The Yards

Edmonton’s Central Magazine

Winter 2018

DECL Spring Events

A Big Green Win

OCL Spring Events

Public Spaces Matter

Backyards

The Upside of Upzoning
New rules could rebalance neighbourhood needs in the age of towers

Downtown Chinatown
Jasper and 109 is now at the intersection of a new wave of immigration – and snacking culture

Are You Experienced?
Just as bricks-and-mortar shifts from retail to experiential, a glut of commercial space comes online

Losing Green
Proposed tower puts Frank Oliver Park future in question

Open Streets
Why do we say we’re ‘closing’ a street when we open it?

What I Wish I Knew
A new group offers women professionals advice and support to break through the barriers


Snapshots from Fall Community Events


Snapshots from Spring Community Events


Site Unseen

A year after supervised consumption sites opened downtown, hundreds of overdoses have been reversed but calls for closure remain


Best in the Core: The Fourth Annual Best in the Core Awards

It’s that time of year when this magazine guffaws with pride about the best parts of its neighbourhoods. This year, think of our guide as your personal cheat sheet to spend the best weekend in Edmonton’s core. Now get out there.

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Front Yards

5 Cheap Tips for Keeping Cool This Summer

One of the harder parts of living in multi-unit housing, as many of us do in the core, is that it can get hot in the summer. Very hot. And if your building is like many of them, it doesn’t have air conditioning, either. Thankfully, there are cheap ways to cool your crib. Some of them are logical. Some of them are hilarious. All of them are cool.

A Valley Between Them

The gondola has driven a wedge between downtown advocates who usually find themselves on the same team

Inside This Oliver Resident’s Micro-home Miracle

Engineer Laura Creswell masterminded this tiny condo into a perfectly comfortable home

The Neighbours in the Hood

The easiest thing to do, as Fred Rogers of Mr. Rogers fame said, is to respond to someone else’s need by saying, ‘It’s not my child, not my community, not my problem.’ “Then there are those who see the need and respond,” Rogers said. “I consider those people my heroes.”

Cooked to the Core

We sing the praises of two of the many women who make the downtown scene so rich

Making space into place

We talk to an urbanist about why festivals matter so much to downtown Edmonton.

Around the Core