McCauley is a vibrant and ethnically diverse inner city neighbourhood. It is named for Matthew McCauley, the first mayor of Edmonton, and is located just to the north east of the Downtown core. McCauley is famous as the home of dozens of religious buildings concentrated in a small area, once described as a world record and for the 1978 Commonwealth Games.
The neighbourhood is roughly triangle-shaped, bounded on the north by 111 Avenue/Norwood Boulevard, the west by 101 Street, and the south east by the LRT line and the old Canadian National Railway right of way.
Out of 304 Edmonton neighbourhoods evaluated, McCauley is the 13th most walkable with a Walk Score of 79, or “Very Walkable”.
McCauley is represented by the very active McCauley Community League and also the Boyle McCauley News which was established in 1979 and currently has a circulation of 5,000.
Other notable land uses of McCauley are its many churches and Commonwealth Stadium.
The upcoming Edmonton Arena District is said to be a driver in the revitalization of the inner city neighbourhoods. Chinatown and Little Italy are both present in McCauley. Both are unique and distinct retail shopping areas representing over 250 shops and services marketed as “A Cultural Experience” by the Chinatown & Little Italy Business Association.
The neighbourhood is famous for its collection of religious assemblies, representing a variety of faith groups. In particular, 96 Street (in McCauley) is also known as “Church Street,” and was once cited by Ripley’s Believe it or Not as having the largest concentration of churches in the world.
Sorrentino’s Bistro Bar
Italian Centre Shop
Tony’s Pizza Palace