The Yards makes sense of downtown Edmonton’s transformation and growth. It shares insightful urban planning, development, lifestyle and cultural stories that will change the way you see and participate in the core. With an all-star roster of writers and thinkers, professional journalists and designers, The Yards introduces more than 30,000 readers to the issues, faces and businesses that matter to them. It’s published four times a year by the Oliver and Downtown Edmonton Community Leagues and supported by a non-profit group, the Central Edmonton News Society.

The Name

“The Yards” is a loving tribute. Both to the CN rail yards that ran through the area just a generation ago, and to the role downtown has always played, as a gathering place for the whole city. These are all our yards to enjoy and appreciate, but also to maintain and protect.

Publisher Simon Yackulic
Rebecca Medel
Art Director Brnesh Berhe
Events Director Shyra Craig

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Chair Simon Yackulic
Treasurer Eric Hermanns
Secretary Lee Craig
Web Director & Social Media Roberto Villanueva
Community League Representatives 
Luwam Kiflemariam, Lisa Brown, Chris Buyze, Anixa Patel (DECL)
Directors at Large Adriana Amelio, Carolyn Jervis, Ben Whynot