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Canora, Edmonton

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Country  Canada
Quadrant  NW
Sector  Mature area
Elevation  673 m
Province  Alberta
City  Edmonton
Ward  1
Area  88 ha
Population  3,335 (2012)
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Restaurants  Delicious Delicious Dim Sum, BoBo Hot Pot, Pharos Pizza & Spaghetti, Lou's Bar & Grill, 7‑Eleven

Canora is a residential neighbourhood in west Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Canora's name comes from the first two letters of the words "Canadian Northern Railway", the winning entry in a 1948 contest to name a new school being built near an abandoned right of way of the former Canadian Northern Railway. (The village of Canora, Saskatchewan, was named in the same way in 1905, when the railway company still existed.)


Map of Canora, Edmonton, AB, Canada

The school building was originally in the hamlet of West Jasper Place, though the rapidly growing hamlet became a village, then changed its name to Jasper Place, then became a town all within 14 months of the school's September 1949 opening. The name Canora was soon applied to the surrounding neighbourhood. Canora became part of Edmonton in 1964 when Jasper Place amalgamated with the city.

Canora is bounded by 107 Avenue to the north, 156 Street to the west, Stony Plain Road to the south, and 149 Street to the east.


In the City of Edmonton's 2012 municipal census, Canora had a population of 7003333500000000000♠3,335 living in 7003182700000000000♠1,827 dwellings, a 0% change from its 2009 population of 7003333500000000000♠3,335. With a land area of 0.88 km2 (0.34 sq mi), it had a population density of 7003378980000000000♠3,789.8 people/km2 in 2012.

Residential development

Residential development in the area began during the 1930s and continued into the 1970s. By 1980 most of the residential structures in place today were constructed. Many of the original residences in this neighbourhood were small single-detached houses. A considerable number of properties in Canora have been redeveloped, with duplexes and low-rise apartments featuring prominently on 156th Street and south of 102nd Avenue.

While there is commercial development along the entire southern edge of the neighbourhood (along Stony Plain Road, including a Howard Johnson ( formerly Saxony Motor Inn) hotel at the corner with 156 Street), Canora is largely residential.

Almost half of the dwellings in the neighbourhood are apartments. The remaining dwellings are roughly 28% duplexes (including triplexes and quadruplexes) and 21% single-family dwellings. With the large number of apartments and multiplexes, nearly 68% of occupied private dwellings are rented, with 32% owner occupied. Seven out of every eight buildings were constructed between the end of World War II and 1980.


There are two schools in the neighbourhood. Brightview Elementary School is operated by the Edmonton Public School System. Holy Cross Elementary Junior High School is operated by the Edmonton Catholic School System. The neighbourhood's namesake Canora School, opened by the West Jasper Place School District in 1949, closed in 1972 and is now a day care facility.

Surrounding neighbourhoods

Surrounding neighbourhoods are Mayfield to the north west, High Park to the north, McQueen to the north east, Grovenor to the east, Crestwood to the south east, West Jasper Place to the south, Glenwood to the south west, and Britannia Youngstown to the west. All of these neighbourhoods are residential.


Canora, Edmonton Wikipedia

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