General News

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

  • Municipal Elections 2022: Questions for Candidates
    Monday, September 26, 2022

    The Municipal Elections 2022 are upon us! There is just one month until voting day on Monday, October 24th.

    It is at the municipal level where decisions are made that impact local bylaws...

  • New Edinburgh Street Fest
    Saturday, August 20, 2022

    Celebrate the history and heritage of New Edinburgh at a brand-new heritage fair!

    The streets of New Edinburgh will come alive on Saturday, September 10 as the inaugural New Edinburgh...

  • Group occupying St. Brigid's calls claims it violated Heritage Act bogus
    Saturday, August 20, 2022

    CBC NEWS, Ottawa, By David Fraser

    Eviction notices taped to the door of a historic church in Lowertown claim the members of The United People of Canada (TUPC) violated the province's...

  • Heritage Ottawa Elects New President and Board Members
    Sunday, July 24, 2022


    Following Heritage Ottawa’s annual general meeting in May, the new Board of Directors met to elect an executive committee. We are pleased to introduce our new president!...

  • Welcoming Ottawa Week is Back!
    Sunday, June 19, 2022


    After a two-year hiatus, Welcoming Ottawa Week (WOW) 2022 is taking place from June 20 to 29. Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership and Heritage Ottawa are pleased to host a...

  • City moves in to repair Barrymore's frontage
    Saturday, June 11, 2022

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Lyn Saxberg

    Contractors hired by the City of Ottawa replaced two wood panels on the facade of Barrymore’s Music Hall this week after the landlord failed to comply with...

  • Canada’s historic sites get Indigenous voices, stronger protection in new bill
    Wednesday, June 8, 2022

    Canada is only G7 country without legislation protecting historic sites, despite having more than 300


    Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault says...

  • Preserving Neighbourhoods
    Tuesday, May 31, 2022

    By Andrew Waldron | Lowertown Echo de la Basse-ville

    The best places to live in the world are human-scaled, pedestrianized, mid-sized and street-focused, with low car use, mixed housing,...

  • Winning 'Block 2' design features public square, preserves heritage buildings
    Monday, May 16, 2022


    The upcoming redesign of an entire block of buildings across Wellington Street from Parliament Hill would bring courtyards, atriums and a new public square to downtown...

  • City staff to fix Somerset House and send property owner the bill
    Thursday, May 12, 2022

    CBC NEWS OTTAWA, By Nicole Williams

    Ottawa city council has approved a motion that would get the city's general manager of planning to order some long-neglected repairs to Somerset House...