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26 reasons why Edmonton might be the next great Canadian city

26 reasons why Edmonton might be the next great Canadian city

Forget Toronto & Vancouver; these days, Edmonton is where it’s at! We’re going to take a guess and say that Edmonton probably isn’t near the top of your bucket list, but it’s starting to look like it should be. That’s right, Alberta’s capital is stepping it up, and it might just be Canada’s next great city. Here are 26 reasons why: 1. IT’S A GREENER PLACE THAN YOU THINK Where’s the largest expanse of urban Read More

Rogers Place | Helicopter Ride

Rogers Place | Helicopter Ride

A bird's eye view of Rogers Place and the Edmonton Arena District aboard a helicopter.  

Edmonton makes National Geographic’s Top 10 List of Best Summer Trips

Edmonton makes National Geographic’s Top 10 List of Best Summer Trips

What do Machu Picchu, Singapore and Edmonton have in common? They all made National Geographic list of the best summer trips to take in 2015.  WATCH: People planning a vacation might want to think about a staycation in Edmonton. As Eric Szeto reports, Edmonton is being called one of the best places to spend the summer. The magazine made a list of its top 10 best summer trips – plus one reader’s choice. Read More

Night Market Edmonton

Night Market Edmonton

Being downtown is exciting! Being the first true night market in Edmonton is even more exciting! We are making creative use of space in the downtown core during the evening, which was not previously found in Edmonton.  Come for the entertainment, stay for the friends. We have the privilege of being considered on of the top 5 Ideas for Edmonton!  It is one of the few places where anyone is welcome…. young and old. It’s a great place Read More

104th Street Cleanup

104th Street Cleanup

In anticipation of the annual arrival of the Downtown Market on the May long weekend, the business owners, residents and merchants of 104 Street are doing a spring cleaning. Please join in!! Annual 104 Street Clean up is happening May 9th. Meet at the Earth General Store at 9am 10150 - 104th Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 1A7 Equipment provided. Free Coffee/tea at EGS for all volunteers IF you bring your own reusable cup/mug Merchants and condos are Read More

Sobeys on Jasper Available Immediately

Sobeys on Jasper Available Immediately

The Sobey’s Urban Fresh store on 104 Street and Jasper Avenue closed on July 31 last year. Now, seven months later, Colliers has begun to find a tenant who will sub-lease the space for the three years remaining on the Sobey’s lease. Speculation about the possible use of the site has been swirling around the downtown like litter in the spring. The 104 Street Committee met with the real estate agents who are handling the sub-lease Read More

104th Street on its way to be first area in North America Purple Flag accredited

104th Street on its way to be first area in North America Purple Flag accredited

Local business owners say this will be “groundbreaking” for the perception that downtown is safe. Community members are seeking the accreditation for the area so that Edmontonians can feel more at ease when visiting the core—day or night— by knowing measures like quick reporting of positive and negative things happening in the area are already being done. “It’s essentially to shine a spotlight on a defined area, see what’s occurring and work Read More

DIALOG has been awarded Alberta Top 70… Again!

DIALOG has been awarded Alberta Top 70… Again!

Alberta Top Employer Building Legacies DIALOG is one of Alberta’s Top 70 Employers and a leading interdisciplinary firm working on projects such as Calgary International Airport and Walterdale Bridge. Alberta, Canada – This morning the Calgary Herald and Edmonton Journal recognized DIALOG as one of Alberta’s Top 65 Employers for the second year in a row. “DIALOG’s success is a result of our commitment to creating a unique and engaging employee experience,” says Director of Human Resources, Willemein van der Read More

Valley Line LRT work to Shut Down 102nd Avenue for 4 years

Valley Line LRT work to Shut Down 102nd Avenue for 4 years

Traffic, bus routes will be detoured starting next year CBC News Posted: Jan 22, 2015 8:59 PM MT Last Updated: Jan 22, 2015 8:59 PM MT Plans are underway to reroute traffic and find new homes for some of Edmonton’s biggest festivals in advance of a four-year closure announced for one of downtown’s main streets. The stretch of 102nd Avenue from 95th Street and 102nd Street will be closed to traffic for four Read More

Rogers Place Construction Activity

Rogers Place Construction Activity

The Build Construction on Rogers Place began March 2014, and is slated to be completed in fall 2016. Watch the construction activity live with the Rogers Place construction camera. Overnight Road Closures, 104 Avenue, 101 St - 103 St Starting January 6, 2015, 104 Avenue between 101 and 103 Street will be closed to all traffic overnight, from 7pm to 6am, Monday to Friday. This will continue for about six months. Please detour using 102 Read More