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Our Favourite Places To Shop In Edmonton

Everyone knows about West Edmonton Mall, but where else can you shop in the city to find great deals and plenty of unique products to browse through? There are a number of different malls and trendy strips worth checking out across the YEG. Check out a few of our favourite places to shop in Edmonton to help point you in the right direction for your next shopping spree!

Whyte Avenue & 104th St NW

In Old Strathcona, you’ll find one of the trendiest areas to shop – Whyte Avenue and 104th Street. These two streets are renown for their local and independent shopping scene where you can find all of the specialty, vintage and funky items you need. It’s even been named one of Canada’s five best shopping neighbourhoods!

It’s also home to the Whyte Avenue Art Walk, which includes a number of unique local boutiques, art galleries, music shops, along with trendy restaurants and café’s, making Whyte Avenue one of the coolest areas in the YEG to stroll along. Some must-see stores not to miss include Bamboo Ballroom, Original Apparel and C’est Sera.

Kingsway Mall

If you’re looking for a mall that’s similar to WEM but more unique (and a little less crowded), then head on over to Kingsway Mall. Locals often prefer Kingsway to the West Edmonton Mall since it has all of the major retailers — like Forever 21, Aritzia and Sephora — and it’s much easier to navigate through. And with it being so close to CX Lofts & Townhomes, you’ll be a regular in no time.

South Edmonton Common

The South Edmonton Common is the place to go when you’re looking for some quality outlet stores and all your favourite big box stores. Located right near the Ikea, you’ll find Canada’s largest retail power centre that’s expected to span over 320 acres and contain over 2 million square feet of retail space.

This spot has all of the popular outlet stores like Aldo, Nike, Calvin Klein, Guess, Call It Spring, Sephora and La Vie en Rose. You can also find Indigo, Bed Bath and Beyond, Pier 1 Imports, Staples, Michaels, Walmart, Cineplex Odeon, Mountain Equipment Coop, Best Buy and plenty more!

It literally has everything you need, making it the perfect place to get your summer (and Christmas!) shopping done.

High Street

The 124st Street is one of the YEG’s most vibrant shopping areas where you can buy and support local, which is why it’s one of our favourite places to shop in Edmonton! No matter what your style is, you can find it here with over 100 retailers in the area – from boutiques to consignment stores.

High Street, which is just west of 124th Street, also offers a number of impressive specialty stores. Most popular in the area is Vespucci, which contains over 3000 square feet of high-end and casual consignment clothing options for women. And if you’re looking for some hot and trendy fashion accessories, be sure to check out Pear Tree or Miss Boss!

While you’re in the area, you can make a day out of it and explore 10 of the YEG’s most popular art galleries or pop into the assortment of trendy restaurants and cafes for a bite to eat.

When you have a serious shopping itch to scratch, be sure to check out some of our favourite places to shop in Edmonton! No matter what your style is, you’ll find what you’re searching for on this list!

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Best Places To Take In Beautiful Art in Edmonton

Arts and culture are fundamental parts of life here in Edmonton, which is why you’ll find such a rich and diverse art scene throughout the city. Whether it’s abstract, contemporary, classic, sculpture, or immersive, there’s always something for art lovers to enjoy. Wherever your interests lay, here are a few of the best places to take in some beautiful art in Edmonton.


The Paint Spot

Located: 10032 81 Avenue NW
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This isn’t your regular art supply store! The Paint Spot offers art enthusiasts a chance to partake in fine art workshops and check out a wide display of artwork from the local visual arts community. Located in East Old Strathcona, the Paint Spot has become the go-to location where artists can showcase their creativity in three separate on-site galleries.

If you’re a fan of special exhibitions, then don’t miss out on visiting the Naess Gallery! This space was named after the founder, Sidsel Naess Bradley, and displays a wide range of artwork and exhibits year-round. The Paint Spot also features several themed competitions each year in their Vertical Space gallery, and a number of fine handcrafted objects and artistic sculptures in the Artisan Nook gallery. So if you love seeing what’s new in the local art scene, make sure to stop by the Paint Spot on Mondays through Saturdays from 9:30 am – 6:00 pm and Sundays from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Bearclaw Gallery

Located: 10403 124 Street NW
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One thing’s for certain – Edmontonians are proud of their heritage, which is why you can find a wide range of Native art throughout the YEG. The Bearclaw Gallery, in particular, is renowned for being one of the best spots in Edmonton to enjoy some impressive pieces. It’s one of the first galleries of its kind with a stunning selection of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis art, including soapstone carvings, fine art paintings, silkscreen prints, sculptures and unique hand-carved silver jewellery. You can also find smaller crafts, beaded jewellery, and specialty gifts that you won’t find anywhere else in the city.

