General News

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

    Thursday, 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 Drive
    Wednesday, 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 Pole
    Friday, 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 Sale
    Wednesday, 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 Tours
    Wednesday, 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 dark
    Sunday, 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 House
    Monday, 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. 

    The lushly-treed...

  • 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 heritage
    Tuesday, 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 subcommittee
    Tuesday, 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...