General News

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

  • Canada risks burning its bridges to its architectural and cultural history
    Friday, November 27, 2020

    GLOBE AND MAIL | Opinion, by Toon Dreessen, OAA, FRAIC

    Our built heritage – the cultural institutions that house our democracy, our collections of art or our...

  • EARNSCLIFFE: A New Chancery and Gatehouse on Grounds of National Historic Site
    Tuesday, November 24, 2020

    The British High Commission (BHC) recently announced it has awarded the contract for the construction of a new office building and gatehouse on the grounds of...

  • Heritage Ottawa Participates in Parks Canada MRT on Cultural Heritage
    Wednesday, October 28, 2020


    Heritage Ottawa recently participated in Parks Canada's online Ministerial Round Table (MRT) on Cultural Heritage via Zoom.

    All Canadians are invited to tell the...

  • New rules could open door to more low-rise apartments in established neighbourhoods
    Thursday, September 10, 2020

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    The complicated work of encouraging home construction, shoehorning small apartment complexes into Ottawa’s oldest neighbourhoods and satisfying neighbours...

  • Heritage panel split on proposal to demolish chapel wing of Deschâtelets Building
    Tuesday, September 8, 2020

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Jon Willing

    The built-heritage subcommittee on Tuesday was deadlocked on a decision to allow a developer, on the request of a school board, to demolish part of the...

  • Committee split over chapel demolition at Oblates property
    Tuesday, September 8, 2020

    CBC Ottawa, by Kate Porter

    A city committee that deals with heritage buildings was evenly divided Tuesday over a plan to alter a former school for priests in Old Ottawa East to make way...

  • Heritage Ottawa Statement: Proposed Addition to Château Laurier
    Tuesday, August 18, 2020



    On November 24, 2020 the City posted the new applications for site control and development permits submitted by the owner to its Development Application Search tool...

  • Coffman: New Château Laurier design is evidence of a system that failed
    Monday, August 17, 2020

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Peter Coffman

    After nearly four years of resistance, re-design, protest and even legal action, we now have a proposal for the addition to the Château Laurier that has...

  • Media Coverage: Heritage Ottawa Announces Agreement re: Château Laurier Addition
    Friday, August 14, 2020


    Read the media coverage of Heritage Ottawa's announcement of having reached an agreement with the owner of the Château Laurier hotel on a new design for the proposed...

  • Château Laurier Addition: Heritage Ottawa Announces Settlement Agreement with Hotel Owner and New Design for Proposed Addition
    Thursday, August 13, 2020

    HERITAGE OTTAWA | Media Release

    HERITAGE OTTAWA is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with Capital Hotel Limited Partnership, an affiliate of Larco Investments Ltd., and...