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

  • Owner of two crumbling heritage buildings in Montreal forced by judge to take action
    Sunday, November 4, 2018

    CTV NEWS Montreal

    The City of Montreal is celebrating a big win after a Superior Court judge has compelled the owner of two crumbling heritage buildings to take action.

    The two...

  • Historic building's owner seeks Eleventh-hour reprieve
    Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    Magee House in Hintonburg slated for demolition by Nov. 15

    CBC NEWS, By Kate Porter

    The owner of Magee House is once again vowing to save the historic building, barely two weeks before it's...

  • Heritage Ottawa Asks the Municipal Candidates Where They Stand on Heritage
    Monday, October 22, 2018


    The municipal elections on October 22 provided an opportunity to consider the vital role of heritage places in our urban, suburban and rural environments.

    To see...

  • Free Symposium Considers Sustainable Heritage Conservation, Architectural Salvage and Reuse
    Thursday, October 11, 2018


    Carleton University’s School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies is hosting a free symposium, HERITAGE IN REVERSE: Material Values, Waste and Deconstruction, to be held...

  • New Report Calls for Changes to Better Protect Ottawa's Heritage Districts
    Thursday, October 11, 2018


    A new report by award-winning heritage conservation expert Julian Smith expresses concerns that the integrity of Ottawa's designated Heritage Conservation Districts is being...

  • Heritage experts say homeowners need greater incentives to keep up their properties
    Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    CAPITAL CURRENT, By Jackie Bastianon, Michael Charlebois, Caroline Mercer

    On a bright autumn day in Hintonburg, pedestrians cross Wellington Street to avoid a stretch of sidewalk that has...

  • Magee House demolition passes planning committee
    Tuesday, October 9, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By David Reevely

    Hintonburg’s Magee House got closer to demolition Tuesday, as city council’s planning committee approved plans to tear the historic building down for public...

  • Rockcliffe's Hart Massey home earns designation as a National Historic Site
    Monday, October 8, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Aeden Helmer

    A Rockcliffe Park home designed by famed architect Hart Massey has been designated a site of national significance in an announcement by Parks Canada.

  • Château Carleton? Architecture students take stab at hotel addition
    Friday, October 5, 2018


    Two years of conflict over plans to expand the historic Fairmont Château Laurier got Carleton University architecture professor Mariana Esponda thinking.

    Why not invite her...

  • City orders Somerset House owner to make repairs
    Friday, October 5, 2018

    CBC NEWS, By Laura Osman

    The city has ordered the owner of the historic and long-vacant Somerset House to make crucial repairs to the building in hopes of preventing it from deteriorating...