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

  • The National Trust Urges Federal Government to Revisit Transfer of Central Experimental Farm Lands
    Tuesday, November 18, 2014

    The National Trust for Canada wrote to the Honourable John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister Responsible for the National Capital Commission, today to request that the federal...

  • Heritage Conservation Architect Michael McClelland to Lecture at National Gallery
    Thursday, November 13, 2014

    The Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism is pleased to announce the next speaker in its Forum Lecture Series, taking place this Monday, November 17 at 6:00pm at The National Gallery...

  • Protect the Experimental Farm
    Thursday, November 13, 2014

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Peter Anderson

    The division of the Central Experimental Farm is an attack on heritage designations and federal science. On Nov. 3, John Baird announced the transfer of 60...

  • Historic Bells Corners Hotel Tapped for Heritage Designation
    Wednesday, November 12, 2014

    Heritage Ottawa is pleased to support the proposed designation of Hartin Hotel, formerly Al's Steakhouse, in Bell's Corners. This designation signals the growing interest in Ottawa's rural and...

  • The National Trust Expresses Concern for Future of Central Experimental Farm
    Friday, November 7, 2014

    The National Trust for Canada is following with concern the federal government’s decision to transfer 60 acres of the Central Experimental Farm, National Historic Site of Canada to The Ottawa...

  • Letter: Build New Civic Campus, But Not on Experimental Farm
    Thursday, November 6, 2014

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, Letter to the Editor

    Re: Civic Hospital To Be Rebuilt on Experimental Farm Property, Ottawa Citizen, November 3, 2014

    "Although I support building a new Civic campus...

  • Central Experimental Farm's Management Plan Should Be Respected
    Wednesday, November 5, 2014

    By Julie Harris

    The Central Experimental Farm (CEF) is unique; it consists of almost 1,000 acres of land that has been methodically documented for decades. Research scientists know...

  • 60 Acres To Be Carved From The Central Experimental Farm, A National Historic Site of Canada
    Tuesday, November 4, 2014

    By Leslie Maitland, Heritage Ottawa

    The Civic Campus of the Ottawa Hospital on Carling Road is a Frankenstein among hospital buildings. A new facility is well warranted and the Ottawa...

  • Experimental Farm's Historic Status Can't Stop Hospital Plans
    Tuesday, November 4, 2014

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, by David Reevely

    The Central Experimental Farm’s status as a historic site can’t stop the federal government from leasing out a chunk of it for a new hospital, Ottawa’s...

  • Heritage Experts Review Bullet Damage in Centre Block
    Monday, November 3, 2014

    Heritage Ottawa joins all Canadians in mourning the loss of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, the army reservist who stood guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on the morning of October 22, 2014. As we...

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