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

  • Absence of mortar caused Magee House’s partial collapse, engineer says
    Friday, August 3, 2018

    GLOBAL NEWS | OTTAWA, By Beatrice Britneff

    An absence of mortar caused the stone wall collapse at the historic Magee House in Hintonburg last week, according to an engineer hired by the...

  • Development controversy continues as vote goes against plan for former Westboro convent
    Friday, August 3, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    The old Westboro convent is still at the centre of a development controversy, with the owner on Thursday failing to win approval from the city’s heritage...

  • Heritage Committee rejects developer’s latest bid to repurpose Westboro convent site
    Thursday, August 2, 2018

    GLOBAL NEWS | OTTAWA, By Beatrice Britneff

    The committee that reviews applications to redevelop Ottawa’s heritage properties has rejected Ashcroft Homes’ latest bid to repurpose the site of...

  • Committee Rejects Plan for Redevelopment of Westboro Convent
    Thursday, August 2, 2018

    CBC NEWS, By Laura Osman

    The City of Ottawa's built heritage subcommittee rejected the latest plan for the contentious Sisters of Visitation Convent on Richmond Road on Thursday, hoping to...

  • Crumbling Hintonburg heritage building is a 'house of cards,' expert says
    Thursday, August 2, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    There was virtually no mortar holding the stones together on a wall that crumbled off a Hintonburg heritage building last week, according to the engineer...

  • Stand up for Historic Places
    Wednesday, August 1, 2018


    Do you agree that Canada's historic places deserve support?

    Liberal Member of Parliament John Aldag (Cloverdale-Langley City, B.C.) is sponsoring a petition that...

  • Historic Magee House Partially Demolished on Friday Evening
    Saturday, July 28, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Kieran Delamont

    The city is moving quickly to deal with the Magee House, which was missing the better part of its west-facing wall, by knocking part of the building down...

  • City demolishing part of Hintonburg's Magee House
    Friday, July 27, 2018


    Crews are demolishing part of the decades-old Hintonburg building that partially collapsed earlier this week.

    The southwest corner and a portion of the roof are being...

  • An entrepreneurial widow: The story behind Magee House
    Thursday, July 26, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Joanne Laucius

    More than 130 years after the death of Frances Magee, the stone house on Wellington Street still retains the name of an energetic Irish widow who became a...

  • 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...