Hyde Park is located in the Northwestern quadrant of the City of London, and as a result, it is divided between the rural outskirts to the West and the urban center to the East. This area has a population of approximately 6 235 people, and while 89% of these people identify themselves as Canadian citizens, only 2% identify as Indigenous (City of London Planning Division, 2011).
There are no specific land claims laid on this neighbourhood that I could find, however history would indicate that the City of London was occupied by Odawa/Ojibwa tribes prior to the first contact and subsequent settlement of Europeans in the area, so it seems likely that this particular neighbourhood is on land belonging to one or both of these Indigenous tribes, though there is evidence to suggest the Oneida of the Thames may have claim to the land as well.
Particularly in the Eastern portion of the neighbourhood, services are largely focused on sales and consumerism. Shopping plazas are abundant, with large corporations taking up much of the space. Beyond these plazas, many small businesses can be found in the area as well, selling more niche or artisan products. Further to the West, services become more personal, with healthcare and childcare facilities, as well as transportation services such as the London Taxi main offices.
Beyond the small businesses, there is farm land, where the inhabitants of the land use the resources it provides to grow food. However, they do not eat this food, but rather sell it, using it to feed the growing population in return for a degree of profit.
Several small parks can be found throughout the community, including Jaycee Park, Springbank Park, and Foxfield District Park. While Jaycee Park and Foxfield District Park are more recreational parks, containing playgrounds and baseball diamonds, Springbank Park allows visitors to establish a connection with nature.