Bisset, Edmonton

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Bisset is located in Edmonton
Location of Bisset in Edmonton
Coordinates: 53°27′29″N 113°24′05″W / 53.458°N 113.4014°W / 53.458; -113.4014
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Mill Woods
 • MayorDon Iveson
 • Administrative bodyEdmonton City Council
 • CouncillorMohinder Banga
 • Total0.94 km2 (0.36 sq mi)
706 m (2,316 ft)
 • Total3,850
 • Density4,095.7/km2 (10,608/sq mi)
 • Change (2009–12)
 • Dwellings

Bisset is a residential neighbourhood located in the Mill Woods area of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The neighbourhood "is named for Judge Athelstan Bisset, Q.C."[8] It is a part of the Mill Woods community of Ridgewood.

Residential development in the area began during the 1960s, with most residential construction (70%) occurring during the 1980s.[9] Just over half (56%) of the residences in the neighbourhood are single-family dwellings. Another 25%, or one in four, residences are apartments in low-rise buildings with fewer than five stories. Row houses make up another 15% of residences, with most of the remainder being duplexes.[10][11]

Approximately two out of three residences (65.1%) are owner occupied. However, a high proportion (34.9%) of the residences in the neighbourhood are rented.[12]

Almost one out of two (45.9%) of households have one or two persons. There is also a significant proportion of residences (41.4%) with four or five persons. The average number of people per household in Bisset is 3.0 persons.[13]

There are two schools in the neighbourhood: Bisset Elementary School operated by the Edmonton Public School System and Mary Hanley Catholic Elementary School operated by Edmonton's catholic school system.

The following places of worship are located in the neighbourhood: the Islamic Shia Ithna-Asheri Centre and Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamat of Edmonton, the Mill Woods Community Church (Moravian), and the Sunrise Community Church (Mill Woods).

The neighbourhood is bounded by 34 Avenue on the north, 23 Avenue on the south, 34 Street on the east, and on the west by Mill Woods Road East.

The community is represented by the Ridgewood Community League, established in 1982, which maintains a community hall and outdoor rink located at Mill Woods Road East and 37 Avenue.[14][15]


In the City of Edmonton's 2012 municipal census, Bisset had a population of 3,850 living in 1,411 dwellings,[7] a -3.3% change from its 2009 population of 3,980.[16] With a land area of 0.94 km2 (0.36 sq mi), it had a population density of 4,095.7 people/km2 in 2012.[6][7]

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  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. ^ "Mayor and City Council". City of Edmonton. Retrieved November 12, 2017.
  6. ^ a b "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. ^ Neighbourhood description in the map utility on the City of Edmonton web site.
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  10. ^ Duplexes includes triplexes and quadruplexes.
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  14. ^ "Ridgewood Community League". Ridgewood Community League. Retrieved October 13, 2017.
  15. ^ Kuban, Ron (2005). Edmonton's Urban Villages: The Community League Movement. University of Alberta Press. ISBN 9781459303249.
  16. ^ "2009 Municipal Census Results". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013.

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