NOTEBOOK: Thanks to the City’s heritage staff!

NOTEBOOK: Thanks to the City’s heritage staff!

(The City of Ottawa’s heritage staff at the Ottawa Heritage Awards in February, 2019. Le personnel responsable du patrimoine à la Ville d’Ottawa aux Prix du patrimoine d’Ottawa, en février 2019 Photo credit: Chris Bricker / City of Ottawa.) La version française...
COUNCILLOR’S NOTEBOOK: Scissons House, 1891-2019

COUNCILLOR’S NOTEBOOK: Scissons House, 1891-2019

Monday’s Built Heritage Sub-Committee (BHSC) was supposed to end on a high note, after the committee approved the creation of a new financial incentive program to encourage restoration and redevelopment for major heritage buildings in Ottawa. The City already...
COUNCILLOR’S NOTEBOOK: The Château Laurier problem

COUNCILLOR’S NOTEBOOK: The Château Laurier problem

(le français suit) The latest version of the proposed addition to the Château Laurier is better – much better – than where it started, but it’s still not inspiring us or enchanting us. The problem is that there’s nothing in our municipal planning toolbox...