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Nestled between the parkland of Mill Creek Ravine and the buzz of Whyte Avenue’s nightlife.

Ritchie is home to long-time residents, young families and singles. Locally-owned shops are sprinkled throughout the community. Unique learning is possible in Ritchie with a variety of schools. Plus there's a strong sense of community fostered by the engaged community league who hosts concerts, classes and a yearly chili cook-off.

Experience Ritchie

An intimate 75-seat theatre with 14+ shows per week, every night Tuesday through Sunday. The performance schedule features plays, musicals, sketch comedy, improv jam and even a karaoke night. The theatre company, Grindstone Theatre, operating the venue also runs public classes and camps plus a restaurant in-house.

It's Blind Enthusiasm Brewing's eatery, where locally brewed beers pair up with dining. Traditional pub grub isn't on order, instead the chefs prepare innovative seasonal menus. Although much thought and care is put into the food, it doesn't come with a crazy price tag.

Two-storeys of artists’ studios and art classrooms, created by The Paint Spot.

A creative space for locals to gain access to an affordable venue for rehearsals, workshops, classes and other events. It's a collaborative venture between Alberta Opera Touring Association and Concrete Theatre.

A gym where adults and kids get active with obstacle courses, kickboxing, yoga, high intensity interval training and more.

A Korean dessert (or Bingsoo) shop. The shaved ice treat is made with milk, topped with chopped fruit, syrups, candy and/or nuts. Coffees, teas and other desserts are also on the menu.

A fusion of East African and Indian cuisine with a substantial history.

Ever imaginative and delicious sandwiches made fresh from locally-sourced ingredients, right before your very eyes. Enjoy hot and cold brews of coffee too. It's the second sandwich shop by the Farrow folks, this time in Ritchie.

Coffee roastery, cafe and shop infused with natural light. Organic surfaces of stone, wood and leather welcome visitors to stay awhile.

Wallace Shoemaking has been helping patrons keep their favourite footwear in use and on the street for more than a decade. The compact store is owned and operated by Michael Wallace who grew up in the trade, learning his craft from his father.

Finely crafted coffee and eats at the community hub, Ritchie Market. One of the two cafes run by and offering up coffee from the Edmonton-based micro coffee roaster - roasted onsite.

An adult toy boutique promoting happy, healthy sex lives. The sex-positive shop encourages learning and openness about sexuality with literature, supplies, informative workshops and educational presentations.

A second-hand book store stocking all kinds of reads for all interests and ages.

A humble, welcoming pet grooming salon providing wide selection of services including washing, nail trims and more.

A pottery workshop and studio with classes for all ages and skill levels.

Well-engineered float tanks providing quiet and secluded environment to relax in the heated waters and dissolved Epsom salts.

Injecting virtual reality into the gaming experience - the arcade has solo and multiplayer games, ranging from first-person shooters, puzzles and horror. Bookings and walk-ins are both welcome.

A well-fashioned barber shop specializing in traditional straight shaves, clean cuts, beard and mustache shaping.

A rock music school offering private lessons, band opportunities and camps for students to develop skill and confidence with guitar, bass, keyboards, drums and vocals.

A cafe offering ACE Coffee and comfortable nooks to snuggle with adoptable cats.

An Edmonton yoga studio teaching its own kind of practice, Sattva. The studio sits in the top floor of the Roots on Whyte building - flooding it with natural light while the classes focus on physical postures, breathing and meditation.

A personable restaurant welcoming patrons to try authentic East Indian dishes off the buffet or menu.

A culinary sample of Tokyo street culture in the form of a Japanese pub - taking its name from the Japanese word for 'drink'. The accessible menu encourages sharing and risk taking with your taste buds.

A vibrant eatery serving authentic pho and Vietnamese street food prepped with high-quality ingredients.

Housemade pastries, tarts, éclairs and cakes ready to enjoy on the spot in the airy cafe or to be whisked away to impress your friends and family.

Sugar Foot Ballroom gets people dancing with classes and parties. Through their workshops and social dances, participants can learn new moves while meeting friends and having fun.

