Submitted by: Slavo Cech Proposal Idea Submit images of everyday life in Edmonton with the hashtag #OneEdmonton. Image examples could be selfies, scenery, or just everyday life of Edmonton and its people that are shared with the community by projecting them on the sides of buildings. What will you build? The ability to project images from a […]

Advent Festival

Submitted by: Georgina Atkin Proposal Idea Bringing a longtime tradition from central Europe to Edmonton by creating Advent or Christmas villages throughout the city in December. What will you build? Utilizing the green shacks, a small space could be created and rented out to vendors to display crafts and Christmas items for sale. Each vendor […]

The Edmonton Treehouse

Submitted by: Jyoti Lamba Proposal Idea Create the world’s largest treehouse in one of the parks in Edmonton. What will you build? The treehouse would look natural and blend in with its surroundings, but be made of winter-resistant materials. It would feature a wine bar, kids’ playground, restaurant, and space to enjoy live music. The […]

Gondola Over the North Saskatchewan

Submitted by: Gary and Amber Poliquin Proposal Idea To have a gondola connecting downtown with Old Strathcona What will you build? Three gondola stations in the city will provide an efficient transportation method to connect two pedestrian centres as well as provide a spectacular view of our North Saskatchewan River Valley from up above. Where […]

Winter River Pavilions

Submitted by: Matthew Roper Proposal Idea Altering the connected grid of social and service spaces in the river valley for increased winter use by adding temporary nodes that reduce travel time between spaces and provide programming that will draw additional users in to the river valley. From semi-enclosed shelters for warming or weather protection, to […]

Container City

Submitted by: Gene Dub   Proposal Idea Container City is an exciting proposal for a multi-purpose public space in downtown Edmonton, based on the addition of up to 100 shipping containers on empty, otherwise under-utilized land currently being used as parking lots. What will you build? A multi-purpose public space made of shipping containers within […]

YEG Globe

Submitted by: Cody Mathiesen & Kayla Bradford Sinasac Proposal Idea A year-round indoor park in a solar powered globe structure. What will you build? Inside the YEG Globe would be an indoor park in Edmonton’s downtown core that could feature food and beverage vendors, games, local musicians and artists, yoga classes, interactive city directories, projection […]

The Inner City

Submitted by: Carla Wilson & Elyse Chatterton Proposal Idea To create an innovative retail space that embodies the best of farmers’ markets, startup spaces and neighbourhood gathering places. This project will also create a destination in the flats of Rossdale that will enhance our new iconic bridge, bring additional life and positive activity to our […]

The Food Truck Ferris Wheel

Submitted by: Matt Schuurman and Megan Dart Proposal Idea A Ferris wheel restaurant that embraces Edmonton’s foodie and food truck culture, while at the same time celebrating our gorgeous river valley. What will you build? Part Ferris wheel, part food truck restaurant, all Edmonton. It’s a slow-moving Ferris wheel; where at the base of the […]

River Valley Saunas

Submitted by: Emma Sanborn, Alex Hindle, Kari Bazian, and Ranon Soans Proposal Idea Introduce saunas in the river valley, giving Edmontonians increased opportunity to stay and play in our beautiful outdoor spaces in the winter. Many other wintery countries have a long history of enjoying winter saunas. What will you build? Edmonton’s first outdoor sauna. […]

The Top 10 Ideas Have Been Selected

The Idea Den panelists have completed the first part of their deliberations and have selected the Top 10 ideas that will be pitched live at the Idea Den event happening March 6, 2018! In a show of celebration and support, the City of Edmonton has officially proclaimed that today, November 24, 2017, is The Edmonton […]

Have Your Say – People’s Choice

From now until January 31st, the public can vote for their favourite Top 10 idea submission. The People’s Choice award will see the Top 10 submission with the most votes win the People’s Choice title. Information on each of the Top 10 idea submissions is available on The Edmonton Project website and we will be […]

Slavo Cech

After fleeing communism in the Czech Public with his parents when he was just 4 years old, Slavo Cech has called Edmonton his home since 1968. As a practicing artist and established designer, Slavo wanted to contribute to the Edmonton cultural landscape. His love for creating is insatiable and he doesn’t consider what he does […]

