Leger, a newer residential neighbourhood in the Terwilligar Heights section of southwestern Edmonton, owes it name to Hugh Leger, a noted politician who served the city for over two decades.

Most of Leger’s homes were built in the development boom of the early to mid 2000s, and all were constructed after the mid 1990s. Roughly four out of every five houses in Leger are residential detached single-family homes, with duplexes and row houses constituting the remainder. All Leger homes are occupied by their owners.

This relatively new community is fairly well-established, with residents — over a third of

whom are of Asian descent — enjoying a range of desirable conveniences and amenities.

One of the most impressive, the Terwilligar Community Recreation Centre, is a

spacious, state-of-the-art facility with an ice arena containing four NHL-sized ice

sheets, along with three full-size gymnasiums, an aquatic centre, a fitness centre and

a track.

Unsurprisingly for such a family-oriented neighbourhood, two different schools

operate within its borders. The Archbishop Joseph MacNeil School is run by the

Edmonton Catholic School System for grades kindergarten through junior high. There

is also a public school for grades 10 through 12, Lillian Osborne High School. Leger

also contains a fitness centre and a store for maternity apparel.

Leger’s official south border is 23rd Avenue. The boundary line on the north is a

utility corridor running just north of 29th Avenue, while the west and east borders

are made up of Terwilligar Drive and Rabbit Hill Road. Neighbouring communities

include Carter Crest and Terwillegar Towne.

Community League


Archbishop Joseph MacNeil Elementary School

Archbishop Joseph MacNeil Catholic Schools

Lillian Osborne High School


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