Heron Gate

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Heron Gate
Neighbourhood
Heron Gate is located in Ottawa
Heron Gate
Heron Gate
Location within Ottawa
Coordinates: 45°22′40″N 75°39′00″W / 45.37778°N 75.65000°W / 45.37778; -75.65000Coordinates: 45°22′40″N 75°39′00″W / 45.37778°N 75.65000°W / 45.37778; -75.65000
CountryCanada
ProvinceOntario
CityOttawa
Government
 • MPsDavid McGuinty
 • MPPsJohn Fraser
 • CouncillorsJean Cloutier
Area
 • Total0.42 km2 (0.16 sq mi)
Elevation
90 m (300 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total4,953
 • Density11,745.3/km2 (30,420/sq mi)
 Canada 2011 Census
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))

Heron Gate[1] is a neighbourhood in Alta Vista Ward in the south end of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The neighbourhood is triangular in shape. It is bounded on the north by Heron Road on the west by Heron-Walkley Park, and by Walkley Road on the south..

There are several parks in the neighbourhood, and served by Ridgemont High School), St. Patrick's High School, St. Patrick Intermediate and Charles Hulse Elementary School for education. The area has train tracks to the south. It is one of the most densely populated neighbourhoods in the city. A number of new developments were completed on the west of the neighbourhood between 2006 and 2008.

Most properties in the Heron Gate community are managed by Timbercreek Asset Management[2] who took possession in 2012. Since then, the company has invested over $50 million into maintenance, renovations and upgrades to amenity spaces.[3]

In 2016, Timbercreek evicted residents from 80 townhomes in Heron Gate, to make room for new developments in the area.[4] In May 2018, it announced that it would evict residents of a further 150 townhomes, due to structural problems with the buildings.[5] The decision to redevelop the area received criticism from residents and interested parties, such as the UN special rapporteur on Adequate Housing. However as part of the redevelopment plan, Timbercreek voluntarily provided CAD$2,000 in moving compensation, relocation assistance and negotiated discounts with Ottawa moving companies.[6] Timbercreek's development plans include 5,500 new residences in a variety of housing types, including affordable and family units including townhouses and low, mid and high rises. Additionally, the secondary plan is built on a community wellbeing framework that takes economic, cultural, social, political and environmental factors into consideration[7].

Demographics[edit]

The neighbourhood corresponds to Census Tract 5050007.02. It is extremely diverse with 30% of the population being Anglophone and 10% being Francophone. Other major languages include Arabic (19%), Somali (11%), Persian (3%) Creoles (2%), Nepali (2%), Spanish (2%), Urdu (2%), Amharic (1%) and Chinese (1%).[8]

Retailers[edit]

The main shopping area in the Herongate region is the Herongate Mall. There are also stores nearby which are separate from the mall.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www4.rncan.gc.ca/search-place-names/unique/FBNHO
  2. ^ "Heron Gate residents, developer sketch out community's future". CBC News. Retrieved 2018-03-10.
  3. ^ "Timbercreek plans multi-billion-dollar Ottawa development". RENX - Real Estate News Exchange. 2019-05-07. Retrieved 2019-07-31.
  4. ^ "Heron Gate residents, developer sketch out community's future". CBC News. Retrieved 2018-03-10.
  5. ^ "Builder accelerates evictions in Ottawa's Heron Gate neighbourhood as rebuild gathers pace". The Globe and Mail. 2018-05-10. Retrieved 2018-08-17.
  6. ^ "Battle lines drawn in Heron Gate, where an evicted community doesn't plan on leaving". Ottawa Citizen. 2018-08-14. Retrieved 2018-08-17.
  7. ^ "Timbercreek plans multi-billion-dollar Ottawa development". RENX - Real Estate News Exchange. 2019-05-07. Retrieved 2019-07-31.
  8. ^ http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/dp-pd/prof/details/page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=CT&Code1=2525&Geo2=CMA&Code2=505&Data=Count&SearchText=&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All&Custom=