Malmo Plains, Edmonton

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Malmo Plains
Malmo Plains is located in Edmonton
Malmo Plains
Malmo Plains
Location of Malmo Plains in Edmonton
Coordinates: 53°29′10″N 113°31′44″W / 53.486°N 113.529°W / 53.486; -113.529
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Sector[2]Mature area
 • Administrative bodyEdmonton City Council
 • CouncillorMichael Walters
 • Total0.94 km2 (0.36 sq mi)
671 m (2,201 ft)
 • Total2,990
 • Change (2016–19)
 • Dwellings

Malmo Plains is a residential neighbourhood in south west Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The University of Alberta family residences, called Michener Park, comprise the west end of the neighbourhood. The neighbourhood is named for a type of soil, malmo silty clay loam, common in the area.[6]

The neighbourhood is bounded on the west by 122 Street, on the east by 111 Street, on the north by 51 Avenue and on the south by Whitemud Drive.

The community is represented by the Malmo Plains Community League, established in 1965, which maintains a community hall, outdoor rink and beach volleyball courts located at 115 Street and 48 Avenue.[7][8]

In 2021 with a planned completion year of 2022, Malmo Plains will receive neighbourhood renewal from the City of Edmonton (includes road paving, sidewalk and curb replacement, and streetlight replacement). Residents will vote whether or not to install decorative streetlights as opposed to replacing standard grey streetlights.[9]


In the City of Edmonton's 2012 municipal census, Malmo Plains had a population of 3,305 living in 1,305 dwellings,[10] a 1.7% change from its 2009 population of 3,251.[11] With a land area of 0.94 km2 (0.36 sq mi), it had a population density of 3,516 people/km2 in 2012.[4][10]

Residential development[edit]

Most of the residential construction in the neighbourhood occurred during the 1960s, when almost three out of every four residences (72.7%) were constructed. The most common type of residence in the neighbourhood is the single-family dwelling, which account for one out of every two residences (51%). The remaining residences are split almost equally between apartments (26%) and row houses (23%). Most of the single-family dwellings are owner-occupied, while most of the apartments are rented.[12] Michener Park accounts for a significant proportion of the apartments, and are only available as residences to families where one or more of the adults in the family are students at the University of Alberta.

Shopping and services[edit]

In addition to a pair of small strip shopping centres located in adjacent neighbourhoods, residents have access to Southgate Centre, one of Edmonton's major shopping malls.[13]


There is one school in the neighbourhood: Malmo Plains Elementary School operated by the Edmonton Public School System.[14][15][13]


The neighbourhood is served by the Southgate LRT station, which opened on April 24, 2010.[16][13]

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 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. ^ "2019 Edmonton Municipal Census (Neighbourhood)". Tableau Public. Retrieved 2019-10-07.
  6. ^ City of Edmonton - Maps
  7. ^ "Hall Rental". Malmo Plains Community League. Retrieved October 7, 2017.
  8. ^ Kuban, Ron (2005). Edmonton's Urban Villages: The Community League Movement. University of Alberta Press. ISBN 9781459303249.
  9. ^ "Building Great Neighbourhoods - Malmo Plains". City of Edmonton. 2019-10-10. Archived from the original on 2019-10-11. Retrieved 2019-10-11.
  10. ^ a b "Municipal Census Results – Edmonton 2012 Census". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
  11. ^ "2009 Municipal Census Results". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
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  13. ^ a b c "Malmo". Westcorp. Retrieved 2019-10-19.
  14. ^ "Malmo Plains". Malmo Plains. Retrieved 2019-10-19.
  15. ^ "Malmo - Malmo School". Retrieved 2019-10-19.
  16. ^ "Transforming Edmonton » South LRT Opens April 24". Archived from the original on 2019-10-19. Retrieved 2019-10-19.

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