Alta Vista Ward

Alta Vista Ward

Infobox Ottawa ward
name=Alta Vista

area=20.3 sq. km.
councillor=Peter Hume

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 [ 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%

#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%

*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 [ Perry Marleau] , (a civil servant with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade) Ismael Lediye, notable in the Somali-Canadian community, [ Yusef Al Mezel] (President of the Canadian Auto Workers Union Local 1688 [ CAW Canada-Local 1688] ), [ Ahmed Ibrahim] , an engineer and [ Jim Ryan] a retired Bell Canada and Nortel employee.

External links

* [ Map of Alta Vista Ward]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Alta Vista (disambiguation) — Alta Vista is a Spanish expression that literally means a view from above . It may refer to one of the following:*AltaVista, a search engine company, which is now owned by Yahoo! *AltaVista Firewall, a discontinued firewall product from Digital… …   Wikipedia

  • Ottawa City Council — Ottawa City Hall. Map of Ottawa s Wards. 1 …   Wikipedia

  • Ottawa municipal election, 2010 — Ottawa mayoral election, 2010 2006 ← October 25, 2010 → 2014 …   Wikipedia

  • Riverview, Ottawa — Infobox City official name = Riverview nickname = motto = imagesize = image caption = image mapsize = map caption = image dot dot mapsize = 300px dot map caption = dot x =175 |dot y =45 pushpin pushpin label position = top subdivision type =… …   Wikipedia

  • Ottawa municipal election, 2006 — Ottawa mayoral election, 2006 2003 ← November 13, 2006 → 2010 …   Wikipedia

  • Административное деление Оттавы — Столица Канады город Оттава имеет централизованное управление в виде городского совета и мэрии (см. Сити холл (Оттава)). В то же время, как и во многих других городах Канады, в Оттаве принято деление на районы. Чаще всего используются следующие… …   Википедия

  • Ottawa municipal election, 2003 — Ottawa mayoral election, 2003 2000 ← November 10, 2003 → 2006 …   Wikipedia

  • Ottawa municipal election, 2000 — Mayoral vote by city wards The 2000 City of Ottawa elections were held on November 13, 2000, in Ottawa, Canada. The elections were held for mayor of Ottawa, Ottawa City Council and a number of school trustees. These elections would mark the first …   Wikipedia

  • Ottawa municipal election, 1980 — The city of Ottawa, Canada held municipal elections on November 10, 1980. Mayor Marion Dewar defeats former alderman Pat Nicol in a re match of the 1978 race. This is the first election in 70 years without the Ottawa Board of Control, as it had… …   Wikipedia

  • Ottawa municipal election, 1982 — The city of Ottawa, Canada held municipal elections on November 8, 1982. Mayor Marion Dewar is re elected, defeating conservative Darrel Kent. Mayor Candidate Votes % Marion Dewar (X) 57,268 52.06 Darrel Kent 48,461 44.06 T. Joseph McCarthy 2,060 …   Wikipedia