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Demographics of Heron Park

According to the 2011 Census, the population of Heron Park was 3,829.

By Canadian standards, that is a lot of people in our small neighborhood. Here in Ontario there are about 150 towns and villages (Statistics Canada calls them “population centers”) with a smaller population than ours. Here’s the list:

Geographic name Population, 2011
Thornton 1001
Paisley 1003
Teeswater 1011
Mannheim 1013
Rodney 1023
Moosonee 1024
Bath 1042
Hillsburgh 1065
Lucknow 1105
Sunderland 1110
South River 1133
Hastings 1139
Iroquois 1139
Brussels 1157
Hensall 1173
Mildmay 1183
Amigo Beach 1195
New Dundee 1219
Golden 1220
Creemore 1222
Eganville 1226
Munster 1242
Omemee 1247
Norwood 1254
St. Clements 1261
Barry’s Bay 1262
Havelock 1265
Red Lake 1274
Thessalon 1279
Powassan 1301
Markdale 1325
Cookstown 1328
Alfred 1350
Ballantrae 1382
Longlac 1388
West Lorne 1415
Stoney Point 1424
Dutton 1442
Terrace Bay 1466
Madoc 1475
Grand Valley 1481
Marmora 1483
Chesterville 1514
Milverton 1519
Little Current 1523
Komoka 1532
Orono 1547
Englehart 1554
Caledon 1572
Hawkesbury (partie du Québec / Quebec part) 1577
Watford 1592
Tweed 1614
Cayuga 1622
Manotick Station 1632
Millbrook 1632
Everett 1645
Wikwemikong 1654
Ilderton 1666
Cardinal 1690
Dowling 1690
Metcalfe 1763
Vankleek Hill 1833
Belmont 1840
Wellington 1860
Drayton 1880
Parkhill 1885
St. Jacobs 1891
Geraldton 1893
Mount Hope 1904
Cannington 1916
Burford 1952
Factory Island 1958
Harriston 1981
Dundalk 1988
Thamesford 1990
Chesley 2015
Mattawa 2033
Fenelon Falls 2040
Onaping – Levack 2042
Colborne 2068
L’Orignal 2068
Lucan 2076
Glencoe 2086
Grand Bend 2102
Manitouwadge 2105
Chapleau 2116
Colchester 2145
Bridgenorth – Chemong Park Area 2167
Stirling 2173
Caledon East 2214
Port Stanley 2229
Thornbury 2253
Deseronto 2259
Wiarton 2291
Schomberg 2321
Virgil 2325
Mount Brydges 2332
Wyoming 2333
Carlisle 2363
Constance Bay 2364
Elmvale 2369
Arthur 2421
Dresden 2446
Osgoode 2453
Winchester 2482
Frankford 2507
Jarvis 2513
Blind River 2540
Hagersville 2579
Palmerston 2599
Seaforth 2627
Wawa 2634
Erin 2674
Norwich 2707
Harrow 2713
Atikokan 2730
Morrisburg 2756
Lakefield 2758
Tavistock 2784
Durham 2823
Vineland 2834
Wingham 2875
Forest 2876
Beaverton 2915
Wheatley 2925
Wellesley 2976
Sioux Lookout 3047
Clinton 3114
Ridgetown 3117
Waterford 3119
St. George 3124
Alexandria 3209
Capreol 3276
Marathon 3333
Southampton 3440
Campbellford 3493
Kemptville 3532
Bobcaygeon 3533
Nobleton 3582
Binbrook 3614
Iroquois Falls 3617
Casselman 3642
Russell 3759
Richmond 3797
Beeton 3806

Like Heron Park, many of these small towns have their own public facilities. A few even have their own mayor, town council and weekly paper. As our community grows, I wonder what will come first… will Heron Park elect a Mayor or will we start publishing a weekly Heron Park Herold?

Let’s take a closer look at the population of Heron Park…

Characteristic Ottawa, CV
Ontario
(Census subdivision)
5050004.00
Ontario
(Census tract)
Total Male Female Total Male Female