It’s strategically located right in the heart of the Gallery Walk District, so you can pop in during your summer stroll to see their rotating exhibits by a number of renowned artists like Maxine Noel, Alex Janvier, Linus Woods, Jane Ash Poitras, and many more. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 5:30 pm, so make it a plan!

Art Gallery of Alberta

Location: 2 Sir Winston Churchill Avenue
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Of course, we couldn’t put this list together without including the most revered art gallery in the city – the Art Gallery of Alberta. Seen as the creative focal point of Edmonton’s downtown, this distinguished landmark offers studio workshops, exciting exhibitions from across the globe, sensory stimulation experiences, and over 6,000 art pieces featuring Canadian abstract art and sculpture. It’s a true mecca for visual art lovers where you can see what’s new in the world of art.

You can also join enjoy art alongside some cocktails at the art parties that are frequently hosted here which are themed around current AGA exhibits. There’s also a weekly film night showcasing a new movie each week, and ArtBreak classes to enhance your artistic literacy. Whatever you do, don’t forget to stop by the Zinc Restaurant to sample some delicious local Albertan cuisine. And you can swing by the gift shop to pick up some unique and crafty items on your way out.

Harcourt House Artist Run Centre

Located: 10215 112 Street NW
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This artist-run centre features a number of five-week exhibitions that showcase local and national artists, organizations and collections to the public. Open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, you can stop by the 3rd floor to check out four different rooms of thought-provoking, contemporary art pieces.

For art lovers in the YEG, there’s never a dull moment! This city always has something exciting to overload your senses with, and that goes for every form of fine art as well. Be sure to get out, explore, and enjoy some of these amazing places where you can take in the beautiful art in Edmonton while supporting our local artists.


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The Best BBQ Restaurants in Edmonton

With the cold weather behind us, it’s time to gear up for the most wonderful time of the year: BBQ season! From smoked barbeque chicken to juicy brisket, to finger-lickin’ ribs – nothing says summertime like flavourful, fall-off-the-bone meat made with fire, love, time, and smoked wood.  If you’re looking for some of the best BBQ restaurants in Edmonton to satisfy your meaty cravings this season, get your chops ready for these 5 drool-worthy spots.

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The name really says it all! And once you walk through these doors and inhale the succulent aromas of slowly cooked BBQ, you’ll feel as giddy as a child on Christmas day. At MEAT, you get an authentic BBQ experience with the option to order items separately or mix and match so you can sample a number of their tantalizing items all in one sitting.

Located right in the heart of Old Strathcona, this locally owned and operated smokehouse has attracted a pretty large fan base. With an impressive variety of brunch, dinner and dessert options, there’s truly something for everyone – including your herbivore tag-along. And, beyond their bountiful servings of Southern standards from the smoker, they’ve also become the go-to BBQ restaurant in Edmonton for unique Southern fares like Meuwly’s Andouille sausage, Southern brussel sprouts, Southern grits, and a fantastic rib and yam mash. While you’re there, save room for the bourbon banana parfait or the $1 pickles!

Just remember to wear your stretchy pants since their portions are generous and the savoury sides are equally as delicious. This is a true BBQ joint where you can see, taste and smell the love that goes into each item on the menu.

Location: Old Strathcona, 8216 104 Street
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Sloppy Hoggs Roed Hus

Sloppy Hoggs Roed Hus is serious about wood smoking and because of this, they’ve become another crave-worthy BBQ spot here in Edmonton. They distinguish themselves by using a blend of four different types of wood that creates a unique smoky flavour in addition to the juicy, tender goodness we all love.

With massive platters to indulge in like the Swine Heaven Feast featuring beef brisket, a full rack of tender St. Louis ribs and four different sides, this is the perfect spot to head to with your friends to chow down on some smoky, BBQ magic. With so many different offerings, like their fully loaded burgers, Fatty Mac Daddies mac n’ cheese rolled pastries, smoked chicken and chorizo Jumbalaya or Big Mama Mike’s smoked meatloaf burger, give yourself plenty of time to choose!

Location: 10406 118 Avenue
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Memphis Blues Barbeque House

The Memphis Blues Barbeque House captures every romanticised expectation of an authentic Tennessee barbecue establishment, which is why it makes our list of the best BBQ restaurants in Edmonton. With Blues music coming through the speakers, slow cooked meats piled high, and a good number of flavoursome sauces to choose from, it’s as close to the real deal as you can get. This is the kind of place where you roll up your plaid sleeves, get the napkins ready and dig into a whole lot of messy, lip-smacking goodness.

If you come along with friends or family, they offer indulgent platters like the Priscilla, which is aimed to feed 10-12 people with juicy, tender BBQ chicken, ribs, beef brisket, pulled pork, ribends, and even double-smoked farmer’s sausage. And, the Memphis goods don’t stop there! They also serve up delectable catfish, Cajun shrimp, fire-dusted calamari, and a loaded Jambalaya for the taking.

