Terwillegar Towne, Edmonton

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Terwillegar Towne
Terwillegar Towne is located in Edmonton
Terwillegar Towne
Terwillegar Towne
Location of Terwillegar Towne in Edmonton
Coordinates: 53°26′56″N 113°34′26″W / 53.449°N 113.574°W / 53.449; -113.574
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Area[3][4]Terwillegar Heights
 • Administrative bodyEdmonton City Council
 • CouncillorTim Cartmell
 • Total1.87 km2 (0.72 sq mi)
698 m (2,290 ft)
 • Total6,627
 • Density3,543.9/km2 (9,179/sq mi)
 • Change (2009–12)
 • Dwellings

Terwillegar Towne is a neighbourhood located in south west Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It is a newer neighbourhood with all residential construction occurring after 1995.[8]

It is bounded on the south by Terwillegar Boulevard, on the west by 156 Street and Terwillegar Drive, on the east by 142 Street, and on the north by 23 Avenue.

Residential street in Terwillegar Towne


In the City of Edmonton's 2012 municipal census, Terwillegar Towne had a population of 6,627 living in 2,375 dwellings,[7] a 10.9% change from its 2009 population of 5,978.[9] With a land area of 1.87 km2 (0.72 sq mi), it had a population density of 3,543.9 people/km2 in 2012.[6][7]


The most common type of residence in the neighbourhood is the single-family dwelling, which make up four out of every five residences (80%) in the neighbourhood. Duplexes[10] make up 7% of the residences. Apartment style condominiums in buildings with fewer than five stories and row houses make up another 5% and 3% of the residences respectively. Other types of housing account for the remaining 5% of dwellings.[11] According to the 2001 federal census, all residences in the neighbourhood are owner-occupied.[12]

In 2014, real estate in Terwillegar Towne decreased by 2.3% in assessed value, which was the sixth-worst drop among Edmonton's neighbourhoods. In contrast, real estate in general increased by 2.5% in assessed value across Edmonton.[13]

Social housing controversy[edit]

In 2013, a $12.1 million 60-unit supportive housing facility to be housed on vacant land next to Holy Trinity Riverbend Church was met with significant opposition from the community.[14] The Terwillegar Towne Homeowner Association voted to reserve $35,000 to legally challenge the facility, even though the zoning in place for the vacant land provided the opportunity to develop the facility. On November 5, 2013, the Anglican Diocese moved to halt the project stating "We don't think the project can be successful in this particular place".[15]

The City of Edmonton has identified that 5% of a neighbourhood population can and should consist of social housing.[16] At 60 units, this supportive housing facility would have accounted for less than 1% of the neighborhood's population. While many inner city neighborhoods struggle with upwards of 60% levels, it has come into question whether newer neighbourhoods have the right to refuse social housing initiatives.[17]

Surrounding neighbourhoods[edit]


  1. ^ a b "City of Edmonton Wards & Standard Neighbourhoods" (PDF). City of Edmonton. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 3, 2014. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  2. ^ "Edmonton Developing and Planned Neighbourhoods, 2011" (PDF). City of Edmonton. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 4, 2013. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  3. ^ "The Way We Grow: Municipal Development Plan Bylaw 15100" (PDF). City of Edmonton. 2010-05-26. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 2, 2015. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  4. ^ "City of Edmonton Plans in Effect" (PDF). City of Edmonton. November 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 17, 2013. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  5. ^ "City Councillors". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Neighbourhoods (data plus kml file)". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  7. ^ a b c "Municipal Census Results – Edmonton 2012 Census". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
  8. ^ http://censusdocs.edmonton.ca/DD23/FEDERAL%202001/Neighbourhood/TERWILLEGAR%20TOWNE.pdf
  9. ^ "2009 Municipal Census Results". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
  10. ^ Includes triplexes and quadruplexes.
  11. ^ http://censusdocs.edmonton.ca/C05002/MUNICIPAL%202005/Neighbourhood/TERWILLEGAR%20TOWNE.pdf
  12. ^ http://censusdocs.edmonton.ca/DD22/FEDERAL%202001/Neighbourhood/TERWILLEGAR%20TOWNE.pdf
  13. ^ https://edmontonjournal.com/business/Edmonton+assessed+house+values+cent/9343117/story.html
  14. ^ https://edmontonjournal.com/Homeless+housing+project+traffic+issues+drive+voters+choices+Ward/9022402/story.html
  15. ^ http://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/anglican-diocese-scrapping-affordable-housing-project-1.1529091
  16. ^ http://www.edmonton.ca/city_government/documents/C435.pdf
  17. ^ https://edmontonjournal.com/news/Staples+suburbs+must+step+homelessness/9129464/story.html

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