The table shows total, male and female data grouped by geography (appearing as column headers) for selected characteristics (appearing as row headers).
Characteristic Ottawa, CV
Ontario
(Census subdivision)
5050004.00
Ontario
(Census tract)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population and dwelling counts
Population in 2011Census data footnote 1 883,391 Data not available Data not available 3,829 Data not available Data not available
Population in 2006Census data footnote 1 812,129 Data not available Data not available 3,891 Data not available Data not available
2006 to 2011 population change (%) 8.8 Data not available Data not available -1.6 Data not available Data not available
Total private dwellingsCensus data footnote 2 370,217 Data not available Data not available 2,009 Data not available Data not available
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsCensus data footnote 3 353,244 Data not available Data not available 1,850 Data not available Data not available
Population density per square kilometre 316.6 Data not available Data not available 2,036.6 Data not available Data not available
Land area (square km) 2,790.22 Data not available Data not available 1.88 Data not available Data not available
Age characteristics
Total population by age groupsCensus data footnote 4 883,390 428,455 454,935 3,825 1,810 2,020
0 to 4 years 49,140 24,925 24,215 160 80 80
5 to 9 years 48,765 24,660 24,100 130 65 65
10 to 14 years 50,665 25,690 24,975 135 75 60
15 to 19 years 58,305 29,675 28,630 200 100 100
15 years 10,905 5,620 5,285 30 15 15
16 years 11,440 5,810 5,635 35 20 15
17 years 11,255 5,775 5,480 30 15 15
18 years 11,880 5,975 5,905 40 20 15
19 years 12,825 6,505 6,325 60 30 35
20 to 24 years 65,960 33,100 32,865 405 225 180
25 to 29 years 61,230 30,185 31,045 335 165 170
30 to 34 years 57,745 27,675 30,065 285 155 135
35 to 39 years 60,360 28,765 31,600 225 110 120
40 to 44 years 64,285 31,215 33,065 205 105 105
45 to 49 years 73,190 35,935 37,255 230 120 110
50 to 54 years 69,010 33,595 35,415 280 140 140
55 to 59 years 57,735 28,030 29,705 190 90 100
60 to 64 years 50,410 24,385 26,025 230 95 130
65 to 69 years 35,865 16,935 18,925 160 70 90
70 to 74 years 26,810 12,360 14,445 170 65 110
75 to 79 years 21,275 9,545 11,725 160 55 110
80 to 84 years 16,305 6,600 9,710 170 60 110
85 years and over 16,335 5,185 11,150 165 45 120
Median age of the populationCensus data footnote 5 39.2 38.2 40.0 41.2 37.9 45.0
% of the population aged 15 and over 83.2 82.4 83.9 89.0 88.2 89.8
Marital status
Total population 15 years and over by marital statusCensus data footnote 6 734,820 353,180 381,640 3,405 1,595 1,815
Married or living with a common-law partner 411,110 205,465 205,640 1,430 710 720
Married (and not separated) 348,520 173,900 174,625 1,145 570 575
Living common law 62,595 31,570 31,020 285 140 145
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 323,710 147,710 176,000 1,980 885 1,095
Single (never legally married) 224,340 117,055 107,290 1,230 675 555
Separated 20,630 8,385 12,240 115 50 70
Divorced 42,710 15,540 27,170 280 105 180
Widowed 36,030 6,730 29,300 350 60 295
Family characteristics
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 7 239,475 Data not available Data not available 885 Data not available Data not available
Size of census family: 2 persons 114,235 Data not available Data not available 525 Data not available Data not available
Size of census family: 3 persons 52,585 Data not available Data not available 175 Data not available Data not available
Size of census family: 4 persons 51,090 Data not available Data not available 130 Data not available Data not available
Size of census family: 5 or more persons 21,560 Data not available Data not available 60 Data not available Data not available
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 8 239,475 Data not available Data not available 885 Data not available Data not available
Total couple families by family structure and number of children 200,930 Data not available Data not available 690 Data not available Data not available
Married couples 169,675 Data not available Data not available 545 Data not available Data not available
Without children at home 70,535 Data not available Data not available 275 Data not available Data not available
With children at home 99,145 Data not available Data not available 270 Data not available Data not available
1 child 36,045 Data not available Data not available 115 Data not available Data not available
2 children 44,440 Data not available Data not available 105 Data not available Data not available
3 or more children 18,655 Data not available Data not available 50 Data not available Data not available
Common-law couples 31,255 Data not available Data not available 145 Data not available Data not available
Without children at home 21,055 Data not available Data not available 120 Data not available Data not available
With children at home 10,195 Data not available Data not available 20 Data not available Data not available
1 child 5,200 Data not available Data not available 10 Data not available Data not available
2 children 3,465 Data not available Data not available 10 Data not available Data not available
3 or more children 1,530 Data not available Data not available 5 Data not available Data not available
Total lone-parent families by sex of parent and number of children 38,540 Data not available Data not available 200 Data not available Data not available
Female parent 30,790 Data not available Data not available 160 Data not available Data not available
1 child 17,660 Data not available Data not available 100 Data not available Data not available
2 children 9,155 Data not available Data not available 40 Data not available Data not available
3 or more children 3,980 Data not available Data not available 15 Data not available Data not available
Male parent 7,750 Data not available Data not available 45 Data not available Data not available
1 child 4,980 Data not available Data not available 30 Data not available Data not available
2 children 2,190 Data not available Data not available 5 Data not available Data not available
3 or more children 575 Data not available Data not available 0 Data not available Data not available
