The Westmount Architectural Heritage Area (WAHA) is one of Edmonton’s residential heritage districts and is highly valued by the community and Edmontonians alike for its distinct architectural character.


In the early 1980s, a large number of properties in the Westmount area were identified for their historical and architectural significance. Through the efforts of community residents, the City of Edmonton officially recognized the historic significance of the WAHA in 1997 and implemented a Direct Development Control (DC1) Provision to guide development in the area. 

In 2018, the City of Edmonton, in collaboration with the Westmount Community League (WCL), updated the heritage regulations and policy for the WAHA resulting in amendments to the West Ingle Area Redevelopment Plan and WAHA DC1. Those amendments were approved by Council on July 15, 2019.