How To Pronounce Muttart

Like every place, I suppose, Edmonton has its share of mysteries. Consider the tunnel under Jasper Avenue, the garage castle and the... Read More

This is Edmonton: Neon Sign Museum Part II

Launched in February of 2014, the downtown neon sign museum is now over 2 and a half years old. With the opening of Rogers Place in... Read More

No Room on the Plaque: The Cecil Burgess Residence

Edmonton’s built heritage only goes back to the late nineteenth century. This generally makes the interpretation of a building simple... Read More

Two New Edmonton Interactive Building Age Maps

In the past 24 hours not one but two interesting online interactive maps have been published to explore the age of the city’s... Read More

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

Schools and Parks II – A History of Segregation

The history of planning for schools and parks in Edmonton shows governments moving in an uncoordinated and contradictory way toward... Read More

Schools and Parks I – A History of Sharing

Developing schools and parks involves complex issues of land acquisition, ownership and mixing of uses. The history of provincial... 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

A Tramway to Somewhere

The story of Edmonton’s rail transit begins in 1893, a year after the Town of Edmonton was incorporated. A paragraph is usually enough... Read More

Selling Subdivisions to Francophones (Part 2)

The period of 1905 to 1915 was an eventful time for Edmonton and, up until the 1912 annexation, Strathcona. The French language... Read More