Heritage Ottawa brings you heritage-related news and developments from Ottawa and the National Capital Region.
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-...
10 months later, GG still not living at Rideau HallMonday, August 27, 2018
OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Kelly Egan
Does Canada even need official residences for its leading dignitaries?
We’re today cornered with the question. Since taking office in 2015, Prime...
Hull Tower Project's Fate Hinges on Heritage VoteMonday, August 27, 2018
OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Taylor Blewett
While Gatineau city council is officially voting on a heritage designation for its downtown Museum District on Tuesday, it’s also a referendum of sorts on...
Developer's approach a model for others, neighbours saySaturday, August 25, 2018
CBC NEWS, By Laura Fagan
Peter Ferguson and his comrades with the Lowertown Community Association have fought countless battles with developers over infill projects in their downtown...
NCC reveals $55M repair list as new minister leaves decisions on 24 Sussex up to agencyThursday, August 16, 2018
OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing
The National Capital Commission on Tuesday revealed its spending plan for the $55 million in repair funds earmarked in the last federal budget, but the agency...
Developer to gut heritage building for 27-storey towerTuesday, August 14, 2018
CBC NEWS, By Kate Porter
A developer has resumed plans to gut an art deco heritage building in downtown Ottawa and integrate its facade into a new 27-storey tower to be built behind it....
Anishinaabe students dig into their pastMonday, August 13, 2018
CBC NEWS OTTAWA, with files from Elyse Skura
For a handful of summer students at the National Capital Commission, Quebec's Archeology Month is more than a neat opportunity to dig for hidden...
Editorial: It's time to re-examine the role the city plays in preserving our heritage buildingsSaturday, August 11, 2018
OTTAWA CITIZEN EDITORIAL BOARD
There is no doubt Ottawans value their heritage buildings. The long-running debate over an addition to the Chateau Laurier and the even-longer-running...
Flemming: Ottawa needs more robust rules to preserve its heritage buildingsSaturday, August 4, 2018
OTTAWA CITIZEN, By David B. Flemming
The recent partial collapse of the late 19th-century Magee House – a heritage designated building on Wellington Street West – raises the question of how...
Absence of mortar caused Magee House’s partial collapse, engineer saysFriday, August 3, 2018
GLOBAL NEWS | OTTAWA, By Beatrice Britneff
An absence of mortar caused the stone wall collapse at the historic Magee House in Hintonburg last week, according to an engineer hired by the...