Heritage Ottawa brings you heritage-related news and developments from Ottawa and the National Capital Region.
Heritage Ottawa Supports Stronger Measures to Save Somerset HouseTuesday, September 18, 2018
In a media release today, Heritage Ottawa expressed support for strong measures being put in place to protect Somerset House from further deterioration. Located at the...
Somerset House development plans cancelled, city staff sayThursday, September 13, 2018
CBC NEWS, By Laura Osman
A plan to restore the long vacant and derelict Somerset House has been cancelled, which could leave the heritage building undeveloped for years to come.
City doesn't think Somerset House owner will carry through with redevelopmentThursday, September 13, 2018
OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing
The city is taking the “most aggressive action” yet on the stagnant renovation to the historic Somerset House in Centretown, the city’s heritage boss says....
City says its looking at options for Somerset House after owner backs out of renovation planThursday, September 13, 2018
GLOBAL NEWS, By Christopher Whan
City staff reported to the built-heritage subcommittee on Thursday that they are “not optimistic” the owner of Somerset House intends to continue with the...
Herb Stovel Memorial Lecture 2018Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Carleton University’s School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies and Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism are co-hosting the fourth annual Herb Stovel Memorial...
Show Your Support for Historic Places!Monday, September 10, 2018HERITAGE OTTAWA
Take action! Sign the petition calling for heritage funding in the 2019 Federal Budget.
Heritage Ottawa believes that Canada's historic places deserve support — and we...
Ottawa Votes 2018: Does heritage matter at the ballot box?Tuesday, September 4, 2018
OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Matthew Pearson
Children who were in kindergarten on the day Somerset House partially collapsed in October 2007 are in high school, now and there’s a good chance they’ll...
Wellington West BIA wants city to speed up work on Magee HouseThursday, August 30, 2018
The Wellington West BIA is calling on the city of Ottawa to speed up its work on Magee House.
In a letter sent to city staff, the BIA says it is concerned with...
Gatineau council votes down $400M development with heritage designation for Museum DistrictWednesday, August 29, 2018
OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Taylor Blewett
In front of a room packed to the brim with members of the public, Gatineau city council passed a heritage designation for the city’s downtown Museum...
Westboro convent proposal gets planning committee's OKTuesday, August 28, 2018
CBC NEWS, By Joanne Chianello
Worried about leaving a former convent in Westboro empty too long, city councillors on Ottawa's planning committee approved a plan Monday to attach a nine-...