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

  • Hull Tower Project's Fate Hinges on Heritage Vote
    Monday, August 27, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Taylor Blewett

    While Gatineau city council is officially voting on a heritage designation for its downtown Museum District on Tuesday, it’s also a referendum of sorts on...

  • Developer's approach a model for others, neighbours say
    Saturday, August 25, 2018

    CBC NEWS, By Laura Fagan

    Peter Ferguson and his comrades with the Lowertown Community Association have fought countless battles with developers over infill projects in their downtown...

  • NCC reveals $55M repair list as new minister leaves decisions on 24 Sussex up to agency
    Thursday, August 16, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    The National Capital Commission on Tuesday revealed its spending plan for the $55 million in repair funds earmarked in the last federal budget, but the agency...

  • Developer to gut heritage building for 27-storey tower
    Tuesday, August 14, 2018

    CBC NEWS, By Kate Porter

    A developer has resumed plans to gut an art deco heritage building in downtown Ottawa and integrate its facade into a new 27-storey tower to be built behind it.​...

  • Anishinaabe students dig into their past
    Monday, August 13, 2018

    CBC NEWS OTTAWA, with files from Elyse Skura

    For a handful of summer students at the National Capital Commission, Quebec's Archeology Month is more than a neat opportunity to dig for hidden...

  • Editorial: It's time to re-examine the role the city plays in preserving our heritage buildings
    Saturday, August 11, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN EDITORIAL BOARD

    There is no doubt Ottawans value their heritage buildings. The long-running debate over an addition to the Chateau Laurier and the even-longer-running...

  • Flemming: Ottawa needs more robust rules to preserve its heritage buildings
    Saturday, August 4, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By David B. Flemming

    The recent partial collapse of the late 19th-century Magee House – a heritage designated building on Wellington Street West – raises the question of how...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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