Total children in census families in private households 265,830 Data not available Data not available 820 Data not available Data not available
Under six years of age 58,365 Data not available Data not available 185 Data not available Data not available
6 to 14 years 89,325 Data not available Data not available 225 Data not available Data not available
15 to 17 years 32,695 Data not available Data not available 90 Data not available Data not available
18 to 24 years 57,570 Data not available Data not available 165 Data not available Data not available
25 years and over 27,885 Data not available Data not available 145 Data not available Data not available
Average number of children at home per census family 1.1 Data not available Data not available 0.9 Data not available Data not available
Household and dwelling characteristics
Total number of persons in private households 867,090 421,800 445,290 3,700 1,780 1,920
Number of persons not in census families 160,855 74,120 86,735 1,305 600 705
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 18,625 7,520 11,105 110 45 60
Living with non-relatives only 42,325 23,700 18,625 420 240 180
Living alone 99,905 42,895 57,005 775 305 470
Number of census family persons 706,235 347,685 358,550 2,395 1,180 1,215
Average number of persons per census family 2.9 Data not available Data not available 2.7 Data not available Data not available
Total number of persons aged 65 years and over in private households 105,830 47,610 58,220 700 265 440
Number of persons not in census families aged 65 years and over 34,820 9,275 25,545 375 95 280
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 5,390 1,055 4,335 30 5 20
Living with non-relatives only 1,915 860 1,055 15 10 10
Living alone 27,515 7,360 20,155 330 80 245
Number of census family persons aged 65 years and over 71,010 38,335 32,675 325 165 155
Total number of private households by household typeCensus data footnote 10 353,240 Data not available Data not available 1,850 Data not available Data not available
Census-family households 234,315 Data not available Data not available 875 Data not available Data not available
One-family-only householdsCensus data footnote 11 215,335 Data not available Data not available 805 Data not available Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 12 184,055 Data not available Data not available 635 Data not available Data not available
Without children 83,795 Data not available Data not available 355 Data not available Data not available
With children 100,260 Data not available Data not available 275 Data not available Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 31,275 Data not available Data not available 175 Data not available Data not available
Other family householdsCensus data footnote 13 18,980 Data not available Data not available 70 Data not available Data not available
One-family households with persons not in a census family 13,990 Data not available Data not available 60 Data not available Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 14 9,495 Data not available Data not available 45 Data not available Data not available
Without children 3,560 Data not available Data not available 25 Data not available Data not available
With children 5,930 Data not available Data not available 15 Data not available Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 4,500 Data not available Data not available 15 Data not available Data not available
Two-or-more-family households 4,985 Data not available Data not available 10 Data not available Data not available
Non-census-family households 118,930 Data not available Data not available 975 Data not available Data not available
One-person households 99,905 Data not available Data not available 775 Data not available Data not available
Two-or-more-person households 19,030 Data not available Data not available 200 Data not available Data not available
Total number of occupied private dwellings by structural type of dwellingCensus data footnote 15 353,245 Data not available Data not available 1,850 Data not available Data not available
Single-detached house 151,495 Data not available Data not available 410 Data not available Data not available
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 65,495 Data not available Data not available 445 Data not available Data not available
Movable dwellingCensus data footnote 16 935 Data not available Data not available 0 Data not available Data not available
Other dwellingCensus data footnote 17 135,325 Data not available Data not available 990 Data not available Data not available
Semi-detached house 19,305 Data not available Data not available 275 Data not available Data not available
Row house 72,540 Data not available Data not available 125 Data not available Data not available
Apartment, duplex 6,850 Data not available Data not available 190 Data not available Data not available
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 36,190 Data not available Data not available 405 Data not available Data not available
Other single-attached house 440 Data not available Data not available 0 Data not available Data not available
Total number of private households by household sizeCensus data footnote 18 353,245 Data not available Data not available 1,850 Data not available Data not available
1 person 99,905 Data not available Data not available 775 Data not available Data not available
2 persons 116,385 Data not available Data not available 625 Data not available Data not available
3 persons 55,635 Data not available Data not available 235 Data not available Data not available
4 persons 52,880 Data not available Data not available 145 Data not available Data not available
5 persons 19,185 Data not available Data not available 50 Data not available Data not available
6 or more persons 9,250 Data not available Data not available 20 Data not available Data not available
Number of persons in private households 867,090 Data not available Data not available 3,700 Data not available Data not available
Average number of persons in private households 2.5 Data not available Data not available 2.0 Data not available Data not available
Detailed mother tongue
Detailed mother tongue – Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 872,450 424,000 448,450 3,825 1,810 2,020
Single responses 846,085 411,465 434,630 3,680 1,735 1,950
