Laurier

Place Name: Laurier (Laurier Drive, Laurier Heights, Laurier Heights Park, Laurier Place), after Sir Wilfred Laurier 

Feature Type (Year Approved): Road (1968), Neighbourhood (1956), Park (1987), Road (Laurier Place, 1968)

Name Origins: Commemorative

Definition: Wilfred Laurier was born in Quebec, on 20 November 1841 (Wikipedia). The surname Laurier derives from the Old French word "laurier" meaning bay tree (House of Names).

Cultural Affiliation: British

Gender: Male

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie

Sir Wilfrid Laurier (1841-1919), a Liberal, was Canada's seventh prime minister from 1896 to 1911. He was in power when Alberta became a province in 1905. Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park (originally Laurier Park) pre-dates Laurier Heights. The Laurier Heights neighbourhood incorporates most of the former subdivision of Buena Vista. Development in this neighbourhood occurred during the 1950s and 1960s. 

Laurier Heights Park: This park is in the Laurier Heights neighbourhood and has an area of 2.51 ha. Although the name was officially adopted in 1987, it has been in use since 1912.

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