All posts by: Lesley Vaage

2017 is the year of the Quarters Downtown!

It’s only March, but it has already been a fantastic year for the Quarters Downtown. Here’s a quick snapshot of what’s been happening. Glow Lantern Parade Magical prehistoric sea creatures swam ...

The Other 9-5 is Good for Edmonton’s Economy

Think about the last time you went out to a bar, club or music venue.  For you it may just be a fun night out, but there are powerful economic benefits to our city too. These all are a part of Edmont...

Flushing out the facts on a dynamic Downtown

More and more people are coming Downtown to visit with friends, treat their families, and enjoy a night out. So how do you measure this vibrancy? Sure, you could count the economic impact, or the numb...

A Meowntain of population growth expected in Downtown

Where there are people, there are cats Downtown residents love their cats. Orange cats, black cats, grey cats, hairless cats, all cats! If every household were to register the maximum number of 6 cats...

Edmonton is setting the standard for a vibrant nightlife!

This year, Downtown Edmonton’s Warehouse District was named the first in North America to be accredited with the Purple Flag designation. With our growing Downtown, and with massive public and priva...

Sandwiches, the Bread and Butter of Downtown Job Growth

The sandwich. The favourite lunch item for Downtown workers on the go. Whatever your sandwich pleasure, there is something for any Edmontonian.  By our very rigorous* estimation, there are a LOT of s...

Streets for People: Walkability Symposium and Free Lecture for Passionate Citizens

Think about your favourite city. Why do you like it? Is it sunny or windy? Is it a concrete jungle or landscaped and green? Does traffic speed by, or does the pace feel welcoming? From wide-sidewalks ...

Downtown Edmonton’s Got Big Taste

Recipe for Great Downtown Dining Just ahead of Downtown Dining week, we thought we’d get in the culinary mood and write a recipe for Downtown dining. These are just a few ingredients, so we want to ...

Downtown Edmonton has Big Ideas

So what’s the big idea Edmonton? The City of Edmonton has been hard at work on many big ideas for Downtown. Dedicated City staff have been bringing to life the 96 Street Armature, two new public par...

Downtown’s Got Big Energy

You’re not imagining it. There ARE more people Downtown. Today, the only time you’ll hear about ‘Deadmonton’ is when it’s about the newly-revamped Halloween attraction in the old Paramount t...

Downtown has Big Charm

What do you find charming about Downtown? Perhap it’s your regular wine bar for date night or playing chess in Churchill Square. One thing’s for sure, what makes Downtown charming isn’t just the...

Downtown’s Got Big (Architectural) Style

Downtown Edmonton is starting to look good, and Edmontonians are taking notice. This post dives into the architecture and design of some of the new buildings taking shape in Downtown. “I love the CN...

Time to Celebrate Edmonton’s City Planners!

Sometimes it’s hard to get excited about urban planning. Even though it affects Edmontonians everyday, when done well, you don’t even notice the hard work that goes into planning. The best design,...

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