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

  • City Council Approves One Percent Tax on Vacant Homes in Ottawa
    Wednesday, 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 Bridges
    Tuesday, 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 Homes
    Wednesday, 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 Conservation
    Friday, 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 Bridge
    Friday, 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...

  • Centre Block Rehabilitation Project: Reno of the Century
    Wednesday, May 5, 2021

    This article first appeared in the March 2021 issue of the Heritage Ottawa Newsletter.

    By Carolyn Quinn

    The Centre Block rehabilitation project is being called the “renovation of...

  • Media Release: New Coalition Forms to Save Alexandra Bridge
    Friday, April 30, 2021
    The Alexandra Bridge Coalition wants a Green Future for the Alexandra Bridge!

    The Federal Government proposes to demolish the Alexandra Bridge.

    The Alexandra Bridge Coalition proposes...

  • National Trust for Canada Adds Alexandra Bridge to Endangered Places List 2021
    Thursday, April 29, 2021

    National Trust for Canada

    The National Trust Endangered Places List shines a national spotlight on heritage places at risk, from places of faith to Indigenous...

  • Heritage Ottawa Statement: Addition to Château Laurier Approved at LPAT
    Tuesday, April 20, 2021


    LPAT RULING UPDATE: The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) Settlement Hearing pertaining to the proposed addition to the Château Laurier was held on April 19, 2021. The...

  • Parks Canada Responds to MRT on Cultural Heritage
    Monday, April 19, 2021


    UPDATE: The Minister for Environment and Climate Change responsible for Parks Canada has submitted his Report and Response to the 2020 Parks Canada Ministerial Round Table...