Belvedere

LIVE IN NORTH EAST EDMONTON

Edmonton’s only triangular neighbourhood, Belvedere has a railway right-of-way along its southeast side, 137 Avenue bordering on its north, and 66 Avenue along the west. The area is a mix of commercial and residential zoning with many amenities conveniently close by and the name Belvedere means “beautiful sight” in Italian.

The area used to be called “Packingtown” and was very defined by the meatpacking industry which had two plants in the area, until the 1980s when both closed.

Most of Belvedere’s development took place in the 1960’s and the neighborhood has an even ratio on renters to owners. The occupants of the mostly single-family residential dwellings and low-rise apartments can enjoy easy access across the city thanks to the Belvedere LRT station.

The Transit Hotel opened back in 1908, is one of Belvedere’s historical landmarks. In the late 1980’s it was purchased by new owners and has been restored to its original boomtown architectural style. Complete with a second-floor veranda, elaborate parapet and finial roof line, the Transit contributes to the unique character of the Belvedere neighborhood, a fact enhanced by the gerbil races rumoured to be held there.

 

Nearby Amenities:

Designated Schools:

  • Belvedere School (K-6)
  • Balwin School (7-9)
  • M.E. LaZerte School (10-12)

Restaurants:

  • Uncle Ed’s Restaurant
  • Moxie’s Grill & Bar
  • The Chopped Leaf

Shopping:

  • Costco
  • Cabela’s
  • Walmart

Things to do:

  • Cinema City Movies 12
  • Patricia Park
  • Northgate Centre

 

 

 

Link to Belvedere Community League