Wîhkwêntôwin ᐄᐧᐦᑫᐧᐣᑑᐃᐧᐣ (Oliver) has been chosen for Neighbourhood Renewal. The planning and design is currently underway.

Exploring Options and Tradeoffs- June 2024

We have reviewed and considered what you shared with us about Wîhkwêntôwin ᐄᐧᐦᑫᐧᐣᑑᐃᐧᐣ (Oliver), during the Starting the Conversation, Building a Project Vision Together and Exploring Opportunities stage. The Project Team can now share design options based on your feedback, including: 

  • Driving - measures to slow traffic
  • Walking - sidewalks and crossing improvements
  • Biking - bike routes and facilities

With the large number of opportunity areas in Wîhkwêntôwin ᐄᐧᐦᑫᐧᐣᑑᐃᐧᐣ (Oliver), there are many proposed design options. Therefore, options are being presented in two rounds. We are currently in Round 1. Opportunity areas are laid out in this engagement map.

Watch for details on Round 2 later in 2024. We encourage you to share your thoughts during both rounds.

We are also sharing the draft project Vision and Guiding Principles for feedback during Round 1. These summarize the voices of neighbourhood residents and stakeholders and will help guide project decisions.

We want to hear from you

  • Review the design options 
  • Complete the online survey 
    • Available from Tuesday, June 25 to Thursday, July 25  
  • Meet the Project Team (drop-in) 
  • Date: Thursday, July 11
  • Date: Wednesday, July 17
    • Time: 4:30-7:30pm 
    • Location: Wîhkwêntôwin ᐄᐧᐦᑫᐧᐣᑑᐃᐧᐣ School (10227 118 Street NW)

We’re pleased to share more information about Neighbourhood Renewal in Wîhkwêntôwin ᐄᐧᐦᑫᐧᐣᑑᐃᐧᐣ (Oliver). Please read more about the City policies and standards used and the active transportation plans.

During this stage, we commit to using the priorities we heard during the engagement to inform the draft design for the project.

Truth and reconciliation is important to the City of Edmonton, and we recognize the neighbourhood name Oliver is difficult for some residents. In February 2024, Edmonton’s City Council voted to approve the Oliver Community League’s recommendation to change the neighbourhood name to Wîhkwêntôwin ᐄᐧᐦᑫᐧᐣᑑᐃᐧᐣ.

The City of Edmonton is pleased to begin phasing in use of the new name in all Neighbourhood Renewal materials in a hybrid manner in this stage. In the next stage, Community Feedback on Draft Design, the Neighbourhood Renewal Project Team will exclusively use the new neighbourhood name Wîhkwêntôwin ᐄᐧᐦᑫᐧᐣᑑᐃᐧᐣ (pronounced We-Kwen-To-Win).

About The Project

Neighbourhood reconstruction rehabilitates residential roads, replaces street lights, sidewalks, curbs, and gutters, and adds missing sidewalk links, where possible. Other opportunities to improve how people walk, bike, drive and gather in the neighbourhood, and how they enjoy City-owned parks and open spaces are also explored.

At the beginning of the project, the Project Team will work with the community to create a project Vision and Guiding Principles. People who live, work and play in Wîhkwêntôwin ᐄᐧᐦᑫᐧᐣᑑᐃᐧᐣ (Oliver) will be asked for regular feedback on the different stages of the project.

Cost-sharing opportunities will be made available through the Local Improvement process for sidewalk reconstruction and decorative street light upgrades in the neighbourhood. Most arterial roads and alleys are not included in the scope of work. 100 Avenue between 109 Street and 116 Street is in scope for this project.

Some alleys in the 124 Street Business Improvement Area will be updated through the 124 Street BIA Alley Renewal project. See the project page for more information.

Working Together to Make the Most of Your Neighbourhood

This is your city and your neighbourhood. We want to understand how you experience your neighbourhood and ask for your input on what we might do to make it better. We will engage and work with you on the renewal of roads, sidewalks, street lights and park spaces and promote other community opportunities to enhance how people live and interact in your neighbourhood.

We commit to being open and transparent about how your input is used. Let’s make the most out of your neighbourhood.