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City Hall Plaza is the outdoor plaza immediately connected to City Hall, home to Edmonton municipal government. The plaza's dominant feature is the newly refurbished fountain, a community hub to splash in over the summer and skate on in winter. The plaza can be enjoyed by citizens and visitors, across all four seasons. 


Map of City Hall Plaza
City Hall Plaza
Edmonton, Alberta


Outdoor Ice Rink: Closed for the season
Fountain: Closed for the season
Fountain/Skate Change Room: Closed for the season
City Hall Washroom: Closed


  • Graded entry into the fountain and outdoor ice rink
  • Accessible washrooms and fountain/skate change room
  • Accessible Plaza and seating areas
  • Well-lit area

Events at Churchill Square and City Hall Plaza

Date Event Name Location
June 24 - July 6 The Works Art & Design Festival Sir Winston Churchill Square
July 9-18 Edmonton International Street Performers Festival Sir Winston Churchill Square
July 22 - Aug 1 Taste of Edmonton Sir Winston Churchill Square
Aug 6-8 Cariwest Caribbean Arts Festival Sir Winston Churchill Square
Aug 12 Hoops on the Square Sir Winston Churchill Square
Aug 14 World of Motion / Atomyx Sir Winston Churchill Square
Aug 17-22 2021 World Triathlon Grand Final William Hawrelak Park
Aug 20 Treaty Six Recognition Day 2021 City Hall Plaza

The calendar is updated regularly with the upcoming month's information. 


  • Covered Walkway — The covered walkway provides shelter from the elements so that everyone can experience the plaza year round.
  • East Formal Gardens - North — The gardens link both Sir Winston Churchill Square and City Hall Plaza. The north green space features the Madonna of the Wheat sculpture along with a friendship garden offering a respectful space for the raising of a tipi. 


  • Public washrooms within City Hall
  • Seasonal public washrooms and change facilities in the fountain/skate change room 
  • Free internet access on Open City Wi-Fi 
  • A Transit hub with the Churchill LRT Station, downtown bus routes and future Valley Line Platform connected to the site
  • Over 11,000 parking stalls within 800 meters 
  • Bench seating throughout 
  • The Hallway Cafe in City Hall
  • Venue is accessible 
  • Connected to the Downtown Pedway system 
  • Full range of electrical and mechanical services available

Event Bookings

City Hall's primary use in summer is the fountain, and during winter is recreational skating. Events may be considered outside of those seasons.


To get started, submit a Civic Events Application.

Fill Out Form

All events must be booked through Civic Events to:

  • Confirm the site can accommodate your event
  • Plan ahead for special services
  • Alert you to any conflicts with other groups coming to the same site or Sir Winston Churchill Square
  • Inform you of any additional permits or permissions  that may be required


  • Bookable spaces available at $38.95/hour
  • Civic services fees and additional permits vary. A Liaison will work to outline additional costs before hosting your event. Examples include:
    • Electrical services
    • Vending Permit
    • Road closures services
    • Custodial services
    • Corporate Security 

For More Information

Civic Events and Festivals Section



Fax 780-944-0042

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