Matt Roper

Matthew Roper

This Edmontonian has spent the majority of his life and professional career in and around the Edmonton area. After completing his Bachelors and Masters degrees at the University of Manitoba, Matthew has returned and remained in Edmonton, eager to share his ideas and knowledge with his fellow citizens. This architect has an affinity for the […]

Cody Matheesen

Cody Mathiesen and Kayla Bradford Sinasac

Cody is the Vice President of PM Signs, so he knows the Edmonton landscape like the back of his hand. Inspired by the iconic nature of structures like the Chicago Bean, Cody teamed up with Kayla to help create their version of Edmonton’s Bean. Kayla is a designer at PM Signs who was happy to […]


Emma Sanborn, Alex Hindle, Kari Bazian, and Ranon Soans

This creative group of Edmontonians were born and raised in and around the city. When this group of entrepreneurs and visionaries isn’t coming up with creative ideas, they are discovering everything our incredible city has to offer from bike trails to cafés. When asked what their favourite aspect of living in Edmonton is, the group […]

Container City

Gene Dub

Having lived in Edmonton for 74 years means that Gene is an Edmontonian through and through. He loves the historic connections he has to the city and has watched it grow into the vibrant community it is today. When he is not working, this seasoned architect is spending his time drawing – and is clearly […]

Georgina Atkin

Georgina Atkin is an Edmontonian through and through. She has lived in the city for 49 years, was married here, raised 4 children, and has lived in the same house for 40 years! Her care for Edmonton and its citizens shows in her work and passions. Georgina is a registered nurse that is currently working […]

Jyoti Lamba

Jyoti Lamba’s idea is to create the world’s largest treehouse right here in Edmonton! It will blend in with the surroundings of the city and will be in operation all year round. The giant treehouse would be the perfect place for Edmontonians of all ages to come together and celebrate the spirit of adventure. Edmontonians, […]

Matt Schuurman and Megan Dart

Both Matt and Megan are creative brains. Megan is a poet, playwright, co-artistic producer of Catch the Keys Productions, as well as the communications specialist for the Edmonton Fringe Theatre. Her husband Matt is an artistic director of Rapid-Fire Theatre, so they’re both heavily involved with the Edmonton Arts and Cultural scene. If they’re not […]

Carla Wilson and Elyse Chatterton

Carla has lived in Edmonton her entire life and Elyse emigrated from England in 2011. While these two have very different professions and backgrounds, they both feel Edmonton is a great place to live and play. Carla is a banker proudly working for TD Canada Trust, and Elyse is a butcher, baker, and gin & […]

Gary and Amber Poliquin

Gary and Amber Poliquin have both called Edmonton home for over two decades and have developed a strong love and passion for the city. As the two main forces behind Edmonton’s own “Big E Tours,” they recognized a need that was yet to be filled in the city. They came up with the idea of […]

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Idea Share: YEG Globe Project

The YEG Globe is a year-round park in Edmonton’s downtown core covered in rounded glass. Inside the globe would be a world of opportunity including: Local food and beverage vendors featured for a limited time Games Local musician and artist features Interactive city directories Projection displays Yoga classes Check out the fly through video Cody […]

Idea Share: The River Valley Barge

A number of ideas we’ve received have involved our river valley, and this one from Erik Lomeland is another great one! Erik’s idea is to build a floating nature interpretive centre for the River Valley. The vision of the project is to be a sustainable nature museum that can move to various places along the […]

Idea Share: Zipline Edmonton

Get a bird’s eye view! Nick Browett’s idea submission is to facilitate travel over the river and throughout the valley on ziplines. Potentially starting at Laurier Park and ending at Emily Murphy Park, residents and visitors to our city could experience the river valley from above. When asked how the idea embodies Edmonton, Nick responded […]

Idea Share: North Saskatchewan Gondola

Imagine this! Up in the sky from the eastern edge of downtown arises a gondola high up in the air! This idea submission from Amber and Gary Poliquin involves building stations at the Shaw Conference Centre, one near the RE/MAX Field, and one at the parking lot across from the Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market. Not […]

