The Exhibition Lands site is situated along three major arterial roads and a transit rail line, under five kilometres from the centre of Edmonton’s downtown and under two kilometres from the Yellowhead Trail transcontinental highway.
of park space with a myriad of recreational opportunities
slated for civic and educational uses
dedicated to commercial zoning on the east side of the site with direct access to Wayne Gretzky Drive
Hosting more than 400 events and 1.3 million yearly visitors, the Edmonton EXPO Centre is the largest exhibition space in Western Canada with over 522,000 square feet of space. Designed for adaptability and grand scale, the opportunities for unique events are endless. EXPO Centre will remain on the site and will draw visitors to the Exhibition Lands site from all over the world. As we move forward with the Exhibition Lands development, EXPO Centre will be an important stakeholder.
The North Transit Village will consist of 15.5 acres slated for mixed uses, on the former site of Northlands Coliseum. Including green space and quick access to 118 Avenue and Wayne Gretzky Drive, the village will be established adjacent to the LRT station at 119 Avenue. It will be constructed in the later stages of development as construction work will move generally from south to north over the life of the project.
The village will incorporate medium to high density mixed use development immediately adjacent to the relocated Coliseum LRT Station and appropriately scaled Transit Centre, centered around a Transit Village Urban Plaza. The Urban Plaza space is intended to be vibrant and active, providing a welcoming forum for public life and gathering within the communities of the Exhibition Lands. Active frontages will create a dynamic transition between public and private space, and may include active commercial uses such as retail, restaurants or services.
With the inclusion of planned green space and quick access to 118 Avenue and Wayne Gretzky Drive, the North Transit Village will be accessible and accommodating to residents and visitors.
The South Transit Village will consist of 9.5 acres devoted to street-level residential and small commercial uses, anchored around the future LRT station at 115 Avenue. The village will incorporate green space and multi-modal paths and roads to promote mobility while retaining walkability and promoting a neighbourhood feel.
The village will be developed in the earlier stages of the Exhibition Lands project. As a form of transit-oriented development, transit villages are characterized by the inclusion of a variety of ground-oriented housing and a highly compact urban grid. Ground-oriented housing, including mid- to low-rise apartments and row housing, provide density in a manner that fosters social cohesion, housing choice and a livable environment for a diverse range of Edmontonians.
Similar to the North Transit Village, the South Transit Village will also be centered on a Transit Village Urban Plaza space, with active commercial and service opportunities stimulating traffic and increasing vibrancy within the site.
With direct links to Borden Park, 112 Avenue and the EXPO Centre areas, the South Transit Village will easily connect to communities in and around the Exhibition Lands while providing easy access to arterial roads and the rest of the city.
Borden Park provides a range of amenities including public art, picnic areas, pavilion, formal flower gardens and several sports fields. The park also includes a bandshell, which is listed on the City’s historic resources inventory and contains Canada’s first naturally treated outdoor public swimming pool. As part of the Exhibition Lands redevelopment Borden Park will be reconfigured and expanded northwards to connect with the EXPO Centre. The design of the new part of the park will incorporate spaces, public art and heritage elements that celebrate the history of the area. The park addition will also be designed in collaboration with the EXPO Centre to provide outdoor space for festivals and other events.
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