Welcome to our Griesbach Edmonton Townhouses
Griesbach is unlike any other north Edmonton community and townhouses here have a style all their own. Griesbach townhouses and row home complexes include the Griesbach Woods, Victory Lane, Juno Townhomes, Neptune Townhomes, Terraces, and Brigades of Griesbach. There is also another Griesbach townhouse complex on Sir Arthur Currie Way that does not currently have a name.
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The Brigades Of Griesbach
The Brigades Of Griesbach on Veterans Way was once a prestigious adult 45+ complex. The Brigades Of Griesbach was built by Coventry Homes and featuring silent neighbor wall systems. These north Edmonton's most popular Griesbach home styles are the Bryce Model duplex bungalows and the Columbia Model 2 Storey Split level.
Every Brigade Of Griesbach home is unique in its own way from formal front living rooms, gleaming, hardwood flooring, inviting front porches, finished and unfinished basements, attached and detached garages plus different square footage in each of these Griesbach homes.
Located in the Canadian award-winning community of Griesbach, Juno Townhomes are nestled amongst beautiful tree-lined streets at 2560 Pegasus Boulevard. Many of these Griesbach Edmonton homes overlook the park giving you a beautiful, relaxing view. Juno Townhomes have a noteworthy fiber cement exterior facade and are a mix of two and three-story townhouses. Some of the units have exterior parking stalls while others have garages.
Griesbach Woods homes are located on Gault Boulevard, 98 NW and Kapyong Avenue, Colonel Stone Avenue, and Kerr Road in the Griesbach north Edmonton community. They are close to the lake, walking trails, and boutique shops. Pets are allowed in this Griesbach condo complex with the board's approval.
Griesbach Woods homes are unique inside and out. The exterior of these condos ranges from light neutral Vinyl siding with bright red exterior doors to brick frontages with dark green finishings. Homes at Griesbach Woods are gorgeous and immaculate executive 3 story townhouses with high energy efficiency windows and double detached garages built by award-winning builders.
Several Griesbach Woods homes are Georgian inspired full brick townhomes boasting active dormer windows, spacious interiors & private backyards with full fencing & concrete patios, enhanced with 9ft main floor knock down ceilings, hardwood, ceramic tile, granite kitchen countertops, under-cabinet lighting, tile backsplash, and vaulted ceiling in loft primary bedrooms.
Terraces of Griesbach
Terraces of Griesbach homes are located at 4321 & 4367 Veterans Way, McCrae Avenue, and Valour Way in Griesbach Edmonton and are almost 2000 square feet above grade. Terraces of Griesbach homes were constructed using a silent neighbor wall system which assures a superb sound barrier between units that were strategically built between 2006 and 2012 and offer 9 feet ceilings tankless hot water tanks.
These executive-style townhouses with double detached garages feature huge primary bedrooms, gourmet kitchens accented wonderfully with walnut-colored cabinetry, and a downtown view near local restaurants & coffee shops, and shopping. These north Edmonton homes are also steps away from the Griesbach community garden!
Neptune Townhomes are situated at 1636 Kerr Road and 1079 Gault BV. These great recently built Griesbach homes are also 3 story townhouses offering a turn-key lifestyle with low condo fees & maintenance-free living. The exterior of the Neptune Townhouse allows space for entertaining, grilling and also comes with your own single detached garage!
Victory Lane condominiums are a mix of duplexes and townhouses with a traditional concept. They are located on Pegasus Boulevard in Griesbach Edmonton. The former Victory Lane show suite is handicapped accessible and has lots of upgrades including central air, granite countertops, a large kitchen with cabinets to ceiling, lovely tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, a nice open plan, and a chair lift to get to the second floor. The backyard features a deck and wheelchair ramp from the house to the garage.
Welcome to our Griesbach Edmonton Condominiums
Griesbach is unlike any other north Edmonton community with its identifiable architectural character. Below is an information summary on each Griesbach lowrise apartment condominium. There are a total of six lowrise condominiums in this desirable community - Connaught at Griesbach, McCrae Estates, Valour Condominiums, Veritas, and Victory Point. To learn more about the history and development of Griesbach Edmonton - click here or view all of our Griesbach homes for sale.
Connaught at Griesbach
Connaught at Griesbach at 560 Griesbach Pr NW is a lowrise apartment condomium complex with 160 units. The building amenities in the Connaught at Griesbach include a large gym, social room, car wash bay, two elevators. In-suite laundry and utility rooms with efficient Geothermal heat pump system with central A/C and underground heated parking.
Connaught at Griesbach features one to three-bedroom units and suites range in size from 712 to 1333 square feet with open concept floor plans with 9' ceilings, a modern kitchen with soft-close cabinets & drawers, Quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, and LED lighting throughout.
