Friday, April 8, 2011

A moment in praise of Edmonton...


With today’s announcement of a brand new Royal Alberta Museum to be built downtown I must say that Edmonton really has it going on right now! This latest announcement is on the heels of news that the downtown arena also has the green light (almost...now we just need to get Steady Eddy to cough up some coin).

We already have a beautiful city hall; a gorgeous new art gallery and now look forward to a new central museum and a state-of-the-art arena. The Anthony Henday is soon to be completed; Edmonton will enjoy a ring road to take us here and there in record time.

While every city has its pros and cons I truly believe that great things are on the horizon for this city. Experts are predicting an impending boom to start in the next 12-18 months; we have great jobs with lots of opportunity for those that want it, affordable housing, a great arts and culture scene, fantastic summer festivals and now a soon-to-be amazing downtown core with a new arts and entertainment district. I’m really proud of city council for having the vision to invigorate this city with new amenities and cultural institutions.

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