Original Article by OTIENA ELLWAND, EDMONTON JOURNAL
Posted: OCTOBER 22, 2013
Edmonton’s 104th Street Promenade has been selected as one of the 14 finalists in this year’s Great Places in Canada contest.
The promenade, also known as the Warehouse District, was once the location of the city’s fur industry. Now, the historic brick buildings are home to retail shops and restaurants and are the backdrop for the downtown farmers market.
More than 100,000 votes were cast over four months for the 68 public places, streets and neighbourhoods on the longlist.
The finalists are located in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador. The contest is sponsored by the Canadian Institute of Planners.
Lacombe’s Historic Main Street and Calgary’s 10th Street/Kensington Business Revitalization Zone have also been shortlisted.
Winners will be announced on World Town Planning Day on Nov. 8