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Bring the Heat (Road Closures)

Bring the Heat (Road Closures)

From November 21-24, thousands of fans and spectators will visit downtown Edmonton for the Grey Cup Festival! In order to accommodate the event, there will be a number of road closures in your neighbourhood. Please find important information and details below. Those travelling to and from downtown, as well as businesses along the Grey Cup Festival site, should expect travel delays and plan alternate routes accordingly Activity will be concentrated to Jasper Avenue Read More

Top Canadian Destinations for Baby Boomers

Top Canadian Destinations for Baby Boomers

Guess who’s spending serious money on travel these days? Baby boomers. According to the Canadian Tourism Research Institute (CTRI), the baby-boom generation is poised to become the main travel market in the next decade, by spending roughly $35 billion annually. Where are these explorers headed? We asked 1,000 real Canadians the top destinations they’d recommend. After filtering by the baby boomer age group, we found a few patterns. These seasoned explorers Read More

Pop Up Play

Pop Up Play

City of Edmonton, Child Friendly Edmonton & Stantec Presents Pop Up Play When you think about Edmonton’s downtown, do you think of it as a place for kids and families to play? Child Friendly Edmonton seeks to make the downtown core more playful through pop-ups that are focused on creative free play experiences for children and their families. A small team of planners with the City of Edmonton, Child Friendly Edmonton and Stantec Read More

Wein, Schwein & Dine

Wein, Schwein & Dine

deVine Wines & Ono Poke Presents “Wein, Schwein & Dine” A Pig Roast and Fundraiser in Support of Edmonton’s Food Bank & Neon Sign Museum On Sunday, August 26, deVine Wines and Ono Poke are joining forces to host a pig roast in support of our Charities of Choice. The event will run between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased on the deVine Wines website. Your $30 tickets will include Read More

The 27th Annual Chili Cook-Off

The 27th Annual Chili Cook-Off

 __ 4th Street Road Closure On November 3rd, the City of Edmonton will be hosting the 27th Annual Chili Cook-Off on 104th Street as the official kick-off to Western Week in Edmonton. The event will include a road closure that begins at Michael Phair Park, just north of Jasper Ave, and extends to 102nd Avenue. The event runs from 11AM until 1:30PM on November 3rd, however, the road closure will be in Read More

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

City Market Downtown

The City Market Downtown is a farmer’s market that has been an integral part of Edmonton’s downtown for more than a century. We are a year-round market known for its friendly, open atmosphere and quality products delivered direct by friendly, local farmers, growers and artisans. Being located in Edmonton, Alberta means our market runs during all four seasons. To keep it comfortable for customers and our vendors, we are outdoors on Read More

Purple Flag Gala

Purple Flag Gala

Want to learn more about Purple Flag? Check out our “Purple Flag Gala” evening next Wednesday night at the Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel! All proceeds will go to the Edmonton Emergency Shelter. Instead of a boring meeting, our Chasing the Purple Flag Steering Committee is presenting “The Three Part Event” based on our committee values: Inform! Entertain! Educate! Inform:  Learn the status of our accreditation quest! Entertain: Enjoy the sounds of Terry McDade!! Educate: Discover 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

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