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

  • Ottawa City Council Approves Final Design for embattled Château Laurier Addition
    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

    Global News, by Craig Lord

    The long saga finally seems to be over: Ottawa city council has approved the sixth design iteration of the Château Laurier’s proposed addition, the result of a...

  • Council OK puts to bed, turns out the light, says goodnight to Château Laurier debate
    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

    Ottawa Citizen, By Jon Willing

    It’s finally lights out for the design controversy over the addition to the Château Laurier.

    City council on Wednesday voted 14-10 in favour of the...

  • What's Happening at the Bradley-Craig Farm?
    Monday, February 22, 2021 | by Lesley McKay

    The Bradley-Craig farmstead is located on Hazeldean Road – Stittsville’s long-standing historic landmark with its 147 year old red dairy ‘bank ...

  • Barrymore's Nightclub Saga Calls Attention to Demolition by Neglect
    Sunday, February 21, 2021


    A longstanding dispute between the owner of Barrymore’s Nightclub and his landlord is calling attention to yet another local example of demolition by neglect.


  • City Planning Committee Approves New Design for Château Laurier Addition
    Friday, February 5, 2021

    CTV NEWS, By Josh Pringle

    After years of controversy and several proposed designs, a city of Ottawa committee has given the green light to a new expansion at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier...

  • Planning committee says council should approve latest, and possibly final, Château Laurier design
    Friday, February 5, 2021

    Ottawa Citizen, By Jon Willing

    The majority of councillors on the planning committee have endorsed what one Ottawa heritage architect called a C-grade design for the Château Laurier...

  • Newest Château Laurier design faces fewer foes
    Friday, January 29, 2021

    CBC NEWS, By Kate Porter

    Hotel owners worked with Heritage Ottawa to find 'acceptable' solution

    Yet another redesign for an addition to the historic Fairmont Château Laurier hotel goes...

  • Applications Now Open for 2021 Heritage Grant Program for Building Restoration
    Wednesday, January 13, 2021


    The City of Ottawa is currently accepting applications for the Heritage Grant for Building Restoration program.

    Property owners of buildings designated under Part...

  • Revised Design for Château Laurier Addition Heading to Committees and Council
    Saturday, January 9, 2021


    The city’s built-heritage subcommittee and planning committee will meet jointly on February 5 to consider the revised design and site plan for the Château Laurier hotel...

  • Happy Holidays from Heritage Ottawa
    Thursday, December 17, 2020

    Heritage Ottawa wishes you and yours a safe and happy holiday season.

    Discover the history of the Fraser Schoolhouse at our website's 50 Years | 50 Stories entry.