General News

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

  • The Heritage Register: Discussion Continues on CBC Ottawa Morning
    Tuesday, 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 Region
    Monday, 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, 2017
    Does 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 finds
    Thursday, 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 Recommendations
    Tuesday, 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 Register
    Sunday, 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.

    Done as...

  • NCC invites public to help dig up and preserve capital's history
    Tuesday, 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 history
    Sunday, August 6, 2017


    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 Advocate
    Monday, 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-makers
    Tuesday, 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...