General News

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

  • Who can save the Château Laurier from an eyesore addition?
    Wednesday, June 19, 2019

    GLOBE AND MAIL, By Penny Collenette

    Can you ever fight city hall? It’s not easy, especially when the future of a national iconic symbol is relegated and degraded to a simple municipal...

  • Welcoming Ottawa Week: June 17 to 30, 2019
    Monday, June 17, 2019


    As part of Welcoming Ottawa Week (WOW), June 17 to 30, 2019, the Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership, Heritage Ottawa, City of Ottawa and the Department of Canadian...

  • Heritage Ottawa Announces Our New President
    Monday, June 17, 2019


    The Board of Directors of Heritage Ottawa is pleased to announce the selection on May 27, 2019, of Richard Belliveau as its new president. Richard has served on the board...

  • 'Grotesque' Château Laurier addition clears final hurdle
    Thursday, June 13, 2019

    CBC NEWS | By Kate Porter

    The hugely controversial addition to the historic Château Laurier hotel can go ahead, Ottawa's planning committee voted Thursday.

    Several city councillors...

  • Planning committee approves Château Laurier site plan, but Fleury pursues council vote on design
    Thursday, June 13, 2019

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    It might land the City of Ottawa in court, but a councillor will try to get city council to make a final decision on the Château Laurier’s controversial...

  • Fate of Château Laurier Lies with Planning Committee on June 13 — YOUR VOICE MATTERS!
    Monday, June 10, 2019


    UPDATE | JUNE 26 —YOUR VOICE MATTERS! Contact the Mayor and Ottawa City Councillors before July 10, 2019.

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  • Plamondon: If we want to get Château Laurier right, look to 7 Clarence
    Saturday, June 8, 2019

    OTTAWA CITIZEN | OPINION, By Bob Plamondon

    "The building’s completely out of whack with what would be expected in a heritage district … It’s a ridiculous looking structure.”


  • Design for Château Laurier addition meets resistance — again
    Saturday, June 8, 2019


    A controversial design being proposed for an addition to the Château Laurier hotel in Ottawa – the fifth that has now been floated for approval – is...

  • Ottawa’s iconic Château Laurier held hostage by developers and architects
    Thursday, June 6, 2019

    TORONTO STAR, By Penny Collenette

    How do you protect what is perceived to be a public heritage space when it is privately owned? This very contentious issue is facing Ottawa’s City Council...

  • In the News: Heritage Ottawa Speaks Out on Proposed Addition to Château Laurier
    Monday, June 3, 2019


    June 3, 2019

    Heritage Ottawa's David B. Flemming discussed the proposed addition with CTV NEWS OTTAWA this morning, in advance of today's meeting of the the Built Heritage...