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
Sector[2]Mature area
Area[3]Central core
 • Administrative bodyEdmonton City Council
 • City CouncillorScott McKeen
 • Provincial MLAJanis Irwin
 • Federal MP Heather McPherson
 • Total1.04 km2 (0.40 sq mi)
647 m (2,123 ft)
 • Total2,004
 • Density1,926.9/km2 (4,991/sq mi)
 • Change (2012–19)
 • Dwellings

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 from which the name of the community is associated with. 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.

The community is represented by the Riverdale Community League, established in 1920, which maintains a community hall and outdoor rink located at 92 Street and 100 Avenue.[7][8] The Riverdale Community League also publishes a regular community newsletter, The Riverdalian.[9]


Residential Street in Riverdale looking south from Rowland Road.

In the City of Edmonton's 2019 municipal census, Riverdale had a population of 2,004 living in 1,020 dwellings,[6] a 1% change from its 2012 population of 1,980.[10] With a land area of 1.04 km2 (0.40 sq mi),[11] it had a population density of 1,929.9 people/km2 in 2019.[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.[12]

A neighbourhood restaurant, Little Brick Cafe and General Store, opened in 2015 and is named as a nod to the area's brickyard roots.[13]

There is one elementary school, Riverdale School, located in the neighbourhood.[14]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "City of Edmonton Wards & Standard Neighbourhoods" (PDF). City of Edmonton. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 7, 2015. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  2. ^ "Edmonton Developing and Planned Neighbourhoods, 2011" (PDF). City of Edmonton. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 6, 2014. 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 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 2019 Census". City of Edmonton. Retrieved January 27, 2020.
  7. ^ "Riverdale Community League". Riverdale Community League. Retrieved October 13, 2017.
  8. ^ Kuban, Ron (2005). Edmonton's Urban Villages: The Community League Movement. University of Alberta Press. ISBN 9781459303249.
  9. ^ "Riverdalian News Archive". Riverdale Community League. Retrieved January 29, 2020.
  10. ^ "2012 Municipal Census Results". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
  11. ^ "Neighbourhoods (data plus kml file)". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
  12. ^ See the neighbourhood description in the [maps.edmonton.ca map utility] on the City of Edmonton web site.
  13. ^ "Historic J.B. Little home in Riverdale to open doors as cafe". CBC. February 10, 2015. Retrieved January 29, 2020.
  14. ^ "School Profile". riverdale.epsb.ca. Retrieved 2020-01-30.

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