McCrae Estates is located near the Chartwell Griesbach retirement home at 4450 McCrae Avenue and has a total of 59 units. McCrae Estates is a desirable adult building condo in sought-after Griesbach with in-suite laundry and storage, plus a storage cage in the heated parkade. It is steps away from amenities and many conveniences, as well as Lake Beaumaris and walking trails. The building amenities include an air conditioner, exercise room, guest suite, visitor parking, and a social room.
Valour Condominiums, built in 2016, are located at 504 & 508 Griesbach Parade near the south entrance of Griesbach Edmonton near Patricia Lake walking trails. There are 62 units in each of the two buildings. This modern, professionally managed, and well-kept Griesbach building offers a sprinkler system, brick frontage, fitness facility, party, and social room, storage units with underground parking.
Each Valour Condo unit comes complete with the usage of the amenities, spacious balconies, hot water baseboard heating, and in-suite laundry. The kitchens in these Griesbach condos feature an open concept to the bright living rooms, quartz countertops, large islands, stainless steel appliances, and a pantry.
The Veritas located at 528 Griesbach Parade Road in Griesbach Edmonton are new condos and feature nine feet ceilings, guest suite, in-suite laundry, and exterior patio fiber cement. This north Edmonton condo building showcase one, two-bedroom, and two-bedroom plus den condos, many with lake views. The one-bedroom open concept floor plans start at 763 square feet, two-bedroom floor plans range from 1047 square feet to 1199 square feet and two-bedroom plus den suites range from 1348 square feet to a spacious 1390 square feet.
Victory Point Griesbach homes are located at 1003 Gault boulevard beside the Connaught at Griesbach condos across from Patricia Lake. Victory Point low-rises have a fire steel frame and feature 150 units with brick and stucco frontage, a communal gazebo in the courtyard for common use with BBQ hook-up, rooftop patio, gym, and board room.
Living in Victory Point offers Griesbach homeowners air condition, laundry in-suite, sprinkler system, underground titled parking stalls, and open floor plans, and lots of natural light. There is a no pet policy in this north Edmonton complex. The Kitchens features granite countertops, loads of cupboard and counter space, pantry, S/S appliances, and a center island with a breakfast bar.
Living in Griesbach Edmonton
Griesbach homes are situated on the former site of the Canadian Forces Base in north Edmonton which has now won the best community award on the local (CHBA Edmonton Region), provincial (BILD Alberta), and national levels. Congratulations to Griesbach developer Canada Lands for winning “Best New Community” for Griesbach at the national level! Canada Lands has won awards at the local level for the neighborhood, but to be singled out amidst all neighborhoods in Canada at the Canadian Home Builders’ Association National Awards for Housing Excellence is an astounding achievement. Congratulations to all residents for making this a beautiful community to live in.
The Griesbach community has an identifiable architectural character that has been established to keep a consistent
image throughout the mix of real estate uses. The theme is communicated through Architectural detail, massing, and color palettes that emphasize a combination of Heritage contemporary design with warm tones and accent colors at specific locations. There is an emphasis on stone or masonry finishes is encouraged on selected building elements. Griesbach has dedicated 26% of its land use to green spaces, retention lakes, and natural habitats.
Throughout the Griesbach community, there are several statues representing our Canadian Military heritage. Learn more about each of these Griesbach statues below:
Major General Griesbach Parade
The Griesbach Edmonton community is named after Major-General William Antrobus Griesbach, a veteran of the First World War, Second World War, and the Boer War. Major General Griesbach stands to watch over the community named in his honor through a statue located on Griesbach Parade and Gault Boulevard. He is depicted riding a horse as he played a key role in establishing a militia cavalry unit based out of Edmonton called The Loyal Edmonton Regiment.
Griesbach was born in Fort Qu'Appelle in the North-West Territories, the son of Henry Arthur Griesbach, a North-West Mounted Police officer who was transferred to command Fort Saskatchewan in 1883. William Griesbach left the rest of the family in 1891 in order to attend St. John's College in Winnipeg. Upon graduating in 1895, he returned to Edmonton and worked in a law firm and the Imperial Bank, then to study law.
Griesbach enlisted with the Canadian Mounted Rifles in 1899 to fight in the Second Boer War. During his service, he was awarded the Queen's South Africa Medal and received four bars. Upon his return in 1901, he opened a law office of his own.
Griesbach's first bid for political office took place in the 1903 Edmonton election but was more successful in the 1904 election when he was elected to a one-year term as an alderman to Edmonton's first city council placing eighth. He resigned as alderman one year into his term in order to run for mayor in the 1906 Edmonton election. Griesbach was victorious, collecting more than sixty percent of the votes, becoming the youngest mayor in the city's history.
In 1906, Griesbach was commissioned as a lieutenant in the 19th Alberta Dragoons. He was promoted to captain in 1907. When World War I broke out, the Dragoons volunteered as a unit. In December of that year, Griesbach was promoted to major assigned to command the 49th Battalion. He was able to recruit 1000 men in eight days in January 1915. The unit served in various engagements, including the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the Battle of Arras, the Third Battle of Ypres, and the liberation of Mons.
