This tour marked my first foray onto 118 Ave, feared by some, and loved by others. I honestly didn’t know what to expect when I ventured over to the neighbourhood of Beacon Heights (which joins together with Beverly Heights to form downtown Beverly); while rough around the edges, the area has tons of potential!
IMPORTANT NOTE: Since I was in a major commercial area, there were many interesting things to photograph on both sides of the street, but I only photographed on the north side of 118 Ave to hold fast to a rule I made concerning these tours; everything photographed has to be within the confines of the neighbourhood in question. So if you know of something in Beverly that I missed, it was probably on the other side of the street!
Beacon Heights is bounded on the north by 122 Ave, on the east by 34 Street, on the south by 118 Ave, and on the west by 50 Street.
The Pegasus Western Wear horse welcomes you to the neighbourhood of Beacon Heights in the fabulous town of Beverly! NOTE: The store is closed. I was very disappointed … oh well!
Some of the businesses along 118 Ave in Beverly, including the Take 5 coffee and doughnut shop (which suspiciously looks like a certain other doughnut shop…)
As I was walking along 118 Ave, a variety of incredible smells drifted past my nose; soon enough, I couldn’t take it anymore; I had to get some food! I walked into the aptly named Italian Bakery, and I asked the nice lady behind the counter for a signature creation of theirs: she recommended the cannoli. So creamy and good…
Mmmm mmmm yummy! Don’t you want one?
Downtown Beverly, with a variety of vibrant businesses and nice streetscaping. All it needs is a good cleaning and some people to come on over! With the advent of the Beverly Farmer’s Market, hopefully that is beginning to change!
Another appealing feature in Beverly is the presence of public art, such as this mural on the side of the community centre. Very nice!
Typical street scene in the residental portion of Beacon Heights. Some in need of repair, but most are well-kept, and the canopy of trees, like other mature naighbourhoods around the city, make it a great place to be in the summer.
So long from the “red light district” of Edmonton (sorry if it’s cheesy, but I couldn’t resist!)