Location: Millwoods, 5317 – 23 Avenue NW and Newcastle, 16907 – 127 St. NW.
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Grillbilly’s Smokehouse BBQ

When we think of Grillbilly’s Smokehouse BBQ, we think of massive brisket sandwiches, aromatic dry rubs that’ll tickle your taste buds and excellent gluten-free options that won’t disappoint. At Grillbilly’s, they take their meaty offerings serious, so much so that their famous Smoked Bacon Bomb was even featured on CBC news. It’s no surprise really since it’s hard not to take notice of this ultra juicy pork smoked roast wrapped in bacon!

If you’re eager for a showstopper item that’s worthy of its reputation, make sure to try their BBQ dry ribs, which are arguably the best in Edmonton. And, if you’re looking to share, they offer generous combos where you can choose what meats to savour, or you can try out a BBQ sampler that comes with all of the favourites like their wings, fried pickles, hush puppies, and piggy tails (smoked rib tips). But what really stands out at Grillbilly’s Smokehouse is their Po’boy catfish, Cajun calamari or sausage sandwiches – something you don’t see everyday in the YEG!

Be sure to make this a stop on your BBQ adventures this year. Even your vegetarian friends will even be happy as they offer a flavourful smokehouse chilli and a Cajun cauliflower, sans the meat! And, if you can’t get enough of their delicious spices, you’ll be happy to hear that Grillbilly’s also sells their own rubs and sauces to take home. Plus, they offer catering AND they own a food truck that’s open all year long– what more could you ask for?

Location: 17820 107 Avenue

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Fired Up BBQ

The Fired Up BBQ joint has been winning hearts in Edmonton since it opened its doors. Serving big, juicy, mind-blowing meaty fare, it’s another favourite in the YEG. This quaint place has only about 10 tables throughout it, but don’t let that fool you! Fired UP BBQ is BIG on flavour. They have a straight-forward menu with nine delicious plates featuring melt-in-your-mouth BBQ ribs, juicy chicken and brisket, and a number of classic BBQ sides like Southwestern grilled corn, mac n’ cheese and cornbread to soak up those saucy flavours. But the smash hit here is often the family-style meals that are specially designed for four people so that everyone can enjoy. And to top it all off, you can even relish in the sweeter side of the menu with their amazing desserts like homemade gingerbread cake with toffee sauce or pecan squares. Did we mention that they also deliver?

Location: 6244 99 St NW, Edmonton
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For most passionate meat lovers, summertime means it’s BBQ time! So get your stretchy pants on, roll up those sleeves and get ready to make your summer one of the most memorable with these best BBQ restaurants in Edmonton. Each spot on our list boasts a passion for the food they serve up with the type of succulent flavours and juicy, smoky BBQ magic that makes us giddy from head to toe. And the best part? When you live at CX Lofts & Townhomes, you’re close to it all to enjoy when your heart desires.

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Can I Survive Without A Car In Edmonton?

If you’ve been wondering whether or not you can actually survive without a car in Edmonton, the answer is definitely! With expansive bus routes and the LRT line available, you can easily navigate through this city without a vehicle. And, thanks to strategic urban planning and a Master Transit Plan that’s geared towards improving accessibility, residents can expect even more expansive transit routes to get them across the city in no time. Whether it’s by bike, on foot or by transit, there are a number of quick and convenient options that allow residents in YEG to leave the car at home or give it up for good.

Bus Routes

Edmonton has a large and impressive bus system that currently operates approximately 200 bus routes throughout the entire city, making it incredibly easy to get around. The city is also currently working together with its residents to modernize the transit system to deliver a service that works better for everyone. After receiving input from over 20,000 Edmontonians, a new transit strategy was approved in 2017 with a focus on improving the frequency and quality of bus service to make it easier for people to connect to major corridors and outer areas of the city.


The Light Rail Transit (LRT) is another integral part of Edmonton Transit that’s one of easiest ways to travel throughout the city. To date, there are eighteen stations and two separate lines that run throughout, with a number of new routes planned as part of the city’s Master Transit Plan.

The New LRT will feature a long-term plan that will develop an additional five LRT lines by 2040, with the purpose of transforming the current suburban-style system into a more urban design that will connect and transform the entire city centre.

So, in addition to the current rails that stretch across the city, Edmontonians can look forward to more accessible, central LRT lines in the near future that will continue to make it incredibly easy to move around the city without a car in Edmonton.


Edmonton is a bike-friendly city offering designated bike lanes, shared roadways and paths throughout it. There are also three major bike routes that are accessible year-round, including the Downtown network, the West Central routes, and the Southside network that span over 12km throughout the city. The Edmonton Transit Service also provides plenty of bike racks outside of various stations, making it extra convenient to ride and store your bike before hopping onto transit to get across the city.
To check out the city bike maps, click here.


