Heritage Ottawa brings you heritage-related news and developments from Ottawa and the National Capital Region.
The Heritage Register: Discussion Continues on CBC Ottawa MorningTuesday, September 5, 2017
Cities value their unique heritage. Cultural and ecological benefits aside, studies have shown that designated heritage properties perform better than average in the real...
A Tribute to Heritage Conservation Pioneers from Canada's National Capital RegionMonday, August 28, 2017
HERITAGE OTTAWA, By Mark Brandt and Carolyn Quinn
Heritage Ottawa is pleased to share this remarkable video tribute that celebrates the contributions of eight heritage conservation "...
Coffman: Who's Afraid of Heritage?Friday, August 25, 2017Does the Past Have a Future in Ottawa?
THE HTA BLOG / By Peter Coffman
Early last year, the City of Ottawa began what’s known as the Heritage Inventory Project. The idea was to enable...
NCC faces deteriorating assets and lack of funding, audit findsThursday, August 24, 2017
CBC NEWS, By Kristy Nease
The National Capital Commission (NCC) is falling behind on keeping its properties in good condition and didn't properly inform the government about the steps it...
Carleton University "Mystified" at City's Heritage Registry RecommendationsTuesday, August 22, 2017
OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing
When Carleton University heads found out three of the school’s buildings were poised to land on a city heritage register, they couldn’t comprehend how such a...
City Proposes Adding Over 300 Buildings to Heritage RegisterSunday, August 20, 2017
METRO NEWS, By Kieran Delamont
City staff are recommending that 358 buildings—or, roughly 11 per cent of Old Ottawa East and Ottawa South—be added to the heritage register.
NCC invites public to help dig up and preserve capital's historyTuesday, August 8, 2017
CBC NEWS, By Andrew Foote
The National Capital Commission is inviting the public to help it dig, sift and scrape its way through the capital's history this August as part of its annual...
Feds plan series of interpretive displays regarding Rideau Canal historySunday, August 6, 2017
OTTAWA BUSINESS JOURNAL
Nearly a decade after the Rideau Canal was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the federal government is looking to construct a series of interpretive “nodes” to...
Remembering John Arnold, A Designer, Artist and Heritage AdvocateMonday, July 31, 2017
Heritage Ottawa is saddened to learn of the passing of John Arnold (1934-2017), a long serving member of our Board of Directors until his retirement in 2010.
Developers are learning that heritage buildings can be money-makersTuesday, July 25, 2017
Heritage Ottawa has long advocated for the restoration and adaptive reuse of heritage structures which contribute so much to our urban fabric. A new study indicates that 80% of millenials in the...