About

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The Cathedral area is a 235 hectare residential area located immediately to the west of Regina’s downtown. Boundaries of the neighbourhood include Albert Street on the east, Wascana Creek to the south and west, and the CPR mainline on the north. While the area is primarily residential, commercial businesses are found on the north and eastern boundaries, as well as along the 13th Avenue shopping district.

History

The Cathedral area was one of the earliest and most affluent residential neighbourhoods to be developed in the city. In 1913, Holy Rosary Cathedral was built on 13th Avenue, and this is where the area got its name. The city introduced its first zoning bylaw in 1927, and this set patterns for land use which continue in the area today.
Holy Rosary Cathedral, 1913. Photo courtesy of Saskatchewan Archives Board.

Holy Rosary Cathedral, 1913. Photo courtesy of Saskatchewan Archives Board.

As time passed, additions to zoning bylaws allowed for higher density housing to be built in certain areas of the neighbourhood. Apartments and parking lots began to replace the older housing stock throughout the area, particularly nearer to Albert Street.
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Art brings our streets to life.

 

By the 1970s, the area suffered from typical inner city neighbourhood problems such as declining population, decreasing quality and quantity of housing stock, increasing crime and social problems, more car traffic and less parking space.

Neighbourhood revitalization

A group of Cathedral Area neighbours got together in 1975, just planning to organize a few local recreation programs. Soon they began to realize the potential of people within the neighbourhood to effect change and help to improve conditions. In March 1976, at a public meeting in Westminster United Church, they officially incorporated as the Cathedral Area Community Association.

Founding members of the association foresaw the need for CACA to play a leadership role

Artist Lloyd Dubois at the annual Cathedral Village Arts Festival.

Artist Lloyd Dubois at the annual Cathedral Village Arts Festival.

in planning and development issues, advocacy, information dissemination and the provision of high quality community and social services. The founders rolled up their sleeves and went to work building bridges between various government agencies and Cathedral residents.

It wasn’t long before conditions began to improve. Joint municipal, provincial, and federal programs such as RRAP (Residential Rehabilitation Program), Infill Housing, and Neighbourhood Improvement Area helped shape the residential neighbourhood and independent businesses that define our socially and economically diverse neighbourhood today.

Wander our streets

We are a walkable community. It’s a rare day when a resident in our neighbourhood doesn’t visit 13th Avenue. It’s the hub of a lot of neighbourhood activity.

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Quiet, shady residential streets.

We close 13th Avenue down during the Cathedral Village Arts Festival to hold our Craft Fair. People from all over the province come by the tens of thousands to walk the street and purchase the wares of over 200 craftspeople. Hundreds of volunteers from all over the neighbourhood have a lot of fun making it all happen.
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Hanging out with Cathedral Area recording artist Ben Winoski.

Businesses who have contributed to the community for many years and advertise in our community newsletter, the Village Voice, are situated on both sides of 13th Avenue.

Neighbourhood Profile with 2011 Census Data

Your Cathedral Area Community Association

The Cathedral Area Community Association dedicates its energy and volunteers to keep the Cathedral Area a vibrant neighborhood with a home town feel and a rich sense of community.

The Cathedral area is a culturally and artistically vibrant urban village with an historic and diverse community committed to economic, environmental, social, and cultural sustainability.

The CACA consists of 12 board members who form various committees: the Community Engagement Committee, the Communications Committee, the Neighbourhood Enhancement, the Planning Advisory Committee and the Cathedral Village Arts Festival.

The Cathedral Village connects people to people in order to:

  • Enhance the quality of life of village residents;
  • Advocate for residents on significant issues;
  • Maintain the cathedral neighbourhood’s vibrant “hometown” feel and a rich sense of community;
  • Enhance the history culture and character of the community;
  • Model environmental sustainability;
  • Preserve and enhance the appearance and livability of the community;
  • Provide quality programming and assistance to those living in the community.
Monthly meetings are held at the Cathedral Neighbourhood Centre. For more information and a list of meeting dates, visit our Contact page.

Neighbourhood Amenities

Parks

  • Leslie Park
  • Les Sherman Park
  • Lucy Ely Park
  • Holy Rosary Park

Public Facilities

  • Cathedral Neighbourhood Centre
  • Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre
  • Regina Public Library Connaught Branch

Schools

  • Holy Rosary Community School
  • Ecole Connaught Community School
  • Davin School
  • Prairie Sky School

Sports

  • Leslie Park outdoor hockey rink
  • Les Sherman Park – soccer fields, ball diamonds, bike path
  • Lawson Aquatic Centre (North Central)
  • Wascana Outdoor Pool (Transition Area)
  • Fieldhouse (North Central)