General News

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

  • 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...

  • 'Not an inspiring day for heritage in Ottawa' as Magee House demolition approved
    Thursday, October 4, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By David Reevely

    Hintonburg’s half-collapsed Magee House has to be torn down, the city’s committee on heritage buildings agreed Thursday.

    The same meeting included a...

  • Committee approves demolition of historic Magee House
    Thursday, October 4, 2018

    CBC NEWS, By Laura Osman

    The city's built-heritage committee has given the owner of Magee House approval to tear the historic building down, ideally before the snow falls.


  • Magee House owner applies to tear down historic property
    Saturday, September 29, 2018

    CBC OTTAWA, By Krystalle Ramlakhan

    The owner of Magee House, a historic property in Ottawa's Hintonburg neighbourhood that partially collapsed in July, has applied for a demolition permit...

  • Tear down the rest of the crumbling Magee House, city recommends
    Friday, September 28, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    The rest of the crumbled Magee House in Hintonburg should be torn down, the city has determined.

    The Built-Heritage Sub-Committee next week will...

  • Heritage Ottawa Supports Stronger Measures to Save Somerset House
    Tuesday, 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...

  • City doesn't think Somerset House owner will carry through with redevelopment
    Thursday, 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 plan
    Thursday, 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...

  • Somerset House development plans cancelled, city staff say
    Thursday, 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.


  • Herb Stovel Memorial Lecture 2018
    Wednesday, 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...