A street scene in Old Strathcona

The Old Strathcona Public Realm Strategy (OSPRS) will use the ideas and feedback of Edmontonians to envision a new future for publicly-owned public spaces in Old Strathcona.

Old Strathcona is a unique and vibrant area in Edmonton. It is a cultural hub, tourist destination, historical asset, business district, and an important transportation network in addition to being home to thousands of people.

As the City of Edmonton implements The City Plan, Strathcona and the surrounding area are a priority growth area with two primary corridors: Whyte Avenue and Calgary Trail. This means that this area will see more intense population growth in the first population horizon to 1.25 million. 

So how should our public spaces (parks, parking lots, plazas, alleys, and streets) adapt as a result? The Old Strathcona Public Realm Strategy will work with Edmontonians to create a next-generation vision for public spaces in this area. 

The Public Realm Strategy will make public space improvements a priority through a series of short, medium and long-term recommendations. These will include opportunities to discuss Mass Transit: Network Implementation for 1.25 Million People and also support a range of land uses, landscapes and amenities.

The plan will add to the vibrant and diverse opportunities for people to live, work and play within Old Strathcona, surrounding neighbourhoods and through connections to the river valley