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+ A provincial historic area

+ Events & attractions

+ A taste of the world

Food, Fashion, Fun


. . . we have it all

28
of the Ave’s best
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CONTENTS
04 Old Strathcona History 12
A Provincial Historic Area

www.oldstrathcona.ca editor Shirley Lowe contributing writers Mark Kozub, Barbara North design & layout by Plumbheavy Design Inc
»» 100 Years — Hub Cigar
and Newstand

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06 Events & Attractions
Things to Do, Things to Celebrate Artisan Resto-Café

10 Live Music District


Where Music Lives

12 Restaurants & Food


 ome Cooking to
H
Delicious Restaurant Fare
»» Ethnic and International Food Listing

16 Health & Active Living Laurel’s On Whyte


photo by: Erin Prout
A Better You

18 The Arts
Where Art Thou?

20 Fashion
Fashion Forward Success

21 Animals on the Ave


Animals at Work
The Tin Box

22 Accommodations
23 Gift Shops
The Magic of Gift Shops Linda Wilder
cover artwork

26 Special Services Linda is a prolific artist with a variety of subject matter including
urban scenes and western landscapes. She was awarded ‘best new
Gotta Serve Somebody artist’ at the 2009 Calgary Stampede Art Auction and ‘best of
show’ in the 2009 Calgary Stampede art gallery, as well as awards
from the Federation of Canadian Artists. Her training includes

28 Live Theatre District Red Deer College and U of C BFA program as well as numerous
workshops with acclaimed artists.

Alive with World Class Theatre Her paintings are enjoyed in both corporate and private collections

»» Theatres in Old Strathcona29


across Canada and abroad. In Old Strathcona, Linda’s paintings are
available at Little Royal Framing & Gallery.
Rowena

31 Directory photo by: Laura Byrnes


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Old Strathcona History

A Provincial Historic Area


What do a train and a wide and deep
river valley have in common? In 1891, they
were the combination that created a new
settlement in the Edmonton area.

When the Calgary and Edmonton Strathcona votes


Railway made its way to the southern to amalgamate
bank of the North Saskatchewan River, with Edmonton
it deemed the bridging of the valley The 1910-1912 boom more
to the Edmonton side a prohibitive than tripled the population
expenditure. It was much easier to of the area and both
end the train line on the south side municipalities struggled with
and to create another community. housing and infrastructure. It
The settlement of South Edmonton became obvious that a joint
started with the train station, the South effort would work better. After
Edmonton Hotel (now the Strathcona some interesting negotiations,
Hotel) and a main street named after the citizens of Strathcona voted for
William Whyte, the Vice-President of amalgamation with Edmonton
the Canadian Pacific Railway. and in 1912, the City of Strathcona Provincial status
ceased to exist. for the area
Strathcona This work was recognized when
becomes a city Saved by citizen action Edmonton City Council, represented
Over the next few years, both Edmonton With the infamous boom and bust by Mayor Mandel, requested provincial
and South Edmonton experienced an cycles of the Alberta economy, there heritage status for Old Strathcona. The
influx of settlers. Some bought supplies were periods of intense development Honourable Hector Goudreau, Minister
for their new homesteads and moved pressure. As a result of the 1970s oil of Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture
on, others stayed to make a new life boom, most of the north side heritage established the Old Strathcona Provincial
in one of the settlements. By 1899, building stock was lost to high rise Historic Area on January 30, 2007.
there were enough people living on development. At the same time, south
the south side that the settlement was side was threatened with a large Marking the
incorporated as the town of Strathcona. roadway project that would not only heritage area
Even more people began taking the train pave over the river valley but would take To mark the heritage area and to tell
west looking for new opportunities and down the heritage buildings for a twelve the story of Old Strathcona, the City
in 1907, the town became the City of lane freeway to the new development of Edmonton has installed banners
Strathcona. Pioneer families prospered of Mill Woods. It took a concerted throughout and special sidewalk coins
and erected buildings with their family citizen effort that included the heritage have been designed. The four entrances
names proudly inscribed on the facades. community, the university, several to the historic area will have plaques
residential communities and the newly with different information. These are
Alberta became a province in 1905 formed Old Strathcona Foundation to located at 81 Avenue and 104 Street;
and the first premier, A.C. Rutherford, stop the roadways and to begin work 83 Avenue and 104 Street; 105 Street
lived and practiced law in Strathcona. on revitalizing one of Canada’s most and Whyte Avenue; and 103 Street
It was his influence that established significant communities. (Gateway Blvd.) and Whyte Avenue.
the University of Alberta in Strathcona
making it the University City.

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100 Years – Hub
Cigar and Newstand
When Charles Fisher opened shop on
Whyte Avenue in 1910, he had no idea
that his business would last to become
the longest running newsstand in Canada. photo by: Erin Prout
His inventory of newspapers and magazines
from all over the world, candy and good
in his new location and his loyal customers
quality cigars along with a renowned
followed. After 44 years in the business,
personal service made Hub Cigar &
Ken wanted to retire. There was some
Newstand an institution.
concern that the store would close but
Sometime after World War II, the business Steven, Dan and Hal created a partnership
changed hands for the first time. In 1964, and in 2008, the business changed hands
Ken Knowles purchased the newsstand for only the fourth time in 100 years. Today,
and operated it in the original 1894 the same personal service and a lot of the
building until a fire forced him to move same inventory items keep Hub Cigar &
onto Gateway Boulevard. He chose to stay Newstand the special place it is.

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Events & Attractions

Events & Attractions: Whyte Avenue Street Fair

Events
Improvaganza
Theatre Festival
June 16 to 26, 2010
Varscona Theatre
10329-83 Avenue
780-448-0695
www.rapidfiretheatre.com
The very best theatrical improvisors from
the very best improv companies around
the world converge on Old Strathcona
for 10 days of total unpredictability... they
are making every single word of this up
right in front of you, live.

Edmonton Jazz Festival


June 25 to July 4, 2010
The Yardbird Suite & City-wide
10203-86 Avenue
780-220-9999
www.edmontonjazz.com
Outstanding Canadian jazz musicians
are featured in this week Sounds of Old Strathcona left: The Black Dog,
long festival. Music Festival (SOS FEST) photo by: Erin Prout

July 9 to July 11, 2010


Silly Summer Various locations
Parade & Picnic and times in the
July 1, 2010 Old Strathcona
Whyte Ave & Queen Alexandra School Live Music District
Parade: Whyte Avenue from 780-437-4182 Whyte Avenue Street Fair
107 Street to 104 Street, www.oldstrathcona.ca July 11, 2010
104 Street from Whyte to 79 Avenue Jazz, Celtic, Blues, Rock, Folk, Classical, In the street on Whyte Avenue
Picnic: 78 Avenue & 106 Street Pop and Dance…its happening! The Whyte Avenue from 105 to 103 Street
Noon to 4:00 pm inaugural SOS Festival presents over Noon to 5:00 pm
780-433-5866 100 performers live in 13 venues over 780-437-4182
www.oldstrathconafoundation.ca three hot summer days. A $25 wrist www.oldstrathcona.ca
The Silly Summer Parade and Picnic band gets you into any available show. Two blocks of Whyte Ave are closed
is a zany and silly family celebration. Performances on Friday night, Saturday to traffic while area businesses bring
The parade winds through Old afternoon and evening, and two outdoor their merchandise right out onto the
Strathcona along Whyte Avenue stages directly on Whyte Avenue on road. The day comes complete with live
and concludes with a picnic at Sunday showcase a wide variety of entertainment on both ends of the Ave
Queen Alexandra School. musical genres. and activities for the whole family.

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right: Whyte Avenue Street Fair
far right: Silly Summer Parade

Whyte Avenue Edmonton International Western Canada


Art Walk Festival Fringe Theatre Festival Fashion Weeks
July 16 to 18, 2010 August 12 to 22, 2010 September 2010 & April 2011
Along the sidewalks of Whyte Avenue Various locations throughout TransAlta Arts Barn
Whyte Avenue from 107 to 103 Street Old Strathcona and Edmonton 10330-84 Avenue
Noon to 5:00 pm 780-448-9000 780-994-8659
780-433-4657 www.fringetheatreadventures.ca www.edmontonfashionweek.com
www.artwalk.ca The oldest Fringe Theatre Festival Edmonton Fashion Week is Alberta’s only
Over 200 artists fill the streets of in North America takes credit for week long festival of fashion and arts.
Old Strathcona. Painters, sculptors, discovering new performers, directors The spring season showcase’s runway
caricature artists offer opportunities and playwrights while encouraging collections from local, Canadian and
to watch the creation of works and to established professionals. Performances International designers.
purchase art. run from noon to midnight and tickets
can be bought in advance on the website Edmonton
Edmonton & Northern or onsite at the Festival. 2010 theme: Chante Festival
Alberta Historic Festival It’s all Gravy. September 23 to October 2, 2010
July 9 to 18, 2010 Various locations
Various locations Annual Firefighters throughout Old Strathcona
throughout Edmonton Memorial Service 780-469-4401
780-439-2797 September 10, 2010 www.edmontonchante.ab.ca
www.historicedmonton.ca Fire Fighters Memorial Statue Old Strathcona will play host to this
The Edmonton and District Historical 83 Avenue & 103 Street wonderful week long music festival.
Society presents The Edmonton and 780-451-8343 Diversity is the center of this unique
Northern Alberta Historic Festival from www.firefighters-memorial.com event which introduces people to new
July 9 to 18 and Doors Open Edmonton This memorial service honour francophone artists in great musical venues
from July 9 to 11. firefighters who have fallen in the line of at little or no cost.
duty and takes place at the Firefighter’s
Memorial Plaza on 83 Avenue.

below: Whyte Avenue Art Walk Festival

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Events & Attractions

Return of the Magic Ice on Whyte Festival


December, 2010 January 13 to 23, 2011
Various locations along Whyte Avenue Festival Park
780-437-4182 104 Street and 85 Avenue
www.oldstrathcona.ca 780-437-4182
From the elves in Santa’s Workshop www.iceonwhyte.ca
to the ballerina in the Nutcracker Suite, Explore the world of ice carving, watch
enjoy the magic of the Christmas artists create giant carvings during an
season with classic window displays. international ice carving competition.
Stroll through Christmas past and see Come outside to play in a winter
how simple mechanics create a world wonderland that includes ice slides,
of magic. an ice castle, a maze, nightly
entertainment and more.

