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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.

Welcoming Regardless of Income or Circumstances

Social agencies and community groups who attended City of Edmonton consultation sessions last week expressed excitement about the Edmonton Galleria Project potential to be an asset to their organizations and the people they serve. However, they cautioned that planning input and program partnerships were keys to realizing this potential.

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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

Linda Cook, the CEO of the Edmonton Public Library, supports the Edmonton Galleria Project: “The Edmonton Galleria Project is a wonderful initiative. It brings together many aspects of a great city; arts, education and entertainment will all be contained within an iconic structure. The Galleria will bring people downtown and I would love for it to become a reality.”