A long-established, locally-owned grocery store providing residents with fresh, organic groceries and fair trade goods. Find an extensive selection of books and magazines on permaculture, canning and preserving, plant-based lifestyles and more.

A good ‘ole fashioned butcher preparing great cuts of meat since 1921.

Buy or rent quality outdoor gear and sporting goods for every season and terrain.

A simple yet beautifully designed shop filled with curated antiques, vintage finds and household goods.

A bike shop devoted to Road, Cyclocross and Track disciplines for more than 15 years. They sell bikes, helmets and apparel, provide bike servicing and have a biking club, sponsored by Da Capo Caffe.

Carrying high quality, natural parenting products, the Two Mothers shop specializes in baby carriers, cloth diapers and baby gear.

Offering horticultural products, services and advice year-round to experienced and novice gardeners for almost 20 years.

A quaint family-owned picture framing shop where design is paramount. Order a custom frame, browse the letter-pressed stationary section and be sure to pet the shop dog.

A comics and games store great for browsing the latest in comic books, seeking out pop culture swag or joining in on a role-playing game.

Stocking natural, organic and gourmet produce, meats and products, the Canada-owned grocer is dedicated to increasing accessibility to organic food. Cooking classes are also offered at this Roots on Whyte Community Building location.

The independent art supply shop helping artists, from beginners to professionals, to realize their artistic vision. Since 1985, the artist-run centre has been a great place to buy art supplies, browse the gallery or attend one of the many art classes.

A well-loved park visited by residents throughout the year. The rink is the place for ball hockey and bicycle polo during the warmer months and skating and shinny in the winter. Ritchie Park also has two paved tennis courts, a basketball court, a playground, spray park and open field with heaps of room to run and play.

A modest little playground with open space for kids to run off some steam.

Every year, Ritchie residents and other Edmontonians gather to sample chili cooked up by near-by businesses and families. Awards for the best traditional and vegetarian chili recipe are voted on and handed out at the end of the night.

In an assuming locale, this large and airy studio is dedicated to the practice of traditional yoga and continual study of the Ashtanga Yoga System. *Temporary location at The Playhouse

A community centre for bike enthusiasts with second-hand bikes for sale, bicycle rentals and workshops.

An eatery doubles as a live music venue showcasing local and touring folk and jazz acts.

A weekend brunch mainstay, the restaurant offers up hearty helpings of German cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

A delightful little tea and gift shop full of pretty sights, smells and tastes.

An authentic Italian espresso bar. It serves up menu items true in flavour, style and presentation to the European experience.

The open and airy atmosphere is paired with comfort foods made with fresh, locally sourced and seasonal products.

Savour the fusion of Japanese and Vietnamese cuisines in the boldly decorated eatery. Dine in, pick-up or order delivery from their extensive menu featuring sushi, pho and more.

A simple and unassuming nook serving up diner fare with their famous homemade ketchup.

An approachable cafe specializing in Asian snacks from bubble tea, shaved ice, waffles and dim sum.

A family-owned restaurant specializing in gourmet South African Indian Cuisine. Patrons can try an assortment of dishes with the buffet-style presentation.

An International Spanish Academy with half of the instruction given in Spanish and the other half in English. Core subjects including Math, Spanish, Physical Education and Health are taught in Spanish while Social Studies, Science and English Language Arts are given with English instruction.

Child care services including daycare and Out of School care for children ages 13 months to 12 years.

Kindergarten to Grade 12 instruction is offered entirely in French as a first language. A Catholic focus is available for those wishing to integrate faith into their child's education. All of the academic programs are in accordance with Alberta Education's curriculum.

One of the more than two dozen strategically located fire stations throughout the City of Edmonton. The Mill Creek team responds to all kinds of emergencies including fires, medical and hazardous materials events plus more.

There are adventures abound in the Mill Creek Ravine. Enjoy paved and dirt walking paths, bike trails, off leash dog parks, picnic sites and even an outdoor swimming pool, which can be found all along the tributary ravine system leading into the North Saskatchewan River.