General News

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

  • Committee Ends Somerset House Fee Break
    Wednesday, October 8, 2014

    OTTAWA SUN, by Jon Willing

    Mayor Jim Watson on Tuesday sent a message to the owner of the rundown Somerset House: "The free ride is over." 

    He easily won support of council's finance...

  • NCC Plans Access to 'Hidden Treasure' of Bronson Pulp Mill Ruins and Richmond Landing
    Tuesday, October 7, 2014

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Robert Sibley

    A wobbly wrought iron staircase, weed-encrusted rock formations, and the finest panorama of the Ottawa River you could want — such are what the NCC will...

  • The 2015 Gordon Cullingham Research & Publication Grant
    Monday, October 6, 2014

    Heritage Ottawa invites applications for the Gordon Cullingham Research and Publication Grant. The grant program was created in 2008 and named in...

  • Chaudiere's Significance Has Many Layers
    Sunday, October 5, 2014

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Randy Boswell

    The rezoning plan tentatively approved Thursday for Windmill’s redevelopment of the Chaudière islands was billed, in part, as a project that will “celebrate...

  • Colloquium Spotlights Residential Gothic Revival Architecture
    Monday, September 29, 2014


    Members of Heritage Ottawa were amongst the many attendees this weekend at a landmark colloquium entitled "The Origins and Significance of Residential Gothic Architecture in...

  • Pugin Lecture a Great Success
    Friday, September 26, 2014


    Heritage Ottawa inaugurated its 2014 - 2015 Lecture Series this evening with a riveting and well received lecture on the topic of Gothic Revival architecture.


  • Aberdeen Pavilion Voted "Most Eye-Pleasing Building" in Ottawa
    Sunday, September 21, 2014


    Readers of the Ottawa Citizen have voted the Aberdeen Pavilion as Ottawa's "most eye-pleasing building".

    Designed by Ottawa architect Moses C. Edey and built in 1898...

  • Sandy Hill Demonstration Calls For Protection of Heritage Character
    Thursday, September 18, 2014

    By David B. Flemming

    Approximately 140 Sandy HIll residents and supporters, including many Heritage Ottawa members, turned out for a Heritage Demonstration and March in Sandy Hill yesterday...

  • Future Looks Bleak for Ottawa's Historic "Cottage" Gas Station
    Thursday, September 11, 2014

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Andrew King

    There's an old cottage in Westboro that looks as though it should be overlooking the water or tucked away in some secluded forest. Instead, it's passed by...

  • Heather Thomson Joins National Capital Commission
    Tuesday, September 9, 2014

    Heritage Ottawa welcomes Heather Thomson as the National Capital Commission's new Manager of its Heritage Program.

    Heather has worked in heritage conservation for 16 years at the local,...