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

  • A Modest Beginning For Ending "Demolition By Neglect"
    Thursday, January 2, 2014

    HERITAGE OTTAWA, By David B. Flemming

    In April 2013, the Mayor and a few members of Council suddenly recognized the growing number of vacant and boarded-up buildings in Ottawa and convinced...

  • Duke Of Somerset Future Looks Bright
    Sunday, December 8, 2013

    OTTAWA SUN, By Ron Corbett

    I have a question for Tony Shahrasebi and when I phone he tells me to drop by the car wash, he’ll be there mid-morning.

    “It’s about the anniversary, right...

  • Partial Schoolhouse Demolition, Fee Break Gets Committee Nod
    Tuesday, October 8, 2013

    OTTAWA SUN, By Jon Willing

    The historic Lowertown schoolhouse at the centre of a legal battle between the city and owner can be partially demolished, council's planning committee decided...

  • Historic Lowertown Cottages Must Be Moved Or Torn Down
    Tuesday, September 10, 2013

    CBC NEWS - Historic cottages in Ottawa's Lowertown neighbourhood are caught in a unique predicament: They have to be claimed for free and moved away from the site of a future condo, or be...

  • Book Fetes Work of W.E. Noffke
    Friday, April 12, 2013

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Maria Cook 

    W.E. Noffke designed so many of Ottawa's buildings that from cradle to grave "you could live in a Noffke world," says Ottawa architectural historian Shannon...

  • A Lesson In Zoned Architectural Protection From Ottawa
    Thursday, March 14, 2013

    The Globe and Mail, by Dave LeBlanc

    Pop the cork and grab a cigar: Two weeks ago, Canada’s first protected mid-century modern neighbourhood was born.

    Weighing in at 23 homes on two...

  • Heritage At Risk In Lowertown?
    Tuesday, February 12, 2013

    According to a news report in the Ottawa Citizen dated Feb. 4, 2013, a Lowertown schoolhouse is at risk of collapse.

    The city has ordered that the building at 287 Cumberland Street, the...

  • How Somerset House Transformed From The Grande Dame Of Bank Street To A Blight On The Neighbourhood
    Thursday, September 1, 2011

    OTTAWA MAGAZINE

    Just 10 years ago, the Duke of Somerset and its downstairs neighbour, the Lockmaster Tavern, had the highest daily beer sales of any bar in the city. Today, the Bank Street...

  • Parliament's West Block to Get New Look
    Friday, February 18, 2011

    Maria Cook, OTTAWA CITIZEN / POSTMEDIA NEWS

    The planned renewal of Parliament Hill’s West Block, including a new building in the courtyard, passed a milestone on Friday with approval of the...

  • 36 Hours In Ottawa
    Sunday, August 26, 2007

    THE NEW YORK TIMES, by Katie Arnold

    OTTAWA has always had image problems. Back in 1857, when it beat out its rivals Toronto and Montreal in a bid to become Canada's national capital, the...

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