General News

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

  • Heritage Ottawa still really hates the Château Laurier redesign
    Monday, June 4, 2018


    The latest attempt at designing a major addition to Ottawa's historic Château Laurier is "the most disgraceful act of heritage vandalism of our generation," according to...

  • Heritage Ottawa: Response to Latest Design for 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...

  • 24 Sussex is crumbling ... and now we have the details
    Saturday, June 2, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Tom Spears

    Memo to the Trudeau family: You’re smart to stay out of 24 Sussex Drive. Engineers say its walls might drop pieces of rock on those who live there.


  • Architects take another stab at Château Laurier revamp
    Thursday, May 31, 2018
    Three previous design attempts widely panned by heritage experts, public

    CBC NEWS OTTAWA, By Laura Osman

    The applicant has received some public feedback that expressed concern about the...

  • In attempt to win over critics, new Château Laurier design includes more limestone
    Thursday, May 31, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    The owner of the Château Laurier has filed a new design for its proposed addition, attempting to make the contemporary wing complement, not overwhelm, the...

  • Carleton University approves purchase of Dominion-Chalmers United Church
    Friday, May 25, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Kieren Delemont

    Carleton University has finalized a deal to purchase the Dominion-Chalmers United Church, which it intends to turn into a “multi-purpose downtown...

  • Carleton Seals the Deal with Dominion-Chalmers
    Thursday, May 24, 2018

    ARTSFILE OTTAWA, By Peter Robb

    Carleton University has announced that it has completed  negotiations to purchase Dominion-Chalmers United Church. 

    The acquisition was made public...

  • 19-storey addition proposed for Andaz Hotel in ByWard Market Heritage District
    Tuesday, May 22, 2018

    CTV NEWS OTTAWA, By Joanne Schnurr

    The Andaz Hotel in Ottawa's ByWard Market could soon have a twin tower attached to it. Claridge Homes is hoping to build a 19-storey addition to the...

  • Old Buildings Ferment into Stylish Breweries
    Wednesday, May 16, 2018

    THE GLOBE AND MAIL, By Adam Stanley

    The building used to be painted an undesirable mustard-yellow.  Now it’s known more for the golden ales and lagers poured inside.

    In Ottawa’s...

  • Heritage Ottawa Annual General Meeting: May 24
    Monday, May 14, 2018


    Heritage Ottawa invites members and their guests to attend its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, May 24 at the Glebe Community Centre, beginning at 7:00 pm.