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

  • Les Prix du Québec honours Dr. Christina Cameron
    Friday, December 14, 2018


    Heritage Ottawa warmly congratulates Dr. Christina Cameron on her recent award of the Prix-Gérard Morisset 2018 for Heritage, one of the cultural awards bestowed by Les Prix...

  • STUDENT EXHIBITION continues the discussion of forthcoming Château Laurier addition
    Sunday, December 9, 2018


    An exhibition of alternative designs for an addition to the Château Laurier Hotel, created by students of Carleton University's Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism,...

  • Coffman: Re-Framing the Question
    Tuesday, December 4, 2018

    THE HTA BLOG, By Peter Coffman

    I’ve believed for a long time that the proposed addition to the Château Laurier was based on faulty premises that need to be re-thought.  So, just what are...

  • Student Exhibition to present alternative designs for addition to Château Laurier
    Wednesday, November 21, 2018


    Ever since the first design proposal for an addition to the Château Laurier was unveiled over two years ago, frustrated Ottawans have been asking, “can’t it be something...

  • Today's Letters: Here's why the City of Ottawa must expropriate Somerset House
    Tuesday, November 20, 2018


    Re: Owner of Somerset House would rather tear it down, build a replica building, Nov. 16, 2018

    So the owner of Somerset House has...

  • Owner of Somerset House would rather tear it down, build a replica building
    Friday, November 16, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    The owner of Somerset House, the ramshackle building at a landmark downtown intersection, says he wants to demolish it and construct something that reflects...

  • Magee House owner prepared for court fight if city orders demolition
    Thursday, November 15, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    Ovidio Sbrissa is prepared to fight city hall if Ottawa’s chief building official orders the total destruction of his Magee House in Hintonburg.


  • Magee House decision drawing near, city says
    Thursday, November 15, 2018
    Councillor Expresses Frustration Over Delay

    CBC NEWS, By Joanne Chianello

    The city should make a definitive decision on whether it will demolish a privately owned heritage building in...

  • MacKenzie and McEachern: Changes are needed to protect Ottawa’s heritage districts
    Wednesday, November 14, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN | Editorial, By Liz MacKenzie and Gail McEachern

    Ottawa has 20 heritage conservation districts, ranging in size from the enclave of 23 modernist houses in Briarcliffe and...

  • Owner of two crumbling heritage buildings in Montreal forced by judge to take action
    Sunday, November 4, 2018

    CTV NEWS Montreal

    The City of Montreal is celebrating a big win after a Superior Court judge has compelled the owner of two crumbling heritage buildings to take action.

    The two...