General News

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

  • City received no warning about potential collapse of Hintonburg building
    Wednesday, July 25, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing and Joanne Laucius

    The historic stone building that crumbled in Hintonburg this week was one of 23 properties on a heritage watch list for deterioration, but...

  • Historic Magee House in Hintonburg Suffers Partial Collapse
    Tuesday, July 24, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Kieran Delamont

    A wall on a historic building in Hintonburg partially collapsed just after 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday night.

    Ottawa Fire Services is continuing to...

  • Proposal for Booth Street Complex seeks removal of height limits, interior setbacks
    Friday, July 20, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Matthew Pearson

    In order to capitalize on its plan to redevelop an old federal complex on Booth Street, Canada Lands Company is asking the city to remove height limits...

  • Council approves Addition to Château Laurier with plan to Tweak Modernist Design
    Wednesday, June 27, 2018

    GLOBAL NEWS, By Beatrice Britneff

    Council agreed today that planners have more work to do on the design of the Château Laurier expansion, a controversial process that has dragged on for...

  • Council votes to keep working on design for Château Laurier expansion
    Wednesday, June 27, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    The drama at city hall over the Château Laurier’s proposed addition should go silent until the next term of council.

    Council on Wednesday voted to have...

  • More design work on Château Laurier expansion endorsed by planning committee
    Tuesday, June 26, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    There wasn’t much fuss over the proposed Château Laurier expansion during Tuesday’s planning committee meeting.

    Councillors simply approved a...

  • Back to the drawing board for round five of Château Laurier expansion
    Tuesday, June 26, 2018

    EDMONTON SUN, By Jon Willing

    City council could neuter itself on Wednesday as Ottawa’s watchdog for heritage properties when it considers kicking the final design responsibility for the...

  • Councillors risk ceding influence over Château addition, heritage group warns
    Tuesday, June 26, 2018

    CBC NEWS, By Laura Osman

    The president of Heritage Ottawa is warning city councillors they may be about to lose their last chance to veto the design for a modernist addition to the Château...

  • Heritage Ottawa to Built Heritage Sub-committee re: Chateau Laurier Addition | JUNE 18, 2018
    Sunday, June 24, 2018

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    The following text was formally submitted by Heritage Ottawa to the Built Heritage Sub-committee for consideration at its meeting of June 18, 2018. President David Jeanes...

  • Phyllis Lambert to Mayor Jim Watson: Architects of Proposed Château Laurier Addition "Have Not Found a Viable Approach"
    Saturday, June 23, 2018

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    Architectural visionary Phyllis Lambert, widely considered one of the world's most influential figures in architecture, has written a letter to Mayor Jim Watson to express...

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