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Free Historical Walking Tours with the DBA’s Core Crew!

Free Historical Walking Tours with the DBA’s Core Crew!

NOTICE: THERE ARE NO TOURS ON  STATUTORY HOLIDAYS. Discover Downtown's colourful history, outstanding architecture, and must-see landmarks on a free, historical walking tour with the Core Crew! Tours are provided on both a walk-in and pre-booked basis. To ensure the tour is enjoyable for all, TOUR CAPACITY IS SET AT 20 PEOPLE PER TOUR. Tours run weekdays, from June 22 through August 18, 2017 Mon, Tues, Wed, and Thurs at 1pm Fridays at 10am No tours on Read More

Have your say in enriching the Downtown experience

Have your say in enriching the Downtown experience

Rogers Place has been open for a year. The new Royal Alberta Museum is complete and ready to open in 2018. Stantec Tower climbs higher each day; Edmonton Tower is already built. With most major projects well underway or already done, the much-hyped transformation of downtown is now cast in stone. Right? Wrong. The Downtown Business Association is running an online survey right now that gives every Edmontonian the chance to help Read More

Michael Phair Park Officially Opened on 104th Street

Michael Phair Park Officially Opened on 104th Street

The secret is out! The little pocket park on the 104 Promenade north of Jasper is now officially the Michael Phair Park. Over 200 friends, colleagues, and officials attended the official opening on Thursday. Mayor Don Iveson and City Councillor Scott McKeen spoke highly of Michael Phair’s contributions to the city in academia, pride, and the arts. A picnic in the park followed the official unveiling of the park sign. The Read More

Official Opening and Naming of the 104th Street “Pocket Park”

Official Opening and Naming of the 104th Street “Pocket Park”

Join us the for official opening and naming of the Pocket Park on 104 Street. The name is still a secret but will be revealed at 11:30am on Thursday, May 26. You are invited to the opening.   One of the officials in attendance, along with Mayor Don Ivenson and current Ward 6 Councillor Scott McKeen, will be former Ward 6 Councilor, Michael Phair.   Michael Phair was the much-beloved City Councillor for Downtown Read More

Purple Flag Evaluation Time!

It is will great excitement ATCM assessors from the UK, will be out evaluating our area SATURDAY May 14. The Chasing the Purple Flag Steering Committee developed nine strategies for improving safety and vibrancy of our area. Tour starts 6pm and right through the night till 2am. Streets, alleys, parking lots, businesses and late night venues within the WAREHOUSE DISTRICT (104th Street Promenade) will be noticed, hence you receiving this Read More

Blue Plate Diner is One of the Top Brunches in Edmonton

Blue Plate Diner is One of the Top Brunches in Edmonton

Writers Brent Wittmeier and Liane Faulder reviewed 14 brunches to come up with the top three in Edmonton. There could only be three. Narrowing Edmonton’s best brunch contenders from a list of more than 50 reader suggestions wasn’t easy. Winnowing that list down to three from 14 was even trickier. Brunch isn’t a set menu, after all. Can you really compare the resplendent Hotel Macdonald to the home-brewed charm of the Sugarbowl? To preserve our Read More

Edmonton’s Food Bank Receives Gift From 104th Street

Edmonton’s Food Bank Receives Gift From 104th Street

Edmonton’s Food Bank Receives Gift From 104th Street Date: Friday October 9th, 2015 Time: 10 am Location: 104th Street Pocket Park at 10128-104 Street, Edmonton Just north of Jasper Avenue on 104 Street Downtown (beside Icon 1) The 104 Street Steering Committee will present Edmonton’s Food Bank with a cheque for $15,000 raised during the 104 Street al Fresco Block Party held in late August. The merchants, businesses, and residents of 104 Street also collected over Read More

Nuit Blanche Edmonton

Nuit Blanche Edmonton

Celebrating its first event in Edmonton, Nuit Blanche is a FREE all-night contemporary art experience that will transform Edmonton’s downtown core. Featuring more than 30 artworks created by local and internationally renowned artists. Artworks range from the beautiful and poetic to the fun and interactive. Nuit Blanche is a event for kids, families, seniors, teenagers, students and thirty-somethings. It’s for both the art-savvy AND the art-skeptical alike. Edmonton’s first Nuit Blanche event Read More

Why Edmonton Will be the Coolest City in Canada by 2020

Why Edmonton Will be the Coolest City in Canada by 2020

A recent article in Avenue magazine was just the optimism I needed to feel excited about living in Edmonton and see all the potential our great city has. There’s been a lot of fear-mongering and negativity because of falling oil prices, and after a summer job search from hell, this article was just what we all needed. Well timed, really. Top that off with National Geographic naming Edmonton one of the top Read More

METRO LINE BULLETIN

UPDATE: FIRST WEEK OF OPERATIONS It’s been just over a week since the Metro Line began operations and, except for a couple of hiccups, the system is operating well and has become popular with riders. Last week there were two incidents of delays in LRT service, one because of a technical issue on the Capital Line, and one because of a communication issue with one of the Metro Line trains. Both problems Read More

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