- Bonnie Doon and Area
- Holyrood Community League
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- A high Safety score means bylaw violations and traffic accident rates are low, and you’ll be close to emergency services.
- A high Recreation score means you’ll be close to sports and recreation areas.
- A high Lifestyle score means you’ll be close to shopping and entertainment.
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Holyrood is bounded to the north by 98th Avenue, the south by 90th Avenue, the east by 75th Street, and the west by 85th Street. The neighbourhood has many of the design features found in other communities developed during the 1950s.
The dominant structure type is the single-family house. Multi-family structures and apartments are situated adjacent to bus routes along 95th Avenue and 85th Street. The neighbourhood's tree-lined interior streets are arranged in a modified grid pattern and incorporate several landscaped street islands. Most streets carry only local traffic, the exception being 95th Avenue and 79th Street, which serve as collector roads.
A school and community league hall are located in the centre of Holyrood, and a small commercial plaza is located in the southeast corner. Bonnie Doon Mall, a regional shopping centre, is just southwest of the neighbourhood. Residents also have access to Edmonton Northlands, Rexall Place, and other amenities in north Edmonton via Wayne Gretzky Drive, as well as the rest of the city via Connors Road and 98th Avenue.
The Holyrood neighbourhood has had four names since its inception in the early 1900s. It was called both Mount Pleasant and East Edmonton Gardens in 1912. A couple of decades later, the area was called Balmoral, and in 1953, because of the duplication of subdivision names, the area was renamed Holyrood. Holyrood likely takes its name from Holyrood Abbey in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Holyrood residents have easy access to the downtown from 98 Ave and 90 Ave (connecting to Connors Rd) 75 St. on the east side of the neighbourhood. 75 St. provides access to the city’s north and south sides. Walking and bike paths are easily access through nearby Strathhearn and Forest Heights neighbourhoods. The expansion of the LRT’s Valley Line is expected to have a Holyrood station that will further enhance access to the rest of the city. The Edmonton Transit System maintains bus service in the neighbourhood. For routes and schedules see: http://www.edmonton.ca/transportation/edmonton-transit-system-ets.aspx ) City-wide walking and bicycling maps are provided by the City of Edmonton at: http://www.edmonton.ca/transportation/cycling_walking/cycling-walking-maps.aspx
Places of Worship
- Luke's Anglican Church, 8424 95 Ave.
- First Church of God, 9224 82 St.
- Holyrood Mennonite, 9505 79 St.
Nearby, but outside the neighbourhood:
- First Filipino Alliance Church, 10115 79 St.
- Centre For Spiritual Living, 7621 101 Ave.
- St. Andrew's Ukrainian Orthodox Sobor, 9831 75 St.
- Braemar Baptist Church, 7407 98 Ave.
- Al-Hadi Mosque, 7005 98 Ave.
- GraceLife Church, 7211 96A Ave.
- Christian Reformed Churches, 6811 92A Ave.
- Salvation Army, 9115 75 St.
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 9010 85 St.
- Strathearn United Church, 8510 95 Ave.
- Edmonton Korean First Presbyterian Church, 7907 86 Ave.
Why I live in Holyrood
One of the things Natasha Robb likes about living in Holyrood is her daily runs through the river valley. She and her husband Ben live in a 85th St. 1960s era bungalow not far from the extensive river valley trail system. Originally from Calgary, she moved to Edmonton and lived in Rossdale and Oliver before moving to Holyrood three years ago. Recently married, Natasha, an event planner, and Ben, an environmental advisor, enjoy the neighbourhood because of the many tree-lined streets and relatively quiet atmosphere. Although Holyrood is centrally located, with easy access to downtown, she wishes there were more retail amenities that she could walk to. Although not yet a member of the community league, Natasha is planning to take part in some of the fitness classes offered by the league.
Holyrood is adjacent to the St. Joseph Seminary and Newman Theological College at 98th Ave and 84th St. The 60,000-square-foot seminary where men train to become priests and the neighbouring 31,000-square-foot Catholic college were officially opened in 2011. On the same property is the Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton that oversees 61 parishes in central Alberta from the Rocky Mountains to the west and the Saskatchewan border in the east.
Sports, Recreation and Parks
The Holyrood Community league and its hall located at 9411 Holyrood Rd hosts sports and recreation activities such as hockey, skating, yoga, parents and tots play groups, swimming and fitness classes. The hall is also the location for Holyrood After School Care, an accredited, licensed, non-profit child care facility for children from kindergarten to grade six. After significant planning and fundraising, the community league was successful in seeing the development of the Holyrood Spray Park and Naturalized Play Area in 2015. The closest city recreation centre is the Bonnie Doon Leisure Centre at 8648 81 St. The aquatic facility features a large hot tub and steam room. The nearest Indoor ice arena is located at Kenilworth at 8313 68A St. A private yoga studio is located at 90 Ave. and 75th St.
Crime and Safety
Edmonton Police Service operates its Ottewell Community Station at 9807 71 St. just east of the neighbourhood. A good source of neighbourhood statistics is contained within the Edmonton Police Service Neighbourhood Crime Map at http://crimemapping.edmontonpolice.ca/
Besides a small mini-mall at 90 Ave. and 75th St., the nearest shopping area is the Bonnie Doon Centre at 82 Ave. and 83 St. The mall, renovated in 2010 and 2011, includes a major grocery store, a major department store and about 100 stores and services included several drug stores, a post office and food court. In the same area is the Idylwylde branch of the Edmonton Public Library at 8310 88 Ave.
Holyrood Elementary School, at 7920 94 St., is a public elementary school built in 1955 and known for its music programs and close relationship with the community.
Nearby but outside the neighbourhood:
St. Kevin Junior High School, at 10005 84 St, is a Catholic school specializing in Ukrainian, Spanish and French language programs as well as a junior golf academy.
Ottewell Junior High School, at 9435 73 St., is a public junior high school that is the district site for the Academic Challenge Program for gifted and talented students, the Chinese Bilingual Program, CLS and CLS/BLA programs.
Clara Tyner Elementary School, 9420 Ottewell Rd, is a public K-6 elementary school named after an Edmonton Public School teacher who taught between 1918-1956. It was also the first Edmonton school to be named after a woman.
Kenilworth Junior High School, at 7005 89 Ave., is a public school with regular programs as well as a French Immersion Program and Special Education programs.
Waverley School, at 6825 89 Ave., is a public elementary offering regular programs as well as an Early Education and Specialized Services program.
Vimy Ridge Academy, at 8205 90 Ave., is a public high school with a special focus on sports such as hockey, lacrosse, dance, soccer, sports recreation and outdoor education.
Metro Continuing Education, at 8205 90 Ave.,, is a public continuing education centre offering K-12 programs, high school credit, summer school, adult continuing education and more.
Extendicare Holyrood, at 8008 95th Ave., is a private extended care facility for seniors. Nearby Bonnie Doon Centre is the location for a wide range of health services including dental, optometry, chiropractic and counselling. For more information on area health services, click on “Find a Facility” at Alberta Health Services: http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/FacilitySearch/?filter=facilities