The Plague of Street Numbering

One of the significant challenges of the 1912 amalgamation of Strathcona and Edmonton was street naming. The two municipalities had... Read More

Preserving Chinatown

This article was originally published for Spacing’s Summer 2015 Issue available at Chapters. After decades of City neglect and... Read More

Wayfinding in Edmonton is about to get easier

Cross-posted from Mack Male’s (Mastermaq) blog. See the full post here for more coverage on the Edmonton Wayfinding Group... Read More

Lake Sturgeon, Nemêw, Buffalo of the Water

Editor’s note (Dec 17, 2016): Research undertaken in 2015 and 2016 suggests that the word “Namew” lacks strong... Read More

Design and the City: The LRT and the ‘Flying E’

What contributes to the image of a city? Is it the rich manufacturing heritage on 104th Street? The vibrancy of Old Strathcona? I can... Read More

Edmonton’s Lost Chinese Market Gardens

If you visit the City of Edmonton Archives, a search for “market gardens” in the Henderson’s City Directory for 1932, turns up several... Read More

This is Edmonton: Chinatown South

My earliest recollections of Edmonton centered around McCauley/Chinatown North, Downtown, West Edmonton Mall, and Boyle/Chinatown... Read More