Heritage Ottawa Asks the Municipal Candidates Where They Stand on Heritage


The municipal election on October 22 provides an opportunity to consider the vital role of heritage places in our urban, suburban and rural environments.

To see where they stand on current heritage issues, Heritage Ottawa posed a series of questions to all candidates in the 2018 municipal election. 

Click the riding names below to see how the candidates responded.

Heritage Ottawa: Response to Latest Design for Proposed Addition to Château Laurier | June 2018


Owners of the Château Laurier have unveiled their latest design for a proposed addition to the venerable historic hotel, a National Historic Site of Canada.

Heritage Ottawa remains unimpressed—and is gravely concerned that the City of Ottawa may be on track to approve what would be the most disgraceful act of heritage vandalism of our generation.

48. Somerset House

Construction: 1897-1898

Builder: Thomas Clarey

Location: 352 Somerset Street West, Ottawa


Somerset House anchors the southeast corner of Bank Street and Somerset Street West. Its construction is attributed to contractor Thomas Clarey, who purchased the lot in 1897 to build the 3-storey commercial block.


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Our annual LECTURE SERIES runs from September through June each year.  Please CLICK HERE for the complete 2018-2019 schedule or see LECTURE SERIES under EVENTS on the main menu.

Our 2018 Walking Tour season concluded on October 14. Thanks to our Tour Leaders and other volunteers for another successful year! Please check back in spring for our 2019 Walking Tour schedule.



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