Glenora's Unique Characteristics
The Glenora neighbourhood was developed in the early 1900s as a garden city suburb, based on a new urban planning movement which was gaining popularity at the time.
The Garden City Suburb movement was developed by Ebenezer Howard in the late 19th century as a reaction to overcrowded cities and industrial pollution in England. Howard's vision incorporated streets and lots into the natural topography and rolling greenbelts separating industrial and residential areas.
Taking inspiration from this style of city planning, the Glenora neighbourhood was developed in 1906 with typical garden city suburb features such as curving streets, irregular lots, and preserved views of the river valley.
Glenora is home to the largest concentration of historic resources in the city—approximately 14% of the overall Inventory of Historic Resources in Edmonton. There are three designated Municipal Historic Resources in Glenora, all located south of Stony Plain Road. The high concentration of preserved houses and streetscapes combined with its scenic location has resulted in a treasured historic neighbourhood.