Ward 8 - Neighbourhoods

  • Once the southwest terminus for the Edmonton Radial Railway, Belgravia is a mature, quietneighbourhood. Named after a fashionable residential section of 19th century London, Belgraviais an attractive area with tree-lined streets that offers easy access to the river valley and the Universityof Alberta campus. Belgravia is home to a high proportion of long-term residents.
  • At the turn of the 20th century, the cities of Edmonton and Strathcona were engaged in an intense rivalry to attract growth. This competition and a nation wide land boom led both cities on a path of rapid subdivision and expansion. The portion of Bonnie Doon that lies west of 91 Street was annexed by Strathcona in 1907 and was later absorbed by Edmonton through the amalgamation of the two cities in 1912. In 1913, Edmonton expanded once more and included eastern Bonnie Doon within its borders. At the time, Bonnie Doon seemed somewhat distant from the development concentrated around 82 Avenue and 103 Street, but the extension of a streetcar line made development of the area more attractive. Early residents of Bonnie Doon took advantage of the river valley views by constructing their residences in the northwest corner of the neighbourhood next to the Mill Creek Ravine and overlooking the North Saskatchewan River. During the inter-war years, Edmonton grew rather slowly, and by 1950 less than half of the present structures in Bonnie Doon had been constructed. After World War II and the discovery of oil at Leduc, Edmonton again underwent tremendous growth. Neighbourhoods like Bonnie Doon began to fill out. Bonnie Doon's development is still underway as structures are added each decade; much of this construction is in fact redevelopment as original structures are replaced by ones with a higher density of a different use. The neighbourhood is the site of one of Edmonton's first suburban shopping centres - Bonnie Doon Shopping Centre. Bonnie Doon has several interesting demographic features. The neighbourhood has large proportions of retired residents, individuals over 60 years of age and one and two adult households.
  • Bounded by the green spaces of the river valley and Gold Bar Ravine, Capilano featuresbeautifully landscaped 1950s-era homes, tree-lined streets and two attractive parks named forprominent early Edmontonians. Capilano is a stable community of mostly older residents; morethan 70 percent of households do not have children.
  • Cloverdale is situated along the south bank of the North Saskatchewan River near the centre of the city. Settlement of Cloverdale began in the 1870s when two farms were established. Most of today's Cloverdale was annexed in 1907 by 1915 the neighbourhood was fully established with a school, stores, local industries and churches. Recreational open space has become the major land use in the neighbourhood, and beautiful Gallagher Park provides the stage for the annual Edmonton Folk Festival.
  • This non-residential neighbourhood is largely commercial or industrial in nature.
  • The winding green curves of the North Saskatchewan River Valley figure prominently in ForestHeights. Four bridges provide access to North Edmonton, while area business is concentrated onthe roads which bound the vicinity. Built in the 1950s, Forest Heights has grown into a matureand stable community.
  • Named for the creek which runs through the ravine on its west boundary, Fulton Place lies east ofthe downtown core and developed in the 1950s. Today, Fulton is a mature neighbourhood with astable population. Residents have easy access to the river valley, as well as scenic views fromvantage points along Fulton Drive.
  • One of the oldest inner-city neighbourhoods, Garneau is named for an early settler and becamepart of Edmonton in 1912. This attractive and energetic area features a high proportion ofmulti-unit dwellings, which provide housing for students at the adjacent University of Alberta. Residents enjoy excellent access to most areas of Edmonton, as well as to the commercial andcultural centres of Old Strathcona and Whyte Avenue.
  • Gold Bar lies to the City's east, offering easy access to other areas of Edmonton. There arebusinesses located within Gold Bar, and additional services can be found at nearby Capilano Mall.A mature and stable neighbourhood, with a high proportion of residents over 50 years of age, thisarea is highlighted by the river valley and ravines, with beautiful views of Goldstick Park and theGold Bar ravine.
  • Holyrood has many of the design features found in neighbourhoods developed during the 1950s: tree-lined interior streets are arranged in a modified grid pattern and incorporate several landscaped street islands. A small commercial plaza is located in the southeast corner of Holyrood. Bonnie Doon Mall, a regional shopping centre, is just southwest of the neighbourhood. Households composed of two adults, retired individuals and individuals over 50 years of age are strongly represented in Holyrood.
  • Idylwylde is bounded by four major roadways, which serve to keep the area's centre quiet.Composed primarily of single-family homes, Idylwylde also contains several apartment buildings, a highschool and commercial businesses. Residents, the majority of whom areretired or older than 50, enjoy easy access to the many retail services at nearby BonnieDoon Mall.
  • Kenilworth lies in the City's southeast, immediately north of the vibrant WhyteAvenue. Most homes - a mix of single and multi unitdwellings -- were built in the 1960s. Bounded by major traffic routes, residents have easy road access to major shopping and commercial areas.and employment centres. Kenilworth is a stable community with a high proportion of residents older than 40.
  • This non-residential neighbourhood is largely commercial or industrial in nature.
  • Named for James McKernan (prominent businessman and citizen of Edmonton's early rival, the City of Strathcona), McKernan became part of Edmonton through amalgamation in 1912, but development of the area was delayed until McKernan was drained during the 1940s. As with many mature neighbourhoods, the residential component in McKernan is predominately single families. With proximity to the University of Alberta Campus, a large proportion of McKernan's residents are post-secondary students.
  • This non-residential neighbourhood forms part of Edmonton's North Saskatchewan River Valley and Ravine urban parkland system.
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