Parkdale is bounded by a residential street to the west and the CNR/LRT right-of-way to the east. Its story began in 1908 when Edmonton introduced its streetcar railway, with one of the first lines running along Alberta Avenue (118 Avenue). Soon after, Parkdale emerged as a predominantly residential area that has retained its character over the years. Single-detached houses dominate the neighbourhood, complementing other housing types like semi-detached homes, row houses, and apartments. Parkdale is also home to two schools with accompanying park sites, as well as the inviting Edgar Millen Park located centrally.
Throughout Parkdale, businesses and commercial establishments can be found along 118 Avenue and at strategic intersections, while industrial properties are situated near the CNR/LRT right-of-way. Surrounded by diverse land uses, Parkdale enjoys proximity to the city’s central business district to the southwest, and the vibrant Commonwealth Stadium and Northlands Exhibition Grounds to the south and east. Its name, dating back to 1907, reflects its descriptive origin and holds a proud place in the neighbourhood’s history.