Canon Ridge, Edmonton

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Canon Ridge
Canon Ridge is located in Edmonton
Canon Ridge
Canon Ridge
Location of Canon Ridge in Edmonton
Coordinates: 53°34′48″N 113°22′44″W / 53.580°N 113.379°W / 53.580; -113.379
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
City Edmonton
Quadrant[1] NW
Ward[1] 4
Sector[2] Northeast
Area[3][4] Hermitage
 • Administrative body Edmonton City Council
 • Councillor Ed Gibbons
 • Total 0.52 km2 (0.20 sq mi)
Elevation 647 m (2,123 ft)
Population (2012)[7]
 • Total 2,025
 • Density 3,894.2/km2 (10,086/sq mi)
 • Change (2009–12) Increase17.8%
 • Dwellings 1,081

Canon Ridge is a residential neighbourhood in the Hermitage area of north east Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It "is named for an Anglican minister who arrived in Edmonton in 1875."[8] The neighbourhood overlooks the North Saskatchewan River valley.

The neighbourhood is bounded on the west by Victoria Trail, on the south by Yellowhead Trail, and on the north by Kennedale Ravine. To the east is the North Saskatchewan River valley.

Residents have access to the Edmonton LRT system at Belvedere Station to the west of the neighbourhood. The LRT provides access to the downtown core, the University of Alberta, Rexall Place, Edmonton Northlands, and the Edmonton Commonwealth Stadium.


In the City of Edmonton's 2012 municipal census, Canon Ridge had a population of 2,025 living in 1,081 dwellings,[7] a 17.8% change from its 2009 population of 1,719.[9] With a land area of 0.52 km2 (0.20 sq mi),[6] it had a population density of 3,894.2 people/km2 in 2012.[6][7]

Residential development[edit]

The residential development of the neighbourhood began during the 1960s. According to the 2001 federal census, 6.5% of the residences in the neighbourhood were built during the 1960s and 10.9% were built during the 1970s. Most of the development, however, dates to the 1980s. During the 1980s, four out of every five (78.2%) of all residences were constructed. While a small proportion of residences were built during the early 1990s, residential construction in the neighbourhood was substantially complete by 1991.[10]

The most common type or residence, according to the 2005 municipal census, is the apartment style condominium in low-rise buildings with fewer than five stories. These account for approximately two out of every five (39%) of all residences. Single-family dwellings and row houses each account for approximately three out of every ten residences (30% for single-family dwellings and 28% for row houses). Most of the remaining 2% are duplexes[11] Two out of every three (67%) of all residences are owner-occupied while one out of three residences (33%) are rented.

Population mobility[edit]

The population of the neighbourhood is highly mobile. According to the 2005 municipal census, almost one resident in three (30.4%) had moved within the previous twelve months. Another two in five residents (37.8%) had moved within the previous one to three years. Only one residnent in five (21.3%) had lived at the same address for five years or longer.[12]

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. ^ [From the neighbourhood description in the City of Edmonto Map Utility.
  9. ^ "2009 Municipal Census Results". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
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  11. ^ Duplexes include triplexes and quadruplexes.
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