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AUDREY ABUAN - RE/MAX Real Estate REALTOR®
In 1969, the City of Edmonton set aside a 250-acre parcel of land close to the geographic centre of Mill Woods for the development of a Town Centre. It was envisioned that the Town Centre would be a multi-land use project, consisting of a regional shopping centre, office developments, institutional facilities, medium- and high-density housing, and various commercial establishments.
The Town Centre boundaries are 34th Avenue to the north, 23rd Avenue to the south, 50th Street to the east, and 66th Street to the west. Situated at the heart of the community, the Town Centre is an important focal point of major commercial, cultural, and social activities in Mill Woods.
Tawa forms the northern half of the Mill Woods Town Centre. Tawa’s primary land use is institutional, and the Grey Nuns Hospital and a large school/park site fill out the centre of the neighbourhood. The school site was recently declared surplus by the school board, and the school’s building envelope will be redeveloped as housing. Residential construction in Tawa began in the 1990s and continued into the early 2000s. Commercial land use is clustered in the southwestern corner of Tawa, and condominium housing forms a ring around the institutional centre
The present-day Mill Woods area was once a part of the Cree Papaschase Reserve, and neighbourhoods in the area are named to honour Aboriginal leaders and history. Tawa means “you are welcome” in the Cree language.