Downtown

Recent stories about downtown


Aerial view of Mill Woods Town Centre and the Mill Woods Transit Centre
city council downtown

Calls for public engagement: Mill Woods TOD, downtown streetscapes, Hillview renewal

Here are opportunities to help shape the city's development by providing feedback on designs and proposals.

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A newspaper clipping that shows a photograph of the Chateau Lacombe in a distorted vision. The headline reads "Leaning Chateau?"
history downtown

A moment in history: Feb. 7, 1975

On this day in 1975, the Chateau Lacombe was depicted in some creative photography.

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The future site of King Thunderbird Centre, or okimaw peyesew kamik, at 100 Street and 107A Avenue.
downtown social services

Boyle Street move improves integration, inclusivity

Moves can be emotional and that includes when a social services organization vacates a building it occupied for 27 years, Elliott Tanti of Boyle Street Community Services told Taproot.

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Newspaper clipping showing a rendering of two skyscrapers beside a headline reading "AGT Tower Leaves Coliseum To Go: Plans for New Complex Show 'No Limit to City's Growth'" plus a view of Edmonton's proposed skyline.
history downtown

A moment in history: Dec. 20, 1966

On this day in 1966, Edmonton discussed proposals for two new skyscrapers in the heart of the city.

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Two men stand in downtown Edmonton with their arms around each other.
business food

Can vertical farms solve vacancy and vibrancy challenges downtown?

Converting empty downtown office spaces into places to live has been a hot topic in recent months, but TrustBIX dreams of filling Edmonton's former cubicle farms with fruits and veggies.

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A large public square with trees and murals spills from the street into an alley.
urban design downtown

Award-winning design firm has more city-shaping work ahead

After receiving significant recognition at the recent Edmonton Urban Design Awards, EDA Planning + Urban Design is set to continue shaping Edmonton's neighbourhoods, with projects in Garneau and Oliver, as well as downtown on 103A Avenue NW.

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A sign with information about Warehouse Park in a gravel parking lot in downtown Edmonton. A high-rise building is under construction in the background.
city council downtown

Project aims to entice families, spur development

A proposed downtown catalyst project that has been discussed for more than a decade became more real this month, when the city released its preliminary design, including interesting features, for Warehouse Park.

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A newspaper clipping of a story headlined "H.B. Kline Firm Passes Half-Century Mark: Mark Anniversary By Remodelling"
history business

A moment in history: Nov. 15, 1954

On this day 69 years ago, H.B. Kline and Company celebrated its 50th year on Jasper Avenue.

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A newspaper clipping of a photo of a pile of rubble with the caption "All that's left…"
history downtown

A moment in history: Nov. 8, 1972

On this day 51 years ago, the Royal George Hotel checked out for the last time.

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