Local Issues

The Hunt Club Community Association strives to advocate on behalf of area residents in conjunction with our city councillor, our MPP and our MP regarding issues and concerns affecting our community.

Taggart Developments: 3930-3960 Riverside Drive at Hunt Club Road

HCCA opposed the development as it was proposed based on concerns of traffic safety on both Hunt Club and Riverside Drive (that intersection has one of the highest rates of collisions in the city). HCCA sent letter to all councilor's and there were media interviews with HCCA representatives. The Planning Committee made no changes as a result of HCCA and others' submissions.

Claridge Homes: 1026-1054 Hunt Club Road at Airport Parkway

HCCA representatives made written and verbal presentations throughout the planning process. There were media interviews with HCCA spokespersons. The concern was traffic flow and road/pedestrian safety at an already overloaded intersection with a request to reduce the size of the development to minimize the disruption. The Planning Committee made no changes as a result of HCCA and others' submissions.

Library Services

Hunt Club has no bricks and mortar public library. Since 2009 there has been a book return, book dispenser and unmanned book delivery locker system at the Riverside Park Hunt Club Community Centre. These programs were pilots. In 2019 a report prepared by Ottawa Public Library (OPL) staff went to the OPL Board recommending the pilots be allowed to die a natural death when the machines ended their natural lives (within the next few years).

  • HCCA responded by engaging residents to sign a petition asking OPL services be maintained and enhanced for our neighborhoods. A presentation was made to the OPL Board asking for future consideration and planning to meet the needs of our residents.
  • A Library Services Matter committee was formed with the Riverside Park Community Association in 2019. Its role is to champion the needs of our residents, to work cooperatively with the OPL Board and staff to maintain and enhance public library services.