Alta Vista Ward


Alta Vista Ward

Infobox Ottawa ward
name=Alta Vista


area=20.3 sq. km.
councillor=Peter Hume
avgincome=$34,941
population=46,500
language1=English
language1%=54.6
language2=French
language2%=15.6
language3=Arabic
language3%=7.9
language4=Spanish
language4%=1.8

Alta Vista Ward (Ward 18) is a city ward in the city of Ottawa, Canada represented on Ottawa City Council. Alta Vista Ward was created prior to the 1966 election when Gloucester Ward was split in half due to population growth in the Alta Vista area. Until the 1972 elections, the ward was represented by two councillors (then called aldermen). Prior to the 1980 election, the Ward was split in half, with the western half remaining as Alta Vista ward and the eastern half became Canterbury Ward. They were reunited prior to the 1994 Election and was known as Alta Vista-Canterbury Ward. During this time, on regional council it was known as just Alta Vista Ward. It was renamed to Alta Vista in 2000.

The ward is in Ottawa's east end, and covers the neighbourhoods of Eastway Gardens, Riverview, Alta Vista, Heron Gate and Sheffield Glen. The Ward is often advertised by candidates as "Alta Vista-Canterbury-Riverview." The ward covers an area of 20.3 sq. km. There is only a small boundary change for the 2006 election: the boundary will follow Highway 417 instead of the old city limits from Walkley north to the CPR right-of-way. Currently, the ward is represented by Peter Hume. He defeated incumbent Allan Higdon in the 2000 election. It was a battle of incumbents, as Hume was a regional councillor until the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton was abolished.

For the 2006 Election year, some of the issues which most deeply impact the Alta Vista ward are: The proposed [http://www.ottawa.ca/public_consult/alta_vista/index_en.shtml Alta Vista transportation corridor] , The Canada Science and Technology Museum, as well as the O-Train expansion.

City councillors

#Don Kay (1966-1980) and Pierre Benoit (1966-1969)
#Jeffrey King (1969-1972)
#Greg MacDougall (1980-1985)
#Darrel Kent (1985-1991)
#Peter Hume (1991-1994)
#Allan Higdon (1994-2000)
#Peter Hume (2001-present)

Population data

The Ward's population was 46,500 in 2006 (estimate). At the Canada 2001 Census it had 44,435 people.

Languages (mother tongue)
#English: 54.6%
#French: 15.6%
#Arabic: 7.9%
#Spanish: 1.8%
#Chinese: 1.6% (inc. Mandarin, Cantonese and Chinese)
#Italian: 1.1%

Religion
#Roman Catholic: 40.0%
#Muslim: 11.7%
#No religion: 11.4%
#Anglican: 8.3%
#United Church of Canada: 8.2%
#Jewish: 2.0%
#Presbyterian: 1.6%
#Buddhist: 1.3%
#Baptist: 1.3%
#Pentecostal: 1.1%

Income
*Average household income: $64,697
*Average income: $34,941

Election results

1988 elections

Ottawa municipal election, 2000

Ottawa municipal election, 2006

After running unopposed in 2003, Hume is facing off against [http://www.perrymarleau.ca Perry Marleau] , (a civil servant with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade) Ismael Lediye, notable in the Somali-Canadian community, [http://www.yusefalmezel.com Yusef Al Mezel] (President of the Canadian Auto Workers Union Local 1688 [http://www.caw.ca CAW Canada-Local 1688] ), [http://www.voteahmed.com Ahmed Ibrahim] , an engineer and [http://www.jamesryan1.com/ Jim Ryan] a retired Bell Canada and Nortel employee.

External links

* [http://ottawa.ca/city_hall/mayor_council/wards/ward_18_fr.html Map of Alta Vista Ward]


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