Oliver

Oliver, located slightly west of the downtown core of Edmonton, is one of the city’s oldest and most populous neighborhoods. Early development dates back to the 1880’s, with the construction of several hospitals and churches. However, the bulk of Oliver’s development took place during the 1960’s, with new condominiums and retail stores added near Jasper Avenue fairly recently. Although Oliver’s location in the city is now central, it was formerly referred to as “The West End.”

Apartment buildings account for virtually all of the neighbourhood’s dwellings, with two-thirds consisting of high-rise units and the remainder low-rise. Not surprisingly, the population is highly mobile, with almost a third of the residents reporting having moved in the past year.

Oliver overlooks the North Saskatchewan River Valley on its south side, where the historic Victoria Promenade affords pleasant views. It is bordered on the north by 105th Avenue, on the east by 110th Street, and on the west by 124th Street.

The community is home to many places of worship, including St. Joseph’s Basilica, the site of a visit by Pope John Paul II in 1984.

Oliver is a convenient place in which to live, with several bridges providing residents with good access to the University of Alberta and Old Strathcona. Those choosing public transportation have the benefit of an LRT station. The area also offers easy entry to the River Valley’s system of hiking trails, and contains two shopping centres: Oliver Square and Oliver Square West.

Community League

Schools:

Oliver School

Norquest College

Macewan University

Amenities:

Safeway

Tokyo Express

Tim Hortons

Famoso Pizzeria