The neighborhood of York is named after Annie York Secord, who travelled to Alberta in the 1880s to teach school in the Namao area. Her diaries have been published online and Mount Secord in the Rockies, part of the great divide, is named after her husband Richard Secord.

York is bounded on the north by 144 Avenue, the east by 50 Street, the south east by Manning Drive, the south by 137 Avenue, and on the west by 66 Street. It offers access to commercial services through nearby Londonderry Mall and good commuting via nearby Clareview LRT station.

York’s development began in the 1960s. Early construction was dominated by row houses and duplexes, but redevelopment since then has shifted the balance to single-detached homes, which currently make up approximately 50% of York’s residential units.

Such prominence of row houses means that in spite of its being an older neighborhood, York has an average rate of home-ownership; around 64% of residents own and the remainder rent.

David Ure Park offers residents a picturesque retreat during warm summer days for picnics and family recreation outdoors.

Nearby Amenities:

Designated Schools:

  • York School (K-6)
  • Steele Heights School (7-9)


  • New Asian Village
  • Boston Pizza
  • A&W
  • Little Caesars Pizza


  • Goodwill (Thrift Store & Donation Centre)
  • Safeway
  • Costco Wholesale

Entertainment and Things to Do:

  • Londonderry Mall
  • York Spraypark
  • York Park (Playground)

Link to the York Community League