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.
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
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.
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.
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.
- Leslie Park
- Les Sherman Park
- Lucy Ely Park
- Holy Rosary Park
- Cathedral Neighbourhood Centre
- Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre
- Regina Public Library Connaught Branch
- Holy Rosary Community School
- Ecole Connaught Community School
- Crescents School
- 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)