General News

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

  • Parliament Hill excavation uncovers pre-Confederation military complex
    Tuesday, May 21, 2019

    CBC NEWS, By Kimberley Molina

    Buried beneath the flowers, trees and statues dotting the grounds of Parliament Hill are the remnants of a military complex that predates both Confederation...

  • Un site abandonné vendu 1,8 million $ à Ottawa
    Tuesday, May 21, 2019

    LE DROIT, Charles-Antoine Gagnon

    Henry Cyr devra se trouver un nouvel endroit où jouer de la guitare.

    Ce qu’il reste de l’immeuble où il s’était installé samedi matin à l’angle des...

  • Padolsky: The birth and death of the ByWard Market
    Monday, May 13, 2019

    OPINION | OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Barry Padolsky

    In 2027, The citizens of Ottawa will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the founding of Ottawa’s historic ByWard Market, one of Canada’s oldest...

  • Tribunal Overturns Council Decision to Protect Rockcliffe Park heritage home from Demolition
    Thursday, May 2, 2019


    On April 29, 2019, the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) – the regulatory body created to replace the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) – ordered the City of Ottawa to issue...

  • ANNUAL FIELD TRIP: Vankleek Hill | May 25, 2019
    Wednesday, May 1, 2019
    The Third Annual Heritage Ottawa Field Trip DAY-TRIP TO VANKLEEK HILL, Ontario's Gingerbread Capital

    and the

    MacDonell - Williamson House

    WHEN: Saturday, May 25, 2019 | 8:30am to 4:30pm...

  • Jane's Walk Ottawa to feature More than 50 Walks: May 4 - 5, 2019
    Tuesday, April 30, 2019


    SAVE THE DATES: MAY 4 - 5, 2019

    Jane's Walk is an annual weekend festival of free neighbourhood walking tours throughout Ottawa-Gatineau, led by local citizens who care...

  • Coffman: Notre-Dame's rebuilding offers key lessons for Ottawa
    Monday, April 29, 2019

    HERITAGE OTTAWA, By Peter Coffman

    The following article by Heritage Ottawa Board Member Peter Coffman also appears in today's Ottawa Citizen.

    The world watched transfixed as Notre-...

  • City looks to expand Centretown heritage conservation district
    Monday, April 22, 2019

    CBC NEWS Ottawa

    More properties in Centretown could be designated as heritage buildings, as the city embarks on a heritage study of a much wider area than is currently recognized.


  • Fire in Ottawa's historic ByWard Market area brought under control
    Friday, April 12, 2019

    CBC NEWS Ottawa

    Fire crews in Ottawa have a major blaze in the city's historic ByWard Market area under control.

    Flames were first reported around 11:30 a.m. ET on the roof of...

  • Free Symposium to Examine Conservation and Sustainability Challenges Faced by Canada's Rural Landscapes
    Monday, April 8, 2019


    The International Day of Monuments and Sites, also known as World Heritage Day, is marked each year on April 18.

    On April 18, 2019 , ICOMOS Canada and NSERC CREATE...