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

  • Crumbling Hintonburg heritage building is a 'house of cards,' expert says
    Thursday, August 2, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    There was virtually no mortar holding the stones together on a wall that crumbled off a Hintonburg heritage building last week, according to the engineer...

  • Heritage Committee rejects developer’s latest bid to repurpose Westboro convent site
    Thursday, August 2, 2018

    GLOBAL NEWS | OTTAWA, By Beatrice Britneff

    The committee that reviews applications to redevelop Ottawa’s heritage properties has rejected Ashcroft Homes’ latest bid to repurpose the site of...

  • Stand up for Historic Places
    Wednesday, August 1, 2018


    Do you agree that Canada's historic places deserve support?

    Liberal Member of Parliament John Aldag (Cloverdale-Langley City, B.C.) is sponsoring a petition that...

  • Historic Magee House Partially Demolished on Friday Evening
    Saturday, July 28, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Kieran Delamont

    The city is moving quickly to deal with the Magee House, which was missing the better part of its west-facing wall, by knocking part of the building down...

  • City demolishing part of Hintonburg's Magee House
    Friday, July 27, 2018


    Crews are demolishing part of the decades-old Hintonburg building that partially collapsed earlier this week.

    The southwest corner and a portion of the roof are being...

  • An entrepreneurial widow: The story behind Magee House
    Thursday, July 26, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Joanne Laucius

    More than 130 years after the death of Frances Magee, the stone house on Wellington Street still retains the name of an energetic Irish widow who became a...

  • City received no warning about potential collapse of Hintonburg building
    Wednesday, July 25, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing and Joanne Laucius

    The historic stone building that crumbled in Hintonburg this week was one of 23 properties on a heritage watch list for deterioration, but...

  • Historic Magee House in Hintonburg Suffers Partial Collapse
    Tuesday, July 24, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Kieran Delamont

    A wall on a historic building in Hintonburg partially collapsed just after 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday night.

    Ottawa Fire Services is continuing to...

  • Proposal for Booth Street Complex seeks removal of height limits, interior setbacks
    Friday, July 20, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Matthew Pearson

    In order to capitalize on its plan to redevelop an old federal complex on Booth Street, Canada Lands Company is asking the city to remove height limits...

  • Council approves Addition to Château Laurier with plan to Tweak Modernist Design
    Wednesday, June 27, 2018

    GLOBAL NEWS, By Beatrice Britneff

    Council agreed today that planners have more work to do on the design of the Château Laurier expansion, a controversial process that has dragged on for...