Category Archives: Heritage

High Level Waterfall: where to go from here?

The High Level Bridge Great Divide Waterfall has been an Edmonton icon since the valves were first turned on in 1980, following its private donation by artist Peter Lewis. Even though the waterfall has been out of commission since 2009, … Continue reading

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Edmonton Magazine’s ‘Best Neighbourhoods’ List Gives Ward 8 Some Bragging Rights

1 August, 2012 Edmonton-based Avenue Magazine released their first annual poll results of Edmonton’s best neighbourhoods, according to its readers.  Strathcona tops the list, while Garneau, Cloverdale, and Belgravia all won mentions in the best places to live in Edmonton. Four … Continue reading

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Hemingway Pool Honoured with National Architecture Award

Modern City Building Takes Historic Prize June 15, 2012 The Peter Hemingway Fitness and Leisure Centre has received a national award for being a historic modern landmark and a significant piece of Canadian 20th century architecture. The Heritage Canada Foundation … Continue reading

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Council Roundup for May 16, 2012

Read on for updates on the downtown arena designs, City Centre redevelopment, emergency vehicle pilot, and the new Edmonton Historian Laureate    

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Edmonton’s New Historian Laureate

Congratulations to Shirley Lowe, former Executive Director of the Old Strathcona Business Association, on her appointment as the City of Edmonton’s Historian Laureate.  Councillor Jane Batty made the announcement this morning at City Council. Did you know that the City … Continue reading

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Join a ‘Jane’s Walk’ This Weekend

For a new perspective on a neighbourhood in Edmonton, join a Jane’s Walk this weekend.  There are three walks planned for Ward 8: Walterdale (Industrial Heart to Urban Park), Old Strathcona Heritage Tour, and Old Strathcona Music District. For more … Continue reading

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Bank Building Worth Preserving – July 2011

Bank Building Worth Preserving July 2011 The Bank of Montreal Building stands at the southeast corner of Jasper Avenue and 101 Street. A few weeks ago its owners were granted a demolition permit. And since then many Edmontonians have been … Continue reading

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