Garneau, Edmonton

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Garneau
Neighbourhood
109 Street in the Garneau area
109 Street in the Garneau area
Garneau is located in Edmonton
Garneau
Garneau
Location of Garneau in Edmonton
Coordinates: 53°31′12″N 113°30′50″W / 53.520°N 113.514°W / 53.520; -113.514
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
City Edmonton
Quadrant[1] NW
Ward[1] 8
Sector[2] Mature area
Area[3][4] Central core and Strathcona
Government[5]
 • Administrative body Edmonton City Council
 • Councillor Ben Henderson
Area[6]
 • Total 0.83 km2 (0.32 sq mi)
Elevation 673 m (2,208 ft)
Population (2012)[7]
 • Total 9,648
 • Density 11,624.1/km2 (30,106/sq mi)
 • Change (2009–12) Increase5.1%
 • Dwellings 5,811

Garneau is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in the city of Edmonton. Prior to 1912, it was part of the City of Strathcona. It is named after one of its first inhabitants, Laurent Garneau (ca. 1840-1921), a former Manitoba Métis rebel and Hudson's Bay Company employee who with his wife and family settled there around 1874.[8]

It is located just west of the Strathcona neighbourhood and just east of the main University of Alberta campus. The neighbourhood overlooks the North Saskatchewan River valley.

In the river valley immediately below Garneau are the Kinsmen Park, the Kinsmen Sport Centre, and the John Walter Museum. The central location of the neighbourhood also gives residents access to downtown Edmonton, Whyte Avenue, and many other areas of the city.

The Garneau community is home to three playgrounds, one located beside the Community Arts Centre, west of 109th street and 84th avenue, and two on the property of the Garneau Elementary School on 109th street and 87th avenue, one specifically designed for toddlers and preschoolers.

Demographics[edit]

In the City of Edmonton's 2012 municipal census, Garneau had a population of 9,648 living in 5,811 dwellings,[7] a 5.1% change from its 2009 population of 9,178.[9] With a land area of 0.83 km2 (0.32 sq mi),[6] it had a population density of 11,624.1 people/km2 in 2012.[6][7]

Residential development[edit]

There are many high rise condominiums buildings with five or more stories and low rise apartments buildings with fewer than five stories in the neighbourhood. Most of these are rented, making Garneau an attractive location for students at the University of Alberta to live.[10]

There are also many historically designated sites in the neighbourhood.

Entertainment[edit]

The Garneau Theatre is located in the neighbourhood.

Transportation[edit]

Garnaeu is a stop on the High Level Bridge Streetcar route.

High Level Bridge Streetcar
former CN Rail
former CN Rail yard
0.0km Jasper Plaza Terminal
0.5km Grandin stop
0.6km 97 Avenue
1.1km North Saskatchewan River
1.6km Garneau stop
1.9km 109 St & Saskatchewan Dr
2.2km 107 Street stop
2.6km 1891 Railway Station
Strathcona Streetcar Barn & Museum
3.0km Strathcona Terminal
3.2km Future Whyte Ave Terminal
former Strathcona CP Railway Station
CP Rail yard
Calgary and Edmonton Railway

Surrounding neighbourhoods[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "City of Edmonton Wards & Standard Neighbourhoods". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Edmonton Developing and Planned Neighbourhoods, 2011". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ "The Way We Grow: Municipal Development Plan Bylaw 15100". City of Edmonton. 2010-05-26. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  4. ^ City of Edmonton, Planning and Development Department. History of Annexations (Map).
  5. ^ "City Councillors". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c "Neighbourhoods (data plus kml file)". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c "Municipal Census Results – Edmonton 2012 Census". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  8. ^ Monto, Tom. Old Strathcona Edmonton's Southside Roots (Crang Publishing/Alhambra Books), p. 16.
  9. ^ "2009 Municipal Census Results". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  10. ^ http://censusdocs.edmonton.ca/C05002/MUNICIPAL%202005/Neighbourhood/GARNEAU.pdf