Recent stories about downtown

An aerial view of the intersection between Rice Howard Way and 100A Street, facing west down Rice Howard Way past Scotia Place
engagement region

Calls for public engagement: downtown entertainment, Meyonohk, wetlands

Here are opportunities to help shape the City of Edmonton's plans to establish an entertainment district and renew the Meyonohk area, plus a chance to contribute to discussions on Alberta's wetlands.

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An LRT rolls eastbound into The Quarters, past several surface parking lots.
city council business

Land sales signal change could be coming to The Quarters

Several city-owned lots in The Quarters are in the process of being sold to developers, giving at least one city councillor a glimmer of hope that there is legitimate progress to revitalize the 106-acre neighbourhood.

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Garbage at an entrance to Central LRT station in downtown Edmonton.
city council business

On the agenda: Night mayor, lights for bikes, cleaning the core

This week, councillors are set to discuss a nighttime economy strategy, upgrades for lights on active transportation routes, and enhanced cleaning services in the core.

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A photo of a surface parking lot just north of downtown Edmonton, with Rogers Place in the background
city council podcast

Podcasters ponder parking decision precedent

Edmonton city council's decision to extend the Katz Group's agreement for a temporary gravel parking space could create both positive and negative ripples, the hosts of Episode 258 of Speaking Municipally said.

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Artistic rendering of a busy urban park filled with trees and shrubs and adjacent to mid-rise buildings
engagement old strathcona

Calls for public engagement: Old Strathcona, Rice Howard Way, Towards 40

Here are opportunities to shape city planning for the Old Strathcona Public Realm Strategy, a proposed entertainment district on Rice Howard Way, and street safety along 40 Street and Hermitage Road.

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A sign at Fort Edmonton Park.
city council budget

On the agenda: Brentwood redevelopment, 2SLGBTQIA+ plan, Fort Edmonton

This week, city council meets at city hall (recently re-opened to the public) to discuss the redevelopment of a large housing complex in Woodcroft, the process to create a 2SLGBTQIA+ action plan, and a loan for the Fort Edmonton Management Company.

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An Edwardian Classical style building at the corner of an intersection, with a clock tower on top
city council region

Calls for public engagement: downtown, BRT, Old Strathcona public realm

Here are opportunities to help inform city planning for downtown, bus-based mass transit, and the Old Strathcona Public Realm Strategy.

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Steve Brochu inside the Citadel Theatre
food business

Steve Brochu is reinvigorating the Citadel with a restaurant that aims to challenge

The chef who owns and operates MilkCrate, a café in EPCOR Tower, and GhostLight, a coffee kiosk in the Citadel Theatre, is set to open PlayWright in the space in the Citadel that formerly housed the second Normand's location.

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An On Demand Transit bus in downtown Edmonton.
city council downtown

On the agenda: Downtown residential, permitting parking, transit changes

This week's agenda includes a discussion of downtown construction incentives, a program to address non-compliant surface parking lots, and upcoming changes to the transit network.

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