Social Framework

The following social framework serves as a roadmap towards a healthy and diverse community.

No further demolition of occupied units.

No future demolition of occupied units will take place at Heron Gate unless affected tenants can relocate to newly-constructed equivalent units at the same rent.

Affordability.

Hazelview Properties will work with Councilor Cloutier and the City of Ottawa to ensure up to 20 percent of the total new units at Heron Gate will be built as affordable units. In accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding between Hazelview and the City of Ottawa (dated August 16, 2021), Hazelview will commit 1,020 affordable residential units in Heron Gate.

Housing diversity.

Hazelview Properties commits to providing a diverse mix of housing that meets residents’ needs and reflects the community’s social fabric. This includes adding 3 and 4- bedroom family-style units, and ground floor accessible units.

Social enterprise.

Hazelview Properties will continue to work with Councilor Cloutier, the City of Ottawa and others to create training and employment opportunities for the Heron Gate community. Since purchasing the Heron Gate property in 2012, Hazelview Properties has created numerous programs and opportunities for its community. Over the past two years, Hazelview Properties has started a summer renovation program, hiring youth from the neighborhood for paint jobs around the community. Hazelview Properties has also provided free meeting spaces for community and youth organizations, and most recently, made a significant contribution to the Boys and Girls program at Ridgemont High School.

Green space.

Hazelview Properties commits to enhancing amenities and green space, including working with Councilor Cloutier and the City of Ottawa on improvements to Sandalwood Park