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    Boyle Street

    By Peter Lukasiewicz | December 7, 2019

    Boyle Street is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Edmonton. Most of the rectangular blocks and straight streets of Boyle Street were recorded on a map of the newly created town of Edmonton in 1892. The Edmonton Settlement had originally been subdivided on the basis of townships and river lots. The grid pattern of streets... Read More

    Laurier Heights

    By Peter Lukasiewicz | November 23, 2019

    Laurier Heights is located in west Edmonton. The neighbourhood is bounded to the north by 87th Avenue and Buena Vista Road, the west by 149th Street, the south by Whitemud Drive, and the east by the North Saskatchewan River valley. Laurier Heights was one of the first residential neighbourhoods built with the curvilinear street pattern.... Read More

    Gold Bar

    By Peter Lukasiewicz | November 23, 2019

    The Gold Bar area was originally known as Gold Bar Farm, which might be a reference to gold prospectors along this section of the North Saskatchewan River. The neighbourhood is bounded by 50th Street to the west, the Gold Bar and Goldstick Parks to the east, and 101st Avenue to the south. The North Saskatchewan... Read More


    By Peter Lukasiewicz | September 18, 2019

    The Crestwood neighbourhood was developed in the early 1950s. While it was initially known as the Jasper Place and Capital Hill subdivisions, City Council allowed the local community to choose and vote on the new neighbourhood name. Residential structures in Crestwood are almost entirely single-detached dwellings built in the 1950s and earlier. There are also... Read More


    By Peter Lukasiewicz | August 22, 2019

    Strathearn is located on portions of land identified as River Lots 21 and 23, plus part of a section to the east by the first river lot and township surveys of the Edmonton Settlement. Two of the original land holders were J. McKernan, Edmonton’s first telegraph operator, and W. Bird, who built one of Edmonton’s... Read More


    By Peter Lukasiewicz | July 10, 2019

    Development in Ritchie began with the arrival of the Calgary and Edmonton Railroad line in 1891 and the completion of the Edmonton, Yukon, and Pacific Rail line in 1902. Early development radiated out from a commercial area on Whyte Avenue, now called Old Strathcona. Subsequent commercial development extended along Whyte Avenue, where a streetcar line... Read More


    By Peter Lukasiewicz | June 24, 2019

    Grovenor is an older neighbourhood that experienced development in its southern portions as early as the 1910s. Development came in surges and was in response to the pre-World War I land boom, the railway expansion, and the extension of street car service to the area. While McKinnon Ravine has influenced the layout of the lots... Read More


    By Peter Lukasiewicz | June 19, 2019

      Idylwylde was first subdivided and named in 1914. The neighbourhood is bounded on four sides by major roadways, and, as with other areas developed during the 1950s, the neighbourhood’s street network is based on a modified grid pattern. This arrangement keeps the interior of the neighbourhood, which is predominantly single-family homes, fairly quiet. Several... Read More


    By Peter Lukasiewicz | June 5, 2019

    Parkallen’s street network represents a good example of the modified grid pattern that gradually became popular in post-World War II Edmonton. The neighbourhood is dominated by single-detached housing, most commonly in the bungalow and semi-bungalow style. Representing a rather comprehensive plan for the period, Parkallen’s residential land uses are arranged around a central park and... Read More


    By Peter Lukasiewicz | May 30, 2019

    The North Saskatchewan River Valley and the Gold Bar Ravine encompass three sides of the neighbourhood, and 106th Avenue forms the southern boundary of Capilano. The neighbourhood was subdivided in 1910, was annexed to Edmonton in 1949, and remained in agricultural use until urban development in the 1950s. Capilano’s residential makeup is almost entirely (99... Read More

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