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The Edmonton Galleria Project

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A view from the Galleria plaza looking west.

Phase One Concept shot - front web size

A view looking east across 101 street.

Imagine a place in downtown Edmonton where thousands of people come every day to be involved, entertained and engaged. This is the essence of the Edmonton Galleria Project, which is an incredible opportunity to bolster Edmonton’s cultural, academic and downtown vibrancy.

These concept renderings show the new Phase 1 building that will house the University of Alberta’s Department of Music & Department of Art and Design, a 200-seat recital hall and a 650-seat proscenium theatre/concert hall.










A concept image of the new U of A building, looking west, as viewed from the Galleria.
Another rendering of the new U of A building, as viewed from the west across 101 Street.
An aerial view of the Galleria Project, looking from the southeast.
Edmonton Galleria Project site map
An artist's conception of what one area of the Galleria may look like..
Another concept of what the built-out interior of the Galleria may look like.
An example of a Galleria - the Sony Centre, PotsDamer Platz in Berlin.

Express Your Support at last Open House

The City of Edmonton has been holding focus groups with stakeholders from various sectors gathering feedback on the Edmonton Galleria Project. It is holding its last open house on February 20 at City Hall. This is a good time for those who support the project to let their thoughts be known. You can also do this by filling out an on-line survey the City is hosting.

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Demolition Clears Path for Development

As a start to the Edmonton Galleria Project Phase 2 development process, the CN Tower west annex will be torn down during the next few weeks. The EDACC Foundation now owns the land, which is earmarked to house a multi-use commercial, residential and retail development.

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What People Are Saying

Dr. Troy Patenaude, Winner of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts’ Emerging Curator Fellowship, supports the Edmonton Galleria Project:“ “Canada is in desperate need of more cross-cultural approaches to the arts. The Edmonton Galleria Project could enable Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists and academics to enrich each other’s innovations by making space for the crossing of many barriers. It’s exciting that university students and professionals will have the opportunity to work alongside each other. And as a teacher, it’s amazing to know that my students could bridge classroom learning with working practices of art and community participation as soon as they walk out my door. If done correctly, it will be a unique space that will be difficult to keep quiet—the Galleria Project could send ripples through Western Canada.”