General News

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

  • Government plans to redevelop historic lands opposite Parliament Hill
    Tuesday, February 4, 2020

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Blair Crawford

    The most prestigious property in Canada is up for development and the federal government is asking architects from around the world to brainstorm ideas for...

  • Major overhaul in store for entire block facing Parliament
    Monday, February 3, 2020

    CBC NEWS, By Ryan Patrick Jones

    The federal government plans to redevelop an entire city block directly across from Parliament Hill as part of ongoing reconstruction efforts in the capital'...

  • City View residents mull levy to save heritage home
    Monday, February 3, 2020

    CBC NEWS, By Kate Porter

    Residents of a Nepean neighbourhood are in a race against time to save a heritage estate from redevelopment, but it's going to cost them.

    For years,...

  • More than one in four area federal buildings in poor or critical condition, government report says
    Tuesday, January 21, 2020

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Bruce Deachman

    More than a quarter of all federally owned, leased or licensed buildings in the Ottawa-Gatineau area, including many landmark downtown buildings, are in...

  • Applications Now Open for Heritage Grant Program for Building Resoration
    Thursday, January 16, 2020


    The City of Ottawa is currently accepting applications for the Heritage Grant for Building Restoration program.

    Property owners of buildings designated under Part IV...

  • City planning staff recommend council refuse hotel proposal in ByWard Market
    Monday, January 13, 2020

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    City planners have sent a rare refusal recommendation to council’s planning committee, arguing that a proposed 17-storey hotel wouldn’t be compatible with an...

  • Architects go through design gauntlet in planning new British High Commission at Earnscliffe property
    Friday, January 10, 2020

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    A new three-storey British High Commission building nestled in the lush riverfront property of Earnscliffe is challenging architects to complement the...

  • Senator caps lifelong fight by taking aim at Château Laurier addition
    Thursday, December 26, 2019

    THE CANADIAN PRESS, By Lee Berthiaume

    A soon-to-be-retired senator has taken his decades-long fight to protect important heritage buildings to “the heart of the nation,” where his final act...

    Friday, December 13, 2019

    HERITAGE OTTAWA | Media Advisory

    Ottawa, ON, December 13, 2019 – This past Tuesday, the Hon. Serge Joyal introduced a private member's bill into the Senate, Bill S-203 “An Act to amend the...

  • This Holiday Season, we’re thankful for your support!
    Thursday, December 12, 2019


    With help from the Friends of the Château Laurier and people from across the country, Heritage Ottawa achieved our goal of raising $150,000!

    Thanks to hundreds of...