Abbottsfield, Edmonton

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Abbottsfield
Neighbourhood
Abbottsfield is located in Edmonton
Abbottsfield
Abbottsfield
Location of Abbottsfield in Edmonton
Coordinates: 53°34′26″N 113°23′20″W / 53.574°N 113.389°W / 53.574; -113.389
Country Canada
Province Alberta
CityEdmonton
Quadrant[1]NW
Ward[1]7
Sector[2]Mature area
Area[3][4]Beverly
Government
 • Administrative bodyEdmonton City Council
 • CouncillorTony Caterina
Area
 • Total0.41 km2 (0.16 sq mi)
Elevation
656 m (2,152 ft)
Population
(2016)[7]
 • Total1,907
 • Density4,651.2/km2 (12,047/sq mi)
 • Change (2012–16)
Increase1%
 • Dwellings
730

Abbottsfield is a neighbourhood in east Edmonton, Alberta, Canada overlooking the North Saskatchewan River valley. The neighbourhood is named for Abraham Abbott, a resident of the Town of Beverly and long time school custodian in the Beverly School District.[8] While development of Abbottsfield didn't begin until nearly a decade after the amalgamation of Beverly with Edmonton in 1961, the neighbourhood is located in an area closely associated with Beverly. Beverly was a coal mining town, and one of the major Beverly coal mines was located in the Abbottsfield area.

Abbottsfield is bounded by the North Saskatchewan River valley on the east, 118 Avenue on the south, 34 Street on the west, and the Yellowhead Trail corridor on the north. Victoria Drive forms the boundary between the neighbourhood and river valley proper. Rundle Park is located in the river valley below Abbottsfield and the neighbourhood of Rundle Heights located immediately to the south.

Demographics[edit]

In the City of Edmonton's 2016 municipal census, Abbottsfield had a population of 1,907 living in 730 dwellings,[7] With a land area of 0.41 km2 (0.16 sq mi),[6] it had a population density of 4,651.2 people/km2 in 2016.[6][7]

Residential development[edit]

As of 2016, the majority of dwellings are row houses (64.9%), followed by apartments in low-rise apartment buildings (34.8%).[7] Approximately 71% of residences are rented.[7] In 2001, approximately 59% of residential dwellings in the neighbourhood were built during the 1970s.[9]

Shopping and services[edit]

Riverview Crossing (formerly known as Abbottsfield Shoppers Mall),[10][11] a shopping centre, is located on the west edge of the neighbourhood on 118 Avenue, and is also the location of the Abbottsfield Transit Centre.

Abbottsfield Transit Centre[edit]

Abbottsfield Transit Centre
Platforms2 bus bays[12]
Construction
ParkingNo
Bicycle facilitiesNo
Disabled accessYes
Other information
WebsiteAbbottsfield Transit Centre

The Abbottsfield Transit Centre is located near the Abbottsfield Mall on the west edge of the neighborhood. The transit centre is small compared to other transit centres in Edmonton and contains few amenities (no washrooms, park & ride, drop off areas, payphones, vending machines, etc...)[13]

The following bus routes serve the transit centre:[14]

Destination Routes
Belvedere Transit Centre 180
Clareview Transit Centre 183, 185
Coliseum Transit Centre 8, 141, 142
Downtown 8
Eaux Claires Transit Centre 180
Kingsway/Royal Alex Transit Centre 8
Lakewood Transit Centre 8
Millgate Transit Centre 8
Mill Woods Transit Centre 8

School special routes that arrive/depart from Abbottsfield Transit Centre include routes: 621, 919, 940 and 941.[15]

Mining[edit]

The Town of Beverly was a coal mining town with over twenty mines operating in the area during the town's history. The Cloverbar Mine was active in the area of Abbottsfield.

Surrounding neighbourhoods[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "City of Edmonton Wards & Standard Neighbourhoods" (PDF). City of Edmonton. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 16, 2011. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  2. ^ "Edmonton Developing and Planned Neighbourhoods, 2011" (PDF). City of Edmonton. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 26, 2014. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  3. ^ "The Way We Grow: Municipal Development Plan Bylaw- 15100" (PDF). City of Edmonton. 2010-05-26. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 2, 2015. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  4. ^ "City of Edmonton Plans in Effect" (PDF). City of Edmonton. November 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 17, 2013. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  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 d e "2016 Municipal Census - Abbottsfield" (PDF). City of Edmonton. City of Edmonton. Retrieved May 29, 2018.
  8. ^ Herzog p. 98
  9. ^ Neighbourhood profile
  10. ^ "Riverview Crossing". Riverview Crossing. Riverview Crossing GP Ltd. Retrieved May 19, 2018.
  11. ^ "Riverview Crossing" (PDF). Riverview Crossing. Riverview Crossing GP Ltd. Retrieved May 19, 2018.
  12. ^ "Abbottsfield Transit Centre Map" (PDF). City of Edmonton. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  13. ^ "Abbottsfield Transit Centre". City of Edmonton. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  14. ^ "Brochures in PDF". City of Edmonton. Retrieved September 28, 2017.
  15. ^ "School Service: ETS Trip Planner". City of Edmonton. Retrieved September 28, 2017.

Further reading[edit]

  • Herzog, Lawrence, "Built on Coal, A History of Beverly, Edmonton's Working Class Town", Beverly Community Development Society, 2000, Edmonton, Alberta

External links[edit]