Where we are located:
Prince Charles is a community that is home to approx 675homes (2012 census). We are bounded on the north by the Yellowhead Trail, on the west by 127 Street, on the east by 121 Street, and on the south by 118 Avenue. Many of the homes in our neighbourhood were built on large lots in the decade after WW II and boast beautiful, mature trees.
The neighbourhood of Prince Charles has a storied history. The land on which it is situated was originally owned by N. McCauley and A. Wilson with the Wilson land later forming part of the current Hagmann Industrial Estate. Our community, first subdivided in 1905, was known originally as North Inglewood and was annexed to Edmonton in 1910. Development of the area was spurred by the extension of the electric street car line to our neighbourhood’s southern border in 1913 and a further extension up 127 Street, towards the railway hamlet of Calder, in 1916. In 1953 the existing elementary school was renamed in honour of HRH Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales. The name was adopted by the then commercial league who successfully petitioned the City to also name our community Prince Charles. Many of our residents have lived in this community for generations. [click on the link to “Memories of Prince Charles”, stories written by our own residents]
Prince Charles Elementary School, operated by the Edmonton Public School System, is located in the northwest corner of our neighbourhood. The school serves all of Edmonton with most students coming from Aboriginal ancestry. The school offers Kindergarten to Grade 6 and all students receive Cree language instruction. Prince Charles Park, featuring playground apparatus, a splash park, and is located in the centre of the neighbourhood. There are also a great variety of businesses along 118 Ave.
What we do:
Prince Charles has a very active leadership team who take the lead in ensuring issues that affect our community are brought forward for community information, discussion, and debate. We have successfully petitioned the city on several issues, most notably the decision to allow Garage and Garden suites on residential lots other than the currently allowed corner lots. We are also petitioning the City to reject Greyhound’s request for a zoning change. We also hold events several times a year designed to build community and friendships.