General News

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

  • Free Symposium Considers Sustainable Heritage Conservation, Architectural Salvage and Reuse
    Thursday, October 11, 2018


    Carleton University’s School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies is hosting a free symposium, HERITAGE IN REVERSE: Material Values, Waste and Deconstruction, to be held...

  • New Report Calls for Changes to Better Protect Ottawa's Heritage Districts
    Thursday, October 11, 2018


    A new report by award-winning heritage conservation expert Julian Smith expresses concerns that the integrity of Ottawa's designated Heritage Conservation Districts is being...

  • Heritage experts say homeowners need greater incentives to keep up their properties
    Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    CAPITAL CURRENT, By Jackie Bastianon, Michael Charlebois, Caroline Mercer

    On a bright autumn day in Hintonburg, pedestrians cross Wellington Street to avoid a stretch of sidewalk that has...

  • Magee House demolition passes planning committee
    Tuesday, October 9, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By David Reevely

    Hintonburg’s Magee House got closer to demolition Tuesday, as city council’s planning committee approved plans to tear the historic building down for public...

  • Rockcliffe's Hart Massey home earns designation as a National Historic Site
    Monday, October 8, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Aeden Helmer

    A Rockcliffe Park home designed by famed architect Hart Massey has been designated a site of national significance in an announcement by Parks Canada.

  • City orders Somerset House owner to make repairs
    Friday, October 5, 2018

    CBC NEWS, By Laura Osman

    The city has ordered the owner of the historic and long-vacant Somerset House to make crucial repairs to the building in hopes of preventing it from deteriorating...

  • City of Ottawa Heritage Awards: Call for Entries Now Open
    Friday, October 5, 2018


    The City of Ottawa recognizes outstanding achievements in heritage conservation with the Ottawa Heritage Awards, formerly known as the Ottawa Architectural Conservation...

  • Château Carleton? Architecture students take stab at hotel addition
    Friday, October 5, 2018


    Two years of conflict over plans to expand the historic Fairmont Château Laurier got Carleton University architecture professor Mariana Esponda thinking.

    Why not invite her...

  • 'Not an inspiring day for heritage in Ottawa' as Magee House demolition approved
    Thursday, October 4, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By David Reevely

    Hintonburg’s half-collapsed Magee House has to be torn down, the city’s committee on heritage buildings agreed Thursday.

    The same meeting included a...

  • Committee approves demolition of historic Magee House
    Thursday, October 4, 2018

    CBC NEWS, By Laura Osman

    The city's built-heritage committee has given the owner of Magee House approval to tear the historic building down, ideally before the snow falls.