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Oliver

A densely-populated, welcome home for young professionals and long-established residents

Sitting on the west edge of downtown, Oliver is a densely-populated, welcome home for young professionals and long-established residents. Overlooking the river valley southward, it offers distinctive views of the city’s massive parkland and easy access to the green space, the Victoria Golf Course and bike paths. With urban renewal well underway, locally-owned restaurants, cafes, LGBTQ-friendly bars as well as artist-run centres and commercial galleries are open for business.

Experience Oliver

A Jasper Avenue boutique filled with low-cost, high-quality preloved furniture and household items. All shop proceeds go towards homelessness programs run by Edmonton-based non-profit, Homeward Trust.

A used furniture shop lovingly curated with distinctive decor and furnishings from eras passed.

Alberta's very first plant-based pizzeria. Siblings and chefs, Neil Royale and Karuna Goodall, grew up vegetarian and are now cooking up Neapolitan-style pizza pies with gluten-free crust and meatless, non-dairy and egg-free ingredients. A vegan and vegetarian culinary delight striving to appeal to carnivores too.

Super-fast and colourful personal-sized pizza pies made on the spot, at the whim of the customer.

A juice bar prepping fresh, quick options including smoothies, cleanses, juices and raw food plates.

Indulge your sweet tooth or enjoy your lunch break at this casual spot, co-owned by a sister and brother duo, Kai and David Wong.

An Edmonton take on traditional fish and chips, served in a stylized, frenetic atmosphere.

A sophisticated 36-seat cocktail bar with small plates on the menu. Patrons are invited to savour new approaches to familiar foods through smoking, pickling and fermentation.

A restaurant meets coffee shop and pub.

A fully-stocked grocery store in a distinctive market-style layout.

Bearclaw Gallery

A visual art gallery exhibiting Canadian First Nations art including traditional Native and Inuit arts and crafts, original paintings and sculpture.

Scott Gallery

A commercial gallery showcasing contemporary Canadian fine art by emerging, mid-career and established Canadian artists, for more than 30 years.

Grandin School

An elementary school offering French Immersion as well as a Spanish Bilingual Program for grades 6 down to Kindergarten.

Take a trip across the High Level bridge and back in time, on the Edmonton Street Car. Operated by the Edmonton Radial Railway Society, the Street Car runs during the warmer months, between the Alberta Arts Barn (Gateway Boulevard and 84 Ave) over top of the North Saskatchewan River to Jasper Plaza (109 Street and 100 Ave).

Oliver Park

A park with many activities to try. Enjoy the playground, natural green spaces, the indoor Oliver Arena and community hall all year-round, or the Oliver Outdoor Pool in the hotter months.

Planet Organic Market

A Canada-wide grocer committed to selling exclusively 100% organic produce, fresh, ethically sourced meat and other environmentally responsible products.

Mountain Equipment Co-op

An outfitter stocking gear, clothing and equipment for all kinds of activities, rain or shine, sun or snow. Gear swaps, rentals and repair services are also available.

Who Cares Wear

A boutique filled with a curated collection of women's clothing and shoe fashions.

Structube

A well-established Canadian retailer of contemporary and modern home furniture.

Bike paths and walkways meet on the north side of the river in Constable Ezio Faraone Park. Atop the edge of the river valley, visitors can survey the view from the gazebo or one of the many park benches.

Kitchener Park

An open field with gently rolling hills to run, play and lounge on, while a spray park and playground take up the northern edge of the space.

Victoria Promenade

An expansive paved walkway stretching along five blocks, overlooking the North Saskatchewan River Valley. Park benches dot the promenade for a rest and a chance to take it all in.

Grant Notley Park

Get a sense of just how massive the river valley is from the top of Victoria Park Road. Lounge on one of the many park benches or in the gazebo before heading off into the trail network.

Little Free Libraries

10 old newspaper boxes have been re-purposed to house Little Free Libraries. The Oliver Community League created the miniature libraries for passersby to take a book or leave a book.

The place to learn printmaking in a collaborative setting. The Society of Northern Alberta Print-artists' space is home to seasoned print-makers, public classes, studio space and an art gallery.

Harcourt House Artist Run Centre

The centrally located artist run centre houses cutting edge exhibitions, artist studios, visual art education and workshops.

Front Gallery

An airy street-level visual art gallery promoting more than thirty emerging, mid-career, and established Canadian artists.

A 126-person live music and event venue just below The Common. Depending on the night, there'll be a gig of local and touring bands, DJs playing house music, a round of Hip Hop Karaoke or a Comedy showcase.

Oliver Outdoor Pool

The outdoor pool provides a downtown spot to cool off during the hot summer months. Urban residents can swim in the 30 metre swimming pool, sun themselves on the sundeck or get playful on the deep water slide.

A neighbourhood garden inviting locals to participate in organic gardening. No chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides are used in the 87 garden plots tended to by community members.

Oliver Arena

The single sheet indoor ice offers skating all year round. From public sessions, all-ages ice skating lessons, youth and adult pick-up hockey games to hockey camps and clinics, the inside rink keeps people skating and active regardless of the weather outside.

A teensy 200 sq ft cafe serving up big taste with their innovative sandwiches, fresh-baked snacks and well-brewed coffees to go.

An intimate eatery committed to authentic Italian cuisine --- curing their our own meats, hand-rolling the pasta and making their own cheese.

A pizza place preparing distinctive signature pizzas and letting patrons curate their own personal-sized pizza too. The Edmonton-owned company focuses on local as much as they can with Alberta-grown ingredients.

The Common

A favourite with the after-work crowd. This contemporary gastro-lounge dishes up a modern take on comfort food, cocktails, a serious selection of craft, local and imported beer, all while DJs and live music entertain.

Co Co Di

A taste of the Mediterranean in Edmonton. Co Co Di showcases the culture from the lands around the Mediterranean Sea with sheesha, a tobacco-free hookahs and Saturday night belly dance performances.

La Shish

Authentic Lebanese cuisine prepared with fresh produce, halal meat and imported spices. Available for dine-in, take-out and catering.

Oliver School

The central Edmonton elementary school is one of the city's oldest, around since 1910. The staff instruct the Kindergarten to Grade 6 students using the Tribes program. A system where students learn collaborative skills to work together in groups or tribes.

Nellie McClung Girls' Junior High

An all-girls junior high school where young women are empowered to lead and learn. The grade 7-9 is part of the Edmonton Public School board --- it is not a private school. It provides Curriculum Enrichment and Extension Days (CEEDs) to help students make connections between their classes and the world outside of the school walls.

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