The Yards

Edmonton’s Central Magazine

Winter 2017

Conversion Immersion

DECL Winter Events

Best in Class

OCL Winter 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


Best in the Core

May we have the envelope, please? This is our third birthday, and our third time trying to define what makes Edmonton’s core sweet. As always the hardest part is eliminating great stuff that doesn’t fit. Many of us love the bizarre, aquamarine pedway linking the legislature to Grandin LRT station, for example. Or that snake […]


The Legend of the Lane

How doctors got what they wanted in their backyard

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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