Kanata Lakes

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Kanata Lakes
Neighbourhood
Kanata Lakes is located in Ottawa
Kanata Lakes
Kanata Lakes
Location in Ottawa
Coordinates: 45°18′51.92″N 75°55′28.15″W / 45.3144222°N 75.9244861°W / 45.3144222; -75.9244861Coordinates: 45°18′51.92″N 75°55′28.15″W / 45.3144222°N 75.9244861°W / 45.3144222; -75.9244861
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
City Flag of Ottawa, Ontario.svg Ottawa
Ward Kanata North
Incorporated 1978 (Kanata)
Amalgamated 2001 (City of Ottawa)
Government
 • Mayor Jim Watson
 • MPs Gordon O'Connor
 • MPPs Jack MacLaren
 • Councillors Marianne Wilkinson
Elevation 100 m (300 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 12,668
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Website Community Association

Kanata Lakes also known as Marchwood-Lakeside is a neighbourhood in Kanata North Ward in the west end of the City of Ottawa, Canada. Prior to amalgamation in 2001, it was located within the City of Kanata. It is located north of the Queensway, west of Beaverbrook, east of Terry Fox Drive, and south of Morgan's Grant. Kanata Lakes is located about 20 km (12 mi) west-southwest of Downtown Ottawa.

According to the Canada 2011 Census, the population of Kanata Lakes was 12,668.[1]

Features[edit]

Kanata Lakes' main street is Kanata Avenue, which runs over the Queensway into the neighbournoods of Katimavik-Hazeldean and Glen Cairn where it becomes Castlefrank Road. Kanata Avenue has four major side roads: Knudson Drive, Walden Drive, Goldridge Drive, Goulbourn Forced Road and Campeau Drive.

History[edit]

The area that is today Kanata Lakes was originally part of the Township of March, and was first settled by Europeans in the early nineteenth century. One site dating from this era is Pinhey's Point. It remained mainly agricultural until the 1960s when it became the site of heavy development. Modern Kanata is largely the creation of Bill Teron, a developer and urban planner who purchased 4,000 acres (16 km2) of rural land and set about building a model community. The lands around the Kanata golf course formed the initial core of Kanata Lakes when it was developed years later.

Currently the KNL consortium, consisting of Urbandale and Richcraft, are clear-cutting two square kilometres of the Beaver Pond Forest to facilitate further development of Kanata Lakes.

Notable buildings and institutions[edit]

Sports[edit]

Kanata Lakes has several sports associations with regular activities, the most visible being the large golf clubs (one of them right in the middle of the town), the sailing club and the bicycle club. There is also Kanata Soccer, March Kanata Tennis Club, Kanata Blazers minor hockey and March Kanata figure skating club.

Arts[edit]

Arts groups in Kanata Lakes include the Kanata Symphony and Kanata Theatre.

Schools[edit]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Population calculated by combining Census Tracts 5050160.07 and 5050160.03 with Dissemination Area 35061578