Place Name: Balwin

Feature Type (Year Approved): Neighbourhood (1956), Park (1983)

Name Origins: Commemorative



Cultural Affiliation: English

Gender: Male

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie

The name of this neighbourhood is a combination of the names of two early property owners, Frank Ball and Luke Winterburn. Previously part of the Village of North Edmonton, Balwin was annexed to Edmonton in 1912. In the early part of the twentieth century it was known as Packingtown. The name stemmed from the fact that most of the families living in Balwin worked at the nearby meat-packing plants. The eastern portion of the neighbourhood was subdivided in the years around WWI while the western portion was subdivided in the late 1950s. In 1956 council replaced the existing subdivision names of Balwin and Balwin Addition with the single neighbourhood name of Balwin.

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