The Yards

Edmonton’s Central Magazine

Summer 2017

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Green Light for Winter Green Shacks
“Good programming can’t be restrained by weather”

Renovating Jasper Avenue, Oliver’s Living Room
An update on the long overdue re-imagining of Edmonton’s oldest main street.

Downtown Parking Myths Versus Reality
Why DECL believes the issue is being blown out of proportion

Tower Power: The Mayfair and Hendrix Bring Life to a Stagnant Rental Scene
Inside the newest upper-end apartment buildings to crop up in the core

Will the City of Edmonton Get Real on Sidewalk Hoarding?
Even with proposed changes, construction sites continue to prioritize drivers over downtown pedestrians

Meet the New Members of the OCL
Earlier this year the Oliver Community League voted in a whole slate of new members. Find out why they wanted to get involved in their neighbourhood.

Snapshots From Fall Community Events

Snapshots From Summer Community Events

Urban Gardening: The green-thumb guide to growing food and blooms on your balcony

There may be a lack of green spaces in the core, but with the right know-how, backyard-deprived condo dwellers can nurture plenty of beautiful blooms and tasty veggies right on their balcony.

The Second Annual Best in the Core Awards

Our yearly celebration of the people, places and passions that makes our neighbourhoods awesome

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Front Yards

Be a Better Edmonton Ambassador to Your Christmas Visitors

Seven ways to impress your guests and be the host with the most

The North Saskatchewan, Now and Tomorrow

For those who say they don’t know how to access our “green jewel,” we’ve put together the basic puzzle pieces that are easily accessible from the core, mapped out to represent the changing physical reality of Edmonton’s most treasured natural asset.

Inside This Oliver Resident’s Micro-home Miracle

Engineer Laura Creswell masterminded this tiny condo into a perfectly comfortable home

2016 Best in the Core: How Two Entrepreneurs Dropped Everything for Fort McMurray

How two IT workers dropped everything to help pull off the biggest evacuation in Canadian history

Meet Mrs. Hut: The Teacher Who Teaches “Downtown”

Many Edmonton children never step foot on downtown pavement—until they meet Linda Hut of City Hall School. Then they never see their city the same way again.

Churches Working Religiously to Serve You

Churches of all denominations playing a significant role in establishing community

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