General News

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

  • Poll Reveals Municipal Candidates' Views on Architecture and Urban Design
    Friday, October 24, 2014

    OTTAWA - Candidates in Ottawa’s urban wards are far more likely to indicate support for policies aimed at improving the city’s architecture and urban design than candidates in suburban and rural...

  • Walking Tour Season Wraps on a High Note
    Thursday, October 9, 2014

    By Ian C. Ferguson

    Heritage Ottawa’s 2014 Walking Tour season ended on a high note last Sunday with a well attended tour of Briarcliffe, Canada’s first mid-century modern Heritage...

  • "Good News" finally comes to Somerset House
    Thursday, October 10, 2013

    OTTAWA SUN, By Jon Willing

    City gives green light to restart redevelopment of historic building

    The only thing missing at City Hall on Thursday was a celebratory pint after a vote in...

  • Claridge asks to demolish Union du Canada building rather than Renovate
    Monday, July 8, 2013

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Dave Reevely

    Having received permission for a major renovation to turn the Union du Canada headquarters on the edge of the ByWard Market into a hotel, Claridge Homes is...

  • Heritage Ottawa: Response to Latest Design, Proposed Addition to Château Laurier | June 2018
    Sunday, June 3, 2018


    Owners of the Château Laurier have unveiled their latest design for a proposed addition to the venerable historic hotel, a National Historic Site...

  • "Breathing New Life into Old Buildings" is Focus of 2014 Heritage Symposium in Smiths Falls
    Thursday, October 9, 2014

    Smith Falls Record News, by Stacey Roy

    A discussion around how to recapture the heritage properties of Smiths Falls and give them a new purpose in the community is the focus of the 3rd...

  • Built Heritage Sub-Committee Recommends Designation for 66 and 78 Lisgar Street
    Thursday, October 9, 2014

    The Built Heritage Sub-Committee has recommended that Council issue a Notice of Intention to Designate the houses at 66 and 78 Lisgar Street under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act. 


  • Committee Ends Somerset House Fee Break
    Wednesday, October 8, 2014

    OTTAWA SUN, by Jon Willing

    Mayor Jim Watson on Tuesday sent a message to the owner of the rundown Somerset House: "The free ride is over." 

    He easily won support of council's finance...

  • NCC Plans Access to 'Hidden Treasure' of Bronson Pulp Mill Ruins and Richmond Landing
    Tuesday, October 7, 2014

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Robert Sibley

    A wobbly wrought iron staircase, weed-encrusted rock formations, and the finest panorama of the Ottawa River you could want — such are what the NCC will...

  • The 2015 Gordon Cullingham Research & Publication Grant
    Monday, October 6, 2014

    Heritage Ottawa invites applications for the Gordon Cullingham Research and Publication Grant. The grant program was created in 2008 and named in...