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

  • Exploring the Capital: An Architectural Guide to the Ottawa-Gatineau Region
    Friday, June 9, 2017

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    Just in time for summer and Canada 150, a new book celebrates architectural heritage in the Ottawa-Gatineau region with 11 unique, self-guided tours of interest to local...

  • Somerset House Makes National List of Top Ten Endangered Landmarks
    Thursday, June 8, 2017

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Matthew Pearson

    Downtown Ottawa’s most infamous eyesore has made a national list of endangered heritage landmarks.

    Somerset House is among 10 spots included on the...

  • Former U.S. embassy across from Parliament, vacant for 20 years, to become Indigenous centre
    Tuesday, June 6, 2017

    CBC NEWS, By Catherine Cullen

    In the shadow of the Peace Tower, it is one of the most coveted pieces of real estate in Canada.

    Now CBC News has learned the former site of the United...

  • Watson would welcome centre for indigenous peoples in former U.S. embassy
    Tuesday, June 6, 2017

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Matthew Pearson

    Although a portrait gallery would have been his preferred use for the former U.S. embassy across from Parliament Hill, Mayor Jim Watson welcomed news...

  • Doors Open Ottawa adds 39 locations for 2017
    Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    CBC NEWS OTTAWA

    Rideau Hall, the Bank of Canada building and 10 local embassies are some of this year's new attractions for the 2017 edition of Doors Open Ottawa this weekend.

    The...

  • Analysis: Rockcliffe Home Debate Feeds Fears About Developers' Access to City Hall
    Monday, May 29, 2017

    CBC NEWS OTTAWA, By Joanne Chianello

    For those who worry that developers have too much access, too much sway and just too much contact generally with city hall, a recent hours-long debate...

  • Heritage Ottawa Annual General Meeting: May 25
    Thursday, May 25, 2017

    Heritage Ottawa invites you to attend its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, May 25 at the Glebe Community Centre. 

    General business will be conducted from 7:00 to 7:30 pm, followed by a...

  • In Close Vote, City Council Says 'No' to Rockcliffe Park Heritage Demolition
    Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Matthew Pearson

    The year-old plan that protects Rockcliffe Park’s heritage buildings passed its first test on Wednesday when city council rejected an application to...

  • City Creates Inventory of Vacant Heritage Buildings in Ottawa
    Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    CBC NEWS OTTAWA, By Matthew Kupfer

    In an effort to improve monitoring of vacant and boarded-up heritage buildings, the city's Heritage Matters Task Force has created a list of vacant,...

  • Your Voice Matters: Ottawa's Designated Heritage at Risk
    Sunday, May 21, 2017

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    UPDATE | May 24:  Ottawa City Council has voted in favour of the recommendations of city staff, the Built Heritage Subcommittee and Heritage Ottawa to refuse the demolition...

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