Ottewell, Edmonton

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Ottewell is located in Edmonton
Location of Ottewell in Edmonton
Coordinates: 53°31′48″N 113°25′52″W / 53.530°N 113.431°W / 53.530; -113.431
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Sector[2]Mature area
 • Administrative bodyEdmonton City Council
 • CouncillorBen Henderson
 • Total2.58 km2 (1.00 sq mi)
664 m (2,178 ft)
 • Total5,869
 • Density2,274.8/km2 (5,892/sq mi)
 • Change (2009–12)
 • Dwellings

Ottewell is a large residential neighbourhood in east Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. "The area is named for the Ottewell family, who were among the first settlers south of the river in the 1880s".[6]

The neighbourhood is bounded on the west by 75 Street, on the east by 50 Street, on the south by 90 Avenue, and on the north by 98 Avenue and Terrace Road.

The community is represented by the Ottewell Community League, established in 1961, which maintains a community hall and outdoor rink located at 59 Street and 93A Avenue.[7][8]

Residential street corner in Ottewell


In the City of Edmonton's 2012 municipal census, Ottewell had a population of 5,869 living in 2,721 dwellings,[5] a -2.5% change from its 2009 population of 6,019.[9] With a land area of 2.58 km2 (1.00 sq mi), it had a population density of 2,274.8 people/km2 in 2012.[4][5]

Residential development[edit]

Looking south along 57 Street in Ottewell

Most of the residential construction in the neighbourhood (86.3%) occurred during the first fifteen years after the end of World War II, and was substantially compete by 1980.[10]

The most popular style of home according to the 2005 municipal census, is the single-family dwelling. Single-family dwellings account for eight out of ten (79%) of all residences in Ottewell. The next most common type of residence, accounting for almost one in eight (12%) of residences, is apartments in low-rise buildings with fewer than five stories. Four percent of residences are duplexes[11] while 5% of residences are included in a category called collective residences. Three out of every four residences (77%) are owner-occupied while the remaining residences are rented.[12]

Golden Homes was one of the major builders in the area. Houses that sold for approximately $20,000 new in the early 1960s are worth more than $400,000 by 2007, a twentyfold increase in price.


There are six schools in the Ottewell neighbourhood. Three are operated by the Edmonton Public School System, two are operated by the Edmonton Catholic School System, and one is an independent charter school.

  • Edmonton Public Schools
    • Braemar Public School
    • Clara Tyner Elementary School (1966)
    • Ottewell Junior High School(1960)
  • Edmonton Catholic Schools
  • Other
    • Suzuki Charter School Native Land

Shopping and services[edit]

Edmonton's Capilano Mall, which opened in 1966, is located at the north east corner of the neighbourhood. Ottewell Plaza, a strip mall containing a large grocery store and various other shops, is located in the far south of the neighbourhood.

Places of worship in Ottewell include Mosaic House Church, Ottewell United Church, St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, Braemar Baptist Church,[13] the Salvation Army Edmonton Temple, and Al-Hadi Mosque (Ahmadiyya Muslim).

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. ^ a b c "Municipal Census Results – Edmonton 2012 Census". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
  6. ^ From the neighbourhood description in the City of Edmonton map utility
  7. ^ "Contact Us". Ottewell Community League. Retrieved October 12, 2017.
  8. ^ Kuban, Ron (2005). Edmonton's Urban Villages: The Community League Movement. University of Alberta Press. ISBN 9781459303249.
  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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