Edmonton is one of the largest northern urban centers in the world. Located in Canada, Edmonton is the capital city of Alberta. The city has a strong history as a trade center, and it served as the last major stop for the Klondikers during the Gold Rush. This is why we Edmontonions call our city "The Gateway to the North"

Please enjoy my perspective of one of of the fastest growing urban areas this side of China.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Food! Glorious food!

Ok, I LOVE the cupcake shot.. esp because the cupcake is reflected in the glass nob of the cake dome.

The Jam Lay is where I get all my mustards from... mmmm fancy mustard!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Icon II

Because I haven't been posting on a regular basis... I feel like putting up two pics today!
The second tower to the Icon development is well on its way to completion. When finished the second tower will be the tallest condo tower in the city.

Market Day

The First day of the DT City Center Market brings another year of fresh veggies and unique goods. The 104st downtown market was voted one of Canada's best.

I like this photo bacase it's actualy the back of the sign. The City Market portion reads correctly but the other portion of the sign is bakwards and reveresed. It should read Market Day.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Is it Christmas?

Despite the economic slow down Building continues in Edmonton. Planning and rezoning has not stopped. Edmonton metro is estimated to almost double it's population in 30-40 years. This has created a huge push for developement.

This building is wrapped in a tarp because any cement work done during times of lower temps must be kept at a min temp in rder to set right. I eagerly await to see whats under there!

Friday, May 8, 2009

The Wheels on the bus...

OK this is the end of my little transit series. Due to the economic condition of the World, and because the gov't is trowing around money like mad trying to "keep things going" another extension of the LRT has now been funded. You would think that our city would be excited, but like most political issues their are many unhappy people.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

LRT Service Vehicle

This little guy was used to shuffle cargo around an industrial yard somewhere. It sat unused for years with hardly any hours put on it.
Edmonton Transit Purchased it, rebuilt it and now it's the lines service vehicle.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Ok I am running out of photos, he he, so I am going to strech it a bit.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Edmonton Rapid LRT

Edmonton City has a population of 750,000 but another 250,000 plus live just outside the city limits. To add to that Edmonton is expected to grow by 400,000 people over the next 30 odd years. LRT is becoming a major issue. Edmonton was the first city in Canada with a LRT line. It was started for the Commonwealth Games. Due to recesion in the 80's and then lack of prov gov't intrest funding for expansion in Edmonton stopped. That all changed a few years ago, these pictures are from the opening of the new South Extension. An anouncement was also just made that has provided funding for a North East expansion. our North West Leg is past the planning stage and now just needs Finacial commitment.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

My Future Husband

If anyone knows this man, please
let me eknow ASAP hehe ;-)
It seems somone either
a) Does not approve of my taste in men
b) Does not like the fact that I am gay.
as my entry has been given a one star rating.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Jasper Ave Rejuvination

Text taken from a City of Edmonton report.

The purpose of this project is to develop a vision to re-establish Jasper Avenue as the main street of Edmonton, making it a place all Edmontonians can be proud of as well as a symbol of the vitality of the downtown and Edmonton as a whole.Jasper Avenue is Edmonton’s main street. However over the decades, Jasper Avenue lost much of its vibrancy and role as Edmonton’s premiere shopping street. Developments in the 70s, 80s, and 90s replaced much of the pre-war, historic fabric responsible for the distinctive character and sense of place of the street. The charm of Jasper Avenue as a premiere shopping street also diminished through the development of new shopping complexes within and outside of downtown.

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