Ambleside, Edmonton

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Ambleside is located in Edmonton
Location of Ambleside in Edmonton
Coordinates: 53°25′52″N 113°36′18″W / 53.431°N 113.605°W / 53.431; -113.605
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
City Edmonton
Quadrant[1] NW/SW
Ward[1] 9
Sector[2] Southwest
Area[3][4] Windermere
 • Administrative body Edmonton City Council
 • Councillor Bryan Anderson
 • Total 3.31 km2 (1.28 sq mi)
Elevation 683 m (2,241 ft)
Population (2012)[7]
 • Total 2,328
 • Density 703.3/km2 (1,822/sq mi)
 • Change (2009–12) Increase838.7%
 • Dwellings 1,358

Ambleside is a neighbourhood in southwest Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

It is bounded on the north by Anthony Henday Drive, on the south by Ellerslie Road, on the west by 170 Street SW/Terwillegar Drive, and on the east by 141 Street.[8][9]

The origin of the name – borrowed from that of Ambleside in Cumbria, England – is Old Norse Á-mel-sǽtr = "river — sandbank — summer pasture".


In the City of Edmonton's 2012 municipal census, Ambleside had a population of 2,328 living in 1,358 dwellings,[7] an 838.7% change from its 2009 population of 248.[10] With a land area of 3.31 km2 (1.28 sq mi),[6] it had a population density of 703.3 people/km2 in 2012.[6][7]


On the north side of the community is located the shopping centre the Currents of Windermere. Several major retailers, including Walmart, London Drugs, Canadian Tire, Home Depot, Cabelas, and Staples all have locations in the Currents. Smaller businesses include Second Cup, Liquor Depot, Dollarama, and Swiss Chalet. A Cineplex Odeon theatre is at the center of the development.


Bus service to Ambleside was established in October 2007 on Route 324 by the Edmonton Transit System during peak hours only. Bus service has since been expanded, with Route 24[11] servicing the neighbourhood during daytime hours, and Route 324 providing service later at night and on early mornings and evenings on the weekend.[12] Both routes run at a frequency of every thirty minutes. Both routes provide ready access to the Light Rail Transit (LRT) mainline at Century Park Station, which in turns provides ready access to downtown, and other areas of the city.

The main roadway into the neighbourhood is Windermere Boulevard. There is some residential development located just to the south of this roadway east of where it intersects Terwillegar Drive. Housing construction has increased with time, with a mix of single family homes and duplexes. There are also several townhouse and apartment style condominiums either fully built or under construction in the neighbourhood.

Surrounding neighbourhoods[edit]


  1. ^ a b "City of Edmonton Wards & Standard Neighbourhoods" (PDF). City of Edmonton. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 3, 2014. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Edmonton Developing and Planned Neighbourhoods, 2011" (PDF). City of Edmonton. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 4, 2013. 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 "Municipal Census Results – Edmonton 2012 Census". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Ambleside Neighbourhood Structure Plan (Office Consolidation)" (PDF). City of Edmonton. November 2008. Retrieved 2011-01-29. 
  9. ^ "Windermere Area Structure Plan (Office Consolidation)" (PDF). City of Edmonton. October 2008. Retrieved 2011-01-29. 
  10. ^ "2009 Municipal Census Results". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
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