left: Return of the Magic


below: Ice on Whyte Festival

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right: Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market
below: Railway Society High Level Streetcar

Attractions
Old Strathcona
Farmers’ Market
Year Round
Saturdays 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
10310–83 Avenue Calgary & Edmonton Edmonton Radial
780-439-1844 Railway Museum Railway Society
www.osfm.ca June 1 until Labour High Level Streetcar
Discover a touch of the farm in the heart Day long weekend May long weekend
of the city’ where fresh vegetables, Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm until Labour Day long weekend
fruit, baking, preserves, meats, seafood, 10447–86 Avenue Various times throughout
fresh eggs, cheese and ethnic foods 780-433-9739 the day (check website)
are offered. Seasonal fresh flowers and www.jledmonton.org Terminus at Gateway Blvd
plants are in abundance. There is a wide Group tours can be pre-booked by (103 Street) at 84 Avenue
selection of beautiful crafts, jewellery telephone. Visitors can also view the (North of the TransAlta Arts Barns)
and art, all handcrafted by local artisans museum from September through June 780-437-7721
and crafters. by making an appointment in advance. www.edmonton-radial-railway.ab.ca
Almost 45 years after the last trolley
rail was removed the electric train made
its return to Old Strathcona in 1996.
Today the trolley takes passengers
from Old Strathcona to Jasper Avenue,
downtown Edmonton, and back.
Crossing the river on the top deck of
the High Level bridge, 46 metres above
the North Saskatchewan River, trolley
customers are taken on a thrilling look at
Edmonton’s river valley.

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Live Music District
Written by Mark Kozub

Where Music Lives

left: Kaz Bar


buildings in Old Strathcona. Walk in on
practically any night – but especially
during their famed Saturday afternoon
blues jam – and you’ll find one of the
most eclectic crowds in the city (or
anywhere, for that matter): bikers and
barristers, students and professors,
all bonding over one blissful thing: a
sublime love of the blues.

Start Your Own Band


For anyone who wants to start their
own band (or, first, learn a musical
instrument), a trip to Gordon Price
Music is essential. “We have everything
that a young musician needs, from
music lessons to the manuscript paper
The Black Dog, photo by: Erin Prout to write your songs on to all kinds of
musical instruments, to reference books
on how to record using Mac’s Garage
Music: it’s alive and well, all over Old Band program,” says Bryanna Clarke,
manager of Gordon Price Music. The
Strathcona. Go anywhere and you’ll hear it. store has MIDI recording units too,
which bring the recording studio into
There’s howlin’ alt-country at The Black not just for touring bands but for local any person’s living room.
Dog, all kinds of music including a night musicians who help to define this city’s
of upbeat Celtic folk at O’Byrne’s, and spirit of music. When it comes to musical instruments,
on weekends, there’s always a piano Clarke says the biggest sellers are
player at Murietta’s Bar & Grill. The strong local scene is one of the definitely guitars, keyboards and drums.
reasons why Michael Purcell, general The best part is that you’re buying them
Come to the Pawn Shop on the manager of Blues On Whyte is now from people whose musical knowledge
right weekend and you’re bound to going on his 12th and very successful runs deep. “One of the reasons why
experience punk rock that kicks with the year with this live blues music venue. people come here is because we’re
spirit of 1977. You’ll likely to find a jazz “The local music scene is excellent musician-owned and musicians work
legend gracing the stage at the Yardbird and very eclectic,” says Purcell. “As a here,” she says. “They know their stuff.”
Suite, one of the oldest venues in the producer/booker, I get a lot of options.
city and one of the premier jazz joints in Every night a week, we have live music Gordon Price Music also offers
the country. For the east coasters, The happening onstage. thousands of titles of sheet music…
Atlantic Trap & Gill is a piece of home. everything from Beethoven and Bach
“We’ve been doing live music at to the drum music for System of a
A Strong Local Scene this venue since the 1900s,” Purcell Down. You can also find the music to
Here’s the best part about all this music: continues. “In 2012, we’ll be celebrating popular musical theatre productions
it all happens LIVE. The Old Strathcona our 100th year.” like Beauty and the Beast and The Lion
district prides itself on being one of King… and even the sheet music for
the busiest live music areas not only Blues On Whyte is located in the the soundtrack to the popular animated
in Edmonton but in Western Canada... Commercial Hotel, one of the oldest film UP.

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Here’s the best part about all
this music: it all happens live.

right: The Black Dog, photo by: Erin Prout

Live Music Classical Concerts


Holy Trinity Anglican Church
Independent Music
B Scene Studios
Open Mic & jams
Blues on Whyte
Venus Cosmopolitan Music Society Megatunes Elephant & Castle
O’Byrnes
Acoustic Music Country Music Indie Music
Yardbird Suite
Accent Lounge Cook County Saloon Black Dog
Empress Ale House Rock
Alternative Music DJ’s
Pawn Shop Atlantic Trap & Gill
Wunderbar Lucky 13
Billiard Club
Jazz Music
Blues Music East Coast Music Filthy McNasty’s
Accent Lounge
Blues on Whyte Atlantic Trap & Gill Pawn Shop
Savoy
Wooly Bully’s
Buskers Music Electronic Music Yardbird Suite
Wunderbar
Old Strathcona Pawn Shop
Metal Music
Farmer’s Market Folk Music Filthy McNasty’s
CD releases Fiddler’s Roost
Musical Theatre/
B Scene Studios Holy Trinity Anglican Church
Variety
Megatunes O’Byrnes
Catalyst Theatre
Queen Alexandra
Celtic Music TransAlta Arts Barns
Community Hall
O’Byrnes Varscona Theatre
St. Basil’s Cultural Centre

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Restaurants & Food
Written by Barbara North

Home Cooking to
D elicious Restaurant Fare

Ethnic cuisine is
coming out of the
home kitchens and
into Old Strathcona’s
favourite eateries.

Indian Cuisine
In a beautiful, renovated heritage
building, Narayanni’s on 81st Avenue,
showcases high quality Indian fare from
South Africa. The original owners of
Block 1912 engaged a chef from a five
star hotel in India to create the fresh,
upscale, inspired fare available for
lunch and dinner, with tempting buffets
for each. The building is a must-see
spectacle in itself. A designer created
the decor with sumptuous details, from
the high end automatic features and
top quality restaurant fittings to the
stainless steel baby changing station for
the smallest of customers.

Daawat Authentic East Indian Cuisine,


also in Old Strathcona, offers the truly top: Yiannis Taverna, center: Chianti Cafe and Restaurant,
authentic food of Northern India’s right: Origin India

Punjab. The majority of Daawat’s fare


is vegetarian with some savoury meat their cuisine hails from the north-
selections. “We don’t westernize even western part of India and is influenced
our buffet. We keep the spices and by many cultures and invaders. “Biryani
selections authentic,” notes Deep Saprai, — rice cooked along with meats or
Manager. The restaurant is locally vegetables — is influenced by Persia Greek and
family-owned. “The majority of things and Turkey. The vindaloos are influenced Mediterranean
we have at the restaurant are things my by Portugal,” explains Sawhney. Origin “I remember when I was a smaller guy in
mom would make,” says Saprai. A must- India offers an extensive array of dishes my uncle’s restaurant, we’d almost give
try are the four mouth watering warm which can be ordered off the menu, Greek food away” says Jim Anast, owner
naan bread selections, including coconut sampled at the buffet, or even available of Yianni’s Taverna and also of Kasbar,
naan, made fresh for each table. at the take-out window. Sawhney hopes the downstairs lounge. The family,
customers experiment: “You’ll realize who’s been involved in restaurants for
Restaurateur Arvind Sawhney, of Origin how different the tastes are.” They cater generations, sees that today customers
Indian on Whyte Avenue, explains that to any palate with mild to hot dishes. love the vibrant Greek food, from the

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Restaurants & Food

left: Artisan Resto-Café

sumptuous souvlaki’s to the Any dish that has a cream sauce is Brunch, Lunch,
irresistible moussaka. “We’ve made from scratch, it’s never made and Beyond
taken the Greek restaurant ahead,” says owner, Ken Rubuliak. “We Initially started as a bakery-cafe, the
beyond just food with atmosphere and make each dish individually so we can Artisan Resto-cafe has evolved into a
dancing — like you’d left Edmonton,” adjust for customers’ needs very easily.” premier breakfast, lunch and brunch
adds Anast. The Kasbar lounge is a destination on Whyte Avenue. The
quieter atmosphere offering Greek European Influences menu includes freshly-baked Artisan
fare in a lush, Moroccan, transcendent Bee Bell Bakery in Old Strathcona breads and offers North American and
atmosphere. is the oldest retail bakery in the city, regional ethnic fare. From signature eggs
originating 54 years ago. “It started as Benedict, to sesame-teriyaki salmon
Italian a Swiss or Austrian bakery,” says Pete burgers, to paninis, soups, pancakes,
Chianti Cafe and Restaurant in the heart Plaizier, General Manager. “The original and more, they offer some of the best
of Old Strathcona is a ‘from scratch’ owner created Bee Bell’s Seven Grain selections in the city.
eatery offering casual Italian fare. The Bread. We still make the original recipe
menu features almost 40 different pasta today.” Now offering over 300 items Rosie’s Bar and Grill on 80th Avenue
selections as well as the veal, chicken, there are often Saturday line-ups for also offers great food at great prices
seafood, starters, soups and appetizers. the fresh made Danish, breads, cakes with a variety of Canadian and American
The range of dishes is a broad spectrum and pastries, made from original recipes lunch and brunch menu items in a family
of spicy, creamy, tomato-based, and including European butter creams, dining setting. Beyond lunch there are
more. “We make our dishes old school. cooked vanilla custards, and more. dinner favourites, not to mention ever-
They’re real flavours at the moment. popular weekend karaoke.

