Celebrating Blatchford

Did you know that Blatchford field was the world’s busiest airport during World War II? Or that it was Canada’s first... Read More

This is Edmonton: Sun on Whyte (Part 1)

Whyte Avenue, Edmonton’s south-of-the-river main street, has long been a gathering place. As an eclectic shopping destination... Read More

Higher Aspirations: of Skylines and Sight Lines

Sky. When I talk with Edmontonians-away-from-home about what we miss most about the city, the answer is almost always the same: the... Read More

Cultural Landscapes: Aspen Parkland

When crossing this vast country, there is often the perception that the Canadian prairie landscape is rather homogenous and flat. Such... Read More

Does a skyline tell a story?

Despite the focus on the phallic-obsessed competition of “which city has more skyscrapers” or “whose tower is... Read More

Influential Edmontonians: Peter Hemingway

Edmonton’s built environment was strongly defined by its mid-century construction booms. While many buildings of that era are... Read More

Sense of Place in the River Valley through Cycling

While talking with my friend one night after an autumn bike ride through the River Valley he said “Edmonton would be the worst place... Read More

This Is Edmonton: Folk Fest

Edmonton is sometimes called “Festival City”, and for good reason. The Fringe Theatre Festival (North America’s... Read More

The House That Built a Global Village: Marshall McLuhan House

Over 100 years ago, one of the most important figures in media and communications theory was born in Edmonton. Herbert Marshall... Read More