The “sense of place” inherent in a neighbourhood is a function of its history, buildings, natural features, landscape and people. Together, the interaction of these elements defines the distinctive identity and local character of a neighbourhood. A sense of place is known by experience. Residents living in a community actively use spaces to create a sense of place. The feeling of belonging to a community is created through familiar, everyday social interactions within a localized setting. Neighbourhood identity is expressed as a sense of belonging amongst residents that share a sense of place.