Ethnic and International Food Listing


Cajun  Irish Mexican
Dadeo Restaurant O’Byrnes Irish Pub  Arriba Mexico

Italian Julio’s Barrio Mexican Restaurant


Chinese
Buddy Wonton Seafood Restaurant Chianti Cafe & Restaurant Persian
Lee House Restaurant Gino’s Italian Kitchen Sabzy

Ling Wok Restaurant Luzzara Coffee Bar


Thai
Jamaican Padthai Restaurant
Continental European
Accent European Lounge Irie Foods  The King & I Thai Cuisine

Continental Treat Fine Bistro  Japanese Vietnamese


Furasato Japanese Restaurant Doan’s Restaurant
East Coast
The Atlantic Trap & Gill Maki Maki Dream Tea House
Tokyo Noodle Shop Sushi Bar Nhon Hoa
Ethiopian
Langano Skies Ethiopian Restaurant Lebanese
Café Beirut
Greek
Yiannis Taverna

Indian
Daawat
Origin India
Narayanni’s

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For more information about places
to eat in Old Strathcona, check out
the listings at www.oldstrathcona.ca

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Health & Active Living
Written by Barbara North

A Better You
Old Strathcona offers endless options for seekers
of health and wellness services. There are a
surprising array of traditional and alternative
sources suiting a variety of client needs.

Active Living Old Strathcona’s United Cycle has For those seeking alternative health
Old Strathcona heartily supports active been a bastion of active living since it sources there are also plenty of options,
living choices from traditional sports opened in 1928. From offering running from acupuncturists, homeopathic
through to options beyond the gym. clubs, biking clubs, BMX dirt biking clinics, to mind/body rejuvenation spas,
groups, and more, the store’s success even clean air services, laser therapy
Isis Dance provides an exciting comes from being uniquely involved studios, and more.
alternative to basic work-outs, with in the community. The store recently
the dance studio on 81st Avenue offering expanded from 50,000 square feet to A Sense of Serenity has been offering
year round belly dance classes for all 110,000 square feet, offering sporting alternative therapies and products in
levels, abilities, and ages. It’s an excellent goods for virtually every sport, as well Old Strathcona for seven years. Its
way to develop muscle strength, as apparel and shoes. Expert staff mission statement is “feeding your
flexibility, and coordination. Anemone includes an Olympic gold medalist. inner spirit.” Serenity’s Ausha Shakti
Ruder established the studio in 1988. says, “We provide a safe place for
“Belly dancing has kept me mentally “We’ve made our living by being part people to help themselves, a holistic
alive and aware. It’s kept my body fit of the community,” says Manager, environment.... It’s a safe place for
and toned,” says Ruder, who has been Kelly Hodgson. “Our staff actually people to express what they’re going
doing it for 28 years. “Once people go out to community events and take through physiologically, spiritually, and
face themselves in the mirror, and see part.” They bring a ‘mini-store’ with psychologically.”
themselves starting to move, they like them to shore up broken equipment
what they see.” Ruder travels the globe or even provide clothes. According to Shakti says, “We’re one
learning latest techniques and brings in of the few stores that has a little bit of
renowned instructors to offer intensive Traditional and everything.... It’s a place for people to
workshops. Alternative Health help themselves to heal.”
Doctors, dentists, chiropractors,
counsellors and therapists abound Healthy Food
in the Old Strathcona area offering The Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market is
their professional services. From a cornerstone of healthy, locally grown
getting x-rays and tests done, to goods. “You can buy from the person
getting prescriptions filled there are who produced the food,” says Stephanie
a variety of options. Szakacs, “It’s definitely fresher.”

Every Saturday from 8 to 3 p.m., year


round, the market boasts a lively
atmosphere, drawing a variety of
people. The environment itself seems
to encourage well-being: “It’s one of
the most pedestrian friendly areas in
Edmonton,” says Szakacs. “Running
buddies meet biking buddies at the
Farmers’ Market to get healthy food.”

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right: Planet Organic Market,
photo by: Erin Prout

Planet Organic Market is The store experiences annual


another staple of healthy growth of about 6 percent.
living, and this mega- “Our newly expanded deli
success food chain started right in department is a Planet
Old Strathcona. Scott Bladon, VP of favourite for many of our
Marketing for Planet Organic Market, loyal customers, with fresh
explains: “We built our stores to have selections of in-store made
the right feel and ambiance to make meals, salads, pizza, rotisserie
our customers feel welcome.... We also chicken to mention just a few,”
provide a large selection of organic and notes Bladon. Always popular
natural foods from local suppliers.” is the huge organic produce
department offering customers
a vast selection of organic fruits
and vegetables.

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The Arts
Written by Mark Kozub

Where art thou?

Culture vultures on the hunt for unique and, for those artists, no shortage of
art will find it in Old Strathcona. A good product, including: all sizes of canvases,
place to start is Little Royal Framing. books, and all sorts of paints for all sorts
Although half of Little Royal’s business of purposes… like the latest fabric-
comes from its namesake (framing, of painting craze. “People are working on
course), this shop also has an impressive textiles like silk, painting on T-shirts, and
top banner: The Paint Spot, photo by: Erin Prout selection of paintings. One entire wall designers are making their own clothes,”
top right: Clayworks Studio above: 4 Winds Art Glass Studios of its gallery space is dedicated to local Kim Fjordbotten explains. “It’s all part
artists. Especially popular are Edmonton of the handmade movement that’s
skylines and street scenes of Whyte happening.”
Avenue or Jasper Avenue. “People
who are visiting want to take a piece Within walking distance of The Paint
of Edmonton with them back home,” Spot are two other great stores.
says Shelley Palmer, manager. At Clayworks Studio, there are pottery
classes, a pottery gift shop, and
even painting parties (for kids and
People are working on textiles like silk, painting on adults alike). Four Winds Art Glass,
t-shirts, and designers are making their own clothes. meanwhile, puts it focus on the elegant
beauty of stained glass, with a stunning
kim fjordbotten stained glass gallery and classes too.
These are just some of the art shops
For more great art finds, go a few blocks and classes available.
southeast of Little Royal. Nestled in the
“bohemian” area of Old Strathcona are So… in answer to the question of
a series of stores that all cater to art “where art thou?”, the answer is clear:
fans and artists alike. The Paint Spot’s Old Strathcona has what art aficionados
new location there is bigger and better and artists are looking for.
than ever, with works by local artists

left: The Paint Spot


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Fashion
Written by Barbara North

Fashion Forward Success


Old Strathcona is Edmonton’s runway of
fashion inspiration and innovation with over
150 cutting edge fashion and beauty shops.

Timely Trendsetters of kind clothiers are the mainstay of Old


Watch IT! on Whyte Avenue is a Strathcona. Jewellery, handbags and
phenomenal success story featuring scarves finish the fashion statement. In
fresh, stylish watches and eyewear. Old Strathcona, the chances of finding a
Darren Bondar founded the store in locally designed and crafted accessory
1999 with the idea that watches go item are better than average.
well beyond functional into fashionable.

below: Watch IT!, left/above : Rowena, photos by: Laura Byrnes


Clientele are drawn by a sleek array of Completing the Look
watches, sunglasses, and accessories. Salons and spas are part of the growing
“Every product encompasses innovation interest in personal style and well being.
and design,” says Bondar. Now with 21 What’s a new wardrobe without a new
stores around the world, Bondar’s vision you? With more than 30 salons in Old
of selling watches as lifestyle pieces has Strathcona, finding that special stylist is
proved itself with customers seeking a certainty.
hip and trendy product lines as well as
traditional favourites. Hair 4U Designs specializes in cuts
and colouring as well as hugely popular
Alternative Allure hair extensions to help fashionistas
For alternative, rock ‘n’ roll, and retro- complete their look. Extensions are a
influenced street, club, and special crowning glory giving those with fine
occasion wear for men and women, hair volume, and those with short hair
Rowena on Whyte Avenue is the length. Hair 4U Designs also offers
destination. The store specializes in customers a great selection of clothing
pin-up couture, rockabilly, psychobilly, and purses.
tattoo and alternative cultures, with
a huge product line extending from
clothing into jewellery, footwear, hair
products, handbags, belts, buckles and
other awesome accessories. Rowena
also carries unique items for the home
including wall art designed by tattoo
artists.

Grounded in Style
With more than 50 clothing shops
for men and women, the area offers
the full range of “Paris to punk”. Many
boutiques carry Canadian made goods
and some create original designs. One

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Animals on the Ave
below: Bunny at Wee Book
Written by Barbara North Inn, photo by: Wee Books
Inn Staff, right: Elly-Mae at
Laurel’s photo by: Erin Prout

Animals at Work
Old Strathcona is renowned as a hip place that comes alive —
with people and animals. As a decidedly animal friendly area,
canine clientele will find plenty of dog bowls along the Avenue.

When exhausted from a hard day


Adding to the local fun, flavour, and fur is Elly-Mae, a resident
of greetings, Elly-Mae lies
Weimaraner dog at Laurel’s On Whyte. This fun, funky gift
on her pillow to let her human
shop is not only the place to find eclectic, one-of-a-kind gifts,
friends it’s time to go home.
but also the friendly one year-old canine who suns herself in
the window. Says Cindy Bugiak, the ‘boss’ daughter’, “Elly- Wee Book Inn also has a furry
Mae loves to greet customers — especially on Saturdays when friend at work. Bunny is a docile
people have bags of sausage from the Farmers’ Market.” thirteen year-old Himalayan cat who lures people in by lying
luxuriously in the store’s sun-drenched window. “There are lots of

“Elly-Mae loves to greet customers — people who come in to see the cat and don’t even care about our
books!” says Kalea Turner-Beckman, who works at the bookstore
especially on Saturdays when people alongside Bunny.

have bags of sausage from the Farmers’ Adding character to the already colourful district are the Strathcona
Market.” cindy bugiak Hotel’s resident cat, and dog friends at Top Gear Scooters, the
Beauty Parlour and Wish List, among many others.

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Gift Shops
Written by Barbara North

The Magic of Gift Shops

above: 10,000 Villages, right: Laurels On Whyte, photos by: Erin Prout

Gifts of Wonder
When searching for those really neat, quirky In a district known for unique, family
owned shops, The Tin Box fits right in
‘special something’ gifts, shoppers are flocking Old Strathcona with its eclectic, fun
to Old Strathcona’s one-of-a-kind boutiques. and beautiful gift selections.

