“We are taking concrete steps toward creating an inclusive city for everyone”

Edmonton is a diverse city made up of people from across Alberta and Canada and around the world. Many different cultures have come together to help build our city. As a municipal government, we want ...

Celebrating the future – major milestones at Blatchford.

Let’s talk about what makes Blatchford different. A strong vision ✔️ Sustainability goals ✔️ A forward-thinking energy strategy✔️ A District Energy Sharing System ✔️ On September 20,...

Far out: Canada’s first planetarium being restored to former glory 🌌

For Edmonton stargazers, there’s no place like dome. The iconic dome roof on the Queen Elizabeth II Planetarium is being lifted into place as part of a major restoration project that lifted off earl...

A transformational City Plan for a changing Edmonton

Editor’s Note: On September 17, the City of Edmonton’s City Plan team presented a public update on its work to a committee of City Councillors. The report made news headlines with its ideas, among...

“Strategic, brilliant” winners unlock Quest for Golden Key

Edmontonians have a reputation for being fast, smart and unstoppable when they’re on the trail of a prize. They proved that again when they combed Edmonton’s River Valley for a legendary golden ke...

Accessibility policy aims to “open Edmonton”

I have been a legally blind transit user for 15 years. I used to avoid travelling to new places in the city. It was so much work to plan everything ahead, to make sure I got off at the right time and ...

LRT expansion celebrates back to school with chance to win

Edmonton’s LRT network is expanding, and the City has been collecting stories from Edmontonians about why they choose LRT and where the future expansion will take them!  These loyal riders shared t...

Fit For Fire: eye-opening, team-first workouts for would-be fire recruits—and the curious

In an emergency response a firefighter wears more than 50 pounds of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Now, take those 50 pounds and factor in the weight of additional tools, task-specific gear, and...

City around the corner from population one million

If things go as conceived, Edmonton will become a city of one million people some time around December 2020.  That’s an admittedly unscientific takeaway from the announcement today of Edmonton’s ...

Edmonton City Council declares climate emergency

Today City Council voted to declare a state of climate emergency in Edmonton.  The motion, which passed by a vote of 10-3, stated:  That the City of Edmonton declare a climate emergency That Adminis...

Collisions, corrosion addressed in new snow and ice safety research

Editor’s Note: This afternoon, Gord Cebryk, who is the City of Edmonton’s Deputy City Manager, City Operations, met with news media reflecting public interest in and concern about the City’s sno...

🛴 Getting ready for e-scooter share in Edmonton

The City has officially opened the path to electric scooter, bike and e-bike share service in Edmonton. It’s likely that private-sector e-scooters will be the first to receive a licence to operate. ...

📸 Taking shape: Valley Line Southeast update 2

Mother Nature kept Valley Line Southeast construction workers on their toes as they adapted to changing weather conditions earlier this summer. Despite the weather, the team made significant progress ...

What is the Language of the Path?

Did you know that Edmonton has more than 160 kilometres of shared pathways and trails to enjoy? Our pathways and trails are used for a multitude of activities: dog walks, bike rides, rollerblading, ru...

On This Spot makes a present of the past

To the pile of apps that count your steps moving forward, here’s one that actually celebrates taking you backward.   In time. In Edmonton. “The app shows the user how things have changed and how...

Peace Officers answer the call

July 23 was bright and sunny in the City Room at Edmonton City Hall. The clock struck one. The drums and pipes from the Edmonton Police Service boomed and skirled. In marched 22 newly minted peace off...

Valley Line West construction prep: Everything you need to know about building condition assessments

As the City of Edmonton gets ready to begin construction on Valley Line West LRT, we’re working hard to make sure property owners along the route are ready. Building condition assessments are a key ...

TLC for LRT, Vol. 6: light at the end of 66 St tunnel

On July 17, crews finished the rail replacement at the 66th Street tunnel between Coliseum and Belvedere. With both tracks open, ETS operated Capital Line trains at regular weekday frequency from July...

Cardboard Don tours city’s award-winning urban spaces (Urban Design Awards deadline: August 15)

A giant-sized cardboard cutout of Mayor Don Iveson made the rounds of the city earlier this month, turning heads and bringing attention to standout examples of urban spaces in Edmonton.  “I’ve fi...

Where will you go? LRT expansion is giving you a chance to win

Edmonton’s LRT network is expanding. Construction on the Valley Line Southeast has been underway since 2016, and the tracks, stops and stations are taking shape. In 2020, work is anticipated to begi...

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