A new Plan of Subdivision has been submitted by SPB Developments to the City of Ottawa for “245 dwelling units (singles, towns, low-rise apts) on 5 local roads with a stormwater management pond and a neighbourhood park” at 950 Terry Fox Drive, just north of the Trans Canada Trail.
An archeological assessment was included in the documents submitted to the city. Although the study found no significant archeological remains on the site, it did outline a bit about the original owners of the land:
“The 100 acres of the west half of Lot 30 is shown on the Walling 1863 map (Map 3) as belonging to John Hodgins (Walling 1863), however there is no structure on this half of the lot. John Hodgins is listed in the 1871 census as a 48 year old farmer of Irish decent born in Ontario. With his wife Sarah Jane, they had five children: Sophia (16), William (14), Sarah (12), John James (10), and Sarah Jane. Three other Hodgins are listed as living in their household as servants: Thomas (25), Margaret (30), and Lyza Jane (22) (Statistics Canada 1871). By 1879 John had sold the property to his son William T. Hodgins, as shown on the 1879 map of Goulbourn Township (Map 3) (Belden & Co. 1971).”