Oakridge Acres

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Oakridge Acres
Neighbourhood
Oakridge Acres is located in Ontario
Oakridge Acres
Oakridge Acres
Coordinates: 42°57′14″N 81°19′56″W / 42.95389°N 81.33222°W / 42.95389; -81.33222Coordinates: 42°57′14″N 81°19′56″W / 42.95389°N 81.33222°W / 42.95389; -81.33222
Country Canada
Province Ontario
CityLondon
Settled1950
Government
 • TypeMunicipal (Ward 8)
 • Administrative bodyLondon City Council
 • CouncillorSteve Lehman
Elevation
254 m (833 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total16,730
 • Average Income
$53,925
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern Time Zone)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (Eastern Time Zone)
Postal Code
N6B
Area code(s)519, 226

Oakridge Acres is a neighbourhood in north-west of the City of London, Ontario, Canada. It is north of Westmount and north-east of Byron. The neighbourhood comprises the subdivisions of Oakridge Acres, Oakridge Park, Oakridge Meadows (also known as Huntington), Thornwood Estates, Hunt Club Green, Hazelden, and Hazelden Park. Almost all of its residents live in low-density, single detached dwellings. As of 2011, the area is home to 16,730 residents. [1] The neighbourhood is considered a middle to upper-income area, with an average family income of $124,966 an average dwelling value of $319,726 and a home ownership rate of 89%. [1]

History[edit]

Oakridge Acres was developed starting on October 12, 1950 by Sifton Properties consisting of 1,649 units spanning 74 acres. [2] Oakridge Park was added in a second phase in the early 1960s. In 1963 Oakridge's Sifton Bog was donated to the City of London. [3]

Located within the subdivision of Hazelden is Hazelden Manor (from which the subdivision's name is derived) at 1132 St. Anthony Road. This home was built in 1892 by Colonel John William Little, who would later become mayor of London, and renovated in 1929. Due to the historical significance and preservation of this building, it was designated as a Heritage Property. [4]

Government and politics[edit]

Oakridge exists within the federal electoral district of London West. It is currently represented by Kate Young of the Liberal Party of Canada, first elected in 2015.

Provincially, the area is within the constituency of London West. It is currently represented by Peggy Sattler of the New Democratic Party, first elected in 2013 and re-elected in 2014 and 2018.

In London's non-partisan municipal politics, Lambeth lies within ward 8. It is currently represented by Councillor Steve Lehman, first elected in 2018.

Education[edit]

There are ten schools located in the neighbourhood from 3 different school boards.

Thames Valley District School Board[edit]

  • Riverside Public School
  • Clara Brenton Public School
  • John Dearness Public School
  • Westoaks French Immersion Public School
  • Oakridge Secondary School

London District Catholic School Board[edit]

Conseil scolaire Viamonde[edit]

Private[edit]

  • Matthews Hall

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Oakridge" (PDF). Neighbourhood Profiles. City of London - Planning Division. 2014. Retrieved 2016-04-24.
  2. ^ "Sifton 90". Retrieved 18 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Celebrating key moments in Sifton's history". Retrieved 18 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Hazelden Manor". Retrieved 19 October 2016.