English 544,045 270,365 273,680 2,265 1,070 1,190
French 123,925 56,845 67,075 375 185 195
Non-official languages 178,120 84,250 93,875 1,045 480 565
Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 455 155 305 0 5 0
Atikamekw 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cree, n.o.s. 145 70 75 5 5 0
Dene 5 0 5 0 0 0
Innu/Montagnais 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inuktitut 210 50 155 0 0 5
Mi’kmaq 20 5 15 0 0 0
Ojibway 65 25 45 0 0 0
Oji-Cree 10 5 10 0 0 0
Stoney 0 0 0 0 0 0
Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 175,735 83,195 92,545 1,040 475 565
African languages, n.i.e. 450 225 225 0 0 0
Afrikaans 135 70 65 0 0 0
Akan (Twi) 310 150 165 5 5 5
Albanian 580 295 280 5 5 5
Amharic 1,165 565 600 10 5 5
Arabic 28,185 14,660 13,525 275 145 135
Armenian 415 210 205 0 0 0
Bantu languages, n.i.e. 510 235 275 0 0 0
Bengali 2,840 1,450 1,390 5 5 0
Berber languages (Kabyle) 65 30 35 0 0 0
Bisayan languages 375 105 270 0 0 0
Bosnian 575 265 310 5 5 0
Bulgarian 825 380 445 5 5 0
Burmese 165 85 80 0 0 0
Cantonese 6,405 3,005 3,400 50 20 20
Chinese, n.o.s. 12,735 5,980 6,755 45 20 25
Creoles 3,620 1,530 2,090 5 0 5
Croatian 985 470 515 15 5 10
Czech 990 455 540 5 0 5
Danish 315 145 175 0 0 0
Dutch 2,360 1,120 1,240 5 0 5
Estonian 185 80 105 5 0 0
Finnish 325 120 200 0 0 0
Flemish 80 35 45 0 0 0
Fukien 85 35 45 0 0 0
German 5,810 2,565 3,245 30 10 20
Greek 2,040 1,080 955 20 15 10
Gujarati 1,210 630 575 0 0 0
Hakka 55 35 25 0 0 0
Hebrew 350 190 160 0 5 0
Hindi 2,330 1,175 1,155 5 0 0
Hungarian 1,725 850 875 5 5 0
Ilocano 360 120 240 0 0 0
Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 130 75 55 0 0 0
Italian 9,440 4,730 4,710 190 85 105
Japanese 935 295 640 5 0 5
Khmer (Cambodian) 1,095 480 625 5 0 5
Korean 1,605 690 915 0 0 0
Kurdish 645 330 315 0 5 0
Lao 360 175 180 0 0 0
Latvian 275 125 155 0 0 0
Lingala 275 120 150 0 0 0
Lithuanian 210 90 120 0 0 5
Macedonian 60 30 30 0 0 0
Malay 355 160 205 0 0 0
Malayalam 445 225 225 0 0 0
Maltese 35 10 25 0 0 0
Mandarin 6,820 3,150 3,665 15 5 10
Marathi 230 115 120 0 0 0
Nepali 465 225 235 10 5 0
Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 575 300 275 0 0 0
Norwegian 140 60 80 0 0 0
Oromo 360 190 170 5 0 5
Panjabi (Punjabi) 3,295 1,650 1,645 5 5 0
Pashto 705 375 325 0 0 0
Persian (Farsi) 6,050 3,025 3,030 20 10 10
Polish 5,750 2,605 3,150 40 20 20
Portuguese 3,920 1,865 2,050 30 15 15
Romanian 2,390 1,085 1,305 10 0 10
Rundi (Kirundi) 545 225 315 0 0 0
Russian 5,475 2,390 3,085 20 5 15
Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 515 190 330 10 5 5
Semitic languages, n.i.e. 160 80 75 0 0 0
Serbian 1,675 820 855 15 10 10
Serbo-Croatian 545 265 280 5 0 0
Shanghainese 75 35 45 0 0 0
Sign languages, n.i.e. 115 55 65 0 0 0
Sindhi 245 115 130 0 0 0
Sinhala (Sinhalese) 720 360 365 5 0 0
Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 355 175 180 0 0 0
Slavic languages, n.i.e. 55 25 30 5 0 0
Slovak 625 280 345 0 0 0
Slovenian 235 110 125 0 0 0
Somali 6,135 2,610 3,525 20 10 10
Spanish 10,850 4,960 5,890 65 30 40
Swahili 800 365 430 5 0 0
Swedish 270 130 150 0 0 0
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 4,875 1,625 3,250 10 0 5
Taiwanese 165 75 95 0 0 0
Tamil 2,065 1,060 1,000 0 0 0
Telugu 340 165 170 0 0 0
Thai 335 95 245 5 0 5
Tibetan languages 20 10 10 5 0 0
Tigrigna 740 360 385 0 5 0
Turkish 1,395 700 695 0 0 5
Ukrainian 1,560 680 885 10 5 5
Urdu 3,675 1,870 1,810 10 5 0
Vietnamese 5,800 2,715 3,085 10 5 5
Yiddish 230 125 105 0 0 0
Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 1,925 900 1,025 10 0 5
Multiple responses 26,360 12,535 13,825 145 75 70
English and French 10,755 5,085 5,665 60 35 30
English and non-official language 11,090 5,430 5,660 60 30 30
French and non-official language 2,950 1,330 1,620 10 0 5
English, French and non-official language 1,565 695 870 10 10 0
Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages – Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 872,450 424,000 448,450 3,830 1,810 2,020
English only 522,980 264,790 258,195 2,410 1,175 1,235
French only 12,915 5,245 7,675 35 10 25
English and French 324,690 149,495 175,195 1,260 580 685
Neither English nor French 11,860 4,470 7,390 125 45 75
First official language spoken
First official language spoken – Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 872,450 424,000 448,450 3,830 1,810 2,020
English 708,285 349,750 358,535 3,170 1,510 1,665
French 133,450 60,890 72,560 405 185 215
English and French 19,190 9,065 10,125 130 65 65
Neither English nor French 11,530 4,300 7,230 125 50 75
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 23 143,040 65,420 77,620 465 225 245
Official language minority (percentage)Census data footnote 23 16.4 15.4 17.3 12.1 12.4 12.1
Detailed language spoken most often at home
Detailed language spoken most often at home – Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 872,450 424,000 448,450 3,825 1,810 2,020
Single responses 830,485 404,095 426,390 3,655 1,735 1,925
English 652,455 321,710 330,745 2,855 1,360 1,490
French 86,035 38,940 47,095 200 95 105
Non-official languages 91,990 43,445 48,545 605 280 325
Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 120 40 75 0 0 0
Atikamekw 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cree, n.o.s. 35 10 20 0 0 0
Dene 0 0 0 0 0 0
Innu/Montagnais 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inuktitut 60 15 45 0 0 0
Mi’kmaq 5 0 0 0 0 0
Ojibway 20 5 10 0 0 0
Oji-Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stoney 0 0 0 0 0 0
Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 91,210 43,090 48,120 595 275 320
African languages, n.i.e. 175 80 100 0 0 0
Afrikaans 50 25 25 0 0 0
Akan (Twi) 110 55 55 0 5 0
Albanian 290 150 140 5 5 0
Amharic 655 305 345 5 5 5
Arabic 16,970 8,525 8,440 180 90 90
Armenian 210 110 100 0 0 0
Bantu languages, n.i.e. 80 35 45 0 0 0
Bengali 1,920 945 975 0 0 0
Berber languages (Kabyle) 25 10 15 0 0 0
Bisayan languages 120 40 75 0 0 0
Bosnian 295 150 145 0 0 0
Bulgarian 435 210 225 5 0 0
Burmese 105 45 55 0 0 0
Cantonese 4,000 1,860 2,140 30 15 20
Chinese, n.o.s. 8,475 3,975 4,495 35 15 20
Creoles 1,590 645 945 5 0 5
Croatian 370 175 195 5 5 0
Czech 275 125 150 0 0 0
Danish 30 15 10 0 0 0
Dutch 155 75 80 0 0 0
Estonian 50 15 25 5 0 0
