General News

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

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • Show Your Support for Historic Places!
    Monday, September 10, 2018


    Take action! Sign the petition calling for heritage funding in the 2019 Federal Budget.

    Heritage Ottawa believes that Canada's historic places deserve support — and...

  • Ottawa Votes 2018: Does heritage matter at the ballot box?
    Tuesday, September 4, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Matthew Pearson

    Children who were in kindergarten on the day Somerset House partially collapsed in October 2007 are in high school, now and there’s a good chance they’ll...

  • Wellington West BIA wants city to speed up work on Magee House
    Thursday, August 30, 2018

    CTV Ottawa

    The Wellington West BIA is calling on the city of Ottawa to speed up its work on Magee House.

    In a letter sent to city staff, the BIA says  it is concerned with...

  • Gatineau council votes down $400M development with heritage designation for Museum District
    Wednesday, August 29, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Taylor Blewett

    In front of a room packed to the brim with members of the public, Gatineau city council passed a heritage designation for the city’s downtown Museum...

  • Today's letters: Is it time for a national capital district?
    Wednesday, August 29, 2018


    Declaring the area near the Canadian Museum of History a heritage district is a smart move, which will discourage turning the area into a future developer’s...

  • Westboro convent proposal gets planning committee's OK
    Tuesday, 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-...

  • Gatineau vote effectively kills Hull tower plans
    Tuesday, August 28, 2018


    Gatineau city councillors voted to place a heritage designation on the neighbourhood around the Canadian Museum of History Tuesday night, effectively killing plans for two highrise...

  • 10 months later, GG still not living at Rideau Hall
    Monday, 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...