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

  • Anishinaabe students dig into their past
    Monday, 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 buildings
    Saturday, August 11, 2018


    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 buildings
    Saturday, 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 says
    Friday, 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...

  • Development controversy continues as vote goes against plan for former Westboro convent
    Friday, August 3, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    The old Westboro convent is still at the centre of a development controversy, with the owner on Thursday failing to win approval from the city’s heritage...

  • Crumbling Hintonburg heritage building is a 'house of cards,' expert says
    Thursday, August 2, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    There was virtually no mortar holding the stones together on a wall that crumbled off a Hintonburg heritage building last week, according to the engineer...

  • Heritage Committee rejects developer’s latest bid to repurpose Westboro convent site
    Thursday, August 2, 2018

    GLOBAL NEWS | OTTAWA, By Beatrice Britneff

    The committee that reviews applications to redevelop Ottawa’s heritage properties has rejected Ashcroft Homes’ latest bid to repurpose the site of...

  • Committee Rejects Plan for Redevelopment of Westboro Convent
    Thursday, August 2, 2018

    CBC NEWS, By Laura Osman

    The City of Ottawa's built heritage subcommittee rejected the latest plan for the contentious Sisters of Visitation Convent on Richmond Road on Thursday, hoping to...

  • Stand up for Historic Places
    Wednesday, August 1, 2018


    Do you agree that Canada's historic places deserve support?

    Liberal Member of Parliament John Aldag (Cloverdale-Langley City, B.C.) is sponsoring a petition that...

  • Historic Magee House Partially Demolished on Friday Evening
    Saturday, July 28, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Kieran Delamont

    The city is moving quickly to deal with the Magee House, which was missing the better part of its west-facing wall, by knocking part of the building down...