BACK TO THE BEGINNING...
The land on which we live, work and play is Treaty 6 territory and a traditional meeting ground for many Indigenous groups. Today, it remains home to Cree, Blackfoot, Saulteaux, Métis and other Indigenous peoples. The Ritchie Community League acknowledges that we are all beneficiaries of this peace and friendship treaty.
Named after the original owner of the Ritchie Mill and former mayor of the City of Strathcona, our neighbourhood is now home to more than 4,100 people. Over time, the neighbourhood has continued to evolve (more than Hazeldean). We have an eclectic mix of distinct wartime houses, vintage bungalows and contemporary new builds.
As Edmonton has grown, the benefits of centrally located Ritchie have become clear. Ours is a much sought after, mature community that is exceptionally young at heart.
WHERE ON EARTH?
Our community’s southern boundary is the north side of 72 Avenue; the northern boundary is the south side of Whyte Avenue. Ritchie’s extends eastward to the Mill Creek Ravine and westward to the CPR railway tracks.
Check out was has happened in and around the area with the EPS crime map.
Ritchie is an ideally positioned hub of activity with unmistakable flair. Take a peek under the canopy of our tree-lined streets and you’ll find a sense of neighbourhood pride, contagious community energy and some pretty sweet local spots.
We’ve tried to capture some of the great things going on in our community in one convenient spot. Check back here often to see fresh info about fun upcoming events, new opportunities and impressive local achievements.
The Ritchie Market is a neighbourhood-focused, multi-use building containing beloved local Edmonton businesses like Acme Meat Market, Transcend Coffee, and Velocity Cycle along with a new family-friendly brewpub in a shared, collaborative space.
Mill Creek Framing
Pedal Head Bike Shop
Totem Outdoor Outfitters
The Paint Spot
The Hexagon Cafe
Black Box Music Studios
Blue Chair Cafe
Earths General Store
Edmonton Bicycle Commuters
Warp 1 comics
Yumi's Hair Salon Trancend @ Ritchie Market
Parks and Playgrounds
Mill Creek Ravine
A beautiful ravine with paved trails leading north to the heart of Downtown Edmonton and South as far as 23rd ave. There is an Off-Leash Dog area throughout the ravine with rough trails winding through it all.
Spray Deck and Sport Arena (77ave and 97st) - from skating in the winter, Bike Polo and sand toys and beautiful trees in the summer- Ritchie Park behind our hall has something for everyone.
A playground and open space for kids to play- 97st and 74ave.
Ècole J.H. Picard
Edmonton Catholic School Board has this school on board for Modernization! This is great news for this school that has been part of the community for over 50 years. The school now hosts a day care (Sunflowers Montessori) all the way up to Grade 12 students in one building- all in French immersion.
Ècole Joseph Moreau
This school is run by the Conseil Scolaire Centre-Nord and is open to Francophone Junior High students.
Escuela Mill Creek School
Edmonton Public Schools runs this Spanish Bilingual School that also has a daycare on site (Mill Creeks Finest Child Care), a preschool- Caminitos Playschool and regular school from Kindergarten to Grade 6. This school feeds to McKernan school where kids can continue their Spanish Education and on to Strathcona High School.