The store’s exciting inventory is “driven


Gifts of Imagination by what we think is neat,” says owner
Shoppers will discover gift selections Sherwin notes that it’s a colourful David Richardson. “Our inventory is
beyond their wildest imagination in bunch of people who shop in the ever-evolving. We’re not constrained to
stores such as When Pigs Fly. According Old Strathcona area and being on being a specific type of store. We cater
to store owner, Jenny Sherwin, both Whyte Avenue helps the store’s funky to everyone for every occasion – for
tourists and locals alike are always appeal. “If Whyte Ave had big box weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and
looking for unforgettable Edmonton stores it would lose its uniqueness,” showers. We cater to people who want
mementos, and the store’s name itself says Sherwin. The store also supports something different in every category.”
suggest whimsical selection. local artists and likes to keep products Wild, wonderful and whimsical items
Canadian made. fill The Tin Box, from home decor to
The shop’s current bestsellers are kitchenware, gourmet items, jewellery,
artisan pieces where customers can get If you have anyone who’s hard to buy body care, and more.
a biography on the gift item’s maker. for, When Pigs Fly is the perfect
Popular favourites include artisan boutique. “It’s like Christmas here every As well as buying the most eye-catching
pottery and jewellery. “People want to day. You never know what you’re going products from around the world, the
get to know the artist behind the piece. see,” says Sherwin. shop proudly features local artists. “We
They soak up bios!” says Sherwin. source a lot of our stuff locally,” says
Richardson, “including jewellery from

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right: Tin Box, far right: 10, 000 Villages
photos by: Erin Prout

local designers, local pottery,


and handbags.

Gifts of Beauty
Laurel’s On Whyte is another boutique
We buy 98 percent of our
geared for very different and unique flowers locally, from B.C. and
giftware. “People love the uniqueness of
the products they’re seeing here – from
from local growers when in
hand blown glass to a variety of metal season. The flowers are always
arts and more,” says Lori McKernan,
Store Manager.
fresh and always quality.
lori mckernan
Owners go out of their way to choose
products not seen anywhere else. And of course there are all of the
The myriad of unique gift possibilities glorious flowers. “We buy 98 percent of
will suit everyone’s taste and budget, our flowers locally, from B.C. and from
including “lots of little, affordable, one- local growers when in season.” says
above: Burlington on Whyte Tobacconists of-a-kind items people can easily carry McKernan. “The flowers are always
photo by: Roy Harrison
and take with them,” says McKernan. fresh and always quality.”

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Specialty items in Laurel’s on Whyte of the store’s knowledgeable personnel.
include an array of exquisite hand blown Their product knowledge helps not
glass items, from paperweights to only when clients come to the store’s
unique art pieces. An unforgettable store tobacco tasting events, but also when
feature is a new five tier, hand blown they are looking for products such as
glass fountain, soon to be the store’s imported cigarettes, humidors, cigar
eclectic centrepiece. cutters and other accessories.

Gifts of Taste The store also offers Canada’s largest


Burlington on Whyte Tobacconists is display of pipes in Canada. And there is above: The Tin Box
an unforgettable store that’s been on always an extensive range of premium,
Whyte Avenue for 23 years. “There limited edition cigars from Cuba and newer books, and now also movie and
are 150 different types of pipe tobacco other countries. music selections. It prides itself on being
offered here,” says store owner, Chris an exceptionally clean, organized and
Hansen. “We create our own blends. Gifts of Mind friendly bookstore with a vast selection.
We’ve created 50 or 60 blends here.” Another destination for treasured gifts is And of course the store’s unique
the Wee Book Inn. For almost 40 years, character wouldn’t be complete without
“We pride ourselves in that everyone the Wee Book Inn has been a fixture resident cat, Bunny, named after hockey
here knows the products,” says Hansen on Whyte Avenue, offering the best in legend Michel ‘Bunny’ Larocque.

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Special Services
Written by Mark Kozub

Gotta serve somebody

above: www.liftinteractive.ca
left: www.plumbheavy.ca

Old Strathcona is actually a lot like you: our neighbourhood and they come back
because of the atmosphere.”
there’s a lot more to it than meets the eye.
New Media
On the surface, this district is full of fun, Car Catering The face of the world is changing, rapidly.
frivolity, fashion, and fantastic shopping. Cater to your car (or truck) at a wide Less than two decades ago, terms like
But life here isn’t just about funky array of shops that make sure your “email” and “the net” weren’t part of
restaurants, coffee shops, and hangin’ vehicle is in top order. There are body common lingo in offices and homes.
out. There are many businesses that put shops, car dealerships (in case you ever Now everyone is texting and abuzz
a firm focus on making sure you’ve got want to trade up), and if you need a fast about social media and whatever new
all the basics covered. oil change, there’s Lube-X. technological trends are popping up.

Need your car cleaned? Need a website Specializing in light maintenance that The face of Old Strathcona is changing
designed for your new business? Need isn’t mechanical in nature, Lube-X too, as software designers, web
insurance for your car, your business, started just over 20 years ago, with six developers, and graphics artists are
your home, or a trip you’re looking to stores in Edmonton. Its Whyte Avenue making the lifestyle (and business)
take? (Old Strathcona has a grand total location is one of the original six. Its choice to make the Whyte Avenue
of seven insurance companies, like owner and operator, Dennis Silver, is a area their home. “We wanted to move
Canada Brokerlink and more.) No matter proud Edmontonian. “I was born here,” out of the bustle of downtown,” says
what your needs are, it’s important says Silver. “I take pride in my work and Gillian Harvey, principal and designer
to know that, practically around the like being able to help my neighbours.” with Plumbheavy, a graphic design
corner of any street or avenue in Old company. They chose Old Strathcona,
Strathcona, you’ll find a business that’s In his years working on Whyte Avenue, says Harvey, because “we really liked the
ready and willing to serve you. Silver finds that “an Old Strathcona area. It’s a totally different dynamic than
shopper expects quality and good downtown… laid-back, funky. It’s the
service. They enjoy the uniqueness of complete package. It’s got everything.”

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Enrich your life. Take a stroll through
Old Strathcona. You never know
exactly where it will take you!

By “everything,” Harvey the Adventure Travel


means that the Old Company in Old
Strathcona district is perfectly Strathcona could
fitted to the lifestyle of a busy graphic mean the beginning of
designer. “You can go and get a massage something incredible.
or run down into the river valley for a 25 anywhere from two weeks to a full year.
minute break,” she explains. “There’s a Adventure travel, according to Valerie “We offer a work abroad program that
vibrant arts community, great live music, Landals, manager/sales, is “going off the helps people get work Visas in those
good food, yoga studios… and even beaten path… perhaps to places that countries, so they can spend a year in
places to go and get your teeth cleaned. take a little more thought to get to.” A the country and work,” says Landals.
It’s certainly a great place to work.” lot of the Adventure Travel Company’s
customers fly off to Asia, India, In other words, it’s a far cry from
Take a Trip Australia, and into South America, going going to an all-inclusive resort where
Whether you’re a graphic designer up to Machu Picchu. the food is no different than it is
in desperate need of some time off or at home. “Our customers travel to
a shopper looking for an experience A standard adventure traveler (if there enrich their lives with a real cultural
that’s completely different, a trip to is such a thing) might go on a holiday experience,” Landals says.

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Theatre District

Alive with
World Class Theatre
The vibrant theatre scene in Old Strathcona Comedy / Improv Scene
The Varscona Theatre is a veritable
tantalizes year round with an astonishing nexus of comedy in the heart of Old
variety of shows seven days a week, Strathcona. The wildly popular live
improvised soap opera, DIE-Nasty,
from the quirky to the conservative, from makes its home there Monday nights.
hilarious improv comedies to enthralling The Varscona also houses Rapid Fire
Theatre’s weekly TheatreSports and
dramas and beyond. Chimprov shows. Rapid Fire hosts the
Wildfire High School Festival for young
Fringe Theatre International Fringe Theatre Festival improv comedians each February,
Adventures is the largest Fringe festival in North and the internationally acclaimed
In the heart of Old Strathcona’s theatre America, attracting both new and Improvaganza Festival takes place
district, Fringe Theatre Adventures professionally acclaimed artists from each June. Not to be missed is Oh
(FTA) offers exciting performances at around the world. “It’s a great time to Susanna, an uproarious Euro-style
the TransAlta Arts Barns. Anchored incubate talent in front of dedicated, comedy-variety show running once
in supporting the development and educated audiences,” says FTA Program a month, and featuring comedians,
creation of new theatre, their 2010/2011 Director, Thomas Scott. “The Festival celebs, and politicians. It’s hosted by
season consists of spellbinding main is definitely an important part of the local comedic genius, Mark Meer. As if
stage and family shows, including the cultural mosaic of the city. It’s a sandbox that weren’t enough, theatre company
comedic Barber of Barrhead, a co- for artists to play in.” Teatro la Quindicina produces four new
production with Edmonton Opera. comedies each year at the Varscona.
Of course the yearly Edmonton “This is comedy at all sorts of levels,
from serious comedy to screwball
comedy and beyond,” says playwright
and Artistic Director, Stewart Lemoine.
“You’ve got the talent here – and really
adventurous audiences.”

