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

  • Proposed scheme for Booth complex keeps smoke stack, mixes heritage and contemporary
    Saturday, February 17, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    The “iconic” brick smoke stack that rises above an old federal complex on Booth Street would remain as part of a proposed redevelopment scheme that retains...

  • Residents Save Civic Pharmacy Sign
    Thursday, February 15, 2018


    Thanks to months of effort from a group of concerned residents and their supporters, the Kitchissippi Times has confirmed that the Civic Pharmacy sign...

  • Coffman: What’s Wrong with this Picture(sque)?
    Saturday, February 10, 2018

    THE HTA BLOG, By Peter Coffman

    Saying I don’t like the new proposal for an addition to the Château Laurier is pretty meaningless unless I can explain what I think is wrong with it.  I’ll...

  • Developer unveils another attempt at Château Laurier design
    Thursday, February 8, 2018
    New plans created after original design derided by critics


    Update: Read Heritage Ottawa's position statement of March 5, 2018 regarding the latest proposed addition to the...
  • Lester B. Pearson's former home saved from demolition, for now
    Thursday, February 8, 2018
    City subcommittee wants independent study before it decides whether home can be torn down

    CBC NEWS OTTAWA, By Joanne Chianello

    The home where former prime minister Lester B. Pearson lived...

  • Smaller, glassy addition for Château Laurier revealed in new design
    Thursday, February 8, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    The owner of the Château Laurier revealed a new, glassy design for its proposed addition on Thursday, hoping a scaled-down concept will win over critics....

  • Heritage panel slams brakes on bid to demolish Lester B. Pearson's 1950s home
    Thursday, February 8, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    The city’s built-heritage subcommittee on Thursday turned down the Uganda High Commission’s application to demolish a Sandy Hill building that was once home...

  • City decides former Lester B. Pearson home in Sandy Hill is not worth saving
    Friday, February 2, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    A decrepit building in Sandy Hill once home to Lester B. Pearson isn’t worth saving, partly because it wasn’t important to the political career of the former...

  • Ottawa Hospital unveils plan for new Civic campus
    Thursday, February 1, 2018

    CBC NEWS | OTTAWA, By Matthew Kupfer

    The Ottawa Civic Hospital unveiled the architectural plans for its new campus on the northeast corner of the Central Experimental Farm on Wednesday...

  • The Ottawa Hospital unveils plans for $2-Billion Civic campus
    Wednesday, January 31, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Andrew Duffy

    The Ottawa Hospital’s preliminary plan for a $2-billion Civic campus envisions an oval-shaped hospital that preserves the site’s mature trees and maintains...