London Road is one of the first neighborhoods to be established on the south side of Lethbridge in 1885. About half of the homes here were built between 1890-1914 and the primary use were zoned for single family residential.
Most of these homes have been renovated since they were built and have retained their original charm and details of true character homes. The goals are to keep the antiquated feel of the homes and to focus on restoration rather than replacement. Some of the parks in the area include Kiwanis Park, Kinsmen Park, London Road Park and Kin Playground.
There are deep historical roots that run through this neighborhood and the focus is to continually create awarness of this history. Events are created such as the Annandale House Tour where the home is opened up every year around Christmas time. For a small fee or donation to the Food Bank, visitors can see the old world charm of this historical home. A group of individuals created The London Road Neighborhood Association and volunteers donate their time to events such as the Bright Lights Festival at the Galt Gardens. They also coordinate neighborhood cleanups and make this a fun event that brings a unified feeling to this area. The association supports the Lethbridge Shelter and Resource Center and volunteers give of their time.
Another annual event put on by the City of Lethbridge is a tour of some of the buildings and it is called Jane’s Walk. Jane Jacobs was an early leader that promoted “urban renewal”.
London Road has been nominated for Great Places in Canada to Live for 2012.