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Author Archives: Peter Lukasiewicz

  • Gold Bar

    Gold Bar

    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…

    Written by Peter Lukasiewicz
  • Crestwood

    Crestwood

    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…

    Written by Peter Lukasiewicz
  • Ritchie

    Ritchie

    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…

    Written by Peter Lukasiewicz
  • Grovenor

    Grovenor

    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…

    Written by Peter Lukasiewicz
  • Idylwylde

    Idylwylde

      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…

    Written by Peter Lukasiewicz
  • Parkallen

    Parkallen

    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…

    Written by Peter Lukasiewicz
  • Capilano

    Capilano

    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…

    Written by Peter Lukasiewicz

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