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Best new things in Old Strathcona

Top 5 additions to the neighbourhood in 2018

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Southside Bike Routes

Running along 83 Avenue

More than 4 km of protected bike lanes, shared roadways, and paths have been installed to help Edmontonians of all ages to get around by bike.

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Indigenous Art Park

Queen Elizabeth Park

The Indigenous Art Park permanently exhibits six artworks by Canadian Indigenous artists. The works were conceptualized to tell the story of the place - ancestral lands of the Indigenous peoples whose descendants entered into Treaty with the British Crown resulting in the territory opening for settlement. The name of the park is ᐄᓃᐤ (ÎNÎW),pronounced (EE-NU). It's a Cree word meaning "I am of the Earth."

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© Jill Stanton

Jill Stanton Mural on Varscona Theatre

10329 83 Ave

Edmonton muralist Jill Stanton's two-walled piece, commissioned by NextFest. The 3200-square-foot mural graces two of the exterior walls of the Varscona Theatre. It's 36.5 metres by 5.1 metres on the east side, and another 24 metres around the south. It full of theatre references including seats seen from backstage as well as an array of theatre props.

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10150 A 82 Ave

A mom and pop (of five kids) ice cream shop serving up Filipino and Asian-inspired flavours plus baked goodies. The waffle cones are like no other in town, infused with dark charcoal to give them an ultra-black colour. ​

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Scramble Intersection

82 Avenue and 105 Street

A crosswalk allowing pedestrians to cross the road in every direction, including diagonally, as all traffic will be stopped.

This and the downtown intersection chosen for the pilot project both have high pedestrian use, many turning vehicles and documented history of pedestrian-vehicle collisions.

It was installed on October 5, 2018.