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City Hall, including the front service counter, is closed to the public. Access is limited to members of Council, staff and accredited media. City Hall tours and programs have been suspended until further notice. Learn more at edmonton.ca/COVID-19

The City Hall parkade is closed to the public until further notice.

All individuals continuing to park in City Hall parkade while it remains closed to the public must have a paid monthly parking contract arranged with the City of Edmonton and must display their monthly parking placard OR must ensure that hourly or daily parking sessions are paid for via the EPark system.

City Hall

City Hall Front Service Counter

City Hall, including the front service counter, is closed to the public. 

Access is limited to members of Council, staff and accredited media. 

City Hall Event Bookings

City Hall event bookings have been suspended until further notice.

Service of Legal Documents On the City

City Hall and Chancery Hall are closed to the public.

Contact the Law branch to arrange a time and manner for personal service of legal documents.

Contact legalserviceinquiries@edmonton.ca or 780-496-7200

Pursuant to Alberta Rules of Court, Rule 11.21, this email address is not a valid address for service and emails sent to this address with legal documents attached will not be considered service on the City of Edmonton.  You will receive a reply from one of the lawyers regarding service arrangements.

Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Most City of Edmonton facilities, services, and attractions are closed until further notice. Learn more at edmonton.ca/COVID-19.

Location

Map of 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta

Events Calendar

Teacher Resources

Tours

Event Bookings

The City Room or Heritage Room at City Hall are available:

  • During normal hours of operation
  • For registered, not-for-profit and local community groups presenting free activities of interest to the public
    • Required to hold insurance coverage for $2 million general liability

Email Us to Book

Rooms Available
Heritage Room
  • Can accommodate a variety of set-up needs
  • Seats up to 30 people in the standard boardroom set-up
  • Other set-up options may include:
    • Classroom style for up to 56 people seated
    • Theatre style for up to 75 people seated
City Room
  • Can accommodate large events such as media launches and community events
  • Seats up to 300 people
  • Maximum occupancy is 600 people standing

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Services Available
  • Additional on-site custodial and security
  • Chairs, tables, tablecloths and skirting
  • Free guided tours of City Hall
  • Incremental costs for civic services, if requested, apply for the following:
  • LCD Television
  • Set-up and take down services
  • Staging
  • Sound and audio-visual technician
Costs

Civic services are the responsibility of the event organizers.

City Hall Public Space Use Policy C561

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Professional Photo Opportunities
  • Engagement photos
  • Family portraits
  • Local registered non-profit organizations
    • Required to hold insurance coverage for $2 million general liability
  • Wedding parties
    • Wedding Ceremonies are not permitted inside City Hall

Professional photographers are not provided by City Hall.

Bookings

1.5 hour time slots can be booked

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Times

Dates available are on weekends. Weekday bookings can be accommodated depending on space available.

  • 11am-12:30pm
  • 12:30-2pm
  • 2-3:30pm
  • 3:30-5pm
Cost
  • $80 per 1.5 hour time slot
  • Fee is non-refundable

Things to See and Do

Features

City Hall Architecture

City Hall’s award winning architecture was designed by Edmonton architect Gene Dub and opened on August 28, 1992. Gene Dub’s design combines the old with the new by incorporating some of the materials such as marble and granite from the old City Hall into the new building. It is also designed as a ‘people place’ - a place for civic government and a gathering place for Edmontonians.

Art Guide

Home to 64 artworks that are accessible to visitors, the City Hall Art Guide explores the public art pieces located inside and outside City Hall.

City Hall Art Guide

The Arcade

This three-storey entrance corridor is located directly inside the south main entrance. It connects directly to the Churchill LRT station pedway to the east and was designed to accommodate a future link to the west.

The Citizen and New Arrival Information Centre

The Citizen and New Arrival Information Centre is designed as a place where new and current citizens can come for information about the City of Edmonton.

Information boards with city and community event details stand in the south and north lobbies, and another showing current City job postings can be found directly opposite the Citizen and New Arrival Information Centre.

The City Room

Located on the main floor, the City Room is the main public area and focal point of the building. Designed for public gatherings, presentations, and events, this area is bathed in natural light from an eight-storey glass pyramid, which is cleaned by a hydraulic arm (designed and built in Edmonton), which can also be used to hang decorations.

The virtually non-destructible floor incorporates travertine (honey-coloured stone) from the former City Hall with terrazzo (grey-coloured stone). The wood throughout the building's interior is maple and was laser cut to meet the acoustic needs of the City Room's upper storey.

The City of Edmonton Sports Hall of Fame

The Sports Hall of Fame is a gallery of those recognized by the City since 1960 for their contributions to sports in Edmonton. This past year's inductees are recognized in a special display in the north lobby on the main floor.

The Councillor's Wing

The Councillor's Wing protects the plaza from north-west winds and houses the twelve Councillors on the top floor. The green marble on the top floor exterior was reclaimed from the former City Hall's elevator lobbies.

The Friendship Tower

The Friendship Tower stands 200-feet high on the south side of City Hall, thanks to $1 million in community funding. It features a 40,000-pound and 23-bell carillon that can play up to 99 melodies. A manual keyboard can be used to play any other song for a special occasion.

Hallway Cafe

Located on the main floor, the Hallway Cafe focuses on sustainability and supports the development of youth within the work experience program.

Hallway Cafe

The North Lobby

City Hall's second main entranceway. The breezeway outside was designed for vehicular traffic including official delegations, motorcades, and drop-off traffic. A night depository for bill payments is conveniently accessible to the public just outside the north entrance.

The South Steps and Plaza

Designed as a focal point for community events, the plaza, City Hall and Churchill Square can jointly host large public gatherings. The pool is a popular spot for wading in the summer and for skating in the winter. An indoor skate change room is located adjacent to the rink.

The West Courtyard

The West Courtyard holds the "Migrants", a Canada goose statue and fountain symbolizing flight and progress, which was brought back by popular demand! It acquired the nickname, "the Spaghetti Tree" when it stood on the grounds of the former City Hall.

For More Information

Citizen and New Arrival Information Centre

1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R7

Online Contact 311 Online
Telephone

311

Fax 780-496-5618

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