Edgy and Experimental


“What’s edgy at Catalyst Theatre?
Everything!” enthuses Catalyst Outreach
Coordinator, Brenda McNicol. Their
internationally award-winning theatre
revels in bold new productions that are
nothing short of small-scale spectacles.
In a converted warehouse in the heart
of Old Strathcona’s theatre district,
Catalyst Theatre creates uniquely
stunning independent productions. The
visually captivating Frankenstein is noted
for its remarkable ensemble of eight
actors who play some forty characters,
and for haunting original melodies, as
well as a ghoulishly funny take on this
classic story. Nevermore, The Imaginary
above: Eros and the Itchy Ant Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan

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Poe is a whimsical, chilling
adult fairytale which delves
into Poe’s psychology. Catalyst
productions have also toured England,
Wales, Scotland, Australia, the U.S.A. above: Die Nasty, above left: Oh Susanna!

and Canada and have been honoured the Varscona Theatre, Hudson notes,
with over forty awards. New works “These are really great contemporary
are passionately developed and this stories that will speak to people who are Theatres in
year’s latest spectacle is the upcoming looking for outstanding entertainment.
Hunchback. There’s a magic that happens that you Old Strathcona
just can’t match.” Catalyst Theatre
Finest Contemporary 8529 Gateway Blvd 780-431-1750
Theatre Community Theatre www.catalysttheatre.ca
Shadow Theatre not only offers the Also in Edmonton’s premiere
best in contemporary productions entertainment district is the Walterdale Die-Nasty
from around the world, it also develops Playhouse. At 51 years old, it’s one 10329-83 Ave 780-433-3399
local works from home grown genius. of Western Canada’s oldest amateur www.die-nasty.com
Artistic Director John Hudson says, theatre groups and one of the first
“We see plays from idea to production. theatres in the vicinity. The Walterdale Fringe Theatre Adventures
We help to nurture the projects along.” Playhouse is operated almost entirely 10330-84 Ave 780-448-9000
In the 2010/2011 season watch for by theatre-loving volunteers. Members www.fringetheatreadventures.ca
the Canadian premiere of the fabulous of any age and background have the www.transaltaartsbarns.ca
comedy, Women Who Steal. Also watch unique opportunity to participate in
Northern Light Theatre
for Meat Puppet, a Northern Light and create live theatre, with many going
#201, 8908-99 St. 780-471-1586
Theatre co-production in January 2011, on to seasoned careers as playwrights,
www.northernlighttheatre.com
and David Belke’s engrossing drama, performers and theatre crew. Watch for
Next Year’s Man of Steel in March 2011. Stage Struck, the Walterdale’s one-act Oh Susanna!
Of Shadow’s productions, which run at play festival running each February. 10329-83 Ave 780-433-3399
www.varsconatheatre.com/ohsusanna

Rapid Fire Theatre


10329-83 Ave 780-448-0695
www.rapidfiretheatre.com

Shadow Theatre
10329-83 Ave 780-434-5564
www.shadowtheatre.org

Teatro La Quindicina
10329-83 Ave 780-433-3399
www.teatrolaquindicina.com

Walterdale Playhouse
10322-83 Ave 780-439-2845
www.walterdaleplayhouse.com

For more information, please see


Theatre listings on the directory

left: Shadow Theatre

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1 1
Creative Crossword Corner
across down
1 This international performance festival 1 Old Strathcona is an historic district located in
is held every August in the Old Strathcona south-central ___________, Alberta, Canada.
2 neighbourhood.
2 Since 1994, this former firehall in the Old
2 Abbreviated name of the distinguished post- Strathcona neighbourhood has been operated by
2
secondary institute adjacent to Old Strathcona. a consortium of small theatre companies and is
3 3 4 now a live performance venue.
3 Over the past 117 years, the community of
Strathcona has existed on the south bank of 3 This well-known Cigar and Newstand suffered
the North ___________ River. major damage in a 2005 fire, resulting in a re-
location to Gateway Boulevard.
4 This theatre on 109 Street was recently
designated a Municipal Historic Resource 4 This popular avenue in south-central Edmonton
and hosts the annual Edmonton International runs through Old Strathcona and was the main
4 Film Festival. street of the City of Strathcona.

a design studio with verve

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Directory

directory
Accountants Basco Parts Ltd. Scotia Bank
Allan J. Robertson, Chartered Accountant 10039-81 Ave 780-433-5101 10537 Whyte Ave 780-448-7800
10328-81 Ave #202 780-433-3611 Bubbles Car Wash TD Canada Trust
Bryan Mason & Co 10538 Whyte Ave 780-433-1540 10864 Whyte Ave 780-448-8450
10004-79 Ave #200 780-463-8716 Cali Automotive
Dorward & Co. Chartered Accountants 10042-80 Ave 780-490-6030 Books & Magazine Stores
10328-81 Ave #300 780-413-7211 Crystal Glass Alhambra Books
9943 Whyte Ave 780-439-5971 10115-81 Ave 780-439-4195
Lindsay P. Hassen, Certified Management Accountant
10328-81 Ave #202 780-432-7674 Don Wheaton Chev Olds Belgravia Books & Treasures
10727 Whyte Ave 780-439-0071 7609-115 St 780-429-1707
Old Strathcona Accounting Offices
7915-104 St #204 780-437-2531 Euro Sport Auto Sales Chapters
7806-104 St 780-433-2517 10508 Whyte Ave 780-435-1290
W.J. (Bill) Lineker
10328-81 Ave #202 780-433-3611 Extreme Velocity Greenwoods’ Bookshoppe
8108a-101 St 780-989-2445 7925-104 St 780-439-2005
Wayne M. Barry, C.A.
7915-104 St #204 780-437-2531 Fountain Tire Gritty Grotto Books
10021 Whyte Ave 780-439-4455 10442 Whyte Ave Bsmt 780-433-9963
Antiques Garneau Esso Howell Books
AJD Vintages LTD. 10863 Whyte Ave 780-433-3231 10533 Whyte Ave 780-433-8627
10308-81 Ave 780-436-6991 Gary Automotive & Industrial Sales Hub Cigar & Newstand
Junque Cellar 10060-80 Ave 780-433-1425 8118 Gateway Blvd 780-439-0144
10442 Whyte Ave Bsmt 780-433-9963 K & K Auto Repair Old Strathcona Books
Old Strathcona Antique Mall 10046-81 Ave 780-434-6826 8104 Gateway Blvd 780-436-2665
10323-78 Ave 780-433-0398 Lube-X The Edmonton Book Store
The Black Swan 9927 Whyte Ave 780-433-3278 10533 Whyte Ave 780-433-1781
10822 Whyte Ave 780-414-6768 Old Strathcona Husky Wee Book Inn
Traveller Antiques 7520-104 St 780-433-0164 10310 Whyte Ave 780-432-7230
10533 Whyte Ave 780-433-8627 Performance Automotive Service
10036-81 Ave 780-448-0334 Business Services
Architects / Designers Prestige On Whyte
Alberta Stamp & Marking Co.
Award Design & Drafting 10435-79 Ave 780-433-0456
10639 Whyte Ave 780-433-7777
10507-81 Ave #200 780-439-3955 Allied Communications
Quality Brake 10548 Whyte Ave #4 780-433-5153
Burgess Bredo Architect 7828-104 Street 780-433-1720
10509-81 Ave #21 780-431-1484 APXALARM
Resurrection Auto 10007-80 Ave 801-360-1843
Dingman Design Group 10348-77 Ave 780-439-4815
10816a Whyte Ave #206 780-433-6940 BLDG (Building & Land Development Group Ltd.)
Southern Auto Body 10359 Whyte Ave #200 780-757-8014
Habitat Studio & Workshop 10130-81 Ave 780-433-2402
10033-80 Ave #102 780-433-1107 Canada Post
Southpark Pontiac Buick 10467-80 Ave 780-944-3496
Plumbheavy Design Inc 10615 Whyte Ave 780-439-0081
10345 Whyte Ave #201 780-406-4229 EcoAmmo Sustainable Consulting Ltd.
Sun Toyota 10436-81 Ave #102 780-466-7616
Richard Fairbank, Architect 10130 Whyte Ave 780-701-2222
10020 Whyte Ave 780-988-6471 Integral Property Services
Sun Toyota Quality Used Cars 10410-81 Ave #102 780-432-6405
Roth & Der Architects Ltd 10208 Whyte Ave 780-702-1575
9947-81 Ave 780-433-0925 Mail Boxes Etc.
T&T Auto Shine 10654 Whyte Ave 780-414-5800
Sherri Shorten Architect Ltd. 10012-79 Ave 780-439-6209
8114 Gateway Blvd #200 780-423-0486 Mexx-e-co Ltd.
Whyte Ave Esso Gas Bar 10045-81 Ave 780-220-2022
9884 Whyte Ave 780-433-5329
Art Galleries / My Mac Dealer
Framing & Supplies Bakeries & Specialty Foods 10339-80 Ave 780-702-6227
Little Royal Framing & Gallery Old Strathcona Office Suites
10334 Whyte Ave 780-433-1123 Bee Bell Health Bakery
10416-80 Ave 780-439-3247 10410-81 Ave 780-437-0067
The Paint Spot Property Advisors
10032 81 Ave 780-432-0240 Coney Island Candy Store & Novelty Emporium
10345 Whyte Ave 780-438-9003 9915a Whyte Ave 780-756-1402
Scona Print & Copy
Attractions Empress Bakery
8016-105 St 780-413-6177
9932 Whyte Ave 780-433-8451
Calgary & Edmonton Railway Museum
10447-86 Ave 780-433-9739 Flirt Cupcakes Star Limousine
10158 Whyte Ave 780-757-4899 8010 Gateway Blvd 780-405-4446
High Level Street Car
103 St & North of 84 Ave 780-437-7721 Fuss Cupcakes Strathcona Registry Centre
10441 Whyte Ave 780-761-3877 10806 Whyte Ave 780-430-1154
Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market
10310-83 Ave 780-439-1844 K & K Foodliner Vivid Print
9944 Whyte Ave 780-439-6913 10342 Whyte Ave 780-428-4843
Automotive Sales & Service Ultimate Bartending
P.D.Q. Auto Sales Banks 10359 Whyte Ave, #210 780-966-6568
10002 Whyte Ave 780-903-3593 Alberta Treasury Branch
8004-104 St 780-427-4162 Cellular Phone Services
A P Transmissions
10413-79 Ave 780-432-0182  Bank Of Montreal Bell Mobility
10802 Whyte Ave 780-441-6565 10706 Whyte Ave 780-435-1666
AAA Auto Wholesale
10139 81 Ave 780-432-9372 Canadian Western Bank and Trust Omegacell Communications
7933-104 St 780-433-4286 10376-78 Ave 780-702-7163
Alberta Autobody
10417-79 Ave 780-988-5733 CIBC
10431 Whyte Ave 780-408-1262 Childcare Services
Autotoyz Cambridge Daycare & After School
10018 Whyte Ave 780-454-4636 CIBC 10815 Whyte Ave 780-439-8819
9903 Whyte Ave 780-408-1002
Awada Motors
9957 Whyte Ave 780-477-6600 Royal Bank Of Canada
10843 Whyte Ave 780-448-6901

