Queen Mary Park, Edmonton

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Queen Mary Park
Neighbourhood
Queen Mary Park is located in Edmonton
Queen Mary Park
Queen Mary Park
Location of Queen Mary Park in Edmonton
Coordinates: 53°33′11″N 113°31′01″W / 53.553°N 113.517°W / 53.553; -113.517
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
City Edmonton
Quadrant[1] NW
Ward[1] 6
Sector[2] Mature area
Area[3] Central core
Government[4]
 • Administrative body Edmonton City Council
 • Councillor Scott McKeen
Area[5]
 • Total 1.82 km2 (0.70 sq mi)
Elevation 666 m (2,185 ft)
Population (2012)[6]
 • Total 7,385
 • Density 4,057.7/km2 (10,509/sq mi)
 • Change (2009–12) Increase13.4%
 • Dwellings 4,708

Queen Mary Park is an inner city residential neighbourhood in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada located just outside the downtown core. The neighbourhood occupies land that was once part of the Hudson's Bay Company reserve.

Demographics[edit]

In the City of Edmonton's 2012 municipal census, Queen Mary Park had a population of 7,385 living in 4,708 dwellings,[6] a 13.4% change from its 2009 population of 6,513.[7] With a land area of 1.82 km2 (0.70 sq mi),[5] it had a population density of 4,057.7 people/km2 in 2012.[5][6]

Residential development[edit]

Commercial area in Queen Mary Park along 107 Avenue (May 2008).

It is bounded on the north by 111 Avenue, on the south by 105 Avenue, on the west by 121 Street, and on the east by 109 Street. The old Canadian National Railway right of way runs just to the south of and just to the west of the neighbourhood. The boundary of the south west corner of the neighbourhood is curved, following the right of way as it changes from an east-west direction to a north-south direction.

Almost three out of four dwellings in the neighbourhood were constructed during the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. A large percentage of the dwellings, almost four out of five, are rented. Almost 85% of the dwellings in the neighbourhood are apartments in low-rise buildings with fewer than five stories. Four out of five apartments are rented, with the remainder being owner occupied. Of the remaining dwellings, the majority are single-family dwellings, with roughly three out of four of these being owner occupied. There are a few duplexes, and most of these are rented.

The average household size is 1.8 persons per household, with roughly one out of two households having only one person.

Until recently, one of the most prominent structures in the neighbourhood was the Central Pentecostal Tabernacle. However, the congregation moved into a new church in north west Edmonton and the old building was sold. It was demolished in 2007.

The neighbourhood is named after Mary of Teck, Queen of Canada 1910-36.

Surrounding neighbourhoods[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 Councillors". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c "Neighbourhoods (data plus kml file)". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c "Municipal Census Results – Edmonton 2012 Census". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  7. ^ "2009 Municipal Census Results". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 

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