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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.

Project Moving Forward

The EDACC Foundation is moving forward with its plans to develop Phase 1 and are fleshing out more details regarding the Edmonton Cultural Trust Foundation. The Trust will be the beneficiary of excess revenue flowing from the Edmonton Galleria Project after theatre operations. It will be a community-based, registered charitable organization with a focus on providing an additional source of funding for arts facilities, organizations, programs and artists in Edmonton.

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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

Martin Garber-Conrad, CEO of the Edmonton Community Foundation, supports the Edmonton Galleria Project:“We need to be more ambitious in what we build. The Edmonton Galleria Project has the potential to provide much-needed space not only now, but down the road. These arts spaces will enhance UAlberta’s world-class status as it will attract better events and more well-known people. Right now is the right time for downtown development.”