City protects 19th-century timbers exposed at Charles Billings House by mistake
Some timbers exposed during a renovation at the Charles Billings House have been given a heritage designation by the City of Ottawa.
Doors Open Ottawa marked 20 years this past weekend
Calling all history buffs: if you love learning about your city’s history and heritage, the Doors Open Ottawa event that is happening this weekend may be of interest to you.
Pandemic is opening door to consider a greener future for Ottawa’s downtown
What will downtown office space in Ottawa look like in a post-pandemic world? This question, and the debate over the future of offices in general, are in the spotlight now, as the vaccine rollout raises the possibility of a return to normal life by fall. When the pandemic hit, workers fled the downtown core and emptied high-rise office buildings and…
Transformation of Prince of Wales Bridge into cycling, pedestrian crossing proving popular
Public consultations start on the transformation of the Prince of Wales Bridge into a pedestrian/cycling route with a possibility of cross-country skiing.
City approves plan to save building’s facade before demolition and rebuild at site facing nature museum
The city gets behind a development in the Centretown Heritage District near the Canadian Museum of Nature.
City recognizes the hidden history in Ottawa’s heritage hydro substations
Five historic buildings were designated as heritage sites. Find out what they mean to the community.
Ottawa council approves expansion of Chateau Laurier
Ottawa city council voted 14 to 10 to approve the design changes to the hotel expansion and issue a heritage permit.
Tiny house, big benefits: Living with less can make you happier, research shows
Living tiny is proving to have big benefits. People are choosing the tiny house lifestyle to downsize the space they live in, simplify their life, and live efficiently with less – and it’s having a big impact on homeowner happiness.
Pandemic changing way architects are thinking about Ottawa’s new library
How Architects are designing and building our future communities in the COVID era.
Public input helps shape design of Ottawa’s new central library
A detailed description of the Ottawa Public Library-Library and Archives Canada joint facility that is projected to open to the public in 2024. This month concludes the pre-design and development stages of the initiative that has been ongoing throughout the duration of 2019.
Ottawa Urban Design Awards recognize architectural excellence
A look into some of the award winning designs in the 2019 Ottawa Urban Design Awards.