Parkdale, Edmonton

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Parkdale
Neighbourhood
Parkdale is located in Edmonton
Parkdale
Parkdale
Location of Parkdale in Edmonton
Coordinates: 53°33′58″N 113°28′16″W / 53.566°N 113.471°W / 53.566; -113.471
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
City Edmonton
Quadrant[1] NW
Ward[1] 7
Sector[2] Mature area
Government[3]
 • Administrative body Edmonton City Council
 • Councillor Tony Caterina
Area[4]
 • Total 0.99 km2 (0.38 sq mi)
Elevation 666 m (2,185 ft)
Population (2012)[5]
 • Total 3,205
 • Density 3,237.4/km2 (8,385/sq mi)
 • Change (2009–12) Decrease-6.9%
 • Dwellings 1,896

Parkdale is a central neighbourhood in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada located a short distance north of the downtown core. Located to the south of the neighbourhood is Commonwealth Stadium and to the north east is Northlands Coliseum. Parkdale is part of the Norwood area of Edmonton.

The community is represented by the Parkdale-Cromdale Community League, established in 1921, which maintains a community hall and outdoor rink located at 85 Street and 113 Avenue.[6][7] The Cromdale Community League operated as a separate entity from 1925 until 1986 when it joined the then Parkdale Community League.[7]

Demographics[edit]

In the City of Edmonton's 2012 municipal census, Parkdale had a population of 3,205 living in 1,896 dwellings,[5] a -6.9% change from its 2009 population of 3,444.[8] With a land area of 0.99 km2 (0.38 sq mi), it had a population density of 3,237.4 people/km2 in 2012.[4][5]

The neighbourhood population is highly mobile with only 39.2% of residents having lived at the same address for five years or longer. One in five residents (22.4%) have lived at the same address for under one year, and another one in four (25.3%) have lived at the same address for one to three years.[9]

Average household incomes in Parkdale are significantly below the average household income in the City of Edmonton at large.

Income By Household - 2001 Census[10][11]
Income Range ($) Parkdale[12] Edmonton[13]
(% of Households) (% of Households)
Under $10,000 9.1% 6.3%
$10,000-$19,999 21.7% 12.4%
$20,000-$29,999 17.1% 11.9%
$30,000-$39,999 12.9% 11.8%
$40,000-$49,999 14.4% 10.9%
$50,000-$59,999 7.6% 9.5%
$60,000-$69,999 6.5% 8.3%
$70,000-$79,999 3.5% 6.7%
$80,000-$89,999 3.0% 5.4%
$90,000-$99,999 2.3% 4.2%%
$100,000 and over 1.9% 12.6%%
Average household income $36,807 $57,360

Residential development[edit]

111 Avenue looking towards Commonwealth Stadium

Parkdale is an older neighbourhood with roughly four out of ten (40.5%) or residences being constructed by the end of World War II. another third of the residences (32.4%) were constructed between the end of the war and 1960.

Two out of three residences in the neighbourhood (67%) are single-family dwellings according to the 2005 municipal census. Another 27% are a mixture of apartment style condominiums and rented apartments. Most of the remainder are duplexes[14] with a few row houses and some social housing units as well. Six out of ten (61.1%) of residences are owner-occupied with the remainder being rented.[15]

Residents have good access to the Edmonton LRT system with Coliseum station located near the northeast corner of the neighbourhood and Stadium station located near the southeast corner.

There is one school in the neighbourhood; St. Alphonsus Catholic Elementary Junior High School is operated by the Edmonton Catholic School System. Parkdale Elementary Junior High School was operated by the Edmonton Public School System until its closure in 2010.

The neighbourhood is bounded on the south by 112 Avenue, on the north by 118 Avenue, on the west by 89 Street, and on the east by the Canadian National Railway right of way and the city's north east LRT line. Fort Road passes through the neighbourhood.

Surrounding neighbourhoods[edit]

See also[edit]

References[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. ^ "Parkdale-Cromdale Community League". Parkdale-Cromdale Community League. Retrieved October 7, 2017. 
  7. ^ a b 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. 
  9. ^ Length of Residence
  10. ^ 2000 dollars
  11. ^ Income is for all persons in the household. So, if there are two persons in the household and each person earns $15,000, the household income is $30,000
  12. ^ Income by Households
  13. ^ Income by Households
  14. ^ Duplexes include triplexes and quadruplexes.
  15. ^ [1] and [2]

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