Walkable communities are the way of the future. And as part of the future vision of Edmonton, City Council and planners are integrating mixed-use and mid-rise developments to create more pedestrian-friendly communities where residents can easily access work, home and local amenities by foot. To see this concept in play, check out the CX Lofts and Townhomes in Grandin. These Lofts & condos make it easy to access everything you need on foot.


When you do need a vehicle, whether it’s to pick up groceries or get from A to B, there are also a number of handy car share programs in the city that you can utilize. POGO is a popular car-sharing service in Edmonton that gives customers 24/7 access to a pool of vehicles that are located throughout different zones in the city. In addition to programs like this, our new future-facing development offers a new modern mode of car-sharing service that will be available for tenants only. This means residents can borrow an electric vehicle free of charge anytime they need to get around – some very exciting news!

And there you have it! There are many quick and convenient ways to get around without a car in Edmonton. In addition to the current ETS and bike paths that are available, the city is transforming into a more sustainable, urban oasis that encourages more pedestrian-friendly, livable communities where residents can get to their destinations in no time without the need of a personal vehicle.


To find out how you can live right in the heart of it all, check out the CX Lofts and Townhomes that are currently for sale. These are located minutes from the Grandin LRT station and bike paths. Additionally, they are in walkable range to plenty of exciting restaurants, shops, and major employers. It’s urban living at your fingertips.

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Best Festivals This Summer in Edmonton


There’s a reason why they call Edmonton “the City of Festivals”. In the YEG, we like things big and bold! And when it comes to festivals, we do it right. So this summer, come and experience what makes this city one of the greatest in North America. With over 100 festivals every year, there’s literally something for everyone! Here are a few of the best festivals in Edmonton that are guaranteed to make your weekends feel so much sweeter.


When: June 8th to June 17th, 2018
Schedule: See website for details.
Where: Old Strathcona and Whyte Avenue, 82 Avenue

There’s no parade like a pride parade! Celebrate this year’s annual Edmonton Pride that will take place over 10 days this June. Join the 40 plus events that will celebrate unity and diversity in our wonderful city. On Saturday, June 8th,  watch over 80 show-stopping floats travelling down Old Strathcona to kick off the festivities. There will be dancing in the streets, mingling at the beer gardens, amazing food vendors, drag shows, theatrical productions, merch and more. Don’t forget to grab your tickets to the Pride Awards on June 15th or your Pride Pass that will give you exclusive benefits and free access to a number of popular events.  It’s a fun and exciting 10 day celebrating dedicated to love, respect and equality where everyone is welcome!


When: July 19th to July 28th, 2018
Schedule: July 18, 2018 12PM to 8PM / July 19-28, 2018 11AM to 11PM / July 29, 2018 12PM to 8PM
Where: Capital Plaza, 10800 97 Avenue (108th St and 99 Ave)

Join in one of the biggest food festivals in all of Canada at A Taste of Edmonton! And, while some other cities may offer a Taste Festival, they don’t usually run for a whole 10 days like this one! That’s why Edmonton is renowned for its hard-core foodie scene. This summer, take your taste buds to a whole new level and join hundreds of thousands of other hungry food enthusiasts experiencing the top restaurants and chefs in Western Canada and around the world. You can also check out one of the chef-run workshops and enjoy the best in live music each night of the festival. Last year, the concerts featured some big names like Grandtheft, Bif Naked, Hawksley Workman, The Deep Dark Woods, I Mother Earth, The Orchard, and Whale & The Wolf. We can’t wait to see what this year’s line up will have to offer!

There’s so much to see here. But, if you want an unforgettable VIP experience, you can book with HRR Rentals Sky Dinner that will take you and 3 of your closest friends 20 feet above it all to enjoy a delicious meal, plus 2 bevies and some of the best entertainment. Keep your eyes peeled for the ticket pricing and concert schedule due to come out soon!


When: July 20th to June 22nd, 2018
Schedule: Friday Night, Saturday and Sunday – Details to be released closer to date
Where: Heritage Amphitheatre in Hawrelak Park – 900 Parking spots and also offering Free Shuttle service from University Area

When you’re done filling up at Taste of Edmonton, then it’s time to hurry over to the 6th Annual Interstellar Rodeo. But we should warn you – this is no ordinary Rodeo! This summer festival is a truly unique event with such an amazing combination of offerings, including European and Asian street food, veggie burgers, crafty vendors, and wines and craft beers – it’s so much more than the average Rodeo! And at this rodeo, they offer a VIP experience for everyone who walks through the gates.

So get ready to lounge in your lawn chair or get up on your feet to groove to the impressive line up of entertainment. This year, you can enjoy big headliners like Feist, July Talk, and Courtney Barnett, plus a number of other extremely talented artists that are bound to get the party started! There’s also a secret wine party that will take place, so all of you wine-lovers, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for information that will follow closer to date! This always ends up being one of the best festivals in Edmonton.  So take advantage of beautiful weather (and the free shuttle or bike lock up that are available!) and get ready for some serious fun in the sun this summer!


