August 2016

Found 4 blog entries for August 2016.

Whether you've lived in Edmonton six months, six years or 60 years, chances are there are neighbourhoods in the city you've never fully explored. There may be people on your street that you've never even met. The Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues (EFCL) wants everyone to get out and explore the city's great communities while getting fresh and air exercise, too.

The EFCL recently obtained a grant from the province to start a walking program in various Edmonton communities. To date, 20 community leagues have signed up with volunteers receiving free leadership skills through a training program conducted by Urban Poling, which includes start-up kits. The kits include Nordic Poles which are used in this walking program. The poles aren't required,

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Hotly debated and strongly contested, a 46-unit luxury condo development has been approved for Brander Gardens on the edge of Edmonton's River Valley. Once completed it will be one of the city's most highly sought-after luxury condo developments.

The project will be built on a 3.2-hectare top-of-the-bank site valued at $6.6 million and despite the concerns of local residents, Edmonton City Council approved it by a vote of 12 to one. The land is owned by Dennis Modry, an Edmonton cardiologist who submitted the proposal for six buildings on the site, each four-storeys high.

The homes surrounding the proposed development are single-family homes valued in the millions. Residents say they are worried that property values will fall, their privacy will

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They’re called laneway homes.  You could call them laneway runaway-hit homes because they’re becoming so popular in urban areas where densification is the order of the day. A separate dwelling off the back alley is a new concept for Edmonton homeowners and one local company is capitalizing on the momentum by renovating shipping containers for that very purpose.

Recent changes to Edmonton bylaws mean laneway housing is legal as well as trendy.  A metal shipping container is just the right side and provides instant infrastructure for a suite in the back yard.  The concept of using a shipping container isn’t novel – it’s being done in Vancouver.  However, a local Edmonton contractor, who has been building infill homes for several years, had the

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Avenue Edmonton Magazine has spoken.  Actually, the readers have spoken.

The results of Avenue’s 5th annual survey have ranked Edmonton’s top 10 neighbourhoods and here they are in order.

  1. Old Strathcona:  Once a separate municipality, it merged with Edmonton in 1912.  It has that perfect mix of retail stores, boutique shops, cafes and restaurants capped off with great nightlife. There’s a farmer’s market in Old Strathcona and plenty of culture like the annual Edmonton Fringe Festival.  If you watch closely you’ll see some high profile government officials who make this neighbourhood home.  Average home price:  $390,000 - $400,000
  2. Glenora:  This historic neighbourhood is full of stately homes and gated manors overlooking the river valley. 
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