General News

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

  • NCC invites public to help dig up and preserve capital's history
    Tuesday, August 8, 2017

    CBC NEWS, By Andrew Foote

    The National Capital Commission is inviting the public to help it dig, sift and scrape its way through the capital's history this August as part of its annual...

  • Feds plan series of interpretive displays regarding Rideau Canal history
    Sunday, August 6, 2017

    OTTAWA BUSINESS JOURNAL

    Nearly a decade after the Rideau Canal was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the federal government is looking to construct a series of interpretive “nodes” to...

  • Remembering John Arnold, A Designer, Artist and Heritage Advocate
    Monday, July 31, 2017

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    Heritage Ottawa is saddened to learn of the passing of John Arnold (1934-2017), a long serving member of our Board of Directors until his retirement in 2010. 

    A...

  • Developers are learning that heritage buildings can be money-makers
    Tuesday, July 25, 2017

    Heritage Ottawa has long advocated for the restoration and adaptive reuse of heritage structures which contribute so much to our urban fabric. A new study indicates that 80% of millenials in the...

  • Library and Archives opens vaults to public tours
    Tuesday, July 18, 2017

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    The Library and Archives Canada Preservation Centre in Gatineau, seldom open to the public, will soon begin offering guided tours in both English and French.

    The...

  • Westbobo Convent still empty five years after development approval
    Sunday, July 16, 2017

    CBC NEWS, By Joanne Chianello

    When Ottawa city council gave Ashcroft Homes approval to develop the former Westboro convent lands, it was with the understanding that the developer would...

  • City Proposes to Expand Heritage Register with homes in Old Ottawa East and Old Ottawa South
    Thursday, July 13, 2017

    CBC News, By Laurie Fagan

    Sheena Pritchard has lived in her Echo Drive home for 53 years and while she has no plans to move or renovate, she doesn't want the city adding her house — along...

  • Councillor wields new power to put 'bunkhouse' developers on the spot
    Thursday, July 6, 2017

    CBC NEWS, By Joanne Chianello

    An Ottawa city councillor fed up with the proliferation of what he calls high-occupancy "bunkhouses" in his ward is invoking a new rule that will force the...

  • Demolition opponents want to save Lester B. Pearson's pre-PM home
    Monday, July 3, 2017

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    Eliane Major remembers her brothers helping Lester B. Pearson push his car out of the snowy driveway of 231 Cobourg St. in the 1950s, when her family lived...

  • Former Planning Chair Peter Hume to Oversee Byward Market Makeover
    Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    CBC News, By Joanne Chianello

    Peter Hume, a former Ottawa city councillor and planning committee chair, has been picked to oversee the revitalization of the the ByWard and Parkdale markets...

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