When: August 9th to August 12th
Schedule: Thursday-Sunday, check out the website for details
Where:  Gallagher Park

As the glorious summer weather starts to heat up, get ready to stomp your feet at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival! With an incredible four days of amazing music, workshops, beer gardens, kids play areas, and more, this is a guaranteed good time for the family. But don’t let the title fool you – this festival features a wide range of music, from Bluegrass to Celtic to Alt Rock to World Beat to Roots. And, if you love food, you’re in for a treat since there is always an incredible selection of international cuisine to keep you fueled through the entire event.

This year you can catch big names like The Decemberists, Michael Franti, Shakey Graves and more. Tickets are on sale now, so make sure you grab yours before they sell out!

Get out and enjoy what this great city has to offer.

Want to know what the best farmer’s markets are in Edmonton? Read more here!

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Best Farmer’s Markets in Edmonton

The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and it’s that time of year again when the weekends (and even some weekdays) are filled with amazing, bustling farmer’s markets in the YEG. These markets are always fun to stroll through to stock up on delicious, fresh, local produce, organic meats and variety of homemade baked goods that would rival even your grandma’s baking skills. And whether you want to shop, enjoy the live entertainment, let the kids run around and explore, or dive into fresh, ready-made food, these markets have everything you need to relish in the blissful summertime season. If you’re not sure where to start or which markets are worth the visit, we’ve rounded up the best farmer’s markets in Edmonton not to miss this summer. Check them out!

1. City Market on 104

This farmer’s market is a year-round event so you can enjoy it anytime! It offers locals goods and produce inside City Hall during the winter, and then moves outdoors once the summertime hits, contribute to the exciting buzz in the YEG. This City Market on 104 is located in a bustling area right in the heart of the city surrounded by the vibrant downtown streets, buskers, and thousands of other patrons exploring the many different vendors, making it one of the best markets in the city. And the best part? It’s only a few blocks away from CX Lofts & Townhomes.

Aside from the exciting location, here you can find just about everything, from organic local meat and produce to ready-made meals to diverse, multi-cultural offerings, along with sweet treats, wine, seasonal plants, local art, handmade clothing and so much more. So if you’re looking for a farmer’s market that includes a central location and exciting city buzz while you shop, this is it!

What’s Makes it Unique?

It’s truly the best way to experience the buzz of the downtown, and also to see what’s going on in the local community by visiting their different community exhibitors they spotlight each week.

Quick Facts

Season: Outdoor – May 19 to October 6, 2018 / Indoor – October 19 to May 20, 2019
Time: Saturdays: Outdoor – 9am to 3pm / Indoor – 10am to 3pm
Location: Outdoor – 104 St. from Jasper Ave to 104 Ave. / Indoor – City Hall
Setting: Year-long market
Things To Know: Dogs are not permitted in the indoor market (except service dogs) but are welcome at the outdoor market.
Parking: No onsite parking, check here for options.
How To Get There: Take the LRT to Bay-Enterprise Square station to access the Outdoor Market and the Churchill Square station when the Market is indoors. Check here for transit information.
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2. Old Strathcona

Welcome to Edmonton’s largest indoor farmer’s market in the YEG! The Old Strathcona Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday all year round and features over 130 vendors in a large enclosed building in the heart of Strathcona. And, while many other farmer’s markets in Edmonton close up shop in the winter months, here, you can find everything, including local wine and beer, locally grown produce, meats and seafood, fresh baked goods, preserves and dips, specialty foods, bath and body care, flowers, jewellery, décor and other random treats all season long.

There’s also a café on site, so you can grab a coffee before spending some quality time browsing. Just be prepared to spend more time here then you had planned – when you shop at the Old Strathcona market, it’s easy to spend several hours here getting lost in the variety of vendors.

What Makes it Unique?
They don’t allow resale items, so each vendor makes everything personally – how’s that for supporting local?

Quick Facts

Season: Year Round
Time: Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: 10310 83 Ave
Setting: Indoors
Things To Know: The market has an app that showcases their weekly vendor schedules and allows you to make a shopping list, get directions and receive updates on new vendors, events, and more!
Parking: 275 Stalls of Free Parking is available in the lot across Gateway Blvd.
How To Get There: Located on 83rd Ave and 103 Street. Check here for bus information.
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3. 124 Grand Market

This unique, mid-sized marketplace provides more than just a market. It’s small by comparison to the other markets, but it makes up for it with an impressive variety of delicious food trucks, artisan products, and an abundance of mouth-watering prepared food to munch on. They pack a lot into the area they have, giving patrons a true authentic market feel combined with an impressive mix of cultural flair. This year you’ll find local businesses like the Moonshine Doughnuts, Columbian Mountain Coffee, Theos Greek Kouzina, Pierogerie Polish Foods, Frida Antojitos Mexicanos, and Archive Boutique, to name a few – it’s quite the mix to keep you interested each and every Sunday!

