Riverdale, Edmonton

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Riverdale is located in Edmonton
Location of Riverdale in Edmonton
Coordinates: 53°32′35″N 113°28′23″W / 53.543°N 113.473°W / 53.543; -113.473
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
City Edmonton
Quadrant[1] NW
Ward 6
Sector[2] Mature area
Area[3] Central core
 • Administrative body Edmonton City Council
 • Councillor Scott McKeen
 • Total 1.04 km2 (0.40 sq mi)
Elevation 647 m (2,123 ft)
Population (2012)[6]
 • Total 1,980
 • Density 1,903.8/km2 (4,931/sq mi)
 • Change (2009–12) Decrease-2.7%
 • Dwellings 1,022

Riverdale is a river valley neighbourhood located just east of the downtown core in the city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Its boundaries on the east and south are the North Saskatchewan River. Immediately across the river to the south is another Edmonton river valley neighbourhood--Cloverdale. Riverdale shares the approaches to the Low Level Bridge with a third river valley neighbourhood, Rossdale. To the north, is the neighbourhood of Boyle Street. Riverdale's boundary with the downtown core runs approximately along Grierson Hill Road.


Residential Street in Riverdale looking south from Rowland Road.

In the City of Edmonton's 2012 municipal census, Riverdale had a population of 1,980 living in 1,022 dwellings,[6] a -2.7% change from its 2009 population of 2,034.[7] With a land area of 1.04 km2 (0.40 sq mi),[8] it had a population density of 1,903.8 people/km2 in 2012.[5][6]

Residential development[edit]

The neighbourhood was a popular site with early residents of the city of Edmonton, and soon had both a lumbermill and brickyard with fuel supplied by coal mined from nearby cliffs in the river valley.[9]

Today, approximately one residential dwelling in four dates from before 1946. Most of the rest of the homes were built over the next 40 years, with only one dwelling in ten dating from 1985 or later.

There is one school, Riverdale School, located in the neighbourhood.

The neighbourhood also has several parks: Allan Stein Park, Dawson Park, Louise McKinney Park, and Louise McKinney Riverfront Park.


  1. ^ "City of Edmonton Wards & Standard Neighbourhoods" (PDF). City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Edmonton Developing and Planned Neighbourhoods, 2011" (PDF). City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ "The Way We Grow: Municipal Development Plan Bylaw 15100" (PDF). City of Edmonton. 2010-05-26. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  4. ^ "City Councillors". City of Edmonton. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Neighbourhoods (data plus kml file)". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c "Municipal Census Results – Edmonton 2012 Census". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  7. ^ "2009 Municipal Census Results". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Neighbourhoods (data plus kml file)". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  9. ^ See the neighbourhood description in the [maps.edmonton.ca map utility] on the City of Edmonton web site.

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