Downtown

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Tim Lynn and Zack Storms smiling in their company's new coworking space
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Startup TNT creates shared space for investors downtown

Startup TNT has moved into a new space on 104 Street with a vision to get more investors together in one place and get more deals flowing in the city.

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A man walks past the large, street-level windows of The Helm menswear store downtown
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The Helm opens bigger flagship downtown while others shy away

When the team behind The Helm started talking about expanding to a bigger space, there was no question about where it should be. "Our entire DNA is based in the downtown core of the city," said co-founder Chad Helm.

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Three large paintings by Yvonne DuBourdieu on a gallery wall
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Artist-run Harcourt House fights for its life

In what it calls a "do-or-die situation," Harcourt House Artist Run Centre is trying to raise $3.5 million to purchase the building it has occupied for 35 years after receiving a notice that its lease would not be renewed beyond November.

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The glass and steel Enbridge Tower skyscraper in Edmonton against a blue sky
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Enbridge Tower set to reopen as apartment building

The long-vacant, peaked glass tower at the corner of Jasper Avenue and 102 Street will see new life as a 274-unit apartment building.

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A concrete-lined back alley in downtown Edmonton, with a view of a dumpster and blue sky ahead
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Building social space in the nooks and crannies of the inner city

Edmonton's back alley transformation projects could create much-needed social space in the downtown core, says an urban planner.

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A newspaper clipping of an opinion piece headlines "This is an odd deal"
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A moment in history: July 13, 1966

On this day 56 years ago, people were debating the future of Sir Winston Churchill Square, the site of much making and re-making over the years.

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Matt Phillips and Andrew Cowan behind the bar at their restaurant Northern Chicken
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Northern Chicken expands to 104 Street downtown

After two tough years of operation exacerbated by the pandemic, Northern Chicken announced in June that it would be opening up a second location in downtown Edmonton.

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Innovate Edmonton's Catherine Warren at the downtown public library
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Innovation U offers free series to bring entrepreneurial ideas to life

Innovate Edmonton and the Edmonton Public Library are teaming up to offer a free four-part series that teaches the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. Designed to help participants develop ideas into pitchable business plans, Innovation U will run from July 7 to Oct. 6, both online and in-person at the Stanley A. Milner library downtown.

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The view of 102 Avenue looking east from 102 Street, which currently has an under-construction LRT track, one lane of road, a bike lane, and sidewalks on each side
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Idea to turn 102 Avenue over to pedestrians has long pedigree

Making 102 Avenue a pedestrian corridor, which city council narrowly voted to do last week amid significant opposition, is not a new idea — city planners saw the potential at least as far back as 1988.

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