General News

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

  • Magee House owner applies to tear down historic property
    Saturday, September 29, 2018

    CBC OTTAWA, By Krystalle Ramlakhan

    The owner of Magee House, a historic property in Ottawa's Hintonburg neighbourhood that partially collapsed in July, has applied for a demolition permit...

  • Tear down the rest of the crumbling Magee House, city recommends
    Friday, September 28, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    The rest of the crumbled Magee House in Hintonburg should be torn down, the city has determined.

    The Built-Heritage Sub-Committee next week will...

  • Heritage Ottawa Supports Stronger Measures to Save Somerset House
    Tuesday, September 18, 2018


    In a media release today, Heritage Ottawa expressed support for strong measures being put in place to protect Somerset House from further deterioration.  Located at the...

  • City says its looking at options for Somerset House after owner backs out of renovation plan
    Thursday, September 13, 2018

    GLOBAL NEWS, By Christopher Whan

    City staff reported to the built-heritage subcommittee on Thursday that they are “not optimistic” the owner of Somerset House intends to continue with the...

  • Somerset House development plans cancelled, city staff say
    Thursday, September 13, 2018

    CBC NEWS, By Laura Osman

    A plan to restore the long vacant and derelict Somerset House has been cancelled, which could leave the heritage building undeveloped for years to come.


  • City doesn't think Somerset House owner will carry through with redevelopment
    Thursday, September 13, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    The city is taking the “most aggressive action” yet on the stagnant renovation to the historic Somerset House in Centretown, the city’s heritage boss says....

  • Herb Stovel Memorial Lecture 2018
    Wednesday, September 12, 2018


    Carleton University’s School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies and Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism are co-hosting the fourth annual Herb Stovel Memorial...

  • Show Your Support for Historic Places!
    Monday, September 10, 2018

    Take action! Sign the petition calling for heritage funding in the 2019 Federal Budget.

    Heritage Ottawa believes that Canada's historic places deserve support — and we...

  • Ottawa Votes 2018: Does heritage matter at the ballot box?
    Tuesday, September 4, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Matthew Pearson

    Children who were in kindergarten on the day Somerset House partially collapsed in October 2007 are in high school, now and there’s a good chance they’ll...

  • Wellington West BIA wants city to speed up work on Magee House
    Thursday, August 30, 2018

    CTV Ottawa

    The Wellington West BIA is calling on the city of Ottawa to speed up its work on Magee House.

    In a letter sent to city staff, the BIA says  it is concerned with...