Our Home, Our Story

Deepen your appreciation for our community by learning more about our history and heritage!

Information and photos from: “Regina Heritage Walking Tours: Eight Self-Guided Tours of Regina’s Built History” by The City of Regina

Some little known facts about the neighbourhood:

  1. The Lakeview Area traces its roots all the way back to 1904, when McCallum-Hill and Company purchased land outside city limits.
  2. When it was announced that an adjacent parcel of land was to be used to construct the Legislative building, the value of the land dramatically increased.
  3. The land purchased by McCallum-Hill and Co. was later subdivided that year, and became part of the city of Regina in 1911.
  4. Lakeview was seen as Regina’s “finest residential district” and many prominent residents began building large homes throughout the neighbourhood.
  5. In 1912, a municipal streetcar line was built that ran from Albert Street to 25th Ave.
  6. Building in Lakeview was “relatively slow and scattered” and the neighbourhood was not officially complete until the end of the 1960’s.
  7. This slow development has led to a diversity of housing styles.
  8. Although Lakeview is geographically defined as being bordering from Montague St. to the west, Albert St. to the east, Regina Ave. to the north, and 25 Avenue to the south; it also includes the small bedroom neighbourhoods of River Heights and Normandy Heights.
  9. Lakeview is well known for the character of its homes, its tree lined streets and close proximity to Wascana park.
  10. Lakeview has many parks and green spaces within the neighbourhood and is home to a par three golf course.
  11. Schools in the Lakeview Neighbourhood include: Argyle School, Lakeview School, Ecole St. Pius, and Sheldon-Williams Collegiate.
  12. 7,490 people call Lakeview home, and there are over 3200 private dwellings.