Updated: Infill Design Competition Workshop, October 20

Spruce Ave community, have your say on what replacement homes look like in our neighbourhood!

The City of Edmonton is hosting a 3-hour workshop at Spruce Avenue Community League hall for the upcoming Infill Design Competition.

This year’s design competition focuses on our community! Competition designers will propose a design on a site owned by the City of Edmonton.

Postcard for Infill Design Competition Workshop to determine criteria.

Team up with us to help create Edmonton’s ‘Missing Middle’ Infill Design Competition Criteria

Residents of Spruce Avenue are invited to a workshop to help develop the criteria that will be used to judge the 2019 Edmonton ‘Missing Middle’ Infill Design Competition submissions. The workshop will also be an opportunity to share your thoughts on any local neighbourhood context that should be taken into consideration, and sign up to be considered for the competition’s community advisor positions.

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Spruce Avenue Community League Hall (10240 115 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB)
RSVP by October 16, 2018 via http://infilldesigncomp.eventbrite.ca
Lunch will be provided at 12:00 p.m., and workshop will start at 12:20 p.m.
The competition will solicit designs from multidisciplinary teams of architects and builders/developers for medium-density ‘missing middle’ housing on a site of 5 lots currently owned by the City at the northeast corner of 112 Avenue and 106 Street in the Spruce Avenue neighbourhood. The  winning team will be given the opportunity to purchase the site and build their design, which will be used as a prototype to inspire innovative ‘missing middle’ infill development in other parts of the city.

The City of Edmonton will gather input on the community criteria for the competition at this workshop, which is open to the wider community.

  • What: Spruce Avenue Community Infill Design Competition Workshop
  • Where: Spruce Avenue Community League Hall, 10240 – 115 Avenue, Edmonton, AB
  • When: Saturday, October 20, 2018, from 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

For more details, see the postcard: Missing Middle Design Competition – Spruce Avenue!

Neighbourhood Renewal: possible mail disruption

Hello Spruce Ave!

Neighbourhood Renewal is well under way in our area. A note: when the sidewalk forms are being placed and/or concrete is being poured, it is not always possible for the mail carrier to deliver to mailboxes.

 

If your street is experiencing this construction and you have not been getting your mail, you can go to the post office at 10536 96st, which is open from 9:30am-2pm. You may need to show a piece of ID.

 

If you are unable to get to that post office during those hours, please call 780-944-3111 ext 2101 and ask for your mail to be delivered to the Shoppers’ Drug Mart post office (Kingsway Mall).

Plant Sale in Spruce Avenue!

Brought to you by the Spruce Avenue Society, this annual plant sale benefits Spruce Avenue Society for Inner City Kids.

Come pick up some plants to beautify your yard & expand your vegetable garden.

You’ll be supporting a great cause!

WHERE:

Spruce Avenue School 11424 102st

 

WHEN:

Wednesday, June 13th, 1-3pm

Thursday, June 14th, 10am- 3pm

Friday, June 15th, 10am- 3pm

 

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Coffee with a Cop – Friday, May 18

Join your neighbours and Edmonton Police Service Officers for coffee and conversation. No agendas or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the officers in your neighbourhood. Includes a free small coffee, courtesy of McDonald’s.

Coffee with a Cop poster (PDF)
Location: McDonald’s Restaurant, 10520 – 111 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta
Date: Friday, May 18, 2018
Time: 9 AM to 10:30 AM

GARAGE SALE & JANE’S WALK: THIS WEEKEND!

Don’t forget!

The Spruce Avenue Community Garage Sale is happening now!

When: Friday May 4th 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and Saturday May 5th 9:00 am to 4:00 pm 

Where: Spruce Avenue Community Hall, 10240 – 115 avenue 

What: An opportunity to shop, donate to our community and socialize! Concession open, with proceeds to the park project. 

Also! Join us for the….

4th Annual Jane’s Walk!

Saturday May 5th! Jane’s Walk is an international festival of free, citizen-led walks encouraging people to share community stories and use walking as a way to connect with neighbours. This year we are changing things up and will hold a House Histories Tour, visiting homes participating in our Heritage Home sign program. We’ll share some of the interesting histories of some of Spruce Ave’s homes and first residents. 

Meet in front of the old North Telephone Exchange building (now the AHS Rehab Research Centre) at 10105-112 Ave (corner of 101st) at 10am. Bring your walking shoes & a water bottle and join in. All are welcome. 

Visit janeswalk.org/canada/edmonton/ for info on all Edmonton walks.

Summer Daycamp: An Artist’s Bistro

An Artist’s Bistro Summer Camp

Attend a summer camp here in Spruce Avenue! View the poster.

An Artist’s Bistro
Exercise your creativity in the kitchen and the studio! Over the
week of the camp, you will create crafts, pieces of art and
tantalizing treats. At the end of the week, you will set up an Artist’s Bistro in which you will display your creations and serve your guests some of the recipes you’ve learned.

Date: August 20 – 24
Time: 9 am – 4 pm
Ages 6 – 9
Cost: $156
Course Code: 626199

To register:

  • Call 311
  • Online at ereg.edmonton.ca
  • In person at any City of Edmonton Recreation Centre

Spruce Avenue an “Unexpected Gem”

A recent study by U of A students regarding Edmonton’s 10 best neighbourhoods for millennials ranks Spruce Avenue number 6!

From an article in the Edmonton Journal by Elise Stolte:

“Just toss Avenue Edmonton’s best neighbourhood list — that’s Janna Bradshaw and Stephanie Kovach’s best advice for a millennial who is house hunting.

The two University of Alberta human geography and planning students set out to use Edmonton’s Open Data catalogue to analyze the best neighbourhoods for the generation born between the early 1980s and 2000s, the millennials. For fun, they compared it to the annual ranking in the local monthly lifestyle magazine.

The lists were completely different.”

Click here to read the full article and see the map.