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

  • Mayor to Communism Memorial Backers: "This Project Should Be Put on Hold"
    Tuesday, October 27, 2015

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Matthew Pearson

    It’s “highly unlikely” the Memorial to the Victims of Communism will ever be built on the proposed site near the Supreme Court of Canada now that the...

  • 24 Sussex, a Federal Heritage Building, in Need of Critical Repairs and Restoration
    Saturday, October 24, 2015

    HERITAGE OTTAWA, By Leslie Maitland

    24 Sussex is at a crossroads. The building, erected in 1867-68 for an Ottawa lumber baron, became the official residence of Canada's Prime Ministers in...

    Saturday, October 24, 2015

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Don Butler

    Justin Trudeau appears to be seriously considering delaying his move into his childhood home at 24 Sussex Drive, raising the prospect that the crumbling...

  • Somerset House Facelift Delay Wears Thin
    Friday, October 23, 2015

    CENTRETOWN NEWS, By Dylan Burd

    The busy downtown intersection of Bank and Somerset continues to be adversely accentuated by the shell of a century-old heritage building that was...

  • Join Us in Advancing Ottawa as a Vibrant, Cultural Capital City
    Thursday, October 22, 2015

    Ottawa’s cultural sector contributes greatly to our city’s economy and our enviable quality of life. Heritage Ottawa has joined with others to advance Ottawa as a vibrant capital for culture and...

  • New MPs want public consultations on site of victims of communism memorial
    Wednesday, October 21, 2015

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Don Butler

    Two newly elected Liberal MPs opposed to the proposed location of the Memorial to the Victims of Communism say public consultations are needed to determine an...

  • The 2016 Gordon Cullingham Research & Publication Grant
    Tuesday, October 20, 2015

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 1, 2015

    Heritage Ottawa invites applications for the Gordon Cullingham Research and Publication Grant. The grant program was created in 2008 and is named in...

  • Award Winning Heritage Conservation Project at Central Experimental Farm
    Friday, October 16, 2015


    On October 14 architect John Cook of GRC Architects presented an informative lecture on the origins and award-winning transformation of a local heritage building.


  • Election outcome could decide fate of Victims of Communism memorial, Kristmanson says
    Friday, October 16, 2015

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Don Butler

    The head of the National Capital Commission told a Washington audience earlier this month that Monday’s federal election will likely decide the fate of the ...

  • Hospital Wanted to Delay Public Meetings About Moving Experimental Farm
    Monday, September 28, 2015

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Elizabeth Payne

    The chief operating officer of The Ottawa Hospital pushed to delay public consultations until a deal to build a new Civic campus on a 60-acre chunk of the...