Old Strathcona is a unique and vibrant area in Edmonton. It is a cultural hub, tourist destination, historical asset, business district, and an important transportation network in addition to being home to thousands of people.
As the City of Edmonton implements The City Plan, Strathcona and the surrounding area are a priority growth area with two primary corridors: Whyte Avenue and Gateway Boulevard/Calgary Trail.
This means that this area is expected to attract more residents as Edmonton grows to a population of 1.25 million. So how should our public spaces (parks, parking lots, plazas, alleys, and streets) adapt as a result?
The Public Realm Strategy will make public space improvements a priority through a series of short, medium and long-term recommendations.
The strategy will add to the vibrant and diverse opportunities for people to live, work and play within Old Strathcona, surrounding neighbourhoods and through connections to the river valley.