Homes for Sale in Edmonton
AUDREY ABUAN - RE/MAX Real Estate REALTOR®
Boyle Street is one of the oldest and most unique neighbourhoods in Edmonton. Most of the rectangular blocks and straight streets of Boyle Street were recorded on a map of the newly created town of Edmonton in 1892.
The Hudson’s Bay Company Reserve, situated directly north of Fort Edmonton, forced the town to spread eastward and away from the fort. Because of this, the hub of Edmonton’s early commercial district was located to the east of the present downtown area. The portions of Jasper Avenue and 97th Street that bound Boyle Street were major commerce locations.
Today, Homes in Boyle Street borders the eastern edge of Edmonton’s central business district. Extensive redevelopment has occurred within the community during the past 100 years. Many of Boyle Street’s original residential properties have been redeveloped.
It is likely that Boyle Street is named after John R. Boyle, an early resident of Edmonton who worked as a lawyer at Hedley C. Taylor and later served on the city’s first municipal council.