Overlooking the Saskatchewan River in the Clareview area of North-East Edmonton, the Bannerman community neighbourhood was named after a settler who lived in the Belmont area in 1883. A family-filled, residential neighbourhood with mainly single-family detached homes and row housing, there are a few low-rise apartment rentals in the area and a scattering of duplexes.
According to the City of Edmonton’s 2001 census report, around 70% of the homes are owned (with the majority being houses), with 30% being rented (mostly from the apartment complexes). Most of these homes were built in the 1970s, with another small building boom in the 80s.
Possible new projects in the community include the proposed Bannerman Community Garden/ Espalier Orchard by the Bannerman Community League’s hockey rink. A 500ft perimeter surrounds the rink, and the community league is planning a 3ft-wide garden to surround the rink – opening up a possibility for 1,500ft of gardening possibilities. Options include planting apple, pear and cherry trees, as well as planting vegetables like peas, carrots, cucumber, squash and more, in addition to fruit vines like grapes, kiwis and strawberries. Details to be finalized soon.
- North: 144 Avenue, South: 137 Avenue, East: 20 Street, West: Victoria Trail
Things to Do:
Check out the Bannerman Community League (14034 23 Street) website to see all the free and cheap events going on in this area. Samples include: corn roasts, pancake breakfasts, casino events, Parent-and-Tot groups, community dances, trunk sales, workout classes, hockey and skate days, and free swims.
Also on Facebook: Bannerman Community
- Clareview Arena
- Londonderry Arena
- Bannerman Elementary School
- Clareview LRT Station and Bus Depot
For more information, please see Edmonton’s census document on the Bannerman area.