Finnish 25 15 10 0 0 0
Flemish 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fukien 20 10 5 0 0 0
German 730 310 420 5 0 5
Greek 635 315 325 15 10 10
Gujarati 460 220 240 0 0 0
Hakka 10 5 5 0 0 0
Hebrew 135 70 65 0 0 0
Hindi 1,045 520 525 0 5 0
Hungarian 500 240 265 5 5 0
Ilocano 160 60 105 0 0 0
Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 30 20 10 0 0 0
Italian 2,915 1,320 1,595 110 45 65
Japanese 375 140 230 0 0 0
Khmer (Cambodian) 530 235 295 0 0 0
Korean 995 460 535 0 0 0
Kurdish 405 195 210 0 0 0
Lao 190 100 90 0 0 0
Latvian 70 30 40 0 0 0
Lingala 100 40 65 0 0 0
Lithuanian 50 25 25 0 0 0
Macedonian 25 15 10 0 0 0
Malay 115 60 55 0 0 0
Malayalam 185 90 90 0 0 0
Maltese 10 0 5 0 0 0
Mandarin 5,190 2,515 2,675 5 0 5
Marathi 120 60 65 0 0 0
Nepali 345 170 175 10 5 0
Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 110 55 50 0 0 0
Norwegian 10 5 10 0 0 0
Oromo 200 95 105 10 0 5
Panjabi (Punjabi) 1,800 855 945 0 0 0
Pashto 515 270 240 0 0 0
Persian (Farsi) 3,885 1,835 2,050 15 5 5
Polish 2,320 1,075 1,250 30 15 15
Portuguese 1,620 765 850 20 10 10
Romanian 1,245 575 665 5 0 5
Rundi (Kirundi) 210 100 110 0 0 0
Russian 3,460 1,610 1,850 15 5 10
Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 205 80 125 5 0 5
Semitic languages, n.i.e. 80 40 45 0 0 0
Serbian 1,140 565 575 10 5 5
Serbo-Croatian 275 135 140 0 0 0
Shanghainese 35 20 20 0 0 0
Sign languages, n.i.e. 190 110 80 0 0 0
Sindhi 65 20 40 0 0 0
Sinhala (Sinhalese) 345 170 170 0 0 0
Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 275 140 130 0 0 0
Slavic languages, n.i.e. 15 5 10 0 0 0
Slovak 190 90 100 0 0 0
Slovenian 30 20 15 0 0 0
Somali 3,850 1,600 2,250 20 10 10
Spanish 5,755 2,665 3,090 30 15 15
Swahili 300 135 165 0 0 0
Swedish 65 30 30 0 0 0
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 2,095 820 1,280 5 0 0
Taiwanese 75 35 40 0 0 0
Tamil 1,270 620 650 0 0 0
Telugu 125 60 65 0 0 0
Thai 120 45 75 0 0 0
Tibetan languages 5 0 5 0 0 0
Tigrigna 395 175 215 0 0 0
Turkish 765 365 395 0 0 0
Ukrainian 405 180 225 0 0 0
Urdu 1,995 1,000 1,000 5 0 5
Vietnamese 4,035 1,890 2,145 5 5 5
Yiddish 15 10 5 0 0 0
Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 665 315 350 5 0 0
Multiple responses 41,970 19,905 22,060 175 80 95
English and French 10,775 4,930 5,845 40 20 20
English and non-official language 25,800 12,580 13,220 110 50 65
French and non-official language 2,405 1,025 1,375 5 0 10
English, French and non-official language 2,985 1,370 1,620 10 5 5
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home – Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 872,450 424,000 448,450 3,830 1,810 2,020
None 671,880 330,280 341,595 2,965 1,415 1,545
Single responses 192,740 90,130 102,610 805 370 435
English 75,780 35,840 39,940 280 135 140
French 55,510 25,515 30,000 215 95 120
Non-official languages 61,455 28,780 32,675 310 145 170
Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 320 115 205 0 0 0
Atikamekw 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cree, n.o.s. 95 40 55 0 0 0
Dene 0 0 0 0 0 0
Innu/Montagnais 0 0 5 0 0 0
Inuktitut 140 40 95 0 0 0
Mi’kmaq 10 0 5 0 0 0
Ojibway 65 25 40 0 0 0
Oji-Cree 10 5 5 0 0 0
Stoney 0 0 0 0 0 0
Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 60,025 28,185 31,845 315 145 170
African languages, n.i.e. 185 90 100 5 0 5
Afrikaans 60 25 40 0 0 0
Akan (Twi) 220 105 125 0 0 0
Albanian 155 85 70 0 0 0
Amharic 370 175 190 5 0 5
Arabic 8,665 4,580 4,085 70 35 30
Armenian 100 50 55 0 0 0
Bantu languages, n.i.e. 275 125 150 0 0 5
Bengali 625 345 275 5 5 0
Berber languages (Kabyle) 25 20 15 0 0 0
Bisayan languages 95 30 65 0 0 0
Bosnian 190 85 110 0 0 5
Bulgarian 250 115 135 5 0 0
Burmese 50 25 25 0 0 0
Cantonese 1,740 815 925 15 5 10
Chinese, n.o.s. 2,745 1,320 1,425 10 10 5
Creoles 2,490 1,050 1,440 5 0 5
Croatian 365 185 185 5 0 5
Czech 325 130 200 0 0 0
Danish 135 60 80 0 0 0
Dutch 785 350 435 5 0 0
Estonian 60 25 35 0 0 0
Finnish 125 40 85 0 0 0
Flemish 15 10 5 0 0 0
Fukien 35 15 20 0 0 0
German 2,395 1,070 1,325 15 5 5
Greek 1,090 575 510 5 5 0
Gujarati 600 305 290 0 0 0
Hakka 25 15 5 0 0 0
Hebrew 355 170 180 0 0 0
Hindi 1,395 715 680 5 0 5
Hungarian 525 245 280 0 5 0
Ilocano 95 30 65 0 0 0
Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 65 35 30 0 0 0
Italian 3,970 1,915 2,050 60 25 30
Japanese 540 230 310 0 5 0
Khmer (Cambodian) 385 170 215 0 0 0
Korean 470 205 270 0 5 0
Kurdish 145 75 70 0 0 0
Lao 100 50 50 0 0 0
Latvian 75 40 40 5 0 5
Lingala 470 175 290 0 0 0
Lithuanian 65 25 40 0 0 5
Macedonian 20 5 15 0 0 0
Malay 165 75 90 0 0 0
Malayalam 185 95 95 0 0 0
Maltese 20 5 10 0 0 0
Mandarin 1,650 735 920 10 0 5
Marathi 60 25 40 0 0 0
Nepali 60 20 35 0 0 0
Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 520 240 280 0 0 0
Norwegian 75 25 45 0 0 0
Oromo 70 35 35 0 0 0
Panjabi (Punjabi) 1,060 530 530 0 0 0
Pashto 135 65 65 0 0 5
Persian (Farsi) 1,425 745 675 5 5 0
Polish 1,830 750 1,080 5 5 5
Portuguese 1,405 655 745 0 5 0
Romanian 685 330 355 0 0 0
Rundi (Kirundi) 300 115 185 0 0 0
Russian 1,425 610 815 5 0 0
Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 250 85 165 0 5 0
Semitic languages, n.i.e. 45 20 25 0 0 0
Serbian 320 155 160 0 0 5
Serbo-Croatian 120 60 60 0 0 5
Shanghainese 20 5 20 0 0 0
Sign languages, n.i.e. 125 45 85 0 0 0
Sindhi 120 55 65 0 0 0
Sinhala (Sinhalese) 285 135 145 0 0 0
Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 35 15 20 0 0 0
Slavic languages, n.i.e. 15 10 5 0 0 0
Slovak 225 95 125 0 0 0
Slovenian 65 25 40 0 0 0
Somali 1,965 895 1,065 5 0 0
Spanish 4,940 2,315 2,630 35 15 20
Swahili 595 260 340 0 0 5
Swedish 160 75 80 5 0 0
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 1,840 545 1,295 5 0 0
Taiwanese 60 25 40 0 0 0
Tamil 650 340 310 0 0 0
Telugu 135 65 70 0 0 0
Thai 190 65 130 5 0 0
Tibetan languages 10 5 5 0 0 0
Tigrigna 250 120 125 0 0 0
Turkish 380 195 185 5 0 0
Ukrainian 510 210 305 5 0 5
Urdu 1,400 730 675 0 0 0
Vietnamese 1,325 640 685 5 5 0
Yiddish 50 25 25 0 0 0
Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 1,110 480 625 0 0 0
Multiple responses 7,835 3,590 4,240 60 20 35
English and French 2,275 1,055 1,220 15 5 10
English and non-official language 1,995 940 1,055 10 0 5
French and non-official language 3,495 1,565 1,930 30 15 20
English, French and non-official language 75 35 40 0 0 0

