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

  • NAC offers Sneak Peek inside light-filled "architectural rejuvenation"
    Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Joanne Laucius

    The NAC is throwing open its doors to the public on Canada Day to offer a look at the first phase of a project aimed at turning Ottawa’s fortress-like...

  • Canada 150: The Integral Role of Indigenous Architects
    Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    AZURE MAGAZINE, By Daniel Viola

    A painful history of colonization long kept Indigenous people in Canada from creating their own buildings. Today, Indigenous architects are growing in number...

  • Coffman: Right Idea, Wrong Place
    Thursday, June 22, 2017

    By Peter Coffman, Carleton University

    First the good news: the federal government is serious about establishing an indigenous cultural centre in the nation’s capital. This is badly needed...

  • Architects say former U.S. embassy 'not culturally appropriate' space for new indigenous centre
    Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    CTV NEWS, By Sonja Puzic

    The federal government has announced plans to convert the former U.S. embassy across from Parliament Hill into a space dedicated to Canada’s indigenous people....

  • The New Politics of 100 Wellington
    Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    iPOLITICS, By James Munson

    For a long stretch of Canadian history, the building with the easiest access to Parliament Hill was the U.S. embassy.

    In a few years, it will be a building...

  • Ottawa to Rename Langevin Building, Announces Newly Named National Indigenous Peoples Day
    Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    CBC NEWS, By Kathleen Harris

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marked National Aboriginal Day by promising to strip the name of a residential schools proponent from a federal building and to...

  • Annual "Welcoming Ottawa Week" Runs to June 30
    Tuesday, June 20, 2017


    Take a journey through Ottawa's Chinatown, Lowertown and Little Italy during Welcoming Ottawa Week (WOW), beginning today and running to June 30, 2017.

    WOW is an...

  • Landmark Home in Gatineau Hills About to Strutt its Stuff
    Friday, June 16, 2017

    THE GLOBE AND MAIL, By Dave Leblanc

    “This young man is going far,” said the legend, Frank Lloyd Wright, of James Strutt in the late 1940s.

    Wright was known to be sparing with praise...

  • The Capital Builders: How Mackenzie King and Gréber made the modern city
    Tuesday, June 13, 2017

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By David Reevely

    As rumours of war grew in Europe in 1937, Paris hosted a grand exhibition. In the shadow of the great pavilions of the International Exposition of Art and...

  • Nussbaum: How to make people care about heritage buildings
    Sunday, June 11, 2017

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Tobi Nussbaum

    As Ottawa played host to the 2017 Ontario Heritage Conference last weekend, I have been reflecting on the key questions of heritage conservation.