What Makes it Unique?

Sundays they feature live entertainment on stage in Helen Nolan Park. Additionally, they offer an ATM on-site that issues “Market Bucks” that you can spend right at the market.

Quick Facts

Season: June 3 to August 26, 2018
Time: Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Sundays – 102 Ave and 124 St. / Thursday – 108 Ave and 124 St.
Setting: Outdoors, Rain or Shine
Things To Know: Pet-Friendly
Parking: Free parking at 123 St on a short-term basis and at Apple Dental. Check here for other options.
How To Get There: There are a number of buses you can take such as the 5 Westmount bus, check here for bus information.
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4. St. Alberts Farmers Market

Just 20 minutes north of the YEG, you’ll find the biggest farmer’s market in all of Western Canada. Located in the heart of downtown St. Albert, the local market has become so large that it now spans a portion of Perron District. Each year, the market attracts crowds of over 15,000 people to check out over 250 vendors, along with great toe-tapping live music during their market season. But don’t worry! It’s strategically spread out so there’s plenty of room to walk around without feeling overcrowded.

Featuring food trucks, homemade crafts, organic meats, fresh produce, baked goods, and also a number of special events, like the Rock’ N August and St. Alberta Arts Fest, there’s always something to keep the whole family entertained this summer. Be sure not to miss the June 30th Canada Day celebration that will be offering different giveaways. Just make sure you get there early as the parking lot fills up fast, or go ‘green’ and park at the Village Transit Station and catch a free ride to the market.

What Makes it Unique?

For the massive selection, live music, and because they are the proud partner of the St. Albert Food Bank. Last year they raised over 5,000 lbs of food during their season! So you can shop while contributing to a great cause.

Quick Facts

Season: June 9th to October 6th
Time: Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Rain or Shine
Location: St. Anne Street and St. Thomas Street, St. Albert
Setting: Outdoors
Things To Know: No Smoking or Pets permitted (other than service dogs)
How To Get There: If you park at Village Transit Station you can catch a free ride downtown to the market.
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So don’t miss out on your chance to enjoy some of the freshest local produce, homemade goods and live entertainment from around the YEG this summer. Each of these farmer’s markets in Edmonton have so much to explore and browse through, so make sure that you get out and enjoy some of the best summertime events in the city!

5. Callingwood Farmer’s Market

Once you’ve done your Saturday market crawl, it’s time to head to the West End on Sunday to check out the Callingwood Farmer’s Market. This popular market has been operating for a whopping 34 years and has been coined as Edmonton’s original Sunday farmer’s market. It features a wide variety of vendors selling fresh organic produce, top quality meats, unique arts and crafts, clothing, seasonal plants, and a number of handmade products and delicious food items from local businesses throughout the YEG. And, if you’re a fan of Kettle Corn, you’ll be happy to know that this market is renowned for theirs! So make sure you stop off at the vendor to pick some up to enjoy while you browse.

They also feature a number of special events that are worth checking out like Yoga and Fitness classes, a Kidzone that features a petting zoo and bouncy castle, and Bike Day that will allow you to take your bike in for a free tune-up! It’s one farmer’s market not to miss this summer in Edmonton!

What Makes it Unique?

They offer one of the greatest selections of unique and eclectic vendors on the market scene.

Quick Facts

Season: May 6th to October 7th
Time: Sundays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Wednesdays 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: 6655- 178th Street at Callingwood Shopping Centre
Setting: Covered courtyard area of The Marketplace at Callingwood Shopping Centre
Things To Know: Number of exciting events to take place, check out the list here
Parking: Free Parking on-site
How To Get There: Corner of 69 Ave NW and 178St NW. Check here for bus information.
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The Rise Of The Missing Middle – Mid-Rise Flats for Urban Living

The Rise of the Missing Middle

Demand for the ‘Missing Middle’ has been quickly growing in the YEG as the city continues to evolve into a modern urban centre. Increased housing prices, coupled with a demographic shift, have driven the need for more innovative housing solutions. Younger Edmontonians entering the housing market are looking for walkable and amenity-rich neighbourhoods where they can be closer to everything. They want central locations and are less attracted to the suburban lifestyles as their parents were. They’re also being priced out of single-family homes and are looking for more affordable options that suit their lifestyle.

As the population grows and as the demand for urban living increases, the city needs to – not only build more housing – but also the right kind. That’s where mid-rise flats for urban living comes into play. Advanced projects with forward-facing designs, like the CX Suites and Townhomes in Grandin, are providing medium-density housing that’s needed to meet the growing demands of this city.
To learn more about how mid-rise flats are improving urban life for residents in the YEG, explore some of the advantages below.