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directory
Chiropractic Services Jaisel Old Strathcona Business Association
Associates Chiropractic Clinic 8133-104 St 780-702-1388 10345 Whyte Ave #202 780-437-4182
10117 Whyte Ave 780-433-9521 Kika Clothing Old Strathcona Foundation
Chiropractic On Whyte 10462-Whyte Ave 2nd Fl 780-439-2227 7730-106 St 3rd Fl 780-433-5866
10814 Whyte Ave 780-437-0700 Le Chateau Old Strathcona Police Station
Dr. Andre Breault 10421 Whyte Ave 780-432-9273 7903-104 St 780-496-8565
8225-105 St #300 780-430-5909 Lululemon Athletica Old Strathcona Youth Co-Op
Off Whyte Chiropractic & Massage Therapy 10558 Whyte Ave 780-435-9363 10325-83 Ave 780-496-5947
8225-105 St #300 780-430-5909 Mars & Venus Orange Hall
P.A. Tuck Chiropractor 10328 Whyte Ave 780-434-0467 10335-84 Ave 780-432-7077
10824a Whyte Ave 780-433-7791 Modecor Life & Style Paralympic Sports Association
10428 Whyte Ave 780-439-5292 10024-79 Ave 780-439-8687
Churches & Places of Worship My Filosophy Rachel Notley, MLA
Christian City Church Edmonton 10744 Whyte Ave 780-432-8001 10328-81 Ave Main Fl 780-414-0702
10545-81 Ave 780-436-8020 Nightshade Corsets Royal Canadian Army Cadets Corps
Holy Trinity Anglican Church 8128 Gateway Blvd 780-437-1129 8307-109 St 780-977-2981
10037-84 Ave 780-433-5530 Nokomis Clothing St. Anthony Resource Centre
Knox Evangelical Free Church 10318 Whyte Ave 780-432-7462 10425-84 Ave 780-439-7356
8403-104 St 780-432-7220 On Stage The Pembina Institute
Muslim Community of Edmonton Mosque 10004-79 Ave 780-432-7998 10008 Whyte Ave 2nd Fl 780-485-9610
10761-86 Ave 780-432-0208 Planet Ze Design Centre
St. Anthony’s Parish 10055-80 Ave 780-428-3499 Convenience Stores
10661 Whyte Ave 780-432-0611 Plush Girls Mac’s Convenience Store
Strathcona Baptist 10544 Whyte Ave 780-439-8405 7612-104 St
8318-104 St 780-439-3654 Queue & Sophia’s Clothing Joy’s Lucky 7 Food Store
Strathcona Presbyterian Church 8216-104 St 780-433-0046 10062 Whyte Ave 780-989-2888
8116-105 St 780-433-3089 Robes & Relics Mac’s Convenience Store
The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 8210-104 St 780-435-0655 8177-99 St 780-433-4011
10761 Whyte Ave 780-433-6171 Rowena Mac’s Convenience Store
Trinity Evangelical Luthern Church 10762 Whyte Ave 780-439-5445 10666 Whyte Ave 780-439-5453
10014-81 Ave 780-433-1604 Sanctuary Curio Shoppe Tops Food Market
10310-81 Ave 780-944-2654 10768 Whyte Ave 780-439-6684
Clothing & Apparel Sport Bras Etc.
American Apparel 10442 Whyte Ave #201 780-461-5561 Counselling Services
10750 Whyte Ave 780-409-8505 Annesia Counseling Services
Static 10410-81 Ave #101 780-975-0382
Bang On 10111 Whyte Ave 780-439-7755
10436 Whyte Ave 780-430-1682 Edmonton Family Violence Centre
Super Love Boutique 10041-81 Ave 780-439-4635
Black & Lee 8157-99 St 780-432-9233
10375-78 Ave 780-430-8600 XCG Consultants Ltd.
The Avenue Clothing Co. 10410-81 Ave #108 780-432-5770
Bride-On-A-Budget “One Stop Shop” 10344 Whyte Ave 780-433-8532
10125 Whyte Ave 780-757-7502
Callidas
The Bamboo Ballroom Dentists & Dental Professionals
8206-104 St 780-439-1363
10343-80 Ave 780-462-2023 A & J Dental Laboratory
8225-105 St #B5 780-439-1454
C’est Sera Mens & Ladies Clothing Community Leagues
8239-104 St 780-434-7435 Aaron Denture Centre
Garneau Community League 8315a-105 St 780-432-7035
Cherry on Whyte 10943-84 Ave 780-433-9438
10436 Whyte Ave 780-432-4830 Alberta Dental Association & College
Queen Alexandra Community League 8230-105 St #101 780-432-1012
Colour Blind 10425 University Ave 780-432-7424
10544 Whyte Ave 780-431-0981 Armstrong Denture Clinic
Ritchie Community League 8315a-105 St 780-439-5789
Decadence 7727-98 St 780-433-7137
10760c Whyte Ave 780-702-1982 Dr. Barry R. Bergh (Strathcona Dental Clinic)
Strathcona Community League 8225-105 St #303 780-433-1154
Deluxe 10113-87 Ave 780-439-1501
8116 Gateway Blvd 780-436-3589 Dr. Boris Kindrachuk
Community Resources 8225-105 St #301 780-433-8564
Derks Menswear & Formals
8111-102 St 780-433-6614 Alberta College of Occupational Therapists Dr. Brian Wong
10436-81 Ave #300 780-436-8316 8225-105 St #301 780-433-5735
Divine
10441 Whyte Ave Bsmt 780-439-2977 Alberta Council of Global Cooperation Dr. Curtis J. Shell
10816a Whyte Ave #205 780-988-0200 8230-105 St 2nd Fl 780-433-3368
Etzio, Craigmyle Clothing Co.
10338 Whyte Ave 780-433-2568 Cosmopolitan Music Society Dr. R.L. Dunnigan
8426 Gateway Blvd 780-432-9333 8225-105 St #304 780-439-3740
Exposure Clothing
10123 Whyte Ave 780-466-1002 Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Dr. Richard Brisbane
10047-80 Ave 780-433-2453 8225-105 St #304 780-439-6037
Foosh Audio and Apparel
10544c Whyte Ave 780-491-6980 Edmonton International Film Festival Dr. Ron Breault
10816a Whyte Ave #201 780423-0844 8225-105 St #302 780-439-3797
Glam Slam
10422b Whyte Ave 780-439-7526 Edmonton Public Library Strathcona Hallelujah Dental Laboratory
8331-104 St 780-496-1829 8225-105 St #209 780-433-1231
Grateful Threads
10403-83 Ave 780-413-9582 German Consulate South Edmonton Denture Clinic
8003-102 St #202 780-438-6138 8014-105 St 780-439-2041
Gravity Pope Tailored Goods
8222 Gateway Blvd 780-988-1637 Go Community Center Strathcona Dental Clinic
10328-81 Ave #300 780-439-2224 8225-105 St #303 780-433-1154
Gypsy Queen Boutique
10762 Whyte Ave Bsmt 780-436-4925 Linda Duncan, MP Strathcona Orthodontics
10049-81 Ave 780-495-8404 7528 Gateway Blvd 780-435-3641
Head Case - A Hat Store
10368 Whyte Ave #301 780-435-6601 Nigeria Association of Alberta Whyte Avenue Dental Care
10047-80 Ave 780-437-9769 10712 Whyte Ave 780-433-3131
I Am Woman Lingerie Boutique
8105-104 St 780-434-7325

