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

  • Upcoming Heritage Events to be Hosted by Carleton University
    Wednesday, March 18, 2015

    The Heritage Conservation program at the School of Canadian Studies, Carleton University invites the public to attend two upcoming heritage conservation events.

    On Friday, March 20 the...

  • Memorial to Victims of Communism Didn't Meet Criteria, NCC Panel Said
    Wednesday, March 18, 2015

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Don Butler

    A committee of experts advised the National Capital Commission six years ago that the theme of a proposed memorial recognizing the victims of communism was not...

  • Heritage Grant Program for Building Restoration: Apply by March 31
    Monday, March 16, 2015


    Owners of designated heritage buildings are eligible to apply for restoration grants through the City of Ottawa's Heritage Grant Program for Building Restoration. 


  • Architect Gilles Saucier to Speak at National Gallery
    Thursday, March 12, 2015

    The Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism presents the final speaker in this season's Forum Lecture Series, taking place on Monday, March 16 at 6:00pm at The National Gallery Auditorium....

  • Petition Launched to Oppose Location of Victims of Communism Memorial
    Tuesday, March 10, 2015

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Blair Crawford

    An online petition protesting the location of the Memorial to the Victims of Communism has garnered nearly 1,000 signatures and continues to grow, says one...

  • Central Experimental Farm A Contender for Canada's List of Top Ten Endangered Sites
    Monday, March 9, 2015


    Ottawa's Central Experimental Farm (CEF), a National Historic Site of Canada, is currently under serious threat.

    The federal government has offered 60 acres of the...

  • A Monumental Controversy: History of the Memorial to Victims of Communism
    Friday, March 6, 2015

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Don Butler

    In the summer of 2007, Jason Kenney was touring Masaryktown, a private nine-hectare park in Scarborough owned by Toronto's Czech and Slovak communities.

  • Canadian Institute of Planners Joins Chorus Urging New Site for Communism Memorial
    Tuesday, March 3, 2015

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Don Butler

    The national voice of Canada’s planning profession has joined those calling on the federal government to reconsider the site for the planned Memorial to the...

  • Heritage Ottawa Awards 2015 Gordon Cullingham Research Grants
    Sunday, March 1, 2015

    HERITAGE OTTAWA, By David B. Flemming

    Heritage Ottawa celebrated Heritage Day at Ottawa City Hall on February 17th by awarding two $1000 Gordon Cullingham Research Grants, one to Stephen...

  • An Immodest Proposal Rankles a Capital Known For Modesty
    Friday, February 27, 2015

    NEW YORK TIMES, By Ian Austen

    You can make out Canadians' reputation for modesty in their capital, a city that has largely avoided erecting anything you might call monumental. None of...