Food Truck Ferris Wheel Edmonton Project

Idea Share: Food Truck Ferris Wheel

Even though the submission period is over, we want to continue sharing some of the great ideas that have been submitted like this one from Megan Dart and Matt Schuurman: Using a ferris wheel restaurant from the World Expo in Milan and iconic ferris wheels around the world as inspiration, Megan and Matt want to […]

Submissions Closed Edmonton Project

Thank You Edmonton

Submissions for The Edmonton Project are now officially closed. We received so many great ideas and the Idea Den panel definitely has their work cut out for them in creating a shortlist! Thank you to everyone that took the time to submit an idea! We’re going to be sharing more submission ideas over the next […]

Idea Share – The Edmonton Treehouse

We’re down to the wire on the October 20th deadline. Do you have an idea to submit for The Edmonton Project? Jyoti Lamba submitted this great idea: Create the world’s largest treehouse in one of the parks in Edmonton featuring a wine bar, kids’ playground, restaurant, and space to enjoy live music. The vision of […]

The Edmonton Project

5 Days Left for the Edmonton Project Submissions

Edmontonians have always been incredibly creative, so let’s put that creativity to the test and submit your ideas to The Edmonton Project! Submissions are only open for 5 more days, meaning you’d better hurry before your chance to make a mark on the city is gone! You can submit anything your heart desires. There are […]

The Edmonton Project Submissions

Late Submissions for the Edmonton Project

We’re like the best teacher ever! If you haven’t had time to submit your idea to The Edmonton Project because the dog ate your submission, that’s ok! We aren’t going to dock you. Instead we’re giving you a few extra days to get it in. The very last day we are accepting submissions will be […]

Idea Share – River Valley Revitalization

The October 20th deadline is fast approaching and we’ve received lots of great ideas like this one from Jocelyn Verbitsky: Jocelyn’s idea is for a walking suspension bridge in the river valley with each board featuring custom artwork from local Edmontonians so that “each board tells a story”. Thanks Jocelyn! Do we have your idea […]

Idea Share – A Sustainable Submission

Need a little extra inspiration to get your idea submission in before October 20th? Look no further! We’ve received so many great submissions like the Urban Farm submission from Shalene H. Her project vision is to bring people together in an “agricultural space that is educational, sustainable, livable and inspires people to take steps in […]

The Edmonton Project Lights Up the Bridge

It’s great to see an idea come to life! We’ve experienced this with the idea of The Edmonton Project itself coming to life with so many great submissions to date and the tremendous support of the community. Another way that Edmonton is demonstrating support for this project is lighting the High Level Bridge and ATB […]

Deadline Oct 20 The Edmonton Project

Idea Share – A Group Submission

The deadline for idea submissions on October 20th is fast approaching and we want to hear more great ideas! The submissions so far have been excellent and very diverse. When the sky is literally the limit, the creativity really starts to flow. We have submissions for place-making Edmonton signs and signs to inform visitors to […]

Edmonton Project Panel

Meet our Idea Den Panellists

With ideas and support flooding in, it’s almost time for the panel of dedicated city-building Edmontonians responsible for ultimately deciding which idea will be brought to life in Edmonton to begin reviewing all the fantastic submissions. The Idea Den panellists for The Edmonton Project are a complementary mix of passionate Edmontonians that support both the […]

Idea Den Members Announced

For Immediate Release – Edmonton – September 26, 2017 – The Edmonton Project is excited to announce our Idea Den members – the Edmontonians that will be responsible for choosing the top 10 ideas and ultimately the final idea that will be brought to life in Edmonton. The panel of committed city-building individuals will consist […]

What is Edmonton Proud of?

Part of our teaser for The Edmonton Project included asking Edmontonians questions that made them think about their relationship with Edmonton, and what the city means to them. The Edmonton Project is meant to showcase our pride in who we are and what this city means to us, so why not talk about what Edmonton […]

Edmonton’s Passionate Communities

All great cities are built on good ideas, and Edmontonians are full of them! Just look at any community-run initiative that helps bring people closer, entertain masses, or provide them with goods and services, and you’ll see how passionate Edmontonians are about ideas. On every side and neighbourhood in the city there are people who […]

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