Ottawa's Hunt Club Community - Our Area

Ottawa's Hunt Club Community - Our Area

John Sankey

Our community is located in Ottawa Canada, just north of Ottawa International Airport. It is bounded by the Rideau River on the west, the CP Prescott rail line now used by the O-Train to the east, and the CN Albion line and Beachburg Subdivision to the north. The southern boundary is generally that of the old City of Ottawa (about half a block south of Hunt Club Road). Our population is about 13 000.

16% of our 590 ha area is publicly accessible green space. We have 7 city parks (olive green): Cahill, McCarthy, Owl, Paul Landry, Riverwood, Uplands and Uplands Riverside. In addition, many of our residents live in townhouse co-ops and condos that have their own community centers and recreational facilities, and some are members of the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club with access to their 87 ha green space.

Here is a walker's view. Arterials (red) and collectors (yellow) all have sidewalks at least one side; residential roads in green have a sidewalk; walking paths are shown in brown and city parks in green.

Much of our housing stock is in condo (red), co-op (lavender) and rental (blue) townhouses; freehold areas are pink. We have two Ottawa Community Housing projects; as well, most of the co-ops have a rent-to-income policy that permits low-income residents to live here. Our area also includes $1 million homes on The Masters Drive and everything in between.

Here are the temperatures in our community on a hot day.

Here are our major road designations in the Official Plan: red arterial, orange major collector, yellow collector, black residential. The green areas here are part of the city Natural Heritage System.

Here is our zoning: red detached houses, orange row housing, yellow high rise apartments, grey retail, green parks. Our fire station and ambulance depot are also shown.

We are subject to some environmental constraints in the Ottawa Official Plan. Unstable slopes are shown in red. Residential development is not permitted in the Airport Operating Influence Zone (orange); measures to address aircraft noise must be met throughout the rest of our area (yellow).

Ottawa has many small earth tremors, but a low risk of a damaging earthquake. Within Ottawa, most of Hunt Club has lower than average risk of building damage with shallow soil over bedrock. Solid subsoil has average risk, unconsolidated soil higher, Leda clay the highest of all.

Our subsoils; construction has of course covered these to some degree. Contours are at 1 m intervals.

Our bedrock is Ordovician; the red lines are faults.

Census data: City of Ottawa
Maps by QGIS, data from GeoGratis and ground surveys, satellite photo by Google