Bonnie Doon, Edmonton

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Bonnie Doon
Bonnie Doon is located in Edmonton
Bonnie Doon
Bonnie Doon
Location of Bonnie Doon in Edmonton
Coordinates: 53°31′30″N 113°27′58″W / 53.525°N 113.466°W / 53.525; -113.466
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
City Edmonton
Quadrant[1] NW
Ward[1] 8
Sector[2] Mature area
 • Administrative body Edmonton City Council
 • Councillor Ben Henderson
 • Total 1.5 km2 (0.6 sq mi)
Elevation 665 m (2,182 ft)
Population (2012)[5]
 • Total 4,550
 • Density 3,033.3/km2 (7,856/sq mi)
 • Change (2009–12) Increase8.4%
 • Dwellings 2,446

Bonnie Doon is a neighbourhood in south-central Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The western part of Bonnie Doon was originally part of the City of Strathcona, and became a part of Edmonton when Strathcona and Edmonton merged in 1912. The rest of the land in the neighbourhood was incorporated by Edmonton the following year.[6]

Bonnie Doon takes its name from the Scottish for “pleasant, rolling countryside,” and was named in 1912 in honour of Canadian-born Premier Alexander Cameron Rutherford of Scottish descent who owned a portion of the land east of Mill Creek.[7]

It is the heart of the Franco-Albertan community[8] and hosts the only francophone university west of Manitoba, the University of Alberta's Campus Saint-Jean, which is located just north of Whyte Avenue on Rue Marie-Anne Gaboury (91 Street).

The neighbourhood is also home to one of Edmonton's first major shopping malls, Bonnie Doon Shopping Centre.

The neighbourhood extends roughly from the North Saskatchewan River Valley in the north to Whyte (82) Avenue in the south, and Mill Creek Ravine in the west to Connors Road in the north-east and 83 Street in the east.

There are two schools in the neighbourhood: Rutherford Elementary School and École Maurice-Lavallée.

Surrounding neighbourhoods include: Strathearn to the north, Idylwylde and Holyrood to the east, and King Edward Park to the south. These neighbourhoods are sometimes collectively referred to as the Bonnie Doon area. In the river valley to the north of Bonnie Doon is the neighbourhood of Cloverdale.


In the City of Edmonton's 2012 municipal census, Bonnie Doon had a population of 4,550 living in 2,446 dwellings,[5] an 8.4% change from its 2009 population of 4,198.[9] With a land area of 1.5 km2 (0.58 sq mi), it had a population density of 3,033.3 people/km2 in 2012.[4][5]


  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. ^ "City Councillors". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Neighbourhoods (data plus kml file)". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c "Municipal Census Results – Edmonton 2012 Census". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  6. ^ Neighbourhood description in the map utility on the City of Edmonton web site.
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  8. ^ Fédération des communautés francophones et acadiennes du Canada, Profil de la communauté francophone de l'Alberta, Géographie, p. 1 : « Dans la ville d'Edmonton elle-même, le secteur de Bonnie Doon, site de nombreuses institutions francophones, revendique le titre de quartier français. »
  9. ^ "2009 Municipal Census Results". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 

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