The rehabilitation and restoration project supports the preservation of this architectural icon and renews the building's identity and purpose. Design plans for this project were developed with contribution from the TELUS World of Science Edmonton and the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. The Planetarium project also supports the Coronation Park Master Plan by reactivating and enhancing the centre of the park.
Partnership with TELUS World of Science - Edmonton
The Coronation District Park Master Plan identifies Queen Elizabeth II Planetarium as an important element in the centre of the park that is intended to provide a community gathering place. Once open to the public, one portion of the building will be dedicated as park washrooms accessible to the public during park hours. The other part of the building will be leased to TELUS World of Science Edmonton to support their public programs and events.
The intent of the rehabilitation is to honour the heritage, historical and architectural importance of the original exterior structure, while increasing the functionality of the interior. Queen Elizabeth II Planetarium was designated as a Municipal Historical Resource in 2016.