The history of the Alberta Block

THEN (1909-2012)

The Alberta Block (10524 Jasper Ave.) has a long history of housing entrepreneurs and creators, with tenants such as dressmakers, cigarmakers, and music teachers calling it home since its inception. One of its longest-running tenants was CKUA Radio, which called the Alberta Block home for more than 50 years. As the building aged, facility problems such as flooding, plus allegedly being haunted, meant that it slowly lost its tenants. The building was left empty in 2012 and in need of a massive infrastructure update.

NOW (2015-Present)

In 2015, RedBrick real estate service purchased the building and revived it, retrofitting the building with necessary modern systems while also working to retain its historical character and significance. The result: a building with a mix of styles including modern, mid-century and art deco vibes, with a distinctive cedar facade. It re-opened in 2015 and now has a full suite of tenants, including Homestead co-working, Station on Jasper and many others, continuing its tradition of being a place for makers and creators.