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Gold Bar, Edmonton

Gold Bar
Neighbourhood
Gold Bar is located in Edmonton
Gold Bar
Gold Bar
Location of Gold Bar in Edmonton
Coordinates:
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
City Edmonton
Quadrant[1] NW
Ward[1] 8
Sector[2] Mature area
Government[3]
 • Administrative body Edmonton City Council
 • Councillor Ben Henderson
Area[4]
 • Total 1.01 km2 (0.39 sq mi)
Elevation 664 m (2,178 ft)
Population (2012)[5]
 • Total 2,840
 • Density 2,811.9/km2 (7,283/sq mi)
 • Change (2009–12) Increase4.5%
 • Dwellings 1,194

Gold Bar is a residential neighbourhood in south east Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

The neighbourhood's west boundary is 50 Street. The northern boundary follows a zig zag path running north east from 50 Street until it reaches the Gold Bar Ravine. The Gold Bar Ravine forms the neighbourhood's eastern and southern boundaries, while 101 Avenue runs just to the south of the neighbourhood.

The municipal waste water treatment plant in Gold Bar.

Demographics

In the City of Edmonton's 2012 municipal census, Gold Bar had a population of 2,840 living in 1,194 dwellings,[5] a 4.5% change from its 2009 population of 2,717.[6] With a land area of 1.01 km2 (0.39 sq mi),[4] it had a population density of 2,811.9 people/km2 in 2012.[4][5]

Residential development

Residential Street in Gold Bar

While a few of the residences in Gold Bar, according to the 2001 federal census, were built before the end of World War II, two out of every three (66.7%) of all residences in the neighbourhood were built between 1946 and 1960. Another one in four (22.8%) were built during the 1960s. The remaining residences in the neighbourhood were built after 1970.[7]

The most common type of residence in the neighbourhood, accounting for four out of every five (79%) of all residences according to the 2005 municipal census, is the single-family dwelling. Another one in five (18%) are row houses. There are also a few (3%) rented apartments in low-rise buildings with fewer than five stories. Almost three out of every four (73%) are owner-occupied with only one out of four (27%) are rented.[8]

Schools

There are two schools in the neighbourhood. Gold Bar Elementary School is operated by the Edmonton Public School System. Mount Carmel Bible School is a private Christian post-secondary school offering a one-year program.[9] The former St. Bede Catholic Elementary School lands were acquired in 2004 by the City of Edmonton and reserved for parkland.

Shopping

Capilano Mall is located to the south west of Gold Bar in the neighbourhood of Ottewell.

Surrounding neighbourhoods

References

  1. ^ a b "City of Edmonton Wards & Standard Neighbourhoods". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Edmonton Developing and Planned Neighbourhoods, 2011". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ "City Councillors". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "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. ^ "2009 Municipal Census Results". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  7. ^ http://censusdocs.edmonton.ca/DD23/FEDERAL%202001/Neighbourhood/GOLD%20BAR.pdf
  8. ^ http://censusdocs.edmonton.ca/C05002/MUNICIPAL%202005/Neighbourhood/GOLD%20BAR.pdf
  9. ^ http://www.mountcarmel.net/about

External links

  • Gold Bar Neighbourhood Profile
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