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Department Stores Whyte Ave Laundromat & Dry Cleaning Margo’s Flowers & Gifts
Army & Navy Department Store 9904 Whyte Ave 780-439-0285 10708 Whyte Ave 780-432-1119
10411 Whyte Ave 780-433-5503 Whyte Ave Tailors Off Whyte Floral Studio
10820a Whyte Ave 780-439-7536 8107-104 St 780-989-0003
Doctors & Medical Professionals
CML Health Clinic X-Ray Electricians Funeral Homes & Services
8225-105 St #B1 780-435-8282 Dane Company Electrical Contractors Harmony Funeral Services
Diagnosticare Strathcona 10823 Whyte Ave 780-432-7911 10541-81 Ave 780-433-7335
8225-105 St #81 780-435-8282 R&T Electric Services Ltd South Side Memorial Chapel
Dr. Basma Hanna 8009-102 St 780-439-5566 8310-104 St 780-432-1601
8225-105 St 780-432-0211
Dr. D. Kipnes
Eyecare & Vision Services Gifts
10508 Whyte Ave #410 780-426-6345 Eye Care Group A Step Above Craft Store
10724 Whyte Ave 780-439-2020 8120A Gateway Blvd 780-433-8666
Dr. D. Otto
8225-105 St #200 780-439-5858 EyeDoc Almitas Trading
8003-104 St 780-432-1913 10139 Whyte Ave 780-988-2918
Dr. H. Richard Uretsky
8225-105 St 780-439-9349 Eyemax Optical Artifacts Trading Co
10347 Whyte Ave 780-432-3882 8222 Gateway Blvd 780-433-1100
Dr. J. Bury
8225-105 St #200 780-439-5858 Hakim Optical Burlington On Whyte
7909a-104 St 780-436-2042 10468 Whyte Ave 780-439-8519
Dr. J. Jess
8230-105 St 2nd Fl 780-433-0446 Occhiali Eyewear Chicken Scratch
8115-104 St 780-433-6759 10466 Whyte Ave 780-433-9344
Dr. J.D. Gusdal
8225-105 St 780-432-0211 Regent Optical Dollarama
10546 Whyte Ave 780-432-3688 10455 80 Ave 780-434-8171
Dr. L.N. Gushaty
8225-105 St 780-432-0211 The Observatory Opticians Freeman’s Jewellers
10608 Whyte Ave 780-438-3448 10810 Whyte Ave 780-439-0392
Dr. M. Andruchow
8225-105 St 780-432-0211 The Optical Shop GJ Cash 4 Gold
10524 Whyte Ave 780-437-1110 10548 Whyte Ave #1 780-240-4853
Dr. M. Maneshgar
8225-105 St 780-432-0211 Jupiter Cannabis 420 Shop
Financial Services 10408 Whyte Ave 780-433-1967
Dr. P. Verones Citifinancial Canada Inc
8225-105 St 780-432-0211 Little Rock Jewellry Studio
10445-80 Ave 780-433-5858 8116-101 St 780-437-4367
Dr. Paul Leung Core Financial Corporation
8225-105 St #200 780-439-5858 Polly Magoo’s Ltd.
7505-104 St 780-435-9988 10812 Whyte Ave 780-434-4020
Dr. R.T. Peters Dominion Properties
8225-105 St 780-432-0211 Present Silver & Gifts
10324 Whyte Ave #301 780-221-2582 8120 Gateway Blvd 780-438-8818
Dr. Robert A. Balyk Faber & Company Inc.
8225-105 St #200 780-433-1344 Shell Shock
10047-81 Ave 780-944-1177 8122 Gateway Blvd 780-988-9747
Dr. S. Smith First Foundation Inc.
8225-105 St 780-432-0211 Ten Thousand Villages
10043-81 Ave 780-702-7678 10432 Whyte Ave 780-439-8349
Dr. S.B. Murji H&R Block
8225-105 St 780-433-0211 The Artist’s Gallery of Old Strathcona
8951 Whyte Ave 780-448-2111 8120A Gateway Blvd 780-918-7426
Dr. Z.P. Chrzanowski Instaloans
8225-105 St 780-432-0211 The Cat’s Glass
8107-99 St 780-414-6564 10039 Whyte Ave 780-439-5900
DynaLife Diagnostic Laboratory Services Jim Yang, Chartered Accountant
8035-104 St 780-702-0551 The Plaid Giraffe
7607-104 St 780-435-9026 10340 Whyte Ave 780-439-6195
Justik Medical Clinic King Capital Planning
8225-105 St 780-432-0211 The Tin Box
10049-81 Ave 780-432-7575 10512 Whyte Ave 780-436-2006
Strathcona Foot & Ankle Clinic Koenig Investment Group
8225-105 St #210 780-430-1869 The Wish List
8003-102 St #201 780-437-7296 10464 Whyte Ave 780-436-8277
Strathcona Physical Therapy Money Mart
8225-105 St #211 780-439-4181 Universal Jewellers
10024 Whyte Ave #101 780-433-8073 10406 Whyte Ave 780-433-6605
Drug Stores & Pharmacies On-Line Mortgage Professionals Ltd. Urban Knitters
10108-80 Ave 780-430-0084 8124 Gateway Blvd 780-438-3885
Nutrition Plus Pharmacy
10060 Whyte Ave 780-439-5920 Payday Financial Watch It!
8161-99 St 780-442-2222 10544b Whyte Ave 780-435-2824
Shoppers Drug Mart
8065-104 St 780-433-3954 River City Financial Services Ltd When Pigs Fly
10345-78 Ave 780-409-8068 10470 Whyte Ave 780-433-9127
Shoppers Drug Mart
10907 Whyte Ave 780-433-2424 Ryan Taylor Financial Solutions
Strathcona Prescription Centre
10108-80 Ave 780-481-7295 Grocery Stores
8225-105 St 780-432-0394 The Cash Store Canada Safeway
10001 Whyte Ave 780-442-3984 10930 Whyte Ave 780-433-6930
Dry Cleaners / Tailors / World Financial Group Organic Roots
Laundromats 7605-104 St 780-701-3360 10151 Whyte Ave 780-413-1730
82 Ave Drycleaners Planet Organic Market
9940 Whyte Ave 780-432-9399 7917-104 St 780-433-6807
Jimmy’s Tailors & Dry Cleaning
Flowers & Gardening Save On Foods
8116-101 St 780-231-4678 All Seasons Garden Centre 10368-78 Ave 780-438-0385
10027-81 Ave 780-448-2385
Leader Drycleaners
7625-104 St 780-433-5411 Eden Lilly Flower & Gift Hair & Body Care
10416 Whyte Ave 780-758-6991 Annex Hair Design
Leo’s Tailor Shop
9930 Whyte Ave 780-439-3486 La Piazza Dasee Flower & Gifts 10113-81 Ave 780-435-5621
8004 Gateway Blvd 780-437-1380 Aveda Academy
Royal Tailor
8115-99 St 780-432-2968 Laurel’s On Whyte 10632 Whyte Ave 780-433-7115
10404 Whyte Ave 780-431-0738 Bizou Lash Studio
Soaptime Laundromat
7626-104 St 780-439-3599 10462 Whyte Ave 780-236-5274

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Captured Image Salon & Day Spa
10807 Whyte Ave 780-413-3388
Aqua Spa
10421-80 Ave 780-438-8368
Hotels & Accommodations
Days Inn - Edmonton South
Cleo Nails Aradia Fitness - Pole Dancing for Fitness 10333 University Ave 780-430-0011
10015 Whyte Ave #2 780-756-9806 10121 Whyte Ave 1-866-274-5686 Campus Tower Suite Hotel
DermAesthetics Canada Athletica Sport & Fitness 11145-87 Ave 780.439.6060
10367-78 Ave 780-476-4876 7508 Gateway Blvd 780-641-0888 Commercial Hotel
Do or Dye On Whyte Bao Chi Chinese Herbal 10329 Whyte Ave 780-439-5058
9914 Whyte Ave 780-432-0572 10105 Whyte Ave 780-433-8380 Hostelling International Edmonton
Elegant-U Beauty Spa Breathe Personal Training & Fitness 10647-81 Ave 780-988-6836
9916 Whyte Ave 780-756-0923 10309 Whyte Ave #200 780-432-2293 Lister Hall, University of Alberta Accomodations
Encanto’s Skin Care Chinese Acupuncture Clinic 116 St & 87 Ave 780-492-6057
10521-81 Ave 780-438-1679 9942 Whyte Ave #101 780-433-9565 Metterra Hotel on Whyte
Epic Hair Classic Acupuncture Inc. 10454 Whyte Ave 780-465-8150
9912-81 Ave 780-716-3742 8225-105 St #212 780-430-1887 Strathcona Hotel
Fabutan Suntan Studios CML Health Care Diagnostic Imaging 10302 Whyte Ave 780-439-1992
10351-78 Ave 780-435-5315 8225-105 St #B1 780-435-8282 Varscona Hotel on Whyte
Fluid Hair Curves For Women 8208-106 St 780-434-6111
9916-81 Ave #102 780-989-0204 10473-80 Ave 780-432-1133
Fresties Fitness Town Insurance
10119 Whyte Ave 780-468-2762 10320-80 Ave 780-989-0087 Bob Allinott Insurance Agency
Fuss-Art Of Hair Healing Arts Massage Therapy 10347-78 Ave 780-433-4408
10529-81 Ave 780-434-0990 8225-105 St #201 780-433-4268 Canada Brokerlink Insurance
Game Day Hair Salon Me Without Measure Foundation 9961 Whyte Ave 780-439-2800
10369-78 Ave 780-432-4247 10359 Whyte Ave #300 780-944-2864 Dyberg Insurance Inc.
Hair 4U Studio Peak Sport Therapy 10754 Whyte Ave 780-432-7595
10636 Whyte Ave 780-439-6006 10112-80 Ave 780-437-3277 Klondike Insurance Agency
Hair Unlimited Sante Body Mind Rejuvenation 10140-80 Ave 780-439-0715
10015 Whyte Ave 780-433-9931 7915-104 St #102 780-431-9692 Ravenhill Agencies
Hav-ing-ton Hair Sears Indoor Clean Air Services 8008-105 St #101 780-439-0669
10565-81 Ave 780-944-4243 8003-101 St 780-432-6599 Roberts-McClure Insurance
Healing Waters Spa Southside Chiropractic & Health Centre 8008-105 St #101 780-439-4357
10740 Whyte Ave 780-988-7873 7906b-104 St 780-439-3444 Sadler Insurance Inc.
Ink Shack The Natural Path Clinic 10808 Whyte Ave 780-433-4426
10324 Whyte Ave Bsmt 780-989-7009 8215-102 St 780-436-3040
Kool Nails The Shen Health & Wellness Centre
Lawyers & Legal Services
10107 Whyte Ave 780-433-6141 7906a-104 St 780-988-1230 Chivers Carpenter
10426-81 Ave #101 780-439-3611
Lady Jane’s Nails & Beauty The Traveling Tickle Trunk
9942 Whyte Ave #106 780-432-9506 9923 Whyte Ave 780-469-6669 Durocher, Simpson, Koehli & Erler
7904 Gateway Blvd 780-420-6850
Lush Handmade Cosmetics The Vitamin Guy Health & Fitness Shop
10624 Whyte Ave 780-437-9427 7518 Gateway Blvd 780-432-5053 Frieser Robinson MacKay LLP
10410-81 Ave 780-429-1717
Madi Hair Design Village Lifestyles
10040 Whyte Ave 780-414-6013 10429-79 Ave 780-988-8804 Highfield Law Office
10132-80 Ave 780-423-3188
Marbles Hair
10119-81 Ave 780-989-3717 Hobbies & Collectibles Highland Financial
Beadworks 7505-104 St 780-469-6609
Mickey’s Barber Shop
10306 Whyte Ave 780-430-1135 10324 Whyte Ave 780-433-9559 Kuckertz & Associates
Clayworks - Studio Link 8003-102 St #202 780-432-9308
Perugia Salon Spa
8211-104 St 780-435-7712 10125-81 Ave 780-433-8866 Lambert Intellectual Property Law
Crankpots 10328-81 Ave #200 780-448-0606
Russo Innovative Hair Design
7921-104 St 780-450-8379 10702 Whyte Ave 780-414-1005 Linton Law Office
Four Winds Art Glass 10426-81 Ave #200 780-415-5540
Sacre Blue Salon
8111-104 St 780-435-1840 10050-81 Ave 780-432-4331 Lyons, Albert & Cook Barristers
Happy Harbour Comics 10328-81 Ave #306 780-437-0743
Shanti Hair Therapy
10407-83 Ave 780-433-3333 10326-81 Ave 780-439-8277 McGlasahan and Mackinnon
National Pride Coins & Stamps 10033-80 Ave #101 780-437-3030
Streakers Hair & Body Care Studio
8105-106 St 780-437-1111 8005-104 St 780-433-7288 Nickerson, Roberts, Holinski & Mercer
Warp One Comics & Entertainment 7712-104 St 100 780-428-0041
Supercuts
10716 Whyte Ave 780-988-6501 9917 Whyte Ave 780-433-7119 Old Strathcona Law Offices
Whyte Knight Comics 7904 Gateway Blvd 780-438-4972
The Beauty Parlour
10011 Whyte Ave #201 780-429-4242 10326 Whyte Ave #201 780-439-5299 Ritchie Mill Law Office
10171 Sask Drive #102 780-431-1444
Universal Barber Shop
10109 Whyte Ave 780-439-1203 Home Appliances / Electronics Thompson & Associates
Avenue Appliance & Vacuum Company 10328-81 Ave #200 780-448-6000
Urban Roots Salon & Gallery 10041 Whyte Ave 780-433-5931
10418 Whyte Ave 780-438-7978 Zariwny Law Office
South Side Appliances 10351 Whyte Ave #200 780-433-5999
Whyte Avenue Hair 10015 Whyte Ave #4 780-439-4250
8211-102 St 780-433-3848
Liquor Stores
Wild Prairie Soap Company Home Decor / Furnishings / Blues on Whyte Liquor Store
10746 Whyte Ave 780-439-6640 Accessories 10058 Whyte Ave 780-757-1289
Mystique India Liquor Depot
Health & Wellness Services 10634 Whyte Ave 780-628-5545 8015-104 St 780-439-7540
Acupuncture Turning Point
10518 Whyte Ave #202 780-437-7723 Old Hippy Wood Products Liquor Depot
10019-81 Ave 780-448-0985 8204-109 St 780-438-9463
Anderson Hearing Aid & Audiology
7910-104 St 780-989-5893

