The City hosts public engagement events and several workshops to review the Preferred Land Use Concept and to provide direction for the Planning Framework.
April 30, 2019
City Council endorses a report outlining a preferred working concept for the Edmonton Exhibition Lands. Administration begins planning to engage the public on the preferred working concept and draft policy directions.
April 1, 2019
The City takes ownership of the Northlands Casino, Racetrack and associated facilities.
January 31, 2019
Northlands Casino closes.
The Northlands Racetrack officially closes. Horse racing moves to Century Mile Entertainment Centre near Edmonton International Airport.
September 18, 2018
Edmontonians participate in two public workshops to provide feedback on preliminary redevelopment concept scenarios.
August 25, 2018
The final season of horse racing at Northlands wraps up with the 89th running of the Canadian Derby.
June 21, 2018
The City hosts two public workshops to review ideas submitted during the public call. Participants review idea themes and propose potential combinations that might work to inform the creation of redevelopment scenarios.
June 19, 2018
A summary of ideas and themes from the open call is presented to Urban Planning Committee.
April 10 - May 7, 2018
During the open call for Big Ideas for the Edmonton Exhibition Lands, the City receives 104 submissions from Edmontonians and stakeholders via web portal, Requests for Expressions of Interest and unsolicited proposals.
April 9, 2018
The City launches an open call for Big Ideas for the Edmonton Exhibition Lands. Edmontonians area invited to submit their ideas for all 200 acres of the project area through a request for proposals or public web portal.
April 3, 2018
Following engagement in which Administration received input from over 2300 responses and interactions with the public, Urban Planning Committee endorses guiding principles for the project.
March 20, 2018
City Council decides to terminate a sponsorship agreement between the City and Oilers Entertainment Group. This decision means the Coliseum building will be permanently closed with no future reuse and no repurposing of the facility. This decision opens up an opportunity for redevelopment north of 118 Avenue.
February 22 and 27, 2018
City administration takes a report to Executive Committee on February 22 outlining the pros, cons and risks to the City to redevelop the Coliseum site (16 acres north 118 Avenue). On February 27, 2018, the report goes to City Council.
January 1, 2018
The Coliseum building is closed and operations of the EXPO Centre is transferred to Edmonton Economic Development Corporation.
December 5, 2017
City Council approves the following:
- an expanded strategic approach to the Edmonton Exhibition Lands planning work, including enhanced technical work and public and stakeholder engagement in recognition of the magnitude of the city-building opportunity
- transfer of the EXPO Centre from Northlands to the City - operations and management by Edmonton Economic Development Corporation effective January 1, 2018
- phased transition of remaining Northlands site operations, including the casino and racetrack, throughout 2018 and finalized by the end of 2018 (Horse Racing Alberta and Northlands subsequently requested an extension of operations into 2019)
- In addition, Northlands agrees to continue to operate K-Days and Farmfair International on the Exhibition Lands site for up to five years, with a possibility of extension
June 12, 2017
As part of the public launch of the project, the City hosts the first two public open houses on the Coliseum Station Area Redevelopment Plan (now known as the Edmonton Exhibition Lands Planning Framework).
Northlands announces it will close the racetrack and casino.
City identifies Coliseum Station area as a priority for transit-oriented development planning.