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Creating vibrant, welcoming and safe places for people who live, work and play in our Downtown.

Downtown Edmonton is changing. Projects, including the refurbished Legislature Grounds, Ice District and LRT projects, are attracting more development, businesses and people. As Downtown grows, the size, quality, location and connectivity of public places, including our open spaces, parks and plazas, becomes more important.

We are developing the Downtown Public Places Plan to:

  • Turn Downtown public places into comfortable, memorable, attractive destinations and spaces
  • Improve and leverage existing and new connections between Downtown and the River Valley
  • Provide strategic direction for open space development, design and programming in Downtown
  • Focus on the quality, functionality, connectivity and supply of open spaces
  • Provide design recommendations for developments impacting open spaces

Share Your Voice

Stop by one of our drop-in events and share your thoughts on how we can create great open spaces, parks and plazas.

Date: Wednesday February 28, 2018
Time: 11am-2pm
Location: Edmonton Tower Main Floor Lobby
10111 104 Avenue

Date: Thursday March 1, 2018
Time: 4-8pm
Location: Boyle Street Plaza
9538 103a Avenue

Date: Saturday March 3, 2018
Time: 9am-3pm
Location: City Market, City Hall
1 Sir Winston Churchill Square

Date: Thursday March 8, 2018
Time: 4-7pm
Location: Enterprise Square
10230 Jasper Avenue

Why Public Places Are Important

Having exceptional public places in Downtown will help Edmonton:

  • Attract families and talent
  • Grow civic pride and identity
  • Improve public health, safety and vibrancy
  • Create opportunities for chance encounters and memorable experiences

Downtown public places provide space for Edmontonians to socialize, celebrate, recharge and live life. These places need to act as the playgrounds, resting spots and social spaces for residents, workers and visitors, while also providing premiere locations to host international and local festivals, events, commerce, arts and culture.

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