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

  • Ottawa Votes 2018: Does heritage matter at the ballot box?
    Tuesday, September 4, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Matthew Pearson

    Children who were in kindergarten on the day Somerset House partially collapsed in October 2007 are in high school, now and there’s a good chance they’ll...

  • Wellington West BIA wants city to speed up work on Magee House
    Thursday, August 30, 2018

    CTV Ottawa

    The Wellington West BIA is calling on the city of Ottawa to speed up its work on Magee House.

    In a letter sent to city staff, the BIA says  it is concerned with...

  • Gatineau council votes down $400M development with heritage designation for Museum District
    Wednesday, August 29, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Taylor Blewett

    In front of a room packed to the brim with members of the public, Gatineau city council passed a heritage designation for the city’s downtown Museum...

  • Gatineau vote effectively kills Hull tower plans
    Tuesday, August 28, 2018


    Gatineau city councillors voted to place a heritage designation on the neighbourhood around the Canadian Museum of History Tuesday night, effectively killing plans for two highrise...

  • Westboro convent proposal gets planning committee's OK
    Tuesday, August 28, 2018

    CBC NEWS, By Joanne Chianello

    Worried about leaving a former convent in Westboro empty too long, city councillors on Ottawa's planning committee approved a plan Monday to attach a nine-...

  • 10 months later, GG still not living at Rideau Hall
    Monday, August 27, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Kelly Egan

    Does Canada even need official residences for its leading dignitaries?

    We’re today cornered with the question. Since taking office in 2015, Prime...

  • 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.​...