Terra Losa

LIVE IN WEST EDMONTON

Terra Losa was named for Vittorio Losa, an Italian watchmaker who emigrated to Edmonton in the 1920s and set up a jewellery store. He helped many other Italian immigrants over the years and was recognized by the Italian monarchy for his services. The neighborhood is bounded on the east by 170 Street, on the south by 95 Avenue, on the west by 178 Street, and on the north by 100 Avenue (west of 176 Street) and 99A Avenue (east of 176 Street).

Terra Losa began seeing major development in the 1990s and only 9% of its buildings pre-date this decade. Terra Losa is notable for being completely absent of single-detached homes – housing in the neighborhood consists of semi-detached homes, row houses, low-rise apartments and apartments over 5 storeys. Surprisingly for a neighborhood devoid of single-detached homes, a high percentage of Terra Losa’s units are owner-occupied.

A retirement home in the neighborhood skews the statistics and makes it a very old neighborhood demographically with 45% of residents being over the age of 60.

The southwest corner of the neighborhood houses a large park and an attractive stormwater lake.

Nearby Amenities:

Designated Schools:

  • St Francis Xavier Catholic School
  • Jasper Place High School
  • Afton Elementary School

For more information please visit Edmonton Public School or Edmonton Catholic Schools

Restaurants:

  • Wendy’s
  • Arby’s
  • Edo Japan

Shopping:

  • Canadian Tire
  • Michael’s
  • Safeway
  • H&W Produce

Things to Do:

  • Frank and Etta Wilde Park
  • Terra Losa Park
  • Walking Paths
 

 

 

Link to the Terra Losa Community League