Heron Gate

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Heron Gate
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
Country Canada
Province Ontario
City Ottawa
 • MPs David McGuinty
 • MPPs John Fraser
 • Councillors Jean Cloutier
 • Total 0.42 km2 (0.16 sq mi)
Elevation 90 m (300 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 4,953
 • Density 11,745.3/km2 (30,420/sq mi)
  Canada 2011 Census
Time zone UTC-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.

The largest landlord in the neighbourhood is Timbercreek Asset Management.[2] In 2016, Timbercreek evicted tenants from 80 units in Heron Gate, in order to re-develop the property.[3] In May 2018, it announced that it would evict residents of a further 150 townhomes, due to structural problems with the buildings.[4] This decision received substantial criticism from tenants and others, including the UN special rapporteur on the right to adequate housing.[5]


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%).[6]


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

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