Edmonton is a vibrant city, divided by the mighty North Saskatchewan River and united in a deep love of local sports teams. The city is home to a diverse population and tons of unique communities. How well do you know yours?
We’ve broken down the city—ward by ward—to help you get to know your neighbourhood better. For starters, you can learn about the characteristics of your ward and get to know your councillor. The city’s current slate of elected officials—including returning Mayor Don Iveson—took office in October 2017 and they’ll be in power until 2021, so it’s worth taking the time to learn about them.
Then, go beyond that to discover what your neighbours are really interested in. The most popular items borrowed from branches of the Edmonton Public Library that serve each ward hint at residents’ passions.
Not sure which ward you live in? Check out the City of Edmonton’s detailed ward maps to find your ward.
Use the links below to jump ahead to any ward.
Ward 1 Basics
Neighbourhoods: Aldergrove, Belmead, Britannia, Canora, Crestwood, Glenwood, Jasper Park, La Perle, Lewis Farms, Mayfield, Meadowlark, Parkview, Potter Greens, Rosenthal, Secord, Terra Losa, Webber Greens, Youngstown
Eligible Voters: 51,522
Councillor: Andrew Knack
Details: Located on the west side of the city, Ward 1 is a mix of business areas (it includes the West Edmonton Mall), industrial areas and older neighbourhoods, many experiencing infill development.
More than half of the residents in this ward own their homes and 35 per cent have lived there for five years or longer. The main language other than English is Tagalog, spoken by 4.4 per cent.
Ward 1 Faves
Most Popular Videogames: Call of Duty (JPL, LHL, WHP, WOO)
Ward 2 Basics
Neighbourhoods: Albany, Athlone, Baranow, Blatchford, Caernarvon, Calder, Carlisle, Carlton, Cumberland, Dovercourt, Griesbach, Hudson, Inglewood, Kensington, Lauderdale, Oxford, Pembia, Prince Charles, Prince Rupert, Rosslyn, Sherbrooke, Spruce Avenue, Wellington, Woodcroft
Eligible Voters: 53,404
Councillor: Bev Esslinger
Details: Home to NAIT, the Kingsway Mall and Edmonton’s former municipal airport, Ward 2 includes a number of industrial parks and some of the city’s older neighbourhoods.
Fewer than half of residents own their home and 34 per cent have lived in the area for five years or more. The most spoken languages other than English are Arabic and Taglog, each with 2.6 per cent.
Ward 2 Faves
Most Popular Books: Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham (CAL), The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney (WOO), The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (CSD), The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz (SPW)
Ward 3 Basics
Neighbourhoods: Baturyn, Beaumaris, Belle Rive, Canossa, Chambery, Crystallina Nera, Dunluce, Eaux Claires, Elsinore, Evansdale, Kilkenny, Klarvatten, Lago Lindo, Lorelei, Mayliewan, Ozerna, Rapperswill, Schonsee
Eligible Voters: 49,445
Councillor: Jon Dziadyk
Details: Ward 3 has a mix of older neighbourhoods and areas experiencing new development. It is one of the most culturally diverse areas in the city, according to the CBC.
Nearly two-thirds of residents own their homes and 40 per cent have lived in their home for five years or more. Arabic is the main language other than English, with 4.8 per cent of Ward 3 residents counting themselves as Arabic speakers.
Ward 3 Faves
Ward 4 Basics
Neighbourhoods: Bannerman, Belmont, Belvedere, Brintnell, Casselman, Clareview, Cy Becker, Ebbers, Edmonton Energy and Technology Park, Fraser, Hairsine, Hermitage, Hollick-Kenyon, Homesteader, Horse Hill, Kernohan, Kirkness, McLeod, Matt Berry, Miller, Overlanders, Sifton Park, York
Eligible Voters: 54,540
Councillor: Aaron Paquette
Details: The largest ward from a geographic standpoint, Ward 4 covers Edmonton’s northeast corner and contains a large industrial area, mixed-use communities, some older residential neighbourhoods and business hubs Londonderry Mall and Manning Town Centre.
