Heritage Ottawa brings you heritage-related news and developments from Ottawa and the National Capital Region.
Protesters Decry the Paving of Paradise to put up a Parking Lot (and Hospital)Monday, July 5, 2021
OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Bruce Deachman
Passing cars honked in support as one of about 100 protesters who gathered at Dow’s Lake at noon on Sunday waved a large Joni Mitchell-inspired placard...
Neighbours of Future Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus don't want to trade Park for ParkadeWednesday, June 30, 2021
CTV OTTAWA NEWS, By Shaun Vardon
The City of Ottawa hosted an information meeting on Zoom Tuesday night to review the master plan for the new Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus on Carling Avenue...
Nearly $37 million needed to fix 'critical' deterioration at 24 Sussex Drive: NCCThursday, June 24, 2021
CTV NEWS | OTTAWA, By Michael Woods
It will cost $175 million over 10 years to restore Canada’s six official residences to good condition, according to a new report from the National...
Federal tax policy incentivizes demolition over reuseWednesday, June 23, 2021
by Marc Denhez, Ken Grafton. Originally published on Policy Options
“You have, ladies and gentlemen, to give this much to the Luftwaffe. When it knocked down our buildings, it didn...
PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION: OTTAWA HOSPITAL MASTER PLANTuesday, June 15, 2021
The City of Ottawa will hold a Public Information Session to discuss The Ottawa Hospital Master Plan.WHEN: TUESDAY JUNE 29, 2021 – 6:00 PM
City Council Approves One Percent Tax on Vacant Homes in OttawaWednesday, June 9, 2021
CTV NEWS Ottawa, By Ted Raymond
Ottawa city council has approved a plan to impose a one per cent tax rate on vacant homes in the city.
The tax would be included in a homeowner's...
How to Get People Across the Ottawa River — and Save our Heritage BridgesTuesday, June 8, 2021
Ottawa Citizen | Opinion, By George Bruce Levine
The future of the 120-year-old Alexandra Bridge across the Ottawa River has been the subject of several scenarios, none of which presents a...
Ottawa Set to Charge Tax on Vacant HomesWednesday, June 2, 2021
Five years ago, Heritage Ottawa began questioning the City's policy of reducing the tax rate for vacant buildings. It was felt that this only encouraged demolition-by-neglect by providing an...
Carleton Announces Student Winners of the HODI Award in Built Heritage ConservationFriday, May 21, 2021
Carleton University and the board of directors of Historic Ottawa Development Inc. (HODI) have announced the winners of the 2021 HODI Award in Built Heritage Conservation....
Heritage, environmental advocates form group to save Alexandra BridgeFriday, May 7, 2021
A group made up of heritage, transportation and environmental advocates has formed to oppose plans to demolish and rebuild the 120-year-old Alexandra Bridge between Ottawa and...