The site, close to Ottawa’s downtown core, present a once-in-a-life-time opportunity to address issues of urban reintegration, quality of life and factors important in designing the places where you live, work, learn and play.
The 310 acres (125 hectares) of the former Canadian Forces Base Rockcliffe, only 5 kilometres from Ottawa’s downtown core, present a once-in-a-life-time opportunity to experience urban reintegration, quality of life and factors important in developing a community where you can live, work, learn and play.
The 2010 Algonquins of Ontario – Canada Lands Company Participation Agreement provides a framework for an ongoing relationship and the realization of mutual benefits as the Wateridge Village at Rockcliffe site is developed. Specifically, the Participation Agreement provides opportunities for cooperation between the Algonquins of Ontario and Canada Lands Company, including: commemoration of the history and connection of the Algonquin people with the site; AOO engagement in all stages of concept development, land use planning and detailed design; and the opportunity for AOO to acquire lots or blocks under the municipally-approved plan, as development takes place.
The mission is to develop an exemplary diverse contemporary neighbourhood offering a choice in housing, employment, commercial, institutional and leisure activities which will be defined by the site’s unique setting, along with a commitment to environmental sustainability and long term economic viability. The site will also commemorate the legacy of the Algonquins of Ontario and former Canadian Forces Base Rockcliffe.
Parcels of land are currently available as part of the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation's (CMHC) Federal Lands Initiative. Social and affordable housing providers can submit applications to acquire properties in the initial offering of the intiative here.