The Yards

Edmonton’s Central Magazine

Summer 2017

Construction pain will build benefits

DECL Summer Events

Age restrictions a human rights issue

OCL Summer Events

Backyards

Green Light for Winter Green Shacks
“Good programming can’t be restrained by weather”

Renovating Jasper Avenue, Oliver’s Living Room
An update on the long overdue re-imagining of Edmonton’s oldest main street.

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

Tower Power: The Mayfair and Hendrix Bring Life to a Stagnant Rental Scene
Inside the newest upper-end apartment buildings to crop up in the core

Why Kids Belong Downtown
Anti-child discrimination in housing comes into focus as group forms to fight it

Meet the New Members of the OCL
Earlier this year the Oliver Community League voted in a whole slate of new members. Find out why they wanted to get involved in their neighbourhood.


Snapshots from Spring Community Events


Snapshots From Fall Community Events


Canada 150 and some tougher history for Edmonton

  Calvin Bruneau was blowing minds by telling facts rather than fiction. It was 2012 and Bruneau, who heads a First Nations group that isn’t fully recognized by Canada, was narrating the history of Edmonton. But as he lectured to the first-year native studies class at the University of Alberta, he included the Papaschase people […]


Urban Gardening: The green-thumb guide to growing food and blooms on your balcony

There may be a lack of green spaces in the core, but with the right know-how, backyard-deprived condo dwellers can nurture plenty of beautiful blooms and tasty veggies right on their balcony.

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Front Yards

Core lessons for Canada 150

You can walk past Edmonton’s deep connection to Canada without even knowing it. But you wouldn’t want to do that. For your adventurous spirit, as our country celebrates 150 years, here are some links to the bigger story.

The North Saskatchewan, Now and Tomorrow

For those who say they don’t know how to access our “green jewel,” we’ve put together the basic puzzle pieces that are easily accessible from the core, mapped out to represent the changing physical reality of Edmonton’s most treasured natural asset.

Inside This Oliver Resident’s Micro-home Miracle

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

Forty years in Oliver

A couple says goodbye to the ‘hood that became their home.

2016 Best in the Core: How Two Entrepreneurs Dropped Everything for Fort McMurray

How two IT workers dropped everything to help pull off the biggest evacuation in Canadian history

Making space into place

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

Around the Core