Addresses the Needs of Today

What are the growing demands of today’s market? That’s the question that many developers are asking when designing the layout and features of their developments throughout Edmonton. Consumer demand has been steadily shifting towards more walkable cities. This growing trend has been driven significantly by millennials who prefer urban living to match their career-driven lifestyles. They are also less concerned with space and more focused on living in an area where they can live, work, and play. Mid-rise condos, like CX in Grandin, can support the growing needs of young professionals by providing high-quality urban living in a dynamic community.

Integrates into Existing Neighbourhoods

Mid-rise condo buildings can easily blend into communities without impacting the urban landscape. For example, they create a smaller footprint in comparison to high-rise buildings, while accommodating a lower density of residents. This makes them more suitable for neighbourhood streets and rapid transit corridors. And, since they are often only four to eight stories tall, it allows them to easily fit into the character of neighbourhoods. This is particularly important because local residents and planning officials alike want to see more integration into existing neighbourhoods that can meet demand, while also supporting healthier lifestyles and economies without transforming the entire community.

Provides Affordability

Edmonton has a lot to offer, but a large number of neighbourhoods are predominantly tailored to residents seeking detached, single-family houses leaving a gap for the missing middle. And, with the prices of these homes rapidly increasing, this has made it challenging for young professionals and young families to afford city living. The missing middle can provide better affordability to those who are looking to buy their first property in an urban setting. By creating a mid-rise building that provides housing for several people on one lot, the cost of land can be divided up, which makes it much more affordable for residents.

Take for instance the CX Lofts & Townhomes, here, you can live in a 1646 sq. ft. three-bedroom townhome, a 1083 sq. ft. two-bedroom suite, or even a 576 sq. ft. loft, all in the same building with similar benefits of a detached house, but with convenient amenities and a very attractive price.

Creates Communities

Many people would prefer to live in the city but they don’t want that intense metropolitan feeling that can make them feel alone or unsafe. They want a sense of community, safety, nature, and convenience, all rolled into one. With mid-rise flats, you can enjoy the integration of shared community spaces like parks, along with immediate access to amazing places to eat, drink and socialize. This is a perfect environment for young professionals who want to be close to it all while feeling part of a secure and friendly community.

At InHouse by Beaverbrook, we know how important it is to develop the ‘missing middle’ to meet these growing demands within the city. That’s why we’ve built CX Lofts & Townhomes in Grandin – a stunning 7-storey modern, industrial-designed building that offers a range of amenities for high-quality urban living in heart of downtown Edmonton.

To book a virtual tour of CX Lofts & Townhomes or for more information visit or contact us at

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The Advantages of New-Build Condos

Interested in purchasing a condo in Edmonton? Taking the time to understand the options that are available will ensure you select the best property suited to your lifestyle and needs. If you’re trying to decide between a resale and a new-build condo, it’s important to understand the advantages of both. Since a majority of buyers are not as familiar with the characteristics of new-build condos today, there can be many misconceptions that hinder that decision. Thankfully, we’re here to help dispel some of those common inaccurate assumptions. So before you jump into a purchase, consider these 5 reasons why we think a new-build condo could be the best purchase you ever make.

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New-Build Condos, Distinctively Yours

Many existing condos look the same from one unit to the next, which makes it very difficult to tailor to your individual style. However, there are a number of new development projects like CX Lofts & Townhomes on 110 Street in Grandin, which have removed the “cookie-cutter” style of yesteryear. With 20 different styles and designs to choose from, you can select the exact floor plan – whether it’s a loft, suite, or townhome – that’s tailored to your unique taste and lifestyle. When it comes to a resale condo, you’re much more limited on what you can alter. But with a new-build condo, you can take control of the design to make it uniquely yours.

Quality Workmanship

Some people worry that newer condos are being built with flimsy materials and paper-thin walls that force you to hear more than what you bargained for from the neighbours. But in reality, it’s quite the opposite. Many modern new-build condos today utilize high-quality materials that allow residents to enjoy a truly superior standard of living. Consider the CX development structure, for example. It’s crafted out of hybrid structural steel and mass timber GLT that provides exceptional durability as well as soundproofing qualities that are similar to concrete. Even with stunning exposed wood-beam ceilings, the quality architectural designs ensure that you can enjoy some peace and quiet from the comfort of your new luxury condo.

Efficient & Sustainable

Unlike most resale models, new-build condos are designed with advanced Energy Star certified appliances and fixtures that promote energy efficiency, which equates to more cost savings for you. New developments, like CX, are also incorporating more sustainable materials like GLT engineered mass lumber that is sourced from sustainable regional forests. If that’s not impressive enough, this project will also be featuring ridesharing programs that offer electric cars for rent as part of their condo fees, furthering the initiative towards modern, sustainable, forward-facing development.

