Downtown, Central - Edmonton

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Downtown Edmonton is the central business district of Edmonton, Alberta. Located at the geographical centre of the city, the downtown area is bounded by 109 Street to the west, 105 Avenue to the north, 97 Street to the east, 97 Avenue and Rossdale Road to the south, and the North Saskatchewan River to the southeast.

Arts District and Churchill Square

Edmonton's Winspear Centre in the Arts District

The arts district is in the eastern part of the core with many award winning institutions like the Francis Winspear Centre for Music (home of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra) and the Citadel Theatre. Edmonton City Hall is also located here with all these buildings facing onto Sir Winston Churchill Square. It is also the site of the new Art Gallery of Alberta, which opened in early 2010, and the Stanley A. Milner Library, Edmonton Public Library's main branch.

Churchill Square (Officially "Sir Winston Churchill Square") is the main downtown square in Edmonton, and is the heart of the Arts District. The square plays host to a large majority of festivals and events in Greater Edmonton. It is bordered on the north by 102A Avenue, on the west by 100 Street, on the south by 102 Avenue (Harbin Road) and on the east by Rue Hull (99) Street. Recently, the portion of 102A Avenue that cut Churchill Square off from Edmonton's City Hall has been closed off to vehicular traffic as a way to better connect Churchill Square with the fountains and some festivities on the plaza at City Hall.[7]

Government Centre

Alberta Legislature Building viewed from the High Level Bridge

Government Centre is an informal district located at the southwest corner of the downtown core and is the home of the Alberta provincial government. The most notable feature of this part of downtown is the Alberta Legislature Building and its surrounding parks, fountains, and gardens.

An underground pedway system connects the Legislature to several of the surrounding buildings, including the historic Bowker Building and the Frederick W. Haultain Building.

Federal government offices were housed in the Federal Building at the north-east corner of Government Centre until they relocated to Canada Place, located at the east edge of downtown, in the 1980s. The Federal Building is undergoing a $356 million renovation due to be completed in 2015 for provincial government offices and a new underground parking structure.[8][9]

Transit service is provided by the Government Centre Transit Centre located near the Federal Building and by Grandin LRT Station located just to the west.

Jasper Avenue 

Jasper Avenue looking west from 103 Street

Jasper Avenue is the city's "main street". It starts at 77 Street in the east, running south west along the south edge of Boyle Street until it reaches the downtown core. It then runs due west through downtown and the neighbourhood of Oliver until it reaches 125 Street. Jasper Avenue is a major public transit route as several of Edmonton's busiest bus routes travel along it. The LRT travels underneath Jasper Avenue between 99 and 110 Streets.

Jasper Avenue has no street number but sits where 101 Avenue would otherwise be. Jasper Avenue is home to many of Edmonton's oldest heritage buildings (for example the Hotel Macdonald) and some of Edmonton's tallest office towers, including Canadian Western Bank Place and Scotia Place; however, the presence of the former limits that of the latter, and many tall buildings are found just off Jasper where land is easier to obtain. Together with help from nearby streets like 100 Avenue, 104 Street, 101 Street, and 102 Avenue, the Jasper West area (west of 97 Street) is one of the major retail, living, commercial, and entertainment districts of the city.

Rice Howard Way

Rice Howard Way comprises 100A Street between Jasper Avenue and 102 Avenue and 101A Avenue between 100 Street and 101 Street. The portion of 101A Avenue between 100A Street and 101 Street was closed to traffic, making it an open air pedestrian walkway. The rest of Rice Howard Way is open to vehicular traffic. Rice Howard Way has a few prominent office towers like Scotia Place and some restaurants.

Rice Howard Way's southern edge (100A Street at Jasper Avenue) has an entrance to the Central LRT Station.

