Here is the scoop on Casselman. It extends from 144th Avenue north to 153rd Avenue, and from 50th Street west to 58th Street.
This community provides a variety of low and medium housing types, and only a quarter of the units in the neighbourhood are single-detached homes. The neighbourhood experienced the bulk of its residential construction in the 1970s and early 1980s, with a smaller number of units added right up into the early 2000s. Most of the row housing and low-rise apartments are located south of McLeod Road.
Within Casselman is McLeod Park. Located on the western side of the neighbourhood, it provides residents with a considerable amount of amenity and recreation space. A number of strategically placed pathways promote pedestrian travel through the neighbourhood. Although there are no schools in Casselman, elementary and junior high schools are conveniently located in the adjacent McLeod neighbourhood to the west.
This neighbourhood was named after Frederick C. Casselman (1885-1941), who arrived in Edmonton from Ontario in 1913. Casselman, a World War I veteran, graduated from law school at the University of Alberta and worked in Edmonton as a lawyer. He served for many years on the Public School Board, starting in 1928. Casselman served two terms on City Council in 1937 and 1939, and was elected a member of Parliament in 1940.