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Investing in the Civic Precinct and City Hall Fountain will provide a vibrant, safe and barrier-free space for everyone to enjoy.

Project Overview

The Civic Precinct and City Hall Fountain are important spaces to Edmontonians and visitors. Rehabilitation of this space is necessary to maintain operations of the surface and fountain for people to enjoy, and to complete required work to meet legislative requirements. The layout and function of the space will remain the same with improvements to safety and accessibility.


  • Provide a safe public area
  • Create barrier-free spaces for use by all citizens
  • Maintain a cohesive feel of the space
  • Increase pedestrian accessibility
  • Install durable, timeless materials to support lifecycle maintenance
  • Maintain the urban tree canopy
  • Keep similar opportunities for activities - skating, wading, programs, festivals and events
  • Provide vibrancy during all 4 seasons

Project Phases

This rehabilitation has 2 phases:

Phase 1

  • Design development and construction of the surface areas around City Hall Plaza, the integration of 102A Avenue and the City Hall Plaza surface renewal

  • Design development and construction of City Hall Fountain to upgrade mechanical systems and basin to meet current health, safety and accessibility standards

Phase 2

  • Replacement of surface pavers and subgrade around City Hall and in the City Hall Plaza

  • Resurfacing 102A Avenue (between 100 Street and 99 Street) to integrate City Hall Plaza and Churchill Square

  • Rehabilitation of the East Garden turf (located on the east side of Churchill Square) with a durable surface treatment to accommodate festival, events and public activity

Phase 2 Map

Phase 1 Timeline

operate phase

2020: Phase 1 work complete

2019: Phase 1 construction began, including City Hall fountain rehabilitation, the City Hall Plaza surface renewal, and the integration of 102A Avenue

2018-2019: Phase 1 and 2 design and construction coordination with other major projects in the area

2017: Design phase: schematic and detail design were developed incorporating information from the final Concept Plan for City Hall Plaza and Churchill Square

October 2016: Public Engagement on the preferred draft concept options for surface rehabilitation (Open House Boards and What We Heard Report)

Summer - Fall 2016: Draft concept plan developed with stakeholders and project team

Phase 2 Timeline

build phase

2022: Phase 2 anticipated completion (spring)

2021: Phase 2 construction begins: the project is on budget and the work scheduled will be adjusted to welcoming back major events happening around the Civic Precinct in the summer of 2021

About the Civic Precinct

Edmonton’s Civic Precinct is the area encompassing Sir Winston Churchill Square, Centennial Plaza (south of the Stanley A. Milner Library) and City Hall Plaza (see map). The Civic Precinct includes the area adjacent to 99 Street and 100 Street from 104 Avenue to 101A Avenue.

This central public gathering space welcomes more than 1 million people a year and serves as a year-round venue for festivals and events, organized programs, casual activities, street vendors and public art. The space is designed to be a safe, welcoming, vibrant, active, inclusive place for visitors of all abilities, ages, incomes and cultures.

City Hall opened in 1992 and included the City Hall Plaza and fountain. Twenty five years later, the surface tile surrounding City Hall and the Fountain requires rehabilitation.

Sir Winston Churchill Square was selected as Edmonton’s Centennial Legacy Project, with a redesign of the park completed in 2004.

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