More than half of residents own their home and 36.9 per cent have lived in there for five years or more. Other than English, French is the main language, spoken by 2.4 per cent.
Ward 4 Faves
Ward 5 Basics
Neighbourhoods: Callingwood, Cameron Heights, Dechene, Donsdale, Edgemont, Elmwood, Gariepy, Glastonbury, Granville, The Hamptons, Jamieson Place, Laurier Heights, Lymburn, Lynnwood, Oleskiw, Ormsby Place, Patricia Heights, Quesnell Heights, Rio Terrace, River’s Edge, Thorncliffe, The Uplands, Wedgewood Heights, Westridge
Eligible Voters: 49,544
Councillor: Sarah Hamilton
Details: Bordered on one side by the North Saskachewan River and split by the Anthony Henday, Ward 5 is above city average on income level and population of children.
More than half of residents own their home and 37.8 per cent have lived there for five years or more. The main language spoken, other than English, is Tagalog, with 4.5 per cent of Ward 5 counting themselves as Tagalog speakers.
Ward 5 Faves
Most Popular Videogames: Call of Duty (LHL, JPL)
Most Popular Music: 25 by Adele (LHL, JPL)
Ward 6 Basics
Neighbourhoods: Boyle Street, Downtown, Central McDougall, Glenora, Grovenor, McCauley, McQueen, Oliver, Queen Mary Park, Riverdale, Rossdale, Westmount
Eligible Voters: 53,393
Councillor: Scott McKeen
Details: Encompassing Edmonton’s downtown core, Ward 6 is home to the city’s most densely populated neighbourhood, its office district and Rogers Place. This ward is above the city average on university education, walking commuters and young adults.
This area has a much lower level of home ownership than other parts of the city, with less than one-quarter of residents owning, and only 23.5 per cent having lived there for five years or more. The primary language, other than English, is French which is spoken by 2.6 per cent.
Ward 6 Faves
Most Popular Videogames: Call of Duty (ESQ/MNA, WOO)
Most Popular Music: 25 by Adele (ESQ/MNA, WOO)
Ward 7 Basics
Neighbourhoods: Abbottsfield, Alberta Avenue, Balwin, Beacon Heights, Bellevue, Bergman, Beverly Heights, Cromdale, Eastwood, Elmwood Park, Delton, Delwood, Glengarry, Highlands, Killarney, Montrose, Newton, Northlands, Northmount, Parkdale, Rundle Heights
Eligible Voters: 46,056
Councillor: Tony Caterina
Details: Lying to the northeast of downtown, Ward 7 contains Northlands Coliseum, which will close permanently at the end of 2017. It remains unclear what will happen to the 65-hectare area.
Just under half of residents in Ward 7 own their home and 36 per cent have lived in their house for five years or more. The main non-English language is French, spoken by 2.8 per cent.
Ward 7 Faves
Ward 8 Basics
Neighbourhoods: Belgravia, Bonnie Doon, Capilano, Cloverdale, Forest Heights, Fulton Place, Garneau, Gold Bar, Holyrood, Idylwylde, Kenilworth, McKernan, Mill Creek, Ottewell, Queen Alexandra, Strathcona, Strathearn, Terrace Heights, University of Alberta, Windsor Park
Eligible Voters: 51,039
Councillor: Ben Henderson
Details: Ward 8 is home to the University of Alberta, Whyte Ave. and the “Accidental Beach” that popped up along the North Saskatchewan this summer. This ward is above city average for university degrees, single households and people employed in education, law and government.
Only 38.2 per cent of residents in this ward own their homes and 32 per cent have lived in their home for five years or more. French is the main language (other than English), with 4.1 per cent of residents counting themselves French speakers.
