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Involving Edmonton citizens in the proposed Downtown Arena and Entertainment District is a priority.

Community Benefits Agreement

Under the negotiated framework, the Katz Group and the City of Edmonton will enter into a community benefits agreement, which will include:

  • Creating a community advisory committee, representing areas near the arena district, to identify and address issues.
  • A senior member of the Oiler's operations will meet with the committee at least once a year.
  • Development and facilitation of training for low-income/high need Edmontonians.

Public Consultations

The City has held two extensive public consultations processes on the proposed arena and entertainment district.

Spring, 2012, to gather feedback on the schematic designs.

The survey found:

  • 82% agreed the Arena would be an identifiable image and landmark for Edmonton.
  • 79% saw the Community Rink as a valued recreation opportunity to the downtown and surrounding areas.
  • 74% agreed the arena would provide an anchor for revitalizing the surrounding area.

Read the full results of the Spring 2012 consultation.

Winter 2010, to consult Edmontonians on the arena project.

The survey found:

  • 67% of Edmontonians supported or strongly supported a downtown arena
  • 68% said they believed it would help revitalize downtown
  • 82% citing specific benefits such as increased tourism, more investment and development

Read the full results of the Winter 2010 consultation.

Input gathered assists City Council in making decisions surrounding the proposed Downtown Arena and Entertainment District.

Stay informed

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  • Get arena updates and ask questions on Twitter by following @EdmontonDT


Use our online feedback form to send in your question about the Downtown Arena and Entertainment District.

For More Information

Online Contact 311 Online

In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

TTY 780-944-5555

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