Michaels Park, Edmonton

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Michaels Park
Michaels Park is located in Edmonton
Michaels Park
Michaels Park
Location of Michaels Park in Edmonton
Coordinates: 53°28′44″N 113°26′53″W / 53.479°N 113.448°W / 53.479; -113.448
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Mill Woods
 • MayorDon Iveson
 • Administrative bodyEdmonton City Council
 • CouncillorMike Nickel
 • Total0.83 km2 (0.32 sq mi)
688 m (2,257 ft)
 • Total2,201
 • Density2,651.8/km2 (6,868/sq mi)
 • Change (2009–12)
 • Dwellings

Michaels Park is a residential neighbourhood in the Millbourne community of Mill Woods in south east Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The neighbourhood is named for John "Mike" Michaels, best known for being Edmonton's preeminent news stand operator - "Mike's News Stand" - which he opened in 1912 upon immigrating to Edmonton from New York. In 1913 he founded the Edmonton Newsboys' Band in an effort to keep his newsboys, often school drop-outs, out of trouble. The band gained international recognition, performing throughout the United States, Canada, and England.[8] John Michaels was also "involved in community service for 50 years and was best known for his promotion of aviation and the north country." [9]

According to the 2001 federal census, most of the residential construction (81.8%) occurred during the 1970s.[10]

Just over half the homes in the neighbourhood (54%), according to the 205 municipal census, are single-family dwellings. Another one in three (29%) are row houses. Fifteen percent are rented apartments and apartment style condominiums. The remaining 2% are duplexes.[11] Four out of five (80.2%) of residences are owner-occupied with the remainder being rented.[12]

There is a single park in the neighbourhood, Michaels Park.

The neighbourhood is bounded on the north by Whitemud Drive, on the west by 76 Street, on the east by 66 Street, and on the south by 38 Avenue. Milbourne Road East cuts through the neighbourhood.


In the City of Edmonton's 2012 municipal census, Michaels Park had a population of 2,201 living in 846 dwellings,[7] a 0.3% change from its 2009 population of 2,195.[13] With a land area of 0.83 km2 (0.32 sq mi),[6] it had a population density of 2,651.8 people/km2 in 2012.[6][7]

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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. ^ "The Way We Grow: Municipal Development Plan Bylaw 15100" (PDF). City of Edmonton. 2010-05-26. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 2, 2015. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  4. ^ "City of Edmonton Plans in Effect" (PDF). City of Edmonton. November 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 17, 2013. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  5. ^ "City Councillors". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 16, 2014.
  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. ^ Berger, Carol (2004). Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: The University of Alberta Press. p. 220. ISBN 0-88864-423-X.
  9. ^ Neighbourhood description in the City of Edmonton map utility.
  10. ^ "2001 Federal Census : Period of Construction No. : Occupied Private Dwellings" (PDF). Censusdocs.edmonton.ca. Retrieved 2016-02-07. Period of Construction
  11. ^ Duplexes include triplexes and quadruplexes.
  12. ^ "2005 Municipal Census : Dwelling Unit by Structure Type and Ownership" (PDF). Censusdocs.edmonton.ca. Retrieved 2016-02-07.
  13. ^ "2009 Municipal Census Results". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013.

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