection for Canada's National Historic Sites
    Thursday, March 18, 2021


    Heritage Ottawa has sent a letter to the Mayor and Councillors supporting Ottawa City Council’s Motion of February 24 approving a letter from Mayor Watson to the federal...

  • City Orders Repairs to Barrymore's Music Hall
    Saturday, March 13, 2021


    Following a property standards inspection in February which revealed multiple violations, the City of Ottawa has issued orders to the owner of Barrymore's Music Hall.  The...

  • Historic Rochon Residence in Lowertown to be Rehabilitated by NCC
    Thursday, March 11, 2021


    Welcome news! The National Capital Commission (NCC) will be undertaking a rehabilitation project on the historic Rochon Residence, beginning on March 15.