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Al Fresco 2012

Al Fresco 2012

A friendly reminder that Saturday, June 9th, 2012 is the date of the Al Fresco Annual Block Party and Fundraiser! Mark your calendars and save the date for an action packed day of fun and excitement in the downtown core! So many people from the community and the Al Fresco committee are feverishly working on event programming Read More

Beaver Hills Building – 2015

Beaver Hills Building – 2015

VIA: Dub Architects The intent of this renovation/addition project is to restore the restaurant usage, introduce a visual identity to the building, and to better engage the Jasper Avenue streetfront and adjacent Beaver Hills House Park. The basic premise of the design is to connect the building to the park in a more prominent and substantial way. Read More

Grand Opening of Jacek Chocolate!

Grand Opening of Jacek Chocolate!

We are very excited to announce that the new JACEK boutique will finally be opening this week!  At last, it is time to remove the paper screen on the windows to reveal the beautiful industrial chic space that is ‘the salon’ for their line of artisan chocolates on the vibrant 104th Street Promenade in downtown Edmonton.

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Arena District Sparking ‘Historic’ Development in Edmonton Core

Arena District Sparking ‘Historic’ Development in Edmonton Core

SOURCE: By Patricia Kozicka  Global News   Watch above: In the past 24 hours, developers have announced a new commercial tower and a luxury condo complex. Fletcher Kent examines area district development. EDMONTON – A new commercial tower has been announced for the Edmonton downtown arena district, less than a day after Toronto’s “condo king” shared his vision for the city’s core. Brad Read More

Proposed Design for Our Pocket Park

Proposed Design for Our Pocket Park

Update on the Alley of Light Although much time has been spent on getting the strip park behind Sobey’s redeveloped, the first stage will begin in the next few days!  

The City of Edmonton has awarded a contract to Paving Stone Plus and construction will likely begin in the week of July 28-August

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Calgary, Edmonton: Cafés, bars and patios make for urban fun

Calgary, Edmonton: Cafés, bars and patios make for urban fun

Edmonton shows its urbane side, as travel writer tours new eateries and watering holes   In Edmonton, I’m enthralled with the best Mexican food I’ve had in Canada and sip classic cocktails as the sun sets. In Calgary, I discover a sensational bar filled with Gen Xers sipping local brews and taste excellent bourbon in a room Read More

Sobeys closing store on 104th Street

Sobeys closing store on 104th Street

The much-heralded benchmark of downtown development closing on July 31st Sobeys has confirmed that its store at 104th Street and Jasper Avenue in downtown Edmonton is closing on July 31. Company spokeswoman Keri Scobie told CBC News that store employees were told about the closure on Wednesday. “We’re always reviewing our stores and the locations and the markets Read More

Critical Mass: Edmonton’s pre-arena downtown revitalization

Critical Mass: Edmonton’s pre-arena downtown revitalization

Edmonton was told a half-billion dollar arena would save its downtown. So why is the core revitalizing before it’s even up? In 2010, the Katz Group promised Edmonton that a new hockey arena would revitalize the city’s languishing core. The problem and its promised $480 million solution were topics of divisive debate. David Staples, the Read More

Your Guide to Summer Festivals & Events in Edmonton: 2014 Edition!

Your Guide to Summer Festivals & Events in Edmonton: 2014 Edition!

Here’s my listing of summer festivals & events for 2014, powered byShareEdmonton. Below you’ll find dozens of events with a website, dates, and links to social media for each. You’ll also find a link to the event at ShareEdmonton and a link to an iCal Read More

Is Edmonton the next great Canadian city?

Is Edmonton the next great Canadian city?

Alberta's capital city is slowly gentrifying, with cool new bars and restaurants downtown and a new sense of optimism. JIM BYERS PHOTO

104th St. in downtown Edmonton is filled with hip spots.

EDMONTON – This might be the next great Canadian city. Or at least the next cool one. Lots of folks in Toronto pooh-pooh Edmonton. Yeah, it’s a city Read More