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

  • OMB Overturns Council Decision on Sandy Hill Student Housing
    Tuesday, February 3, 2015

    METRO NEWS, By Lucy Scholey

    Sandy Hill will get a controversial nine-storey student housing building after all.

    The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) gave the 180-unit building a stamp...

  • Proposed Sandy Hill Student Residence Gets OK from OMB
    Friday, January 30, 2015

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Matthew Pearson

    A Sandy Hill landlord can build a 180-unit private student residence that city council had tried to stop, the Ontario Municipal Board has ruled.


  • Chief Justice McLachlin Alarmed By "Bleak" Designs For Victims of Communism Memorial
    Tuesday, January 27, 2015

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Don Butler

    Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin raised a red flag last September about the “bleakness and brutalism” of the new Memorial to the Victims of...

  • Federal Study Centre To Be Transferred to Canada Lands
    Thursday, January 22, 2015


    The Federal Study Centre at 1495 Heron Road in Alta Vista is an excellent example of a modern educational campus. It was originally commissioned in the early 1960s by the...

  • Architect Daniel Libeskind to Lecture at National Gallery
    Wednesday, January 21, 2015

    The National Capital Commission (NCC), as part of Carleton University's Forum Lecture Series, is pleased to present a talk by internationally renowned architect Daniel Libeskind on Monday, January...

  • NCC Unveils New Design for 7 Clarence
    Wednesday, January 14, 2015

    HERITAGE OTTAWA, By Leslie Maitland

    Last year the National Capital Commission was forced to close 7 Clarence, an important heritage structure in the ByWard Market Heritage Conservation...

  • New Term of Council Begins for Built Heritage Sub-Committee
    Tuesday, January 13, 2015

    HERITAGE OTTAWA, By Leslie Maitland

    Today marked the first meeting of the newly-constituted Built Heritge Sub-Committee (BHSC). The purpose of this Committee is to consider City staff...

  • The Monumental Politics Behind Ottawa's Newest Memorials
    Friday, January 9, 2015

    MACLEAN'S, By John Geddes

    If construction proceeds according to plan, two angular concrete monuments will rise to the west of Parliament Hill by this autumn. The government is erecting a...

  • City Staff Support Proposed Alterations to Charles Billings House
    Thursday, January 8, 2015

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Matthew Pearson

    City staff are recommending that the Built Heritage Subcommittee approve an application to alter an historic home in Alta Vista, despite concerns from...

  • Architect Douglas Cardinal To Lecture At National Gallery
    Friday, January 2, 2015

    The Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism is pleased to announce the next speaker in its Forum Lecture Series, taking place on Monday, January 12 at 6:00pm at The National Gallery Auditorium...