Heritage Ottawa brings you heritage-related news and developments from Ottawa and the National Capital Region.
COMMUNITY VIEWS SPLIT ON PROPOSED PLAN TO DEMOLISH HISTORIC DESCHÂTELETS CHAPELThursday, June 11, 2020
The Deschâtelets Building at 225 Scholastic Drive was purchased along with the Oblate Lands by The Regional Group in 2014 to be developed as part of Greystone Village. An important landmark in Old...
Built Heritage Sub-Committee Opposes City Staff Recommendation for 860 Colonel By DriveWednesday, June 10, 2020
Ottawa's Built Heritage Sub-Committee (BHSC) has voted 6-1 against a City Staff Report recommendation to not pursue heritage designation for 860 Colonel By Drive.
The Scouts Canada Totem PoleFriday, June 5, 2020
This article appeared in the May 2020 issue of the Heritage Ottawa Newsletter.
HERITAGE OTTAWA, By Alison Smith
In 1961, the British Columbia Scouts gifted a totem pole to Scouts...
Magee House in Hintonburg is Listed for SaleWednesday, April 29, 2020
Nearly two years after its partial collapse, one of Ottawa's most infamous properties is up for sale.
Magee House, a historic landmark on Hintonburg's Wellington...
Stay Engaged While Keeping Social Distance with 3D Virtual ToursWednesday, March 25, 2020
Looking for new things to do while while staying at home?
We're sharing some of our favorite 3D virtual tours of local museums, heritage houses and online...
Parliament Hill is getting the reno of the century — and some MPs say they're being kept in the darkSunday, March 8, 2020
For starters, they want to know what's going to happen to the lawn
CBC NEWS, By Karina Roman, Chris Rands
MPs are being asked to make some important choices about the decade-long...
Community to Vote on Special Levy to Allow Purchase of 21 Withrow—Kilmorie HouseMonday, February 24, 2020
The longstanding community effort to preserve 21 Withrow Avenue as a community centre and green space will soon hinge on a vote by area residents.
UNESCO wants Château Hotel Addition Reassessed 'Before any Irrevocable Decisions Are Made'Wednesday, February 12, 2020
OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Tom Spears
UNESCO warns that the planned addition to the Château Laurier could damage the “viewscape” and the overall value of the Rideau Canal, which is a World...
City sets out to protect its hydro heritageTuesday, February 11, 2020
CBC NEWS, By Kate Porter
The city is looking to designate five hydro substations built nearly a century ago as heritage structures, a move intended to protect the architectural history of...
Alterations to ByWard Market buildings ravaged by fire OK’d by heritage subcommitteeTuesday, February 11, 2020
GLOBAL NEWS, By Beatrice Britneff
Ottawa's built heritage subcommittee has approved proposed alterations to two ByWard Market buildings ravaged by a major fire last spring, which include...