There is more to City Hall than just municipal government. You are encouraged to visit year round -- there's plenty to see and do!
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 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.
Kids in the Hall
This popular bistro is located on the main floor and serves as a youth training program.
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.
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.
Note: 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 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.
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 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.