Heritage Day at City Hall

Heritage Day at City Hall

Celebrate Heritage Day on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at City Hall (110 Laurier Ave) from 12 pm to 2 pm. This year’s theme is “Diversity of heritage: Recognizing the past and celebrating the future“. Following the opening ceremony, guests can browse the Heritage Showcase to discover Ottawa’s many local historical societies, museums, and heritage groups.

Commemorative Naming

Commemorative Naming

Did you know that over 350 streets, parks, and facilities across Ottawa are named after individuals who made extraordinary contributions to the city and its residents? Take part in the online survey by February 16, 2024, to help shape the future of this tradition.

Heritage Designation for Southminster

Heritage Designation for Southminster

On January 24, 2024, Ottawa City Council approved the heritage designation of Southminster United Church at 1040 Bank Street. More designations will come forward this year due to changes to the Ontario Heritage Act. Staff have been identifying properties across all wards that are strong candidates for designation under Part IV of the Act. Those properties will then be prioritized based on risk, program diversification, geography and architectural significance. Read the report outlining the…

Share your Feedback on Vehicle Idling

Share your Feedback on Vehicle Idling

In 2007, the City of Ottawa took steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality by enacting the Idling Control By-law. The City is currently reviewing this by-law and is looking for your feedback on vehicle idling in Ottawa. Vehicles on public and private property are permitted to idle for up to three minutes in a 60-minute period when the outdoor temperature is between 5°C and 27°C. If it’s colder than 5°C…

Commemorative Naming Program

Commemorative Naming Program

Over 350 streets, parks and facilities across Ottawa bear the names of individuals who made extraordinary contributions to the city and its residents. The current Commemorative Naming Program has been in place for the past 20 years. The City is seeking your input to modernize a policy that aligns with Ottawa’s values.  To get involved, complete an online survey on Engage Ottawa to share your feedback on the Commemorative Naming Program and help shape…

Heritage Registry Review

Heritage Registry Review

Provincial legislative changes implemented through Bill 23 have amended the Ontario Heritage Act (OHA). As a result, the City of Ottawa is reviewing the approximately 4,600 non-designated properties listed on the City’s municipal heritage register, including several properties in Old Ottawa South. The intent of this project is to gather information on the heritage conservation interests and priorities of Ottawa residents. Heritage properties can include buildings, landscapes, bridges, and barns. The information gathered will…

Ottawa’s Heritage Register Public Survey

Ottawa’s Heritage Register Public Survey

The City of Ottawa maintains a heritage register of 4600 non-designated properties with potential cultural heritage in the bounds of the City. The City of Ottawa has launched a survey to collect public opinions and background information on listed properties that may be significant to individuals or communities. Do you want to add properties that are important to your community to the register? Take this survey.

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