General News

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

  • This Holiday Season, we’re thankful for your support!
    Thursday, December 12, 2019


    With help from the Friends of the Château Laurier and people from across the country, Heritage Ottawa achieved our goal of raising $150,000!

    Thanks to hundreds of...

  • Old Ottawa bread factory, home to arts collective, in line for heritage designation
    Tuesday, December 10, 2019

    Heritage designation will help guide the restoration of the historic building as part of its integration into new mixed-use development site. Read more.

    GLOBAL NEWS, By Beatrice Britneff...

  • An Open Letter to Ministers Responsible for Heritage in National Capital
    Thursday, December 5, 2019


    On December 2, Heritage Ottawa submitted an open letter to the Hon. Anita Anand, Minister of Public Works and Procurement Canada with responsibility for the National...

    Tuesday, December 3, 2019


    On December 2, Heritage Ottawa submitted a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau regarding the future of 24 Sussex Drive. The letter was copied to the leaders of the...

  • Belliveau: Election's over. Now, who will stand up for Canada’s national heritage?
    Saturday, November 30, 2019

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Richard Belliveau

    A new federal cabinet has been named. Now, who will stand up for our national heritage in the capital?

    Canadians are shocked that there is no...

  • Demolition by neglect: Vacant 24 Sussex costing taxpayers millions
    Thursday, November 28, 2019

    Heritage Ottawa's Leslie Maitland appeared on CTV News today to comment on the ongoing "demolition by neglect" of 24 Sussex Drive.

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  • Planning Committee Recommends Approval of New Subdivision at Historic Nepean Estate
    Friday, November 15, 2019


    Heritage Ottawa submitted a written appeal to the city's Planning Committee this week, urging it to delay recommendation of the Zoning Bylaw Amendment and Plan of...

  • These old houses: City's heritage inventory now in the books
    Wednesday, November 13, 2019

    CBC NEWS, By Kate Porter

    The City of Ottawa has wrapped up a massive inventory of buildings that have heritage value, a study that took several years to complete.

    After reviewing...

  • Lansdowne compromise could halt OSEG takeover
    Tuesday, November 5, 2019

    Motion passed Tuesday calls for consultation, protects farmers market

    CBC NEWS, By Joanne Chianello

    A last-minute compromise passed at city hall Tuesday will slow — or possibly even...

  • Free Talk Traces "The Life, Death and Afterlives of Gothic Architecture"
    Monday, October 28, 2019


    Fans of gothic architecture and gothic fiction have a double treat in store this Halloween night when architectural historian and Heritage Ottawa board member Peter Coffman...