General News

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

  • Demolition by neglect: Vacant 24 Sussex costing taxpayers millions
    Thursday, November 28, 2019

    Heritage Ottawa's Leslie Maitland appeared on CTV News today to comment on the ongoing "demolition by neglect" of 24 Sussex Drive.

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  • Planning Committee Recommends Approval of New Subdivision at Historic Nepean Estate
    Friday, November 15, 2019


    Heritage Ottawa submitted a written appeal to the city's Planning Committee this week, urging it to delay recommendation of the Zoning Bylaw Amendment and Plan of...

  • These old houses: City's heritage inventory now in the books
    Wednesday, November 13, 2019

    CBC NEWS, By Kate Porter

    The City of Ottawa has wrapped up a massive inventory of buildings that have heritage value, a study that took several years to complete.

    After reviewing...

  • Lansdowne compromise could halt OSEG takeover
    Tuesday, November 5, 2019

    Motion passed Tuesday calls for consultation, protects farmers market

    CBC NEWS, By Joanne Chianello

    A last-minute compromise passed at city hall Tuesday will slow — or possibly even...

  • Free Talk Traces "The Life, Death and Afterlives of Gothic Architecture"
    Monday, October 28, 2019


    Fans of gothic architecture and gothic fiction have a double treat in store this Halloween night when architectural historian and Heritage Ottawa board member Peter Coffman...

  • OSEG wants to take over city-run side of Lansdowne Park
    Sunday, October 27, 2019

    CBC NEWS, By Kate Porter

    Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG) has made a pitch to expand its role at Lansdowne and take over the city-run urban park, but the local councillor fears...

  • Château Laurier, Heritage Ottawa appealing committee of adjustment decision on controversial hotel addition
    Wednesday, October 16, 2019

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    The owner of the Château Laurier is appealing a committee of adjustment decision rejecting part of the company’s plan to build an addition on the north side...

  • IMPORTANT PARTIAL VICTORY: Committee of Adjustment Ruling Denies "Minor Variance" for Château Laurier Addition
    Friday, September 27, 2019


    In a unanimous ruling today, the Committee of Adjustment refused a "minor variance" for the Château Laurier addition.

    The ruling, which follows the Committee's...

  • Château Laurier addition now in limbo after variance rejected
    Friday, September 27, 2019

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Andrew Duffy

    The controversial addition to the Château Laurier is suddenly in a state of limbo after the city’s committee of adjustment rejected the hotel owner’s request...

  • Committee of Adjustment rejects "Minor Variance" for Château Laurier addition
    Friday, September 27, 2019


    The planned expansion of the Château Laurier was dealt a blow Friday as the city's committee of adjustment said...