Many of Edmonton’s houses were built during the economic booms of the early and mid 20th century. With wealthy European investors came affluent British architectural styles that valued craftsmanship and simplicity, which would take hold throughout Western Canada.

Edmonton’s post-war boom resulted in a maze of bungalows that are still common through many residential neighbourhoods. The city’s suburban reach has continued for decades into the present, while new, higher-density developments are being advanced to contain the footprint of the city.