It is interesting to learn so much about our small community — or Census Tract #505 0004.00″ as Statistics Canada likes to call us:
Census Tract for Heron Park - 505 0004.00

Looking at these numbers, however, one important thing to note is that since the government changed the mandatory long-form Census to a voluntary National Household Survey,
the non-response rate for Heron Park has increased to 33.2%… Had our non-response rate been that high back in 2006 before the Census rules changed, Statistics Canada would have thrown out the results because the data is just too unreliable.

2015 HPCA Community Appreciation Party !

Hi everyone,
Just a reminder that the 2015 Heron Park Community Association’s

Community Appreciation Party is:

Tuesday, March 24th 
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

at O’Brien’s Pub (1145 Heron Rd)

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Pizza, wings and beverages will be provided.
All community volunteers and rink staff are invited.
Family members welcome.
Local political representatives (David, John and David) are also invited.
See you on the 24th at 6 p.m.!
Your HPCA

You can win big at Heron Park Trivia Night this Sunday!

Hi Heron Parkers,

We have some nice loot available to win during the trivia quiz: bottles of wine, Ottawa 67’s tickets, passes for the War Museum, gift cards for Second Cup, Pelican’s restaurant & fish market, Le’s Nails and more!

Come, join us for dinner at 5 and/or the quiz night at 7. We’re raising money for our community centre building fund.

Sunday, January 18th 2015

Location: O’Brien’s Eatery & Pub, 1149 Heron Road
Time: Quiz at 7PM, Food & Drink from 5PM
Tickets: $15 per person at the door

Trivia Night poster 2015

2014 Annual General Meeting – We’re looking for additional board members.

The Annual General Meeting of the Heron Park Community Association will be on Tuesday, Dec 2 at 7pm at Billingswood Manor at the corner of Bank St and Ohio (map).  Please enter by the side door at the dining room (on the right hand side of the building, just follow the signs).

Federal MP David McGuinty will be in attendance, we will receive an update on our work to raise funds for a new community centre, and we will discuss issues and concerns of the community.  Since we elect executive members for two year terms, we do not have executive elections this year, but we do have openings for additional board members.  You can also renew your membership or join the community association for the low, low price of just $5 per family.

