#Yegdt Notes – December 4

Lots of events happening downtown over the holiday month of December!

  • Next week is DECL’s annual Christmas Mixer. Join us next Thursday, December 13, 6-9 pm at the Loveseth Building, 2nd Floor Lounge (10180 105 Street) for food, drink, and merriment! This year’s twist in location is due to our impending transition to a new space on 103 Street that is currently under renovation. Sspecial thanks to Michael Sands of Loveseth Fountain Tire for the donation of a space to host our event!
  • Join NextGen, WinterCity Think Tank and DECL for a Holiday Patio Party this Saturday, December 8 at Public House (10765 Jasper Avenue). “Cozy up under a canopy of lights with a warm drink, fresh beats, and hot appies all night. “A cool event with a sure to be warm, friendly vibe! If this first winter patio party of the season is successful, hopefully we’ll see more to come this winter.
  • Today is Customer Appreciation Day on 4th Street Promenade. Great deals to be had at the businesses on the street all day!
  • MEÆT 3.5: The Ampitheatre is being held next Monday, December 10, 5:30 pm at The Citadel. The free NextGen event is described as  “designed to bring people together for a meal and fund home-grown projects. Attendees can come and enjoy good local food, hear great local ideas, and donate $10 to fund something awesome.”
  • Our December Newsletter was released last week.
  • Congrats to DECL members Josh and Giane for being the first wedding at EIA ever! Looks like the ‘living wall’ might be a popular location for future nuptials to tie the knot before hopping on a plane for their honeymoon.
  • DECL members Jodie McKague and her daughter Franka were featured in Edmonton Journal’s ‘My House Beautiful: Where Everybody Knows Your Name‘ a few weekends ago. We were happy to see Scott McKeen feature the 3-storey red brick mansion. It is one of the great remaining historic homes downtown and the owners do a wonderful job of providing space for a diversity of residents.
  • Not to be out-done by last week’s MacLab civic tower proposal, RedBrick released their designs to the public. It may be a bit far from City Hall but most reaction had been very positive! Good on Redbrick and Chandos for  commissioning this ambitious design.
  • Intuit Canada announced last week they would be moving their offices to the EPCOR tower, adding about 200 employees to our burgeoning tech neighbourhood.
  • Is Edmonton one of the best cities in the world to live in? One online quality of life ranking says ‘Yes!’
  • Mercer Tavern was featured in Avenue Magazine, and named one of ‘The Best Pubs in Canada‘.
  • Just outside downtown in Oliver, Sharon Yeo reports that Earl’s Tin Palace is slated to re-open December 9 after major renovations that are said to have cost more than $5m.

Hope to see you all at our Christmas Mixer next week!