Rutherford takes its name from Alexander Cameron Rutherford (1857-1941) who was the first Premier of Alberta. Rutherford obtained a Law degree from McGill University and came to the Edmonton area with his family in 1895. Rutherford was instrumental in the construction of the University of Alberta and became a member of the university’s senate in 1907 and acted as chancellor between 1927 and 1941. Rutherford’s home on the north end of the university campus is an historic site and is currently used as a tea house and museum. Rutherford is bounded on the west by 127 Street, on the east by James Mowatt Trail (111 Street), on the north by Ellerslie Road, and on the south by Blackmud Creek Ravine and a line connecting the ravine to 127 Street about 25 Avenue. The majority of residences in the area are owner-occupied. Rutherford is home to two schools for students in kindergarten through grade nine – Johnny Bright School of Edmonton Public Schools and Monsignor Fee Otterson Elementary/Junior High School of Edmonton Catholic Schools. Creating an extensive pedestrian network throughout the neighborhood was an important design principle, and the utility corridor that diagonally runs the length of the neighborhood provides an important pedestrian spine which connects the various walkways to activity nodes throughout the community.

Community League


Johnny Bright School

Mosignor Fee Otterson Elementary-Junior High School


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Azarko Dental Group


Guardian Garage Door Services

Cobs Bread

Dairy Queen

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