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Welcome to the Garneau

The Garneau is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Edmonton, and has roots of deep historical significance to the University of Alberta, the City of Edmonton, and the Province of Alberta. Numerous prominent citizens have lived here in the decades since the area was created 100 years ago, and one can find a variety of architectural styles amongst the houses here. This charming area, with its streets lined by large mature elm and ash trees, has been described by former Garneau resident and University of Alberta: Historian Professor Emeritus Lewis Gwynne Thomas as an “outdoor museum”.

The name “The Garneau” arose because the area between 109th and 112th Streets, south from the North Saskatchewan River where University Avenue is now situated, was the holding Riverlot 7 of the Edmonton Settlement, of Laurent Garneau.