Modern Amenities

Ever feel like some of the older resale condos are designed only for retirees? When you’re keen on having a design that includes a chic, modern edge with amenities that keep up with your lifestyle – gym, bike storage, on-site parking and more – new-builds can deliver. Finally, you can experience condo living that’s designed for a modern lifestyle that won’t break the bank.

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Don’t let any misconceptions cloud your judgement. New-builds condos incorporate modern, forward-thinking designs built for the future. So before you jump into a purchase, contact us to arrange a tour of our stunning CX Lofts & Townhomes in Grandin. Our experts at InHouse will show you first hand what the advantages of new-build condos include and why it might be the perfect place for you.

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Top 5 Reasons To Move To Edmonton

Tired of the overwhelming hustle and bustle of Toronto? Or maybe the unaffordability of Vancouver has you looking elsewhere to live? If you’re eager to find an up-and-coming city with plenty of enticing features to improve your current lifestyle, Edmonton may be the perfect place for you. This city has been undergoing massive change over the last few years with impressive job growth, affordable luxury housing, advanced healthcare initiatives, and world-class attractions and entertainment. With so many attractive and exciting transformations that are happening, there has never been a better time to move here. So if you’ve been searching for a change and a better place to suit your lifestyle, consider these top 5 reasons to move to Edmonton – it just might be the best decision you’ve ever made.

Top 5 Reasons To Move To Edmonton

City of Edmonton at Sunset


When you’re looking for a city that provides a higher quality of living with an attractive and affordable cost of living, Edmonton’s the place to be. Here you can enjoy a stable and growing economy, vibrant communities, abundant green space, low traffic commute times, and a wide range of housing options from houses to luxurious condos. Edmonton also has a very low property price-to-income ratio, which will allow your dollar to stretch further so you can enjoy more of the finer things in life.


Number 4 on our list of ‘Top 5 Reasons to Move to Edmonton” is entertainment. Known as the “Festival City,” Edmonton has a variety things to see and do. With over 55 annual festivals – including the International Fringe Theatre Festival, A Taste of Edmonton, Edmonton Pride, and the Symphony on Ice, to name a few – there’s something for everyone to enjoy. The city also features world-class attractions like Whitewater Rafting, the Snow Valley Ski Club, Edmonton Food Tours, the Citadel Theatre, and the West Edmonton Mall that features over 800 stores, an amusement park, skating rink and a roller coaster! So you’ll never find a shortage of things to keep you entertained.

Fruit & Veg at 104 St Market


Looking for a big city with a dash of small-town charm? Edmonton delivers! This city has a vibrant downtown core that’s continuing to diversify year after year. and with a variety of charming neighbourhoods like Grandin and Glenora, the city offers residents everything they could possibly need close-by to suite their lifestyle.

If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, Edmonton is a stunning, recreational paradise. Here you’ll find breathtaking landscapes that Western Canada is renowned for, along with plenty of parks, camping sites, and rivers to take advantage of year-round.

Prefer shopping instead? You’ll be happy to know that this city is also a major shopping hub with a combination of large luxury malls and small boutique districts including several farmer’s markets for you to browse through and enjoy.

Got a foodie in the family? There are endless options for restaurants, shopping, bars and patios that will keep their palate happy.


Edmonton is also experiencing unprecedented development that is reshaping the entire city. You can find many development projects underway with an exciting transformation of the city skyline as the ICE District – also known as the sports and entertainment district – takes form.

No matter which way you slice it, this city is booming. According to RBC Economics, Edmonton has outpaced most pre-2017 projections with 4.1% GDP growth over the year. With supporting indications of reduced unemployment, Edmonton’s economy is really starting to take off with many jobs being created in the hydrocarbon, health services, real estate, retail, technology and finance industries, to name a few.

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Edmonton also has very affordable living options compared to other cities in North America. Currently, there are a number of new condo developments in progress that will offer luxury living at an incredible price, like the CX Lofts and Townhomes located on 110 Street in the Grandin area. This mid-rise development offers an alternative to traditional high-rise living and features innovative designs, including 20 functional floor plans that allow you to choose the design that suits your unique style best – it’s a young professional’s dream!

Plus, you can look forward to functional space for entertaining, cozy outdoor areas, exposed ceilings, and stunning black matte finishes, all within a vibrant location. Did we mention that it’s also within walking distance to trendy restaurants, cafes, galleries, and downtown services? You get all of this at a fraction of the cost compared to major cities like Toronto and Vancouver. All the more reason why it’s the best time to make the move to Edmonton now before more people catch on to this thriving city and force prices to rise.

Of course, there’s more than these top 5 reasons to move to Edmonton, but when you’re ready to explore everything the YEG has to offer, contact us at CX Lofts & Townhomes. We’re working to help redefine Edmonton and the surrounding areas by creating the most intelligent and innovative designs so that more people like you can find the lifestyle change they desire in this great Canadian city. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our recent projects and why now is the best time to move to Edmonton.

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