2014 Election Results – Ward 17 Councillor

So the 2014 results are in.   We thought it would be interesting to look at the official results by different geographic areas.

In 2010, there were 1108 votes cast within the boundaries of the Heron Park Community Association from 2962 eligible voters — a voter turnout of 37.40%.  That was far less than the 52% voter turnout for our Ward.

This year our voter turnout has dropped even lower to 24.95% (assuming a similar number of eligible voters).

A little bit of work within our community to increase voter turnout for 2018 could result in Heron Park casting more ballots than Ottawa East… …and while it might be difficult, it would not be impossible to see Heron Park Voters cast more ballots than voters in Old Ottawa South!

Scott Blurton David Chernushenko Espoir Manirambona Total Votes Community Association(s)
327 1,376 62 1,765 Ottawa East Community Association
248 423 42 713 Riverview Park Community Association
327 2,076 67 2,470 Old Ottawa South Community Association
555 2,664 97 3,316 Glebe Community Association, Glebe Annex & Dow’s Lake
259 440 40 739 Heron Park Community Association
72 227 14 313 unknown (eg. Votes from the Advance Polls at City Hall)
1,788 7,206 322 9,316 TOTALS
7.16% 28.85% 1.29%   % of Eligible voters who voted for the candidate
   24,975 Eligible Voters
     9,696 Ballots cast
38.82% Voter Turnout (%)

Results were tabulated using the Poll-by-Poll Results and the Elections 2014 – Voting Subdivisions Map.  Thanks to Open Data Ottawa for sharing that information in a format that was easy for us to work with.

Some changes to new developments.

The City has started rolling out some changes to the planning process which were announced a few months ago.

One of these changes are new signs and an attempt at using plain language in development applications to make them a bit easier to understand.  Another is a pilot project which will be starting up later this month to allow our Heron Park Community Association to be engaged much earlier in the planning process.  Currently our community is given a “Head’s Up” around the same time that the public signage goes up, which is always after the applicant has submitted a full, completed application to the City (with all the required plans, fees and studies).

Here’s an example of the old signage:

DAR Signage OLD

Here’s an example of the new signage:

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So what do you think? Let us know in the comments below.

Jason G.

Heron Park Community Orchard: The Making Of

Over two mornings, the four fruit trees we planted two years ago were surrounded by an edible oasis!

We owe a huge deal of thanks to Sarah from Permaculture Ottawa, Katrina from Hidden Harvest Ottawa, James & Rosella from HPCA, and more than 30 other dedicated volunteers & community members who worked together to make this happen so quickly.  More pictures here.

Take some time to tour the growing orchard at the northern tip of Heron Park (near the corner of Clover Street & Aldea Avenue) and share your pictures & stories with us!

 

Quiz Night

The Heron Park Community Building Fund is holding a Quiz Night on Sunday, January 26th at O’Brien’s Pub on Heron Road.  Proceeds will help us get a new community centre for the neighbourhood.  Tickets are $15.  They will be available at the door but you might want to send us an email (either reply to this or send to heronparkca@gmail.com ) to reserve your tickets.  The quizmaster is Gordon Smith – he did it last year and everyone had a great time. Gordon is a very fun master of quizzes. Teams of 4 or 5 people compete in categories of general knowledge, sports, entertainment, and music.  So get your team together and compete for prizes and, more importantly, bragging rights!  Don’t have a team?  Come and join an existing team or play as an individual.

Annual General Meeting – November 5, 2013. Meeting Minutes.

Heron Park Community Association
Annual General Meeting

November 5, 2013

 

Agenda

  •   Presentation from Const. Mahamud Elmi, Sgt. Vanessa McNeil
  •   Presentation from David McGuinty, M.P. for Ottawa South
  •   Presentation from David Chernushenko, Councillor for Capital ward
  •   Report on Activities by HPCA (James McLaren)
  •   Financial Report (Colin MacLean)
  •   Report on our new registered charity, Heron Park Community Building Fund (James McLaren)
  •   Vote to change constitution to expand our boundaries  (James McLaren)
  •   Election of Executive members: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer
  •   Discussion of Priorities to focus on for the next year

 

Attendees 33 members plus 5 guests

Greg Gregory, Roselyn Mesher, Kelly Fourney, Kelly Thomas, Willem Van Westerop, Adam Dodd, Gary or Greg (from south side), Harry Pokrywa, Dominique Marshall, Helen Burns, Johanne Bérubé, Peter & Mrs. Fourney, Biruk Medhin, Bing Dang, Clėment Berthiaume, Al Ghossein, Wendy from Secord, Jason Garlough, James McLaren, Colin MacLean, Rosella Mac Neil, and more

Councillor David Chernushenko, Sarah Loomis, Const. Mo Elmi, Sgt. Vanessa McNeil, David McGuinty M.P.

 

Colin introduced community police officers Constable Mo Elmi and Sergeant Vanessa McNeil.

Mo Elmi told us he has always lived in this neighbourhood, did his police training here and wants to live here when he retires.

Vanessa talked about the need for us to call if there is speeding, noisy residents or other complaints.

Question asked: What is procedure for a complaint re a threat from a neighbour?

Car break-ins are ongoing: we must always lock our cars; same thing for our houses.

 

James introduced the representative from MPP John Fraser, who did not speak.

Then he introduced our MP David McGuinty, who addressed the group.

He thanked us for attending. Canada has a good record of citizen participation.

The most common complaint is a lack of credibility.

He has asked the CBC for a fact based web site. No spin, no editing.

