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).

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jasper-place Closest Bus Routes

Route #Name
4 Lewis Farms - University - Capilano
100 Lewis Farms - Downtown
108 Lewis Farms - Potter Greens
114 Jasper Place - Westview Village
115 West Edmonton Mall - Northgate
117 West Edmonton Mall - Lewis Farms - Hamptons
136 West Edmonton Mall - Hamptons
315 Lewis Farm - Winterburn Industrial
333 Lewis Farms - Rosenthal

Jasper Place Closest LRTs

Health Sciences Jubilee Station 6.3 km
Metro Line JTTl Track 6.32 km
McKernan Belgravia Station 6.39 km
University Station 6.43 km
South Campus Ft Edmonton Station 6.5 km
Grandin Station 6.85 km

Jasper Place Apartment Rental Stats

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Jasper Place Closest Schools

Name/Address Distance
Michael Phair School
9407 211 Street Northwest, Edmonton
0.55 km
Winterburn School
9527 Winterburn Road Northwest, Edmonton
0.73 km
Global Aware Care Lewis Farms Daycare, Preschool & Out of School Care
9333 199 Street Northwest, Edmonton
1.19 km
BrightPath West Henday
850 Webber Greens Drive Northwest, Edmonton
1.32 km
Edmonton Young Composers
939 Proctor Wynd Northwest, Edmonton
1.67 km
David Thomas King School
22707 97 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
1.97 km
LaPerle School
18715 97A Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
2.08 km
Integrated Body
8423 188 Street Northwest, Edmonton
2.72 km
Belmead School
9011 182 Street Northwest, Edmonton
2.75 km
Aldergrove School
8525 182 Street Northwest, Edmonton
3.25 km
Piano and Theory Lessons with Leona & Emily
8419 181A Street Northwest, Edmonton
3.35 km
Kim Hung School
1950 Glastonbury Boulevard Northwest, Edmonton
3.55 km
The Rock Shop
2978-8882 170 Street Northwest, Edmonton
4.09 km
Thorncliffe Elementary School
8215 175 Street Northwest, Edmonton
4.14 km
Anderson Career Training Institute
10604 172 Street Northwest, Edmonton
4.29 km
Westlawn School
9520 165 Street Northwest, Edmonton
4.59 km
Revolution Music International
8415 D 169 Street Northwest, Edmonton
4.76 km
Bambini Learning Group
5955 199 Street Northwest, Edmonton
4.78 km
Jasper Place School
8950 163 Street Northwest, Edmonton
4.94 km
10330 163 Street Northwest, Edmonton
4.95 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Jasper Place Closest Libraries

Name/Address Distance
Edmonton Public Library - West Henday Promenade (Lewis Estates)
818 Webber Greens Drive Northwest, Edmonton
1.41 km
Edmonton Public Library - Lois Hole (Callingwood)
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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