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The established neighbourhood of Garneau bustles with people year-round.

Next door to the University of Alberta and its teaching hospital, the established neighbourhood of Garneau bustles with people year-round, perched on the southern bank of the North Saskatchewan River. With an arthouse cinema, and independent cafes and shops lining many of the major streets, the vibrant energy expands well beyond the school year. Amenities are in large supply including banks, grocery stores and pharmacies as well as access to the University and Health Sciences LRT stations. One of the oldest neighbourhoods in the city, it has many apartment buildings, condos and historic homes.

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A casual restaurant specializing in Japanese cuisine.

A modern cafe plating classic Italian dishes, plus authentic gelato to complete any meal.

A no-ego, all-are-welcome pub for the university crowd and locals.

Quick, made-to-order Mexican fare for takeaway or chow down on the spot.

Fresh ingredients, creative flavour combinations all on freshly baked bread.

Authentic Korean food served up in an unassuming eatery.

A cozy diner with a familiar menu.

A full service bike shop with expertise in all kinds of bikes, from mountain to single speed. The shop hosts group rides and heads up a race team too.

A shop specializing in handcrafted Japanese knives and accessories plus classes to know how to use 'em.

An authorized agent of Alberta Registry where customers can access registry services for land titles, vehicles and more.

A shoe shop brimming with locally designed, ethically manufactured footwear.

A cozy treasure trove of vintage, one-of-a-kind garments, furniture, art and jewellery.

Knowledgable staff assist customers in search of a new or used instruments and equipment, to buy or rent.

A greasy spoon breakfast joint savoured by long-time locals and university students alike. Vegan dishes and Pho are also on the menu.

Kent of Inglewood supplies the tools and classes to embrace the old way of doing things—from a clean shave, to chopping wood and cleaning a fish.

A women's clothing store carrying a variety of brands.

Freshly-baked Artisan breads, hot coffee and cafe fare welcome guests to this long-established eatery.

Unlimited studio time and paints welcome customers to the open pottery studio. Both reservations and walk-ins can partake in creative sessions personalizing a ceramic piece.

A taste of Thailand along Whyte Avenue, where guests are encouraged to share and experience a variety of different Thai Cuisine dishes.

A locally-owned consignment clothing shop with a curated collection of fashion pieces.

One of the very first Running Room shops started by Edmontonian John Stanton. Open since the mid-1980s, the store carries a wide range of running apparel and footwear. The Running Room fosters the running community by not only outfitting customers but by also hosting training workshops as well as a free Run Club twice weekly.

A locally-owned boutique hair salon.

The family-run business stocks a wide range of tennis, squash, badminton and racquetball equipment and attire.

Specializing in cigars and tobacco from all around the world, for more than 20 years.

There's lots to do when you visit Garneau Park. Kids (and kids at heart) can climb, jump and swing in the colourful playground equipment and sand box. You can sit amongst the green space and grassy hills. Participate in an arts or craft class at the Edmonton Arts Centre. Or ramp up your competitive side with tennis and beach volleyball --- you can get involved in a game, a tournament, league or lesson.

A yoga, meditation and movement studio with sessions in Hatha, Hatha Flow, Vinyasa Flow, Akhanda Flow, Yin, Restorative, Partner and Acro Yoga. Located on the lower level, below the Noorish Restaurant, the studio builds upon the health-focused lifestyle promoted by eatery.

Down in the valley, just north of the Garneau boundary, are facilities for year-round recreation. Picnic sites sprinkle the massive green space, with a network of hiking, cross-country skiing and cycling trails woven throughout. Hidden in the forest is the 18-hole Kinsmen Pitch and Putt golf course. A playground, water spray park and sports fields available for public use. Get your workout in inside the Kinsmen Sports Centre with its 200m track, extensive weight-lifting and fitness room. Swim or dive in the many indoor pools and diving tank. For a more laid back swim in the summer months, soak in the sun and water at the Queen Elizabeth Outdoor Pool. Or get caught up on the local history of the area at the John Walter Museum.

Hosting 1000+ curlers each week in regular play on 8 sheets of ice, this club promotes the sport of curling among all age groups by providing classes, tournaments and games for all community members.

The historic movie house, Garneau Theatre is home to Metro Cinema, a community-based non-profit society devoted to screening Canadian, international and independent film and video.

Arts and craft classes are available for all ages and skill levels. If you want to try your hand at painting, drawing, pottery, dance, stained glass, cooking or silversmithing, the City Arts Centre has friendly instructors to teach how.

Side by side in Garneau Park, sit seven clay tennis and three sandy beach volleyball courts. They're the site of one-off recreational games as well as leagues, tournaments and lessons for all ages and skill levels.

Ever welcoming, quaint and delicious neighbourhood restaurant, which has been open since 1986. Home and handmade bread, sweets and pies usher customers in for a sit down meal, a takeaway sandwich or to book a catered event.

Finely crafted coffee and eats offered amidst a beautifully designed, airy cafe with art deco touches, flooded by natural light. The Garneau location is one of the three cafes run by and offering up coffee from the Edmonton-based micro coffee roaster.

A rustic, intimate eatery serving up seasonal menus on sharing plates, alongside a collection of cocktails, craft beer, whiskey and wine. Enjoy a drink and conversation at the small bar on the main floor or head upstairs for a dining room experience or, if the weather cooperates, gather out on the patio.

A longstanding gathering spot where patrons can savour the atmosphere, the coffee, many craft beers, breakfast-to-dinner bistro meals and weekend brunch.

An unpretentious cafe known for putting a twist on traditional Indian and Pakistani dishes while accommodating food sensitivities and diet restrictions. This is the original location for the local licensed chai bar, before it opened cafes on 124th Street, Jasper Ave, Whyte Ave and soon in Terwillegar. The place for some of Edmonton's best chai.

A pint-sized, relaxed eatery serving up pho, vermicelli bowls and other Vietnamese classics for dine-in or takeout.

Conscience living is at the centre of the carefully crafted vegetarian and vegan menu, served in the new age decor.

Nestled among university frat houses, walk-ups and high-rise apartment buildings, is the modern, stylish coffeehouse, Leva. Taking inspiration from the cafes found in Italy, customers can dig into fresh pastries, organic gelato and light bites, including thin crust pizza.

More than 20 varieties of authentic poutine are served-up in this little locally-owned and operated joint.

Authentic Japanese cuisine featuring warm and tasty rice, comforting green tea and always fresh fish. Sit up to a western-style table or dine seated at a genuine Japanese Kotatsu floor table --- making the meal even more of a special occasion.

Ever imaginative and delicious sandwiches made fresh from locally-sourced ingredients, right before your very eyes. The tiny sandwich shop also brews a good cuppa coffee.

A vegetarian and vegan restaurant, coffee house and brunch fest, sourcing ingredients from responsible farms near and far.

Kindergarten to Grade 6 students can participate in either the Garneau (Regular) program or the Child Study Centre (CSC) program. Both programs deliver the mandated Alberta Programs of Study but the CSC is organized across grades to encourage students to collaborate and lead. All students are involved in several school-wide events including the Terry Fox Run, Holiday Concert and Pancake Breakfasts.

A gathering place for the local Muslim community. A mosque for prayer five times a day as well as location to for potluck dinners, banquets and more.

The seven clay tennis courts host tournaments, group as well as private lessons and club events for children and adults.

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