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The Edmonton Galleria Project

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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.

This downtown development is an exciting not-for-profit Philanthropic, Public, Private Partnership (P4) that will have major and positive economic, cultural and social impacts on Edmonton. It is led by the E-DACC Foundation and includes a Galleria, four performing arts theatres, a University of Alberta campus and commercial space.

The Edmonton Galleria Project, viewed from the northwest.
Edmonton Galleria Project view from the southeast.
Edmonton Galleria Project site plan
The proposed location is north of 103A Avenue across from Edmonton City Hall. Highlighted in solid purple is a portion of the proposed U of A campus and a commercial office tower.
An aerial view of the Edmonton Galleria Project looking north along 99 Street from the river valley.
An artist's rendering of the inside of the Galleria.
Another concept drawing of what the inside of the Galleria may look like when finished.
An example of a Galleria: Potsdamer Platz in Berlin.
Another Galleria example, this time in Milan, Italy.

What's New

City Council's motions of support for the Edmonton Galleria Project April 15 sets out some parameters but we are confident the parameters can be meet.

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Funding Model Explained

We've created a simple graphic that illustrates how the Edmonton Galleria Project funding model works. Excess revenue flows into a Cultural Trust that will support arts facilities and programs. The estimated value of the Trust over the first 25-30 years is $250-$300M.

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What People Are Saying

Barry Zalmanowitz, Chair, Art Gallery of Alberta. “A new complex which includes four state-of-the-art theatres and a University of Alberta campus will attract many new people to the downtown core and provide more opportunities to engage the interdisciplinary nature of the local arts community. The AGA believes The Galleria Project will be an important and welcome addition to downtown Edmonton and we support it.”

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