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

  • Gatineau council votes down $400M development with heritage designation for Museum District
    Wednesday, August 29, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Taylor Blewett

    In front of a room packed to the brim with members of the public, Gatineau city council passed a heritage designation for the city’s downtown Museum...

  • Westboro convent proposal gets planning committee's OK
    Tuesday, August 28, 2018

    CBC NEWS, By Joanne Chianello

    Worried about leaving a former convent in Westboro empty too long, city councillors on Ottawa's planning committee approved a plan Monday to attach a nine-...

  • Gatineau vote effectively kills Hull tower plans
    Tuesday, August 28, 2018


    Gatineau city councillors voted to place a heritage designation on the neighbourhood around the Canadian Museum of History Tuesday night, effectively killing plans for two highrise...

  • Hull Tower Project's Fate Hinges on Heritage Vote
    Monday, August 27, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Taylor Blewett

    While Gatineau city council is officially voting on a heritage designation for its downtown Museum District on Tuesday, it’s also a referendum of sorts on...

  • 10 months later, GG still not living at Rideau Hall
    Monday, August 27, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Kelly Egan

    Does Canada even need official residences for its leading dignitaries?

    We’re today cornered with the question. Since taking office in 2015, Prime...

  • Developer's approach a model for others, neighbours say
    Saturday, August 25, 2018

    CBC NEWS, By Laura Fagan

    Peter Ferguson and his comrades with the Lowertown Community Association have fought countless battles with developers over infill projects in their downtown...

  • NCC reveals $55M repair list as new minister leaves decisions on 24 Sussex up to agency
    Thursday, August 16, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    The National Capital Commission on Tuesday revealed its spending plan for the $55 million in repair funds earmarked in the last federal budget, but the agency...

  • Developer to gut heritage building for 27-storey tower
    Tuesday, August 14, 2018

    CBC NEWS, By Kate Porter

    A developer has resumed plans to gut an art deco heritage building in downtown Ottawa and integrate its facade into a new 27-storey tower to be built behind it.​...

  • Anishinaabe students dig into their past
    Monday, August 13, 2018

    CBC NEWS OTTAWA, with files from Elyse Skura

    For a handful of summer students at the National Capital Commission, Quebec's Archeology Month is more than a neat opportunity to dig for hidden...

  • Editorial: It's time to re-examine the role the city plays in preserving our heritage buildings
    Saturday, August 11, 2018


    There is no doubt Ottawans value their heritage buildings. The long-running debate over an addition to the Chateau Laurier and the even-longer-running...