Idylwylde, Edmonton

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Idylwylde is located in Edmonton
Location of Idylwylde in Edmonton
Coordinates: 53°31′19″N 113°26′56″W / 53.522°N 113.449°W / 53.522; -113.449
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Sector[2]Mature area
 • Administrative bodyEdmonton City Council
 • CouncillorBen Henderson
 • Total0.66 km2 (0.25 sq mi)
669 m (2,195 ft)
 • Total1,778
 • Density2,693.9/km2 (6,977/sq mi)
 • Change (2009–12)
 • Dwellings

Idylwylde is a residential neighbourhood in south east Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Tree lined street in Idylwylde

The neighbourhood is bounded on the south by Whyte Avenue, on the north by 90 Avenue, on the west by 83 Street and on the east by 75 Street.

The community is represented by the Idylwylde Community League, established in 1955, which maintains a community hall and outdoor rink located at 81 Street and 86 Avenue.[6][7]


In the City of Edmonton's 2012 municipal census, Idylwylde had a population of 1,778 living in 997 dwellings,[5] a -0.4% change from its 2009 population of 1,785.[8] With a land area of 0.66 km2 (0.25 sq mi), it had a population density of 2,693.9 people/km2 in 2012.[4][5]

The neighbourhood population is somewhat mobile. According to the 2005 municipal census, just over one in eight residents (15.4%) had moved within the previous year. Another one in five (18.5%) had moved within the preceding one to three years. At the same time, just over half of residents (52.7%) had lived at the same address for at least five years.

Residential development[edit]

According to the 2001 federal census, just over half (56.1%) of the residences in the neighbourhood were built between the end of World War II and 1960. Another one in four (23.5%) were built between 1961 and 1980. There is some comparatively recent residential construction in the neighbourhood with just over one in ten residences (11.8%) of residences being built in the last half of the 1990s.[9]

Just over half the residences in the neighbourhood (56%) are single-family dwellings. Another four in ten (39%) are apartments and apartment style condominiums. Three out of four apartments are in low-rise buildings with fewer than five stories, with the remainder being in buildings with five or more stories. The remaining 4% of residences are duplexes.[10] Just over half of residences (56%) are owner-occupied, with the remaining residences being rented.[11]

Schools and services[edit]

There are two schools in the neighbourhood—Idylwylde Elementary School and Vimy Ridge Academy. The elementary school has been closed and is currently in use as an adult English as a second language instruction facility operated by the Edmonton Public School Board.

The Edmonton Free Methodist Church is located in Idylwylde.

Surrounding neighbourhoods[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "City of Edmonton Wards & Standard Neighbourhoods" (PDF). City of Edmonton. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 7, 2015. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  2. ^ "Edmonton Developing and Planned Neighbourhoods, 2011" (PDF). City of Edmonton. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 6, 2014. 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. ^ "Idylwylde Community League". Idylwylde Community League. Retrieved October 9, 2017.
  7. ^ Kuban, Ron (2005). Edmonton's Urban Villages: The Community League Movement. University of Alberta Press. ISBN 9781459303249.
  8. ^ "2009 Municipal Census Results". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
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  10. ^ Duplexes include triplexes and quadruplexes.
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