Garneau is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city of Edmonton. It is named after one of its first inhabitants, Laurent Garneau, a former Manitoba Métis rebel and Hudson's Bay Company employee who, with his wife and family, settled here around 1874.
It is located west of the Strathcona neighborhood and just east of the University of Alberta campus. The neighborhood overlooks the beautiful North Saskatchewan River valley.
The community currently consists of single-family homes primarily in the southwest; and walk-ups, row-housing, and family oriented residential development to the southeast. Transit and LRT development, low-rise apartments, and high-rises are found mostly in the northeast and along the top of the river valley; while high-density apartments and commercial development rise along 112 Street.
Neighborhood Renewal work will resume in Garneau in May 2022. The work will involve road reconstruction and repaving, as well as replacement of street lights and reconstruction of sidewalks, curb and gutter. It also includes the opportunity for 2 local improvements, sidewalk renewal and decorative street lights.
- Neighborhood spotlight from Wikipedia.