Jasper Place Community Overview

Jasper Place is an area in the west end of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. At one time, it was an independent municipality known as the Town of Jasper Place. Following the Second World War, its population swelled rapidly. With virtually no industrial base of its own, an increasing demand for services by the growing population, and the annexation of the land east of the modern 149 Street by the City of Edmonton, the writing was on the wall. Deeply in debt, the town was amalgamated with Edmonton on August 17, 1964. "With amalgamation, the City of Edmonton assumed Jasper Place's bonded indebtedness of $8.177 million, the town's infrastructure and responsibility for all public services such as sewer, water and transportation."

At the time of its amalgamation, it was the largest town in Canada. The town fell within an area bounded by 149 Street on the east, 170 Street on the west, the North Saskatchewan River on the south, and 118 Avenue on the north.

In the early days, Jasper Place was home to a few hundred homesteaders, who lived a meagre life raising a few animals and tending gardens. Houses lacked the amenities of modern life, including electricity, flush toilets, and running water. Water was trucked out to residents at a cost of $1.25 per 500 gallons.

During the 1930s, the population grew as many Edmontonians moved out to Jasper Place to escape high taxes in the city. Many residents worked in Edmonton, and by the 1940s the trolley line extended to the modern 149 Street--close enough to Jasper Place to allow returning workers to walk the rest of the way home.

Following the discovery of oil near Leduc in 1947, the population of Edmonton swelled. Jasper Place absorbed some of the overflow population growth from Edmonton, and in 1948 the community incorporated as the Hamlet of West Jasper Place.

By the 1950s, the hamlet had grown large enough to become a village with a population of 9,000 people.

In the early 1960s, to accommodate continuing growth, Jasper Place (now a town) expanded several schools, began construction of a sports centre, and commenced planning the Meadowlark Park Centre. But projects such as these placed the town deeply in debt and, with the province refusing to grant extra funds, the end was inevitable. In a plebiscite held on October 17, 1962, residents voted in favor of amalgamation with Edmonton. Amalgamation occurred on August 17, 1964. At amalgamation, the population of Jasper Place stood at 38,000 people.

The area is home to Winterburn School (public).

Community overview from Wikipedia.

Jasper Place Closest LRTs

Metro Line JTTl Track 6.3 km
Health Sciences Jubilee Station 6.3 km
McKernan Belgravia Station 6.38 km
University Station 6.44 km
South Campus Ft Edmonton Station 6.5 km
Grandin Station 6.85 km

Jasper Place Apartment Rental Stats

Property Type# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Apartments     3$850$1338$1096
Basements     1$985$985$985
Condos     2$895$950$922
Houses     1$1700$1700$1700
Total Rentals     7$850$1700$1116

Jasper Place Closest Schools

Name Address Distance
Winterburn School 9527 Winterburn Road Northwest, Edmonton 0.73 km
Ihe School 199 Street Northwest, Edmonton 0.88 km
Nails Science Academy & Salon Inc 250 Secord Drive Northwest, Edmonton 1.30 km
BrightPath West Henday 850 Webber Greens Drive Northwest, Edmonton 1.32 km
LaPerle School 18715 97A Avenue Northwest, Edmonton 2.08 km
La Perle Park 185 Street Northwest, Edmonton 2.13 km
Belmead School 9011 182 Street Northwest, Edmonton 2.77 km
Kumon Math & Reading Centre 17751 98A Avenue Northwest, Edmonton 3.26 km
Aldergrove School 8525 182 Street Northwest, Edmonton 3.34 km
WECA Soccer 17503 93 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5T 3W2 93 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton 3.58 km
Centre for Learning at Home 10634 178 Street Northwest, Edmonton 3.78 km
Callingwood/Lymburn Community Playschool 18710 72 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton 3.79 km
Lymburn School 18710 72 Ave, Edmonton 3.81 km
Christ The Redeemer Catholic Schools 10634 178 St NW, Edmonton 3.82 km
Yellowhead Tribal College 17304 105 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton 4.12 km
Anderson Career Training Institute 10604 172 Street Northwest, Edmonton 4.29 km
Montessori AMI Britannia School 9520 165 Street Northwest, Edmonton 4.59 km
Blessed Oscar Romero High School 17760 69 Avenue, Edmonton 4.61 km
Annunciation Catholic School 9325 165 St NW, Edmonton 4.68 km
Jasper Place High School 8950 163 Street, Edmonton 4.94 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Jasper Place Closest Libraries

Name Address Distance
Edmonton Public Library 818 Webber Greens Drive Northwest, Edmonton 1.41 km
Edmonton Public Library 17650 69 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton 4.70 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Jasper Place Distance to Local Landmarks

Alberta Legislature Building 11.44 km
Bonnie Doon Shopping Centre 14.74 km
Commonwealth Stadium 13.55 km
Concordia College 15.60 km
Downtown Edmonton 12.15 km
Edmonton International Airport 25.94 km
Edmonton City Centre 12.32 km
Edmonton City Centre Airport 11.27 km
Edmonton City Hall 12.42 km
Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital 10.91 km
Grey Nuns Community Hospital 18.08 km
King's University College 17.15 km
Kingsway Mall 11.93 km
Londonderry Mall 17.07 km
MacEwan - Centre for the Arts 5.79 km
MacEwan - City Centre 2.61 km
MacEwan - South Campus 17.48 km
Manulife Place 12.15 km
Misericordia Community Hospital 4.62 km
N.A.I.T 12.09 km
Norquest College - Downtown 11.33 km
Norquest College - Westmount 8.85 km
Northgate Centre 14.37 km
Rexall Place 15.20 km
Royal Alexandra Hospital 12.17 km
Southgate Centre 11.88 km
St. Joseph's Auxiliary Hospital 14.02 km
Stollery Children's Hospital 10.44 km
University of Alberta 10.08 km
University of Alberta Hospital 10.44 km
West Edmonton Mall 4.27 km
Westmount Centre 8.80 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

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