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

  • Heritage At Risk In Lowertown?
    Tuesday, February 12, 2013

    According to a news report in the Ottawa Citizen dated Feb. 4, 2013, a Lowertown schoolhouse is at risk of collapse.

    The city has ordered that the building at 287 Cumberland Street, the...

  • How Somerset House Transformed From The Grande Dame Of Bank Street To A Blight On The Neighbourhood
    Thursday, September 1, 2011


    Just 10 years ago, the Duke of Somerset and its downstairs neighbour, the Lockmaster Tavern, had the highest daily beer sales of any bar in the city. Today, the Bank Street...

  • Parliament's West Block to Get New Look
    Friday, February 18, 2011


    The planned renewal of Parliament Hill’s West Block, including a new building in the courtyard, passed a milestone on Friday with approval of the...

  • 36 Hours In Ottawa
    Sunday, August 26, 2007

    THE NEW YORK TIMES, by Katie Arnold

    OTTAWA has always had image problems. Back in 1857, when it beat out its rivals Toronto and Montreal in a bid to become Canada's national capital, the...

  • "A Confluence of Circumstances" brought modernism to Ottawa
    Friday, May 26, 2006

    THE GLOBE AND MAIL, by Dave LeBlanc

    Once in a while, a reminder of modernism's awesome reach as an architectural movement -- into practically every city on the globe -- is in order. I'll...