In 1892, Edmonton became a town with a population of around 700. Most residents lived in Ross Flats or near Jasper Avenue. Named after the city’s first mayor, Matthew McCauley, it was subdivided but saw little development until the early 1900s. In 1905, Edmonton gained city status, and a streetcar line was established in 1908. By 1912, the line extended through the heart of McCauley, prompting growth and progress in the neighbourhood.
Today, McCauley maintains its predominantly residential character with some commercial and industrial areas.
Bounded by the CNR right-of-way to the south and flanked by 101 Street and Norwood Boulevard, the neighbourhood serves as a vibrant crossroads. It boasts several major roads and is home to Edmonton’s lively Little Italy and Chinatown districts. Notable features include a cluster of diverse churches on 96th Street, fondly known as "Church Street," and the iconic Commonwealth Stadium, a hub for sports and community