Place Name: Cromdale

Feature Type (Year Approved): Neighbourhood (common usage)

Name Origins: Descriptive Land Feature


Cromdale is a place in Scotland.

Crom, meaning ‘bend’, and Dale, meaning ‘place in the valley’

From: A Dictionary of British Place Names

Cultural Affiliation: Scottish

Gender: N/A

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie 

Cromdale is one of Edmonton's oldest inner-city neighbourhoods. Its development began soon after a streetcar line was extended from the city's central business district east along Jasper Avenue, north on Kinnaird Street (82 Street) and then east again on Pine Avenue (112 Avenue). Cromdale, meaning "crooked valley," is also a place in Scotland. Over the past century, parts of Cromdale have had different names. The area north of Jasper Avenue and east of Kinnaird (now 82) Street was once known as Cromdale Place. The area north of Jasper Avenue and east of 78 Street was originally called View Point. Among the historical residences are the oldest house on Jasper Avenue, the house of the first woman professional photographer in western Canada, and the homes of two former Edmonton mayors and of Edmonton's first sheriff.

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