Heritage Ottawa brings you heritage-related news and developments from Ottawa and the National Capital Region.
Special Forum Event: Can Compatible modern architecture be added to heritage buildings?Friday, August 30, 2019
Heritage Ottawa, in collaboration with the Friends of the Château Laurier and Carleton University, invites you to a special Special Forum Event on September 5, 2019:Can...
PRIVATE AND PUBLIC FUNDING NETS $65,000.00 TO DATE FOR HERITAGE OTTAWA CHÂTEAU LAURIER CAMPAIGNThursday, August 29, 2019
HERITAGE OTTAWA | Media Release
Heritage Ottawa is pleased to announce that its recent fundraising campaign has raised $65,000 to date towards fighting the incompatible and insensitive...
More than half of Canadians want 24 Sussex Drive saved: PollMonday, August 26, 2019
OTTAWA SUN, By Antonella Artuso
A majority of Canadians want the most famous residence in the country — 24 Sussex Drive — to be renovated rather than torn down, a new poll shows.
Barrack Hill: Archeologists dig into the Ottawa history beneath our feetMonday, August 19, 2019
OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jacob Hoytema
We’ve known all along that the history was beneath our feet. We just weren’t sure what it would look like.
All summer, archeologists have been...
SPECIAL FORUM | Can Compatible Modern Architecture be Added to Heritage Buildings?Thursday, August 15, 2019
Heritage Ottawa, in collaboration with the Friends of the Château Laurier and Carleton University, invites you to a Special Forum Event on September 5, 2019:Can Compatible Modern...
Restoration begins for heritage buildings destroyed in ByWard Market fireThursday, August 8, 2019
CBC NEWS, By Krystalle Ramlakhan
Businesses in the ByWard Market that were destroyed by a fire in April can start the cleanup and restoration process soon.
The William Street...
Will Parliament Finally Protect Historic Sites in Law?Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Federal lawmakers have talked for years about a law to protect historic sites. The Château Laurier fiasco shows that it’s time to finally act.
Heritage Ottawa hires lawyers to fight Château Laurier additionWednesday, July 31, 2019
Ottawa heritage advocates have hired a legal team as they try to stop what they call an "inappropriate" addition to the Château Laurier hotel.
The addition at the rear of...
Heritage Ottawa Retains Legal Counsel, Launches Fundraising Campaign to Save the Chateau LaurierTuesday, July 30, 2019
HERITAGE OTTAWA | MEDIA RELEASE
Heritage Ottawa has retained legal representation in its ongoing efforts to protect the Château Laurier from a proposed inappropriate addition. Heritage...
Château Laurier Debacle Exposes Flaws in Heritage RegulationsSunday, July 28, 2019
Three layers of regulatory protections could not prevent the approval of an incompatible addition to an iconic heritage site, the Château Laurier.
POLICY OPTIONS | By Peter Coffman