Warehouse District and 104 Street 

A warehouse in the downtown core surrounded by high-rises

The Warehouse District is located between Jasper Avenue and 104 Avenue and between 102 Street and 109 Street. During the first decade of the 20th century, the Hudson's Bay Company began selling its land holdings in this area, and businesses were quick to move in. Between 1909 and 1914, no fewer than two dozen warehouses were constructed.[10]

In the later part of the century, warehouses closed and the buildings were redeveloped into commercial enterprises. In the late 1990s lofts were created in these former warehouses. In recent years, the area has seen a revival, with new lofts and condos being constructed or proposed, along with many designer shops.[11] The area also included Canada's first urban format Sobey's Fresh Market, flanking the curved Birks building as the entrance to 104 Street at Jasper Avenue, serving the residential population until its closure in 2014.[12]

104 Street (in between Jasper Avenue and 104 Avenue) is the main street in the Warehouse District and features shops, restaurants, cafes and a variety of services. On Saturdays during the warmer months (May–October), the street hosts Edmonton's original farmer's market, the City Market. The area is also known for lofts in old warehouses. The street is very dense, and has seen new projects completed in 2009 and 2010 (Icon I and II) with the construction of the Fox Towers condo complex at the northwest corner of 104 Street and 102 Avenue underway.[11][13]

Ice District & Rogers Place

The Ice District is located between 101 and 104 Street to 103 and 106 Avenue. It is a $2.5 billion mixed-use sports and entertainment district being developed on 10 hectares (25 acres; 120,000 sq yd) of land in Downtown.[14][15] When completed it will be Canada’s largest mixed use and entertainment district.[16]

A new arena named Rogers Place, for the Edmonton Oilers. Was approved in early 2013 the project was approved. Construction of the arena started in March 2014.[17] briefly closed in October 2012.[18] In early 2014 the project was approved, and construction of the arena started in March 2014.[17] It was named Rogers Place in December 2013 with an agreement form Rogers Communications for 10-year naming rights deal.[19] It opened in September 2016.[17]

Phase One started after the Ice District announcement 2014–2016. It has A new Office tower, and attractions along with Rogers Place.[20] Edmonton Tower, Winter Garden, and Grand Villa Casino Edmonton, are expected to open in 2016.[20] The MacEwan LRT Stationwas opened in September 2015.[20][20][21] The next Phase X will is from 2017–2020.[22] This includes Stantec Tower,[22][23] and the JW Marriott Edmonton Ice District & Residences expected to open in 2018.[22][24] Other projects include; A public plaza, future residences, and retail attractions, such as a Rexall pharmacy, Cineplex UltraAVX & VIP Cinemas, and grocery shopping centres. Opening throughout the 2017–2020 phase.[22]

 

*Source - Wikipedia

Current Listings

Downtown, Edmonton Listings for Sale

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  • 3103 10238 103 Street in Edmonton: Zone 12 Condo for sale : MLS®# E4132447

    Main Photo: 3103 10238 103 Street in Edmonton: Zone 12 Condo for sale : MLS®# E4132447
    $2,730,000
    Condo
    Courtesy of Robert F McLeod of McLeod Realty & Management LTD
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    E4132447
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    2,558 sq. ft.
    Edmonton's most exclusive brand new penthouse at Ultima Condominiums. This massive two story penthouse was custom designed with every finish being meticulously chosen. The foyer offers bianca Carrara marble floors, floor to ceiling 10' doors. The large open dining & kitchen offers 20' ceilings, a large wet bar with coffee maker, wine fridge & backlit stone wall. The Avani kitchen is a brilliantly designed modern space with Subzero fridge, gas cook top, electric garage style cabinets, two toned millwork, massive marble island with both white & black suede marble finished counters. There is a large living room with south/west all glass views, off this room is the first master suite with 5 piece ensuite done in marble, and massive walk in closet. The open glass & wood staircase to the 2nd floor accesses the second master suite with marble ensuite offering a free-standing tub. A second den is off the largest patio, this condo offers over 1,300 sq.ft of outdoor space on 3 balconies, plus 2 parking stalls. More details
  • 2602 9704 106 Street in Edmonton: Zone 12 Condo for sale : MLS®# E4119925

    Main Photo: 2602 9704 106 Street in Edmonton: Zone 12 Condo for sale : MLS®# E4119925
    $1,860,980
    Condo
    Courtesy of Art P Kominek of Grand Realty
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    E4119925
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    1,981 sq. ft.
    SUB-PENTHOUSE Pavarotti suite. Edmonton’s newest luxury High Rise in the heart of downtown with unobstructed spectacular views of the river valley and Legislature vistas. Only a handful of exclusive units like this have ever been built in our capital city. Over 1900 sq ft, 2 bedrooms plus study with incredible glass floor to ceiling curtain wall, and two massive entertaining balconies (20’x14’ & 17’x10’). Building has an exercise, lounge, party rooms and features a private pedway to the legislature grounds. Acoustically engineered walls, upgraded appliances, 2 titled parking stalls, and all the luxury details you would expect at this level. Price is an absolute bargain compared with similar units in Vancouver or London. Please have your agent visit our presentation centre at the base of the project. More details
  • 1805 9704 106 Street in Edmonton: Zone 12 Condo for sale : MLS®# E4119259

