Edmonton’s got character. A lot of it.
We’re a combination of hard work and great ideas, and it’s been that way since the city incorporated in 1904.
We’ve got lots of thinkers (thanks to some incredible post-secondary schools) and even more doers (like our small business owners, public sector employees, and thriving industrial sector).
We’ve had a roller coaster history, with population booms in the 30s, 50s, and 70s. And, on top of every winter, we’ve also weathered our fair share of recessions. Today, our downtown is bustling with development and we have a young population that’s growing at a rate above the Canadian average. We’re even expected to exceed 1 million by 2024.
This booming history has had an interesting effect: amazing neighbourhoods surrounding our downtown that are ripe with character but low on density. With more people craving a connection to the core, many are interested in infill developments. But can we build new homes on these old lots while maintaining the enviable character of the neighbourhoods? That’s our challenge. And now, yours too.