Historic Cathedral Village

Welcome to one of Regina's most historic neighbourhoods.

Historic Cathedral Village

Regina, Saskatchewan S4T 1N9, Canada

Created By: neighbourhood history group

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Welcome to 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. 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. Preservation of the historic streetscape has been key to neighbourhood revitalization, providing residents with a walkable, sustainable, liveable community. Cathedral Village has the city's highest concentration of heritage properties, with 90 buildings named on the heritage holding bylaw list. Please explore!

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Welcome to historic Cathedral Village. The Albert Street entrance is marked by a volunteer-created installation of bricks and stones preserved from historic Connaught School, called Rassambler, meaning 'Come Together.'  This land was onc... Read more
2816-13th Avenue was a shoe repair shop from the day it opened in 1930 until the mid-2000s. The first occupant was shoemaker Hann Jacob, owner of Western Shoe Repairing. Jacob handed the business over to John Kusmik in 1941. In 1952, new ow... Read more
Built in 1929, this building became one of two original sites of the Cathedral Area’s longest-standing grocery store. Safeway Grocery Store Number 352 opened in 1930, near Store 353 on Elphinstone and 13th, and remained operating at thi... Read more
This is one of the few remaining examples of rowing housing in Regina. The units were constructed between 1908 and 1912 by the Regina Development Syndicate for an estimated cost of $30,000. The firm Storey and Van Egmond designed the proper... Read more
Founded in 1913, the soaring spires of Holy Rosary Cathedral gave the neighbourhood its current name. It was designed in the Romanesque Revival style by the firm of Joseph Fortin of Montreal, who also designed the Roman Catholic cathedrals ... Read more
  This row of houses was built by the Flood Land Company in 1912. Their addresses number from 3126 to 3136 13th Avenue. The buildings have served the neighbourhood for more than 100 years as homes and shophouses. They are notable for the... Read more
In August of 1929, Safeway Stores Ltd. announced that they would be opening their first Regina shops. “Large, airy, light, immaculately clean, unusually attractive and conveniently arranged,” Safeway Stores claimed to Regina residents t... Read more
In 1928, the West End Elector's Society began lobbying the Regina Public Library Board for a library branch to serve their neighbourhood. Three years and $22,000 later, Connaught Library Branch opened its doors. It was designed by Joseph W... Read more
This 1929 house was built for Dr. Edwin Mounteer, a dentist who lived here until 1941. It features a Tudor window and a cat-slide roof. The City of Regina neighbourhood walking tour book notes that it is similar to the house located at 278 ... Read more
This home was built in 1914 and declared a municipal heritage property in 1997 in recognition of Edwin Sneath, a prominent local lawyer who lived in the home from 1922 to 1944.  However, its most well known resident was Tommy Douglas who l... Read more
This 1927 home was designed by and built for Francis Portnall, one of Saskatchewan’s most celebrated architects. He lived here until his death in 1976. Portnall designed many prominent Regina buildings, including the Knox-Metropolitan Uni... Read more
There's a reason this Arts and Craft-style home has an air of grace to it. The Kirkpatrick Residence, built in 1914, is made from materials originally meant for the Chateau Qu'Appelle Hotel. Where is this hotel, you might ask? If you dug d... Read more
The Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre, named in honour of the city’s superintendent of recreation Neil Balkwill and designed by architect Willem de Lint, opened at a special reception on Friday, September 10, 1982. Introduced as a civic cen... Read more
The Regina Lawn Bowling Club’s long history begins in 1912, when land for a green was donated by the Provincial Government. In 1922, when the land was reclaimed for development, the club moved to a location near the General Hospital, dona... Read more
The distinctive barn-shaped structure at Saskatchewan Drive and Garnet Street is a fitting place for The Animal Clinic of Regina. Constructed in the early to mid-1920s, this building served a very similar purpose in its earliest days: to p... Read more


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