Discover The Lands

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.

A redevelopment site of this magnitude is rarely found among medium-size cities anywhere in the world.

Ground-Oriented Residential

The Ground-Oriented Residential Area surrounds both of the Mixed Use Transit Village Nodes. These area will provide a diverse mix of residential uses, including mid to low rise apartments, row houses, stacked row houses, and some compact semi-detached, duplex, and single detached housing.

Civic/Education Anchor

This space provides opportunity for the expansion of education, cultural, wellness and/or other institutional uses, integrated with civic amenities. The anchor will provide publicly accessible recreational and community space for people living in the transit villages and surrounding neighbourhoods. Uses will complement the activities in Borden Park. The space may also incorporate indoor and outdoor Indigenous placemaking in collaboration with partners

Commercial / Employment

The employment anchor provides opportunity for the development of a large employment campus or development. This could include offices, testing/training facilities, or other employment uses. The site may be developed by one employer as a campus, or by multiple employers. The employment anchor will increase the livability of the transit villages and surrounding neighbourhoods by providing jobs within walking distance to residential areas and helping to diversify Edmonton’s economy.

Vertical Mixed Use

The Mixed Use Transit Village Nodes focus medium density mixed use development into compact areas immediately adjacent to the new proposed LRT Stations. Active commercial uses will be concentrated around the Transit Village Urban Plazas. These uses, such as retail, restaurants, or services, will contribute to the activation of public space. Single purpose commercial buildings, including offices, may also be permitted in these spaces. These areas will benefit from integrated connectivity to bus transit services, which will be incorporated into the design of streets and public spaces in the area.

Horizontal Mixed Use

This industrial transition area provides a flexible area in the north of the Exhibition Lands for a mix of light industrial, commercial, and residential uses. The area provides a buffer between predominantly residential districts and industrial uses. This area will allow light industrial, commercial, and residential uses, including live-work units, apartments, breweries, light manufacturing, and studios.

Open Space

Green space, or open space, in the Exhibition Lands is envisioned as a network. Vibrant plazas will serve as LRT landing spaces and welcoming entrances to the community. Public streets will connect these spaces to a dynamic central plaza in the middle of each of the transit villages. Greenway links, a form of linear park, will weave through ground-oriented residential neighbourhoods to connect to a reconfigured and expanded Borden Park. Along these links will be a series of community amenity nodes, which will provide social spaces for play, gathering, and urban agriculture like fruit trees and community gardens.

Expo Centre

The Edmonton EXPO Centre is at the heart of the Exhibition Lands development concept and is envisioned to diversify its uses in a manner that contributes to the vibrancy of the community. Areas to the east of the existing events centre will allow for development of amenities that complement EXPO Centre functions, such as offices, commercial or hotel uses.

Light Industrial / LRT Facility

This area has been identified as a potential new LRT storage and maintenance facility in the future. As the City's LRT network expands decisions will be made as to the appropriateness of the location of such a facility at the Exhibition Lands.


Ground-Oriented Residential
Vertical Mixed Use
Horizontal Mixed Use
Expo Centre
Commercial / Employment
Civic / Education Anchor
Commercial / Employment Anchor
Open Space
Light Industrial / LRT Facility
City Owned Redevelopment Lands
Privately Owned Redevelopment Lands
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Borden Park Green Space

56 acres

of park space with a myriad of recreational opportunities

Civic / Educational Anchor

15 acres

slated for civic and educational uses

Commercial / Employment Anchor

9.5 acres

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.

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Transit Villages

North Transit Village

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.

South Transit Village

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

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.

More about Borden Park

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