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

Building a Project Vision Together and Exploring Opportunities  - November 2023 

Thank you to everyone who engaged with the Project Team during the Building a Project Vision Together and Exploring Opportunities stage of Oliver Neighbourhood Renewal. The online survey closed on November 17. The feedback gathered will be used to co-create a Vision and Guiding Principles for your Oliver Neighbourhood Renewal and will help to inform the options we share in the Exploring Options and Tradeoffs stage. 

The public engagement activities and participation are now summarized in the Engagement Summary

A What We Heard Report summarizing your feedback is now available.

In spring 2024, we will be seeking your input again as we move into the Exploring Options and Tradeoffs stage of Neighbourhood Renewal. 

We commit to using your community’s input in co-creating a Vision and in deciding on key elements to be explored in the development of the overall neighbourhood design to align with that Vision for your Neighbourhood Renewal 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. This Neighbourhood Renewal Project stage occurred before the name change took effect and looked at elements of the neighbourhood before it was known as Wîhkwêntôwin ᐄᐧᐦᑫᐧᐣᑑᐃᐧᐣ (pronounced We-Kwen-To-Win).

For that reason, the neighbourhood will be referred to as Oliver in this stage and its reports. Moving forward, the City of Edmonton will phase in exclusive use of the new name in all Neighbourhood Renewal materials.

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. Arterial roads and alleys are not included in the scope of work.  

Working Together to Make the Most of Your Neighborhood

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.