Westmount Heritage Initiatives
Westmount has a rich history dating back over 100 years and today represents one the best preserved residential areas in Edmonton. Tree lined streets are filled with character houses that boast authentic architectural features from the early 1900s, such as front verandas, sashed windows, and decorative brackets.
The ten blocks on 125 and 126 Street between 107 and 111 Avenue are designated the Westmount Architectural Heritage Area (WAHA). Special zoning applies to this area to encourage the preservation of its historic character. The area south of 107 Avenue is often referred to as Groat Estate. Both areas contain a high concentration of Craftsman and Foursquare style houses, several of which are designated historic resources.
The Westmount Heritage Committee is involved in several initiatives to enhance and promote Westmount’s history (see below). If you want to be involved in these initiatives, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Changes were made to the WAHA DC1 zone to ensure that the historic character of the area is maintained and enhanced, and to provide direction for future development. More details can be found here.
Owners of homes built prior to 1940 can obtain a plaque that contains information on the house’s history, including year built, first occupant(s) and their occupation. More details can be found here.
A Community Walking map of Westmount has been created to highlight points of interest in the neighbourhood through recommended walking routes. The City and volunteers from the Heritage Committee led the development with input from other Westmount residents and students from Westglen School. You can pick up a copy of the map at the Hall, the Westmount Fitness Centre, Woodcroft Library as well as City facilities, or look at it online at www.edmonton.ca/walkmap