Recent stories about downtown

A newspaper clipping from 1979 about the Cromdale walking tour is in a larger collage that includes a 1950s image of the hotel
history downtown

A moment in history: July 24, 1979

On this day in 1979, the Cromdale Community League was offering people tours of historic buildings from the early days of the neighbourhood.

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A photograph of a historic building on Jasper Avenue in Edmonton.
business downtown

Group brings co-op model to downtown investment to build change

The new Homestead Investment Cooperative allows members to collectively buy into a piece of downtown real estate and participate in a community doing so, its co-founder said.

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A newspaper clipping with a headline that reads, "Historic residence finds home"
history downtown

A moment in history: July 3, 1969

On this day in 1969, Edmonton's other Rutherford house was being moved to a new location.

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View of Edmonton's river valley on an overcast day, centred on the Groat Road Bridge, facing east
engagement region

Calls for public engagement: Walking 102 Avenue, future planning for the river valley

Here are opportunities to help inform municipal planning for downtown transportation, updates to regulations in the river valley, rezonings, and more.

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A newspaper clipping with a headline that reads, "They're Citizens-Official"
history downtown

A moment in history: June 19, 1967

On this day in 1967, Grant MacEwan, Alberta's lieutenant governor at the time, presided over a fictitious citizenship ceremony for 300 Boy Scouts.

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A group of people gather outdoors in front of a mural.
arts chinatown

Artist Emily Chu maps Chinatown connection in latest project

Emily Chu's new Chinatown Stories Map, which she has built with several collaborators and is available on June 22, is partly inspired by her exploration of identity in Chinatown. She hopes the map helps others searching for connection to find it.

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Jason Wong on the street next to the front window at Little Bon Bon
food business

Little Bon Bon set to sweeten Chinatown with deep family history

The creators of Yelo'd are opening an ice cream parlour and café called Little Bon Bon in the historic Hull Block, at 9660 106 Avenue NW, in June.

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The word "ARTS" in block letters with images representing visual art, theatre, music, and coming together superimposed on the letters
city council arts

Podcasters wonder what makes a district

Following city council's decision to designate Rice Howard Way as a downtown entertainment district, news about two other districts in downtown Edmonton caught the attention of Episode 264 of Speaking Municipally.

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Shoppers visit the 124 Grand Market in 2023.
food business

Busy summer ahead for Grand Markets Edmonton

Grand Markets Edmonton has launched its 2024 season, and there are some changes afoot for those looking for locally made food, beverages, and art.

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