Kensington, Edmonton

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Kensington is located in Edmonton
Location of Kensington in Edmonton
Coordinates: 53°35′46″N 113°31′41″W / 53.596°N 113.528°W / 53.596; -113.528
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Sector[2]Mature area
 • Administrative bodyEdmonton City Council
 • CouncillorBev Esslinger
 • Total1.32 km2 (0.51 sq mi)
680 m (2,230 ft)
 • Total3,595
 • Density2,723.5/km2 (7,054/sq mi)
 • Change (2009–12)
 • Dwellings

Kensington is a residential neighbourhood in north west Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. While the land was annexed by Edmonton in 1913, development of the neighbourhood didn't occur until much later.

According to the 2001 federal census three in ten (27.8%) of residences in the neighbourhood were built shortly after the end of World War II, that is, between 1946 and 1960. Another four in ten residences (37.0%) were built during the 1960s. There was little new development in the neighbourhood until the mid-1990s. Between 1996 and 2000, there was a sharp increase in the number of residences constructed with another one in five (21.8%) being built during this period.[6]

In 2005, the most common type of residence in the neighbourhood was the single-family dwelling. These accounted for six out of ten (63%) of the residences in the neighbourhood. Rented apartments and apartment style condominiums accounted for another one in four (23%) of residences. Duplexes accounting for one in eight (12%) or residences.[7] The remaining 2% of residences were row houses. Seven out of ten (71%) or residences were owner occupied, while three out of ten (29%) were rented.[8]

There is a single school in the neighbourhood, Kensington Elementary School, operated by the Edmonton Public School System. Since September 2011, a portion of Kensington School is leased to the Greater North Central Francophone Education Region No. 2 which operates a Kindergarten to grade 6 francophone school, École À la Découverte.

The community is represented by the Kensington Community League, established in 1960, which maintains a community hall and outdoor rink located at 121 Street and 134A Avenue.[9][10]


In the City of Edmonton's 2012 municipal census, Kensington had a population of 3,595 living in 1,753 dwellings,[5] a -6% change from its 2009 population of 3,824.[11] With a land area of 1.32 km2 (0.51 sq mi),[4] it had a population density of 2,723.5 people/km2 in 2012.[4][5]

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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. ^ "City Councillors". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  4. ^ a b c "Neighbourhoods (data plus kml file)". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
  5. ^ a b c "Municipal Census Results – Edmonton 2012 Census". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
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  7. ^ Includes triplexes and quadruplexes.
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  9. ^ "Kensington Community League". Kensington Community League. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  10. ^ Kuban, Ron (2005). Edmonton's Urban Villages: The Community League Movement. University of Alberta Press. ISBN 9781459303249.
  11. ^ "2009 Municipal Census Results". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013.

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