The Neighbourhood of Huron Heights
This neighbourhood is a bit of a mix of somewhat different suburban areas with somewhat different characters and property values. The western side of the neighbourhood is characterized by a concentration of rental high rises, low cost condominiums, and entry level detached housing. The central part of the area has more ranches on large lots and looks like many of the other mature middle class neighbourhoods in the city. The Killally Road neighbourhood is a newer development in lands acquired by city during the 1989 annexation. In many ways, even though this neighbourhood is located in east London, it has more in common with north London areas currently being developed. It is separated from the other two areas by natural land form features and is a nice little niche of newer homes with no through traffic. The final area straddles Huron Street between Highbury and Clarke and includes a mix of newer and older homes. Because Fanshawe College is included in this area, there is a higher concentration of homes that have been converted into student rentals.
Fanshawe is a large college with its central campus in London. It also has satellite campuses in Simcoe, St. Thomas, Woodstock, and Tillsonburg. There are about 15,000 full-time students and 40,000 part-time students. The London campus was founded in 1962 as the Ontario Vocational Centre (OVC). In 1967 it becameFanshawe College, one of a province-wide system of colleges of applied arts and technology. The campus covers 100 acres and has twenty buildings, including three residences for 1200 students. The London campus has been described as one of the largest inCanada and as a city within a city. It has over 100 full-time post-secondary and graduate studies programs, as well as apprentice, academic upgrading and adult training programs. Many post-secondary programs have a co-operative education component.
Robarts School for the Deaf
The Robarts School for the Deaf, London, established in 1973, is one of the three provincial schools for deaf students in Ontario. The large, modern building includes preschool, elementary and high school classrooms; recreational and dining facilities; student residences; and a variety of support services. Robarts School for the Deaf is adjacent to both the John Paul IISecondary School and Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology.
Source: Robart’s School for the Deaf
Parks and Other Places of Interest
The area is also home to the Young Offenders Detention Centre and the Children’s Aid Society, London and Middlesex main offices.
Stronach Arena and the North London Optimist Community Centre are are both located in the area. Numerous parks can be found including Adelaide Wells Park, Ed Blake Park, Killally Park, Cayuga Park, Ted Earley Park, Jubilee Park, and Stronach Park.
Elementary schools include Northbrae P.S., Hillcrest P.S., Chippewa P.S., Louise Arbour F.I. P.S., and Evelyn Harrison P.S., St. Anne Catholic, and Ecole Ste-Jeanne-d’Arc (Catholic French First Language).
High Schools include Montcalm Secondary School, John Paul II Catholic Secondary School, Ecole secondaire Gabriel Dumont (French First Language) and Ecole secondaire Mrg-Bruyere (Catholic French First Language).
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