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The City is looking at opportunities to redevelop Centennial Plaza to create a more attractive, welcoming and accessible destination.

Project Update - November 2020

Thank you to everyone who participated in the online engagement for Centennial Plaza in October 2020. This was the final engagement for the Centennial Plaza Project. We will review your comments and feedback and, along with City policies and programs and technical requirements, will work towards finalizing the design. 

The Centennial Plaza project is currently in the development design phase with an anticipated construction start in early 2022 if funding is approved by Council in spring 2021. Currently no funds are allocated or approved for construction.

What We Heard
Questions Received Through Engagement

Project Overview

Centennial Plaza is located in Edmonton’s downtown core, between Stanley A. Milner Library and the Westin Hotel (location map) and is part of Edmonton’s Civic Precinct. The Civic Precinct encompasses City Hall, Sir Winston Churchill Square, Stanley A. Milner Library and Centennial Plaza. This space hosts library events, informal gatherings and public events. 

In December 2016, funding was approved to complete the planning and design for the redevelopment of Centennial Plaza located at 9904-9924 101A Avenue behind Stanley A. Milner Library. Detailed design and construction are dependent on future funding.

Re-envisioning Centennial Plaza will align with the strategic direction provided in:

The Centennial Plaza Redevelopment project area includes:

  • Centennial Plaza 

  • Post Office Clock Tower Plaza

  • Library parkade waterproofing under Centennial Plaza 

  • Stair and elevator pavilions on the southeast and southwest corners of the plaza

  • Outdoor amphitheatre (removal)

  • Judy Padua Way

  • Milner Parkade entrance ramp canopy and associated parkade and stair entrances

Project Timeline

design stage



Presentation to City Council to determine future funding for detailed design and build


Summer/Fall: Early Design Phase

  • Public engagement - opportunity to refine the design
  • Schematic design completed
  • Development design completed
  • What We Heard Report

Spring: Concept Phase (Centennial Plaza)

  • Concept options developed
  • Public engagement - opportunity for input on concept options
  • Preferred concept developed
  • What We Heard Report


Fall: Concept Phase (Child-friendly Civic Precinct)

Gathered information through public engagement on child-friendly options in the Civic Precinct

What We Heard Report (15MB)

Project History

Project Update - June 2020

Thank you to everyone who participated in our June 2020 online survey. Your feedback will help us shape the future of Centennial Plaza. The project team will review the survey results and reach out again in the summer to ask for your input to refine the design.

What We Heard

For More Information

Open Space Planning and Design


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