    Main Photo: 1805 9704 106 Street in Edmonton: Zone 12 Condo for sale : MLS®# E4119259
    $1,652,860
    Condo
    Courtesy of Art P Kominek of Grand Realty
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    E4119259
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    2,109 sq. ft.
    Architecturally stunning Symphony Tower is about to be Edmonton’s newest luxury High Rise with spectacular River Valley and Legislature vistas, direct pedway to the legislature grounds & downtown core. Impressive 2109 sq ft, 2 Bedroom plus study, executive SW facing suite with incredible glass floor to ceiling curtain wall. Master bedroom has a 6 pc ensuite w separate stand up glass shower, 2 sinks, soaker tub, bidet, & lrg walk-in closet. 2nd bedroom has a walk in closet as well as it’s own 4pc ensuite. There is also a good sized study with double French doors, 2 piece powder room, 2 breathtaking balconies, laundry & pantry room. Unit's Colour Board is Sonata. Comes with 2 underground titled parking stalls & storage cage. You can expect luxury detail like dramatic lighting, contemporary faucets & fixtures, stone surround electric fireplace, A/C, fiber optic connectivity, acoustically engineered walls, 6 upgraded appliances, blanket home warranty, etc. Building has an exercise, lounge and party room. More details
  • 3201 10410 102 Avenue NW in Edmonton: Zone 12 Condo for sale : MLS®# E4134696

    Main Photo: 3201 10410 102 Avenue NW in Edmonton: Zone 12 Condo for sale : MLS®# E4134696
    $1,299,950
    Condo
    Courtesy of Sylvia Kozicki of Century 21 Platinum Realty
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    E4134696
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    2,015 sq. ft.
    PENTHOUSE WITH BREATHTAKING VIEWS! 32nd floor of the Fox Two Tower! Over 2,014 sq ft of contemporary space plus HUGE OUTDOOR PATIO. Amazing views from every room including Rogers Place and Ice District. Two storey ceiling featured in living room and dining room. This open concept allows for a spectacular entertaining atmosphere. Modern kitchen with huge island, plenty of cabinets, and more. Total of 3 bedrooms. Two bedrooms with access to balconies. Grand staircase to family room which offers upper floor views of Downtown Edmonton. Imagine watching beautiful sunrises from your outdoor patio space, walking to award winning restaurants, coffee shops, hockey games and concerts in the Rogers Arena with Ice District just around the corner. Underground heated and secured parking. 2 parking stalls included. EXECUTIVE LIFESTYLE AWAITS! More details
  • 203 9704 106 Street in Edmonton: Zone 12 Townhouse for sale : MLS®# E4118332

    Main Photo: 203 9704 106 Street in Edmonton: Zone 12 Townhouse for sale : MLS®# E4118332
    • Opus - This is the chosen colour scheme.
    $1,001,800
    Condo
    Courtesy of Art P Kominek of Grand Realty
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    E4118332
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    1,530 sq. ft.
    Architecturally beautiful Symphony Townhomes offer one-of-a-kind luxury with spectacular views, a direct pedway to the legislature park, steps to LRT and the downtown core. Striking the perfect balance with a 2 bedroom executive 3 level layout with over 1500 sq ft of space with direct street access. Lowest floor offers a flexible guest/office area with a patio, full bathroom, media/living room, bedroom and laundry. Lobby level has an open concept layout with two balconies, half bath and living room. Whole top floor is the master bedroom with walk in closet, ensuite with stand up shower and outside terrace directly positioned in front of manicured gardens, fountain and river valley vistas. You can expect luxury detail like dramatic lighting, electric fireplace, plank engineered oak hardwood, lush carpets, contemporary faucets & fixtures, A/C, fiber optic connectivity, acoustically engineered walls, 6 appliances, central vacuum, blanket home warranty, etc. Building has an exercise, lounge and party room. More details
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