Abbottsfield, Edmonton

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Abbottsfield is located in Edmonton
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
City Edmonton
Quadrant[1] NW
Ward[1] 7
Sector[2] Mature area
Area[3][4] Beverly
 • Administrative body Edmonton City Council
 • Councillor Tony Caterina
 • Total 0.41 km2 (0.16 sq mi)
Elevation 656 m (2,152 ft)
Population (2012)[7]
 • Total 1,888
 • Density 4,604.9/km2 (11,927/sq mi)
 • Change (2009–12) Increase4%
 • Dwellings 735

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.


In the City of Edmonton's 2012 municipal census, Abbottsfield had a population of 1,888 living in 735 dwellings,[7] a 4% change from its 2009 population of 1,815.[9] With a land area of 0.41 km2 (0.16 sq mi),[6] it had a population density of 4,604.9 people/km2 in 2012.[6][7]

Residential development[edit]

As of 2012, the majority of dwellings are row houses (65.3%), followed by apartments in low-rise apartment buildings (34.4%).[10] Approximately 71% of residences are rented.[10] In 2001, approximately 59% of residential dwellings in the neighbourhood were built during the 1970s.[11]

Shopping and services[edit]

Abbottsfield Mall, 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.


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

  • Cloverbar Mine

Surrounding neighbourhoods[edit]


  1. ^ a b "City of Edmonton Wards & Standard Neighbourhoods" (PDF). City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Edmonton Developing and Planned Neighbourhoods, 2011" (PDF). City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ "The Way We Grow: Municipal Development Plan Bylaw- 15100" (PDF). City of Edmonton. 2010-05-26. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  4. ^ "City of Edmonton Plans in Effect" (PDF). City of Edmonton. November 2011. 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 "Municipal Census Results – Edmonton 2012 Census". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  8. ^ Herzog p. 98
  9. ^ "2009 Municipal Census Results". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "2012 Municipal Census: Summary of All Questions (Abbottsfield Neighbourhood)" (PDF). City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 24, 2014. 
  11. ^ Neighbourhood profile

Further reading[edit]

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

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