Work is now underway to rehabilitate the historic Iron Works Building on 96 Street north of 104 Avenue. Rehabilitation is necessary to prepare the building for future use. This historic industrial property was built in 1909 and is an important part of the area plan to renew The Quarters Downtown.
The City of Edmonton is financing $99 million in infrastructure investments with revenues from The Quarters Downtown Community Revitalization Levy. These capital investments include upgrading drainage and sanitary services to handle the higher-density residential and commercial development, as well as streetscaping improvements and a new park design and construction. These projects are helping to transform The Quarters Downtown into a diverse and inclusive community.
Boyle Renaissance meets the housing, social, recreation and service needs of current residents and welcomes new neighbours to the community. The City continues to implement the Boyle Street Renaissance Master Plan in the area north of 104 Avenue and Boyle Renaissance.
A walking map for Boyle Street, including the neighbourhoods of McCauley and Riverdale, is now complete.
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Kinistinâw Park will be the newest park and community gathering place in The Quarters Downtown. To learn more about the park plans, visit the project webpage.
The Valley Line LRT will have a stop in The Quarters, which will be located along 102 Avenue between 96 and 97 Street. To stay up to date on the progress of the LRT, visit transedlrt.ca.
The City supports arts and culture initiatives to engage the community, activate the buildings and streets and draw people to the neighbourhood. In 2019, after a public competition for tenants, rehabilitation began on two City-owned buildings.
Quarters Arts won long-term tenancy at 9641-102A Avenue based on their proposal for CO*LAB (community arts laboratory).
A design rendering of the Quarters Arts CO*LAB building
Ociciwan won long-term tenancy at 9604-101A Avenue based on their proposal for an Indigenous Contemporary Arts Centre.
A design rendering of the Ociciwan Indigenous Contemporary Arts building
In addition to the City-driven initiatives taking place in The Quarters Downtown, several privately-funded projects are bringing life and vibrancy to the community.
The historic Brighton Block on Jasper Avenue was restored and redeveloped. Construction finished in 2020.
The Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market has a new home at the historic GWG building in the Quarters. Located at 97 Street and 103 Avenue, the market will be open Saturdays and Sundays all year round.
The Hat @ Five Corners opened in 2020. The Hat offers 199 rental units at the intersection of 95 Street and Jasper Avenue.
The historic Pendennis Hotel building on Jasper Avenue was renovated and restored, with construction complete in 2019.
The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel is the first hotel to be built in Downtown Edmonton in 30 years. Built by the award-winning Dub Architects Ltd, this stunning building is the entranceway to the Armature.
The already-iconic hotel has 255 guest rooms, 11,000 square feet of meeting and event space as well as commercial retail space on the main floor. The hotel opened in the fall of 2016.