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Lean Mean Watering Machines

A project like the new Downtown Bike Network is a great win for Edmonton. It gives residents a convenient, safe and eco-friendly way to commute, and to boot, it’s a pretty addition to downtown ̵...

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 ...

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign

If finding your way around city streets has you all over the map, the city’s new series of maps and signs will point the way! If you are out and about downtown, this is what you will see: These inte...

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...

Getting to Rogers Place 101

On July 13, the City of Edmonton and Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG) hosted over 100 people in an information session providing Downtown residents and businesses with parking and traffic plans, as we...

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...

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 ...

A Greener Edmonton Can Be Found Right Downtown

When thinking of ‘Green Edmonton’ it’s natural that the first things to come to mind are the actual green spaces around the city; there are a ton of them after all. “Living Green” brings to ...

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 ...

When Rogers Place Opens…Parking Downtown

While it’s true that a lot of new parking spaces aren’t being built as part of Rogers Place, there’s a very simple reason why. It didn’t need it. That is because there will be more than 18,000...

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...

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 ...

Edmonton’s newest Downtown destination!

While the funicular may be the most attention grabbing and unique part of the Mechanized River Valley Access, the project is about so much more! Mechanized Access will create a new destination in our ...

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