Ward 8 Faves
Most Popular Music: 25 by Adele (STR, IDY, CPL)
Ward 9 Basics
Neighbourhoods: Ambleside, Brander Gardens, Brookside, Bulyea Heights, Carter Crest, Creekwood Chappelle, Falconer Heights, Glendridding Heights, Graydon Hill, Haddow, Henderson Estates, Heritage Valley, Hodgson, Keswick, Leger, MacEwan, Magrath Heights, Mactaggart, Ogilvie Ridge, Paisley, Ramsay Heights, Rhatigan Ridge, Rutherford, Terwillegar, Windermere
Eligible Voters: 53,435
Councillor: Tim Cartmell
Details: Home to a number of new developments, Ward 9 is Edmonton’s wealthiest area, with the highest percentage of households earning more than $250,000 annually, according to the CBC. It’s also one of the city’s fastest growing communities.
Ward 9 is above the city average for homeowners, with nearly 65 per cent of residents owning their homes and 34.6 per cent living in the area for five years or more. Mandarin is the biggest language spoken other than English, with 4.34 per cent of residents counting themselves Mandarin speakers.
Ward 9 Faves
Most Popular Music: 25 by Adele (RIV, WMC)
Ward 10 Basics
EPL Branches That Serve Ward 10: Whitemud Crossing (WMC)
Neighbourhoods: Allard, Allendale, Aspen Gardens, Bearspaw, Blackburne, Blackmud Creek, Blue Quill, Cashman, Callaghan, Cavanagh, Duggan, Empire Park, Ermineskin, Grandview Heights, Greenfield, Keheewin, Lansdowne, Lendrum Place, Malmo Plains, Parkallen, Pleasantview, Richford, Rideau, Royal Gardens, Skyrattler, Steinhauer, Sweet Grass, Twin Brooks, Westbrook Estates
Eligible Voters: 53,535
Councillor: Michael Walters
Details: Bordered by Calgary Trail and Gateway Boulevard on the east and Whitemud Creek Ravine on the west, Ward 10 boasts an above-city-average population of senior citizens and public transit commuters.
In this ward, 43.9 per cent of residents own their home and 28.5 per cent have lived there for five years or longer. French is the main language (other than English), spoken by 2.7 per cent of residents.
Ward 10 Faves
Most Popular Movies: Inside Out (WMC)
Most Popular Books: I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh (WMC)
Most Popular Videogames: LEGO Jurassic World (WMC)
Most Popular Music: 25 by Adele (WMC)
Ward 11 Basics
Neighbourhoods: Argyll, Avonmore, Ekota, Greenview, Hazeldean, Hillview, Jackson Heights, Kameyosek, King Edward Park, Kiniski Gardens, Lee Ridge, Menisa, Meyokumin, Meyonohk, Michaels Park, Richfield, Ritchie, Sakaw, Satoo, Tawa, Tipaskan, Tweddle Place
Eligible Voters: 47,539
Councillor: Mike Nickel
Details: Containing Mill Woods Town Centre and the under-construction south leg of the Valley Line LRT, Ward 11 has an above-city-average population of homeowners, immigrants and families.
More than half of residents own their home and 40.8 per cent have lived there for five years or more. The most spoken language other than English is French, with 3 per cent of Ward 11 residents being French speakers.
Ward 11 Faves
Most Popular Videogames: Call of Duty (MLW, MEA)
Most Popular Music: 25 by Adele (MLW, MEA)
Ward 12 Basics
Neighbourhoods: Aster, Bisset, Charlesworth, Crawford Plains, Daly Grove, Ellerslie, Larkspur, Laurel, Maple, Minchau, The Orchards at Ellerslie, Pollard Meadows, Silver Berry, Summerside, Tamarack, Walker, Weinlos, Wild Rose
Eligible Voters: 55,112
Councillor: Mohinder Banga
Details: Situated in the city’s southeast corner, Ward 12 is one of Edmonton’s most diverse, home to more couples with children and a higher immigrant population than the city average.
Nearly two-thirds of Ward 12 residents own their home, well above the city average, and 29 per cent have lived in their home for five years or more. The main language other than English is Punjabi, spoken by 10.2 per cent of Ward 12 residents.
Ward 12 Faves
Most Popular Videogames: Call of Duty (MEA, MLW)
Most Popular Music: 25 by Adele (MEA, MLW)