Revitalization

Revitalizing Stony Plain Road

Edmonton has no shortage of destination hot spots and one such example can be found in the Stony Plain Road Business Improvement Area (BIA). The area is becoming a cultural and family friendly area wh...

You’ve never seen Jasper Avenue like this before

From mid-July to October, you’ll have the chance to try out the new plan for Jasper Avenue, 109 Street to 124 Street, before it begins being constructed in 2019. Beginning July 15th, the Experience ...

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 ...

Imagine Jasper Avenue: Past, Present, Future

Jasper Avenue has been recognized as Edmonton’s Main street for over a hundred years, and holds a unique and interesting history, tied to the evolution and growth of western Canada. Jasper Avenu...

When Rogers Place Opens…the Downtown Community Arena

The northeast corner of Rogers Place is home to a new community gem – the Downtown Community Arena. Though it’s a smaller structure, it will have a mighty impact on the area. Between 2001 and ...

When Rogers Place opens…Traffic Downtown

It’s a phrase you’ll hear often over the next few months: plan ahead and give yourself extra time. Downtown is becoming a destination – not just for events at Rogers Place, but also for the ...

Downtown Walks the Talk

Inspired by the Streets for People Walkability Symposium and free public lecture taking place later this month, we’re taking a closer look at what makes Downtown walkable. What makes a street enjoya...

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’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...

Imagine Jasper Avenue – What’s your vision?

Jasper Avenue is Edmonton’s main street. It is more than a road; it’s also a place, a link between the West End and Downtown communities, and a destination that is used by a variety of people for ...

An Insider’s View of Downtown – from humble hopefuls to big believers

Tammy Pidner is one of many Edmontonians working behind the scenes building Downtown. Last month she astounded guests when she shared what is happening, and why we should all be very excited, during h...

Small business ‘makeovers’ scoring wins for businesses, City

If Lara Pinchbeck, Nikhil Shah and Shangfei Huang had been real estate salespeople, it’s a sure bet that they’d have been millionaires by now. Instead, because of their great work, hundreds of sma...

City Neon Museum ‘just the beginning’

Edmonton’s prize-winning Neon Sign Museum is growing, but its first downtown location is just the beginning! Many people assume that city planners spend most of their time focused on the future, but...

How is Edmonton Growing?

On August 19th, the City presented and released the first Annual Growth Monitoring Report (2014).   The Report provides analysis of trends and data about how Edmonton has been growing over recent ye...

City Committed to LRT Expansion

City Council decided last week to focus efforts on securing the remaining funding needed for the construction of the Valley Line LRT – Stage 1 (Mill Woods to City Centre) from our provincial and...

City and Katz Group agree on downtown arena

The City and the Katz Group have approved an agreement framework to build a new downtown arena in Edmonton. While the two organizations still need to develop and agree on a final Master Agreement, thi...

News Conference: Proposed Downtown Arena

[Editor’s Note: Please excuse the low sound level on the videos. Using headphones helps.] Edmonton City Manager, Simon Farbrother, and Lorna Rosen, the City’s Chief Financial Officer, speak to...

Community Revitalization Levy (CRL) Explained

When cities want to fund a large-scale project, but don’t want to dip into general property taxes, chances are they’ll look at using a Community Revitalization Levy (CRL). Essentially, it&...

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