Get To Know Your City - Oliver Edition

Get to Know your City – The Oliver Edition


I think we all have a soft spot in our heart for the Community of Oliver.  There is a fabulous mixture of beautiful tree lined streets and quiet calm viewpoints while still being in extremely close proximity to downtown and all the fun and excitement that happens along Jasper and 104 street.

Oliver used to be the west end of Edmonton but would now be known as a central community.  It is one of the oldest Edmonton communities named after a prominent businessman and politician Frank Oliver (September 1, 1853 – March 31, 1933)  who served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Northwest Territories for Edmonton from 1883 to 1896.

There are some truly magnificent sites to be seen such as the Victoria Promenade which features beautiful river valley views, the Royal Glenora Club, Victoria Golf Course and the Victoria Park.  You are close to not only nature but also vibrant city living.  Conveniently located by the High Level Bridge and Groat road makes access to the rest of the city a piece of cake. If driving and walking are not your thing there is also the Grandin LRT station to make zipping around the city quick and easy.

Did you know that the section of 104 street used to be a Canadian National Railway right of away?  As the city grew Oliver wound up experiencing significant redevelopment a multitude of different times.  In the late 90’s early 2000’s this section of the community was converted into what we now know as Oliver Square which flourishes...

Get to Know your City - McCauley Edition

The Community of McCauley

When you think of McCauley what comes to mind?  Now take a minute, open your mind and let's set the story straight.

Welcome to McCauley, a centrally located and culturally diverse community in Edmonton.  Everything is within walking distance.  Take a stroll down 95 Street through Little Italy and treat yourself to a coffee or some homemade pasta.  Shortest walk from Italy to China, not more than two blocks away you can enjoy authentic Asian cuisine and fantastic marketplaces.  For anything that is not walkable, there is an LRT station and various bus stops for your immediate convenience.

The City of Edmonton decided to create a revitalization plan for the community that started in 2008 since then many new homes have been built, and multiple new businesses have moved into the up and coming neighborhood.  Builders have begun to scoop up the lots, as they are still very affordable in comparison to other areas of Edmonton, and build fantastic infills.  The City intends to create an affordable and low-density environment.

This community is packed with historical buildings; homes, commercial space and churches that have been around since the early 1900’s.  There are seven buildings designated as Municipal Historic Resources. These resources are legally protected by bylaws from demolition and inappropriate alterations.