General News

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

  • Grassroots group wants inquiry on Civic hospital site selection
    Wednesday, January 17, 2018

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    There should be an inquiry into the decision to use part of the Central Experimental Farm for a relocated Civic hospital campus, according to a retired judge...

  • Fight to save historic Stittsville barn headed to court
    Tuesday, January 16, 2018

    CBC NEWS, By Laura Osman

    The City of Ottawa is taking Richcraft Homes to court, alleging the builder has neglected to make necessary repairs to a historic barn in the city's west end.

  • How to animate Sparks Street? 'There are no bad ideas,' mayor says at town hall
    Saturday, January 13, 2018

    There's still time to have your say on the future of Sparks Street—take the online survey at or email your ideas to .


  • Ashcroft faces Westboro wrath for convent redevelopment proposal
    Thursday, January 11, 2018



    Ashcroft Homes presented its plans for the redevelopment of a 19th century convent to a room...

  • Mid-rise development proposed for former All Saints church
    Wednesday, January 10, 2018
    Church building was completed in 1900, designated a heritage property in 1998

    CBC NEWS, By Matthew Kupfer

    A community-led for-profit group is trying to preserve the community functions of...

  • Heritage Ottawa's New Book Featured on CBC Radio
    Thursday, January 4, 2018


    Our new book is a hit!

    From Walk-Up to High Rise: Ottawa's Historic Apartment Buildings launched on December 13 to a standing-room only crowd at Dominion-Chalmers...

  • 'Deteriorated' Château Laurier Parking Garage Closed for Safety Reasons
    Thursday, January 4, 2018

    CBC NEWS OTTAWA, By Joe Lofaro

    The Fairmont Château Laurier has shut down its aging parking garage for safety reasons as its owners seek approval from the city to demolish it and build a...

  • City to consider request to tear down Château Laurier parking garage
    Thursday, January 4, 2018

    CTV NEWS OTTAWA, Ted Raymond, Newstalk 580 CFRA

    The City’s Built Heritage sub-committee will be voting on an application next week that requests the old parking garage at the Fairmont...

  • City decides on larger planning advisory committee with more residents, developers
    Thursday, December 28, 2017

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    The City of Ottawa will have a 15-member planning advisory committee, significantly expanding the membership from a previous proposal that overwhelmingly...

  • Have Your Say on the Future of Sparks Street
    Friday, December 22, 2017


    What do you think the City should consider as it develops a plan for the revitalization of the Sparks Street Pedestrian Mall?

    Share your ideas and comments! Take a...