Created By: neighbourhood history group
Welcome to historic Cathedral Village.
This land was once part of a vast hunting range used by Plains Cree, Dene, Lakota, Dakota, Nakota, Saulteaux and other First Nations. Following the signing of Treaty 4, it became part of the settlement of Regina, accommodating a pre-First World War population boom. We acknowledge the neigbourhood's existence is in thanks to First Nations and the signing of the Treaty, and that it is on Treaty land.
The installment of a 13th Avenue streetcar line in 1911, along with the establishment of schools and churches, gave birth to a new commercial and residential neighbourhood that remains largely intact to this day. Originally called West End, it became popularly known as Cathedral Village, after the signature spires of Holy Rosary Cathedral. Preservation of the historic streetscape has been key to neighbourhood revitalization, providing residents with a walkable, sustainable, liveable community. Today Cathedral Village has a diverse population and the city's highest concentration of heritage properties, with 90 buildings named on the heritage holding bylaw list. The entranceway on Albert Street is marked by a volunteer-created installation of bricks and stones from historic Connaught School. Please explore!
This point of interest is part of the tour: Historic Cathedral Village