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

  • 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...

  • Dr. Christina Cameron Named Member of the Order of Canada
    Friday, January 2, 2015


    Heritage Ottawa warmly congratulates Dr. Cameron on her appointment to the Order of Canada. This distinction recognizes her contributions to heritage preservation through...

  • When Shaping the Capital, Do So With Care
    Friday, January 2, 2015


    An article published under this headline in today's Globe and Mail expresses serious concerns about the Federal government's site choice for a proposed National Memorial to...

  • Historic Saint-Charles Church Sold
    Monday, December 22, 2014

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Paula McCooey, With Files From Robert Sibley

    LineBox Studio, an Ottawa architecture firm known for its stylized projects, will redesign the former Saint-Charles church in...

  • Former Saint-Charles Church, A Designated Heritage Property, Sold To Local Investors
    Monday, December 22, 2014

    CBC News

    The former Saint-Charles church has been sold by the Archdiocese of Ottawa. 

    In an emailed statement Monday, the archdiocese said the new owner "intends to develop the site...

  • Jury Member Goes Public With Criticism of Victims of Communism Memorial Site
    Monday, December 15, 2014

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Don Butler

    A prominent architect who was part of the jury that recommended the winning design for a major new Ottawa memorial to victims of communism says she has a “...