Downtown Edmonton is the central business district and is located at the geographical centre of the city, the downtown area is bounded by 109 Street to the west, 105 Avenue to the north, 97 Street to the east, 97 Avenue and Rossdale Road to the south, and the North Saskatchewan River to the southeast.
Jasper Avenue is the city’s “main street”, a major public transit route as several of Edmonton’s busiest bus routes travel along it. The LRT travels underneath Jasper Avenue between 99 and 110 Streets. Surrounding Jasper Ave are the streets and residences that make up downtown Edmonton and according to the 2014 census, downtown has a population of 13, 148 which is a 12% increase from 2006.
Parks and Green Space:
The Downtown area is bordered by the North Saskatchewan River Valley – a popular location for Edmontonians looking to jog, walk etc. There are a series of trails here you can enjoy as well as several sets of steep stairs- popular with those looking to get a good work out.
Downtown Edmonton is full of exciting amenities… an indoor mall and movie theatre, an extensive pedway system and most notably the new Rogers Place arena. Home to the Edmonton Oilers , the arena is just recently opened and bringing with it a wave of new condo construction. Currently downtown also features a public library, several grocery stores, City Hall and many trendy restaurants. The 104 street farmer’s market also operates downtown on Saturdays and in the summer City Hall’s Churchill Square is host to multiple city festivals, including the beloved Street Performers’s Festival and the Taste of Edmonton.