A Growing City, A Growing Boundary
Edmonton has always been growing. In 1916, Edmonton was home to 53,846 people and in 2018 our city was 932,546 strong.
To accommodate that increase in population and the essential commercial and industrial growth needed to support it, Edmonton has expanded its physical boundary through periodic annexations. Annexation processes are currently underway.
However, if growth happens in the same way it has in the past, the current annexation lands will not be sufficient to accommodate future growth needs of the City beyond 2039. To change this outcome, we need to shift how we grow and develop our city to make better use of our existing land.