In 1917, Griesbach was promoted to Brigadier-General and assigned command of the 1st Canadian Infantry Brigade of the 1st Canadian Division. Griesbach was awarded the Distinguished Service Order twice and the Victorian Decoration for long service and during World War II, Griesbach was made Inspector General of the Canadian Army for Western Canada and was promoted to the rank of Major-General. He retired from that position in 1943.
William Griesbach was elected to the House of Commons of Canada as a Government member for the riding of Edmonton West in the 1917 election, defeating incumbent Laurier Liberal Frank Oliver. He served until 15 September 1921, when he was appointed to the Senate of Canada, which he served until his death.
Patricia Lake & Park
This Griesbach park site was created to honor one of Canada’s most accomplished military regiments – The Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. It was created in memory of the almost 2,000 soldiers from (PPCLI) who have given their lives in the service of the regiment over the past 100 years.
On May 8th, 1915 the PPCLI (Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry) was attacked at Frezenberg and Bellewaerde Ridges. By the end of the final German assault, the Patricia’s were reduced from 554 to four officers and 150 men. The Memorial is a replica of the original monument to the Patricia’s which is located near their heroic stand at Bellewaerde. The original monument includes the inscription “Here 8th May 1915, the originals of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry commanded by their founder Major A Hamilton Gault held firm and counted not the cost.
Canada’s first soldiers died in Afghanistan in April 2002 when a “friendly fire “incident killed four and wounded eight members of the PPCLI. The four trees that surround Patricia Park represent not only the four Edmonton soldiers but all those killed and injured in Afghanistan and are a tribute to their sacrifice and courage.
A time capsule containing regimental artifacts and items of significance is encapsulated in a specifically designed cavity in the Patricia Park Memorial with the intent that it will be retrieved from the memorial and opened on August 10, 2064, on the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the Regiment. The artifacts represent the first 100 years of the service by the regiment. Also inside are three letters from Pte. Cole Lisowski, Pte. Mark Brushett and Pte. Dylan Renaud, three of the youngest members on active duty with the PPCLI, was given the task and honor of returning to the site 50 years from the unveiling to open the capsule.
The dedication of Patricia Park, in the community of Griesbach, offers Patricia’s and civilian citizens a place to reflect on both the achievements and sacrifices of the PPCLI, with over a thousand names of those Patricias lost because of active duty etched on a wall of honor. “This memorial will pay homage to that same courage and sacrifice of Patricias through the last hundred years and the next hundred years,” said Laurie Hawn, member of parliament representing Edmonton Centre.
In early August 1914 as events that led to the First World War unfolded, Andrew Hamilton Gault (named for the main road in Griesbach) conceived and organized a new military regiment for rapid mobilization to Europe. He spent $100,00 to raise Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry(PPCLI), which was composed entirely of experienced military men. As Major Gault, he becomes second-in-command. Gault was seriously wounded in the Battle of Frezenberg. He was the first Canadian in the war to be awarded the Distinguished Service Order for gallantry in the field. Lieutenant-Colonel Gault brought the regiment home as its commanding officer in March 1919 and he proudly led his men on a final parade through the streets of Ottawa. During the Second World War, Gault commanded a Canadian army reinforcement holding unit, and he was promoted to Colonel in 1940 and to Brigadier- General in 1942.
WWII Bailey Bridge
The Baily Bridge located near Kapyong Avenue in Griesbach is a type of portable, pre-fabricated, truss bridge used during WWII for the invasion of Europe by Allied forces. It was primarily designed and created by Canadian military engineers and is credited with much of the invasion's success as it permitted forces to advance rapidly on Nazi positions, despite the enemy's great destruction of regular bridges in France during their retreat.
This replica was constructed by members of the 8th Field Engineer Regiment in 2005 as a project to commemorate Alberta’s Centennial. It was built with “some” original components harvested from Bailey bridges used during the WWII invasion and transported to Canada from France. A Bailey bridge had the advantage of requiring no special tools or heavy equipment to assemble. The wood and steel elements were small and light enough to be carried in trucks and lifted into place by hand, without a crane.
Griesbach Bedford Basin
The Griesbach Edmonton Bedford Basin pays tribute to Canada’s Navy. Bedford Basin is a large enclosed anchorage forming the northwest end of Halifax Harbour in Nova Scotia along Canada’s Atlantic coast. The basin is very deep and the solid holding ground on the basin floor made it an ideal anchorage and protected location for battleships during WWI and WWII.
There are a few more monuments in Griesbach Edmonton. Be sure to stop by and visit this fantastic north Edmonton community.
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- A grand foyer with soaring ceilings to greet your guests.
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