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

  • Lisgar Collegiate graduates to celebrate venerable building
    Thursday, May 3, 2018


    When Lisgar Collegiate Institute celebrates its 175th anniversary this weekend, who better than David Jeanes to walk people through the corridors?

    The president of...

  • Agency gives city more time to decide on fate of Prince of Wales Bridge
    Friday, April 27, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Olivia Robinson

    The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) has granted the City of Ottawa an extension to decide the fortunes of the Prince of Wales Bridge.

    On Feb....

  • Demolition of former Lester B. Pearson Home Recommended by Planning Committee
    Tuesday, April 24, 2018
    Planning committee gives consent despite report revealing $1M set aside for repairs was never used


    Ottawa's planning committee overwhelmingly approved the demolition of a...

  • Planning committee recommends demolition of former Lester Pearson home
    Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    The Ugandan High Commission should be allowed to demolish the former Sandy Hill home of Lester B. Pearson and construct a new office building, the planning...

  • NCC to expand public access to 19th-century Bronson Pulp Mill ruins
    Monday, April 23, 2018


    The National Capital Commission's board of directors has approved a multi-million dollar project to make the ruins of a 19th-century pulp mill near the Portage Bridge more...

  • Jane's Walk Ottawa to Feature More than 50 Walks: May 5 - 6, 2018
    Sunday, April 22, 2018


    SAVE THE DATES: MAY 5 - 6, 2018

    Jane's Walk is an annual weekend festival of free neighbourhood walking tours throughout Ottawa-Gatineau, led by local citizens who...

  • McLeod: Heritage Preservation Helps Us Build a Better City
    Thursday, April 19, 2018

    OTTAWA SUN, By Jonathan McLeod

    There was, perhaps, the most minor of international incidents in Ottawa the other day as the city’s built-heritage subcommittee denied approval for the...

  • Portman: Try Again on Château Laurier Design
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jamie Portman

    The owners of the Fairmont Château Laurier should pay a visit to Niagara-on-the-Lake.  It might deter them from the folly of their proposed addition to a...

  • Château Laurier Expansion: The View from Abroad
    Thursday, March 29, 2018

    THE HTA BLOG, By Peter Coffman

    One of the more surreal moments during last month’s open house on the proposed Château Laurier expansion was hearing Michael McClelland mansplain that...

  • Panel Discussion on OMB Reform Draws an Engaged Crowd
    Wednesday, March 28, 2018


    The controversial Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) is about to be replaced by the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal. 

    The new Tribunal follows the government of Ontario's...