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The Avenue Initiative is Edmonton’s pioneer neighbourhood revitalization project. Council approved the strategy in 2005 and implementation began in 2006. The Avenue Initiative is a community-led, city supported revitalization project that is working to transform this historic area, improving both its social and physical aspects.

Revitalization Strategy

Avenue Initiative Revitalization Strategy 


Our Partners

  • Reach Edmonton
  • End Poverty Edmonton
  • Edmonton Community Development Company
  • Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues
  • Edmonton Arts Council
  • Edmonton Chamber of Volunteer Organizations
  • Community Services Advisory Board
  • Edmonton NW Police Division

Avenue Initiative District Council Partners

Rat Creek Press

Alberta Avenue Business Association

Arts on the Avenue  


City projects within the Revitalization neighbourhood(s):

  • Streetscape Improvements on 78 Street - Wayne Gretzky Drive
  • Eastwood and Elmwood Park reconstruction
  • Old Alberta Cycle Building Site/Arts Common 118

Get Involved

If you have an event or would like to get involved please contact the City of Edmonton’s Neighbourhood Revitalization Program.

Resources and Supports

Revitalization Grants

Bring Your Projects To Life

As implementation of the Revitalization strategy moves forward, the voices, wisdom and perspectives of community members will continue to feature prominently. 

Residents, local organizations and businesses can access program funding for community-led initiatives through the Revitalization Matching Fund or Small Sparks Grant.

For More Information

Title Revitalization Coordinator - Alberta Avenue

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