General News

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

  • Is Architectural Façadism an Abomination, or a way to preserve the beauty of the past?
    Sunday, May 7, 2017

    CBC RADIO, SUNDAY EDITION with Michael Enright

    "Façadism" — the practice of maintaining the façade of a historic building while erecting a new building behind — has become a common...

  • Student Award Recognizes Outstanding Heritage Conservation Projects
    Saturday, May 6, 2017


    Carleton University and Historic Ottawa Development Inc. (HODI) have announced the winners of the 2017 HODI Award for Built Heritage Conservation.

    Established in 2015...

  • A Drive Down Bank Street with Heritage Ottawa president David Jeanes
    Thursday, May 4, 2017


    Did you know that citizens of Ottawa could once learn ballroom dancing or how to ride a bicycle… on the top floor of Somerset House?

    These and other fun facts were...

  • City committee votes to phase out rebates for vacant properties
    Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    CBC NEWS OTTAWA, By Joanne Chianello

    A provincial program that forces municipalities to give property tax rebates to owners of vacant properties is one step closer to being cancelled after...

  • Register Now for the 2017 Ontario Heritage Conference: Early Bird Deadline is May 8
    Tuesday, May 2, 2017


    UPDATE | JUNE 8 2017:  You can register for the Ontario Heritage Conference today, June 8, at Ottawa City Hall (110 Laurier Avenue West) from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.


  • City Moves Closer to Phase-Out of Vacancy Rebates
    Tuesday, May 2, 2017


    At its meeting today at City Hall, Heritage Ottawa president David Jeanes told the City of Ottawa's Finance and Economic Development Committee (FEDCO) that municipal...

  • Book Launch to Celebrate Two New Publications about St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church
    Monday, May 1, 2017


    Two new books about the historic St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church in New Edinburgh will be celebrated at a book launch this Sunday, May 7.

    Faithful, by Janet Uren...

  • Iconic Strutt House in Gatineau Hills opens for Guided Tours
    Thursday, April 27, 2017

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Lynn Saxberg

    It was the home of Ottawa architect James Strutt and his family. Built on the Eardley Escarpment in the Gatineau Hills in 1956, its design is considered a...

  • Join Heritage Ottawa on a Special Day-Trip to Historic Perth, Ontario
    Tuesday, April 25, 2017



    Join Heritage Ottawa on a special day-long field trip to historic Perth!

    We'll have an insider tour of the Heritage Institute at Algonquin College's Perth...

  • Jane's Walk Ottawa to Feature More than 50 Walks: May 6 - 7, 2017
    Saturday, April 22, 2017

    THIS WEEKEND: MAY 6 - 7, 2017

    Visit the Jane's Walk website for the full schedule of events!

    Jane's Walk is a weekend festival of free neighbourhood walking tours...