General News

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

  • Heritage Ottawa Celebrates Launch of its Newest Book Publication
    Tuesday, December 19, 2017

    HERITAGE OTTAWA, By Carolyn Quinn

    The latest book publication from Heritage Ottawa, titled From Walk-Up to High-Rise: Ottawa’s Historic Apartment Buildings, launched to a standing-room-only...

  • Lush Nepean property, once owned by a Confederation poet, eyed for 13 homes
    Monday, December 18, 2017

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    A Nepean community’s hope to transform a historic estate into a neighbourhood park is fading with a developer’s new plan to build 13 new homes on the lush...

  • Southminster church redevelopment approved by Ottawa City Council
    Friday, December 15, 2017

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Matthew Pearson

    Council gave the green-light to the redevelopment of an Old Ottawa South church after the applicant, Windmill Development Group, revised its proposed...

  • Developer to Present Plans for Partial Demolition of Convent Building at Open House
    Monday, December 11, 2017


    Ashcroft Homes, owner of the Sisters of the Visitation Convent at 114 Richmond Road, is proposing to partially demolish the heritage-designated convent building and to...

  • Developer Plans to Partially Demolish Westboro Convent for Commercial Use
    Friday, December 8, 2017

    CBC OTTAWA, By Judy Trinh

    Another pitched development battle is brewing in Westboro over a new proposal by Ashcroft Homes to partially demolish a 19th-century convent designated as a...

  • Heritage Ottawa combines architecture and history for latest book
    Thursday, December 7, 2017

    CENTRETOWN NEWS, By Kiera Kowalski

    A passion for architecture and history has brought together a team of apartment-loving intellectuals for Heritage Ottawa’s latest book launch.


  • Carleton University eyeing purchase of historic Dominion-Chalmers United Church
    Wednesday, December 6, 2017

    CBC News | Ottawa

    Carleton University is entering into talks to purchase Ottawa's Dominion-Chalmers United Church, with plans to turn the historic downtown building into a performance space...

  • Carleton University board agrees to talks to buy Dominion-Chalmers Church
    Wednesday, December 6, 2017

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Tom Spears

    Dominion-Chalmers United Church would be a heavenly place for Carleton University students to make music, the university decided Tuesday night as its governors...

  • Carleton University Enters into Negotiations to Purchase Dominion-Chalmers United Church
    Tuesday, December 5, 2017


    Carleton University’s Board of Governors has approved a motion to begin negotiating the potential purchase of Dominion-Chalmers United Church for use as a multi-purpose...

  • Church's condo plan could mar Rideau Canal views, neighbours fear
    Tuesday, November 28, 2017

    CBC NEWS, By Laura Osman

    Ottawa city councillors have asked a landmark church in Old Ottawa South to lower the height  of a proposed condo development over fears it could ruin the view from...