General News

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

  • Restoration begins for heritage buildings destroyed in ByWard Market fire
    Thursday, August 8, 2019

    CBC NEWS, By Krystalle Ramlakhan

    Businesses in the ByWard Market that were destroyed by a fire in April can start the cleanup and restoration process soon.

    The William Street...

  • Will Parliament Finally Protect Historic Sites in Law?
    Tuesday, August 6, 2019

    Federal lawmakers have talked for years about a law to protect historic sites. The Château Laurier fiasco shows that it’s time to finally act.


  • Heritage Ottawa hires lawyers to fight Château Laurier addition
    Wednesday, July 31, 2019


    Ottawa heritage advocates have hired a legal team as they try to stop what they call an "inappropriate" addition to the Château Laurier hotel.

    The addition at the rear of...

  • Heritage Ottawa Retains Legal Counsel, Launches Fundraising Campaign to Save the Chateau Laurier
    Tuesday, July 30, 2019


    Heritage Ottawa  has retained legal representation in its ongoing efforts to protect the Château Laurier from a proposed inappropriate addition. Heritage...

  • Celebrity Tom Green draws crowds at picnic in support of Château Laurier
    Sunday, July 28, 2019

    CBC NEWS, By David Thurton

    Canadian celebrity comedian Tom Green drew in the crowds at a sunset picnic in Ottawa on Saturday– in the shadow of the Château Laurier and its looming...

  • Château Laurier Debacle Exposes Flaws in Heritage Regulations
    Sunday, July 28, 2019

    Three layers of regulatory protections could not prevent the approval of an incompatible addition to an iconic heritage site, the Château Laurier.

    POLICY OPTIONS | By Peter Coffman


  • Letter from Senator Serge Joyal and Phyllis Lambert to Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez Calls for Federal Leadership on Château Laurier
    Friday, July 26, 2019


    The following letter of concern for the proposed Chateau Laurier addition was sent by The Honourable Serge Joyal and architect Phyllis Lambert, Founding Director Emeritus of...

  • Comedian Tom Green to hold Save The Château Laurier picnic in Major’s Hill park on July 27
    Friday, July 26, 2019

    Global News | By Christopher Whan

    In the wake of the city of Ottawa’s decision to move out of the way of the much-maligned addition to the Château Laurier, Ottawa-born comedian Tom Green is...

  • Heritage Ottawa: Letter to Minister of Canadian Heritage, Responsible for NCC | Château Laurier
    Thursday, July 25, 2019


    On June 10, Heritage Ottawa submitted the following letter to the Hon. Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage, responsible for the National Capital Commission (NCC...

  • Phyllis Lambert to Mayor Jim Watson: Proposed Château Laurier Addition "Makes Mockery of the Ontario Heritage Act"
    Thursday, July 25, 2019

    Originally published June 6, 2019


    Architectural visionary Phyllis Lambert, widely considered one of the world's most influential figures in architecture, has written...