NEIGHBOURHOOD PROFILE credit to the City of Edmonton
Patricia Heights lies west of 156th Street and south of Whitemud Drive. These two
major arterial roads provide residents with easy access to other areas of the
Patricia Ravine forms the south and west boundaries, and provides one of the
key features of this neighbourhood. Many of the homes in Patricia Heights overlook
the ravine. Residential land use is evenly split between low density and medium
density housing types; single detached homes make up just less than 50% of all
housing units within the neighbourhood and low and medium rise apartment buildings make up the remainder of the housing stock. Higher density housing is clustered in the northeastern portion of the neighbourhood along
Patricia Heights was annexed to the City of Edmonton in 1964 as part of a large block of land
located between 149 Street and 170 Street and extending from the North Saskatchewan River
to 123A Avenue. A majority of the neighbourhood was developed during the 1960s and
residential construction was completed in the 1970s.
The Patricia Heights Elementary School is located along the northern border of the neighbourhood and a small commercial centre is located off 156thStreet. Residents of Patricia Heights are a short drive from health and
commercial facilities at Meadowlark Health and Shopping Centre and West Edmonton Mall.
The Jewish Community Centre (JCC) and Beth Ora Reform Synagogue are located at the
southern tip of the neighbourhood overlooking the ravine. The JCC provides a variety of
community amenities and activities to Patricia Heights residents and also serves both Jewish
and non-Jewish communities from outside the neighbourhood.
This neighbourhood was named after Princess Patricia, daughter of a Governor General of
Canada and granddaughter of Queen Victoria. After marrying Sir Alexander Ramsay in 1919, a
commoner and Navel Officer Commander, Princess Patricia relinquished her royal title and
was thereafter known as Lady Patricia Ramsay.
Plans in Effect
West Jasper Place Outline Plan 1972, Office Consolidation June 2006
Mature Neighbourhood Overlay, Zoning Bylaw 12800
Credit to : The City of Edmonton