General News

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

  • Central Experimental Farm Supporters Worry About Its Future
    Monday, December 1, 2014

    CentreTown News, By Sammy Hudes and Melissa Bouchard

    Some community groups are concerned the federal government’s recent transfer of publicly owned land from Ottawa’s Central Experimental...

  • Changes to Built Heritage Sub-Committee Proposed for Next Term
    Thursday, November 27, 2014

    By Leslie Maitland, Heritage Ottawa

    Yesterday the City announced its 2014-2018 Council Governance Review.

    Now, before your eyelids start to get heavy, it’s worth putting on that pot...

  • Auditor General: Federal Archives Sitting on Mountains of Unsorted Documents
    Tuesday, November 25, 2014

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, BY Ian MacLeod

    The federal archives is sitting on a backlog of 98,000 boxes of undocumented government records, some dating to 1890, says Canada’s auditor general.

    ...

  • Lowertown Landlord Ordered to Complete Work on Crumbling Former Schoolhouse
    Friday, November 21, 2014

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Matthew Pearson

    The City of Ottawa has won a legal victory over Claude Lauzon, owner of a crumbling former schoolhouse in Lowertown.

    Lauzon must now complete work...

  • Project To Trace History of Ottawa's Architectural Firms Since Confederation
    Wednesday, November 19, 2014

    The local architectural and heritage communities are being asked to help provide information for a new project that will outline the history of architectural practice in Ottawa since Confederation...

  • The National Trust Urges Federal Government to Revisit Transfer of Central Experimental Farm Lands
    Tuesday, November 18, 2014

    The National Trust for Canada wrote to the Honourable John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister Responsible for the National Capital Commission, today to request that the federal...

  • Heritage Conservation Architect Michael McClelland to Lecture at National Gallery
    Thursday, November 13, 2014

    The Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism is pleased to announce the next speaker in its Forum Lecture Series, taking place this Monday, November 17 at 6:00pm at The National Gallery...

  • Protect the Experimental Farm
    Thursday, November 13, 2014

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Peter Anderson

    The division of the Central Experimental Farm is an attack on heritage designations and federal science. On Nov. 3, John Baird announced the transfer of 60...

  • Historic Bells Corners Hotel Tapped for Heritage Designation
    Wednesday, November 12, 2014

    Heritage Ottawa is pleased to support the proposed designation of Hartin Hotel, formerly Al's Steakhouse, in Bell's Corners. This designation signals the growing interest in Ottawa's rural and...

  • The National Trust Expresses Concern for Future of Central Experimental Farm
    Friday, November 7, 2014

    The National Trust for Canada is following with concern the federal government’s decision to transfer 60 acres of the Central Experimental Farm, National Historic Site of Canada to The Ottawa...

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