The Yards

Edmonton’s Central Magazine

Fall 2018

Downtown’s Future Is (Still) Residential

DECL Fall Events

Losing Independence

OCL Fall Events

Backyards

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

A League of Their Own
What did community leagues mean for Edmonton in the past—and what will they mean in the future?

Losing Green
Proposed tower puts Frank Oliver Park future in question

Downtown Parking Myths Versus Reality
Why DECL believes the issue is being blown out of proportion

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


Finding Lulu

one man’s quest to find himself in his own city


How to Summer

It’s here, Edmonton: summer. And this year, you’re going to make the most of it. No more missing an event because you didn’t hear about it. No more sitting at home when you could be out there, soaking it in and adding yourself to the community spirit. But how do you maximize it all? Well, we’ve […]

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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