He has less $ in his budget than a city councillor does, with 4 times the # people represented. He has 3 people in his office, one on the Hill.

He has 12,900 current files, the majority are immigration files. Also Public Service grievances, procurement problems.

The federal government is much, much larger than any private corporation. The effect of reducing the # of firms doing business with the GoC meant the smaller companies were forced to bill at 40% less.

He asked years ago for action on waterways: the Ottawa River. No action yet. He now has roads, highways, rivers, etc.: transport. He expects and hopes there will be a rail transport study. More fuel is shipped by rail now in one day than there was in a year, four years ago.

Get Connected Fairly act is his private member’s bill, begun after his daughter got her first cell phone bill. We can’t compare bills today. Example from NZ, where CEO came close to being charged.

His newest bill is a partisan advertising bill. Dalton passed a bill in Ontario, so there are no provincial ads paid by the govt.  $115M has been spent since 2009 [by federal government] on its economic action plan. The exception will be for public health ads.

  1. Why the rush to drain the oil sands? A: money. He agrees with Peter Lougheed re the need to slow development.

Line 9 Pipeline Proposal is to reverse the existing pipeline, through Toronto and Ottawa. It carries light crude now, is 37 years old. We don’t know if it can carry the dil-bit (diluted bitumen) safely. The NEB [National Energy Board] does not need to, and will not, consider the results of studies of past spills. Swedish energy use and standards should be our model.

Canada sold AECL to SNC Lavelin so we are not in the nuclear energy generation business any longer.

James introduced the Community Appreciation annual award, the first year it will be awarded. It is named after Peter Fourney and is called the Peter Fourney Community Builder Award. Peter is the first recipient of this award.

Break for food & coffee

David Chernushenko introduced Sarah Loomis. He attends most monthly meetings; Sarah attends when he can’t.

A new initiative is the addition of the south link to the airport, the added stops at Gladstone, etc. He will let us know whenever it happens.

With the limit on the budget, the only way he can add anything to the budget is to remove something else of equal value from the same category.

Q & A with attendees

  • 1-2 km Alta Vista corridor link? It is to be funded by development charges, not taxes. The good news is it is no longer in the Transportation Master Plan, due to its cost ($55 M/km).
  • What’s happening with the Bank St. Community Design Plan (CDP)? We used it to say No to Midway’s plan for an outdoor go cart track. It’s in abeyance for now, other than projects like that; they have to conform to the CDP.
  • She [audience member] is in favour of the Alta Vista corridor, as Bank Street is too crowded. David C said new roads don’t reduce traffic: e.g., Findlay Creek. We have to wait for the LRT.
  • Permits are required for above ground pools, but not for the infill next door on Secord Ave. Not fair! She left a copy of the plans with David.
  • The sound barrier [along the OTrain route near Sawmill Private] will not be done by year end. Why? David only heard this today, will find out why. He repeated pledge that train schedule won’t be increased until the barrier is in place.
  • Poor state of roads, often due to damage.
  • Limit on our tax increase does not cover the rises in city costs – water, etc.

 

James reviewed the Community Association work over the past year, e.g., Secord Ave. development was appealed.

We now have a registered charity to build a new community centre.  January 26 will be the 2nd quiz night fundraiser at O’Brien’s. We will raise some of the $1.5-2M needed, not all of it.

Al Ghossein said he will host a fundraiser at his place. The owner of our new Second Cup in Al’s mall [West on Bank] is eager to be involved in the community. It will be called the Heron Park Second Cup.

Colin reviewed the HPCA budget. One big plus this past year has been taking on a second rink, Kaladar. The rinks bring in the greatest revenue to the CS, paid by the city.

The Herald revenue has gone up & down. Costs are the same but ad revenue changes.

See info provided.

James proposed that we expand the HP boundaries. The main reason is the benefit of being informed of any proposed development in the area.  No association represents it now. It aligns with Capital ward.

Moved. James

Seconded. Colin

Agreed, unanimously. Carried.

 

HPCA Nominations & Elections

2013 HPCA executive has been James Pres, Maritala VP, Colin Treas, Rosella Sec’y. Maritala cannot continue in 2014.Secretary: Rosella  Moved by Colin, Adam seconded. Acclaimed

Treasurer: Colin        Moved by James, Peter seconded. Acclaimed.

VP: Jason                  Moved by James, Greg seconded. Acclaimed.

President: James       Moved by Colin, Rosella seconded. Acclaimed.

 

The meeting ended at 9:15.

Heron Park Community Association Annual General Meeting

Our AGM is next Tuesday, November 5 at 7 pm in the dining room at Billingswood Manor, 1370 Bank St.  Please enter by the side door on the west side of the building (there will be signs to guide you).  Community Policing Officer Mahamud Elmi will be attending to discuss recent crimes in the neighbourhood and what we can do to keep safe.  Executive officers will be elected for the upcoming year.  Here is the agenda (which may be added to later).

 
  • Presentation from Mahamud Elmi
  • Report on Activities by HPCA (James McLaren)
  • Financial Report (Colin MacLean)
  • Report on our new registered charity, Heron Park Community Building Fund (James McLaren)
  • Vote to change constitution to expand our boundaries
  • Election of Executive members: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer
  • Discussion of Priorities to focus on for the next year
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There will be munchies and coffee available.  You can pay your membership dues for the coming year (only $5 per family) and consider making a tax deductible donation to the Heron Park Community Building Fund to help get a new community centre for Heron Park.  I hope you’ll join us – there’s lots of room at Billingswood for everyone who wants to attend.
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