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Liquor Depot Avenue Guitars AGN Engineering Ltd
8163-99 St 780-989-1125 10550 Whyte Ave 780-448-4827 9916-81 Ave #201 780-437-5610
Liquor Stores General Partners Inc. Blackbox Studios Inc Alberta Lock Solid Sales & Service
10508 Whyte Ave #300 780-944-9994 8111-99 St 780-439-7500 10023-81 Ave 780-479-5522
Magoo’s Liquor Store Blackbyrd Myoosik Alumni Support
10425-80 Ave 780-432-7777 10442 Whyte Ave 780-439-1273 10410-81 Ave #106 780-437-5563
Tops Liquor B-Scene Studios Brooker & Company
10028 Whyte Ave 780-433-9938 8212-104 St Bsmt 780-432-0234 10328-81 Ave #304 780-442-2121
Tops Liquor Gordon Price Music BTY Alberta Ltd
10768 Whyte Ave 780-701-0087 10828 Whyte Ave 780-439-0007 10410-81 Ave #100 780-439-0058
Graverobber Records Budget Plumbing & Heating
Media Services 7511-104 St 780-665-1087 10004-79 Ave #100 780-433-1839
B-Spoke Computer Solutions Lillo’s School of Modern Music Buksa Conference Management
10760a Whyte Ave 780-641-4170 10848 Whyte Ave 780-433-0138 10328-81 Ave #307 780-436-0983
Device Media Megatunes Butler Survey Supplies
10426-81 Ave #101 780-488-7886 10355 Whyte Ave 780-434-6342 10032-79 Ave 780-433-2596
Frame 30 Productions Nicoll Guitars Dagny Partnership
10816a Whyte Ave #202 780-439-5322 10005 Whyte Ave 780-446-4253 10426-81 Ave #100 780-431-9551
Imagi-Nation Film & Television Productions Octopus Ink Dahrouge Geological
10324 Whyte Ave #302 780-439-8755 10103-81 Ave 780-989-1809 10509-81 Ave #18 780-434-9808
Lift Interactive The Edmonton Chante Festival Delcon Whyte Ave Group Ltd
10324 Whyte Ave #401 780-426-1176 8627-91 St #50 780-469-4401 10508 Whyte Ave #400 780-423-4321
Lone Pine Publishing The Gramophone Fiera Biological Consulting Ltd.
10145-81 Ave 780-433-9333 7913-104 St 780-428-2356 10318 Whyte Ave #200 780-466-6554
Neon Doctor Inc. Great Big Solutions
10024 Whyte Ave #202 780-485-8801 Personal & Family Services 10359 Whyte Ave #300 780-432-3280
Noesis IT Solutions Gabrial Counselling Services In Demand Recruitment & Consulting
7522 Gateway Blvd 780-433-4350 9918 Whyte Ave 2nd Fl 780-432-9117 10128-80 Ave 780-424-8505
Plumbheavy Design Inc. Mars Hill Centre Kevin Morin Professional Development
10345 Whyte Ave #201 780-406-4229 8318-104 St Bsmt 780-435-0202 10324 Whyte Ave #302 780-425-2100
Rolling Wave Solutions Vickery & Cockle Counselling MBR Venture Corporation
7516 Gateway Blvd 780-439-1050 10509-81 Ave #215 780-436-5005 8003-102 St #202 780-438-6138
See Magazine WJS Alberta McLennan Appraisals Inc.
10275 Jasper Ave #200 780-430-9003 10509-81 Ave #218 780-439-5087 10548 Whyte Ave #4 780-499-0029
Sentai Software Corp. Normatec Consultants Inc
Pet Services 10368 Whyte Ave #302 780-409-9428
10509-81 Ave #300 780-423-3113
De-Tails Grooming Spa
Statusfirm Media Group 7520 Gateway Blvd 780-444-7297 Otago Consulting
9932-81 Ave 780-486-3441 10410-81 Ave #112 780-436-9460
Edmonton Holistic Veterinary Clinic
Whitematter Development 8215-102 St 780-436-3040 Rawski & Company
10314 Whyte Ave #301 780-709-9400 10328-81 Ave #304 780-442-2121
Tail Blazers Health Food Store for Pets
7520 Gateway Blvd 780-444-7297 Relumen Engineering Inc.
Metaphysical Stores & Services 10047-81 Ave #200 780-435-5739
A Sense of Serenity Photography Services Sherrick Management Limited
10342-81 Ave 780-439-3131 10508 Whyte Ave #420 780-431-2805
Fred Katz Fine Art Photography
10104-80 Ave 780-482-2900 Skyslimit
Movie Theatres 10328-81 Ave #302 780-433-9106
Princess Theatre Smart Photography
10121 Whyte Ave #5 780-944-0800 Southside Ornamental Iron Works
10337 Whyte Ave 780-433-0728 7515-104 St 780-439-0801
Music Stores & Services Professional & Consulting Services Steelnova Ornamental Iron Works
3 DI INC. 10351-76 Ave 780-447-1822
Acoustic Music Shop
9934 Whyte Ave 780-433-3545 10425-79 Ave 780-440-1128 Systems Inc
Acius Engineering Ltd. 7707-104 St 780-434-6666
Afternote Music
10820 Whyte Ave 780-433-0373 10436-81 Ave #200 780-451-4951

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Traffic Solutions Consulting Walk About Lee House Restaurant
8003-102 St #203 780-439-0004 10439 Whyte Ave 780-433-7912 7904b-104 St 780-438-0790
Uncle Myles Screen Printing Wooly Bully Ling Wok Restaurant
8108b-101 St 780-439-5137 8230 Gateway Blvd 780-435-2886 7908-104 St 780-448-0288
Weatherford Canada Wunder Bar Maki Maki Japanese/Vietnamese Restaurant
10328-81 Ave #100 780-577-0710 8120-101 St 780-436-2286 8109-101 St 780-438-8298
Xennex eux Canadienne YardBird Suite Mongolia Express
9915A Whyte Ave 780-686-3890 10203-86 Ave 780-432-0428 10355-78 Ave 780-988-7282
Murrieta’s Bar & Grill
Pubs & Clubs Restaurants / Cafés & Coffee 10612 Whyte Ave 780-438-4100
Blues On Whyte Shops
Narayanni’s Restaurant
10329 Whyte Ave 780-439-3981 Artisan Resto Café 10131-81 Ave 780-862-2600
Cook County Saloon 10732 Whyte Ave 780-413-8045
Packrat Louie Kitchen & Bar
8010 Gateway Blvd 780-432-2665 Block 1912-A European Café 10335-83 Ave 780-433-0123
Detox 10361 Whyte Ave 780-433-6575
Padthai Restaurant
10544 Whyte Ave B’s Diner 10159 Whyte Ave 780-437-4858
Devlin’s 10015 Whyte Ave #6 780-414-6040
Royal Pizza & Spaghetti House
10507 Whyte Ave 780-437-7489 Café Mosaics 10433-80 Ave 780-432-7720
Dirty Pretty 10844 Whyte Ave 780-433-9702
SABZY “Cuisine of Persia”
8111-105 St 780-437-7181 Death By Chocolate 10416 Whyte Ave 780-758-1005
Elephant And Castle (The) 8137-104 St 780-435-6669
Spice Kitchen Restaurant
10314 Whyte Ave 780-439-4545 Dream Tea House 10346 University Ave 780-433-3800
Filthy McNasty’s 7912-104 St 780-988-7878
Tasty Tom’s On Whyte
10511 Whyte Ave 780-432-5224 Friends & Neighbors Café 9965 Whyte Ave 780-437-5761
Funky Buddha 10834 Whyte Ave 780-433-6506
The Keg Steakhouse & Bar
10341 Whyte Ave 780-433-9676 Friends Nest Eatery 8020-105 St 780-432-7494
Funky Town 10460 Whyte Ave 780-437-8881
The King & I Thai Cuisine
10407 Whyte Ave Laneway Tea & Coffee 8208-107 St 780-433-2222
H2O Lounge 8120a Gateway Blvd Lane 780-433-8666
Tiawan Express
10044 Whyte Ave 780-433-5794 Luzzara Coffee Bar 8025-104 St 780-944-1388
Hudsons Canadian Tap House 10011 Whyte Ave 780-438-8399
Tokyo Noodle Shop Sushi Bar
10307 Whyte Ave 780-433-4526 Refresh Organic Catering 10736 Whyte Ave 780-430-0838
Iron Horse Eatery & Watering Hole 10151 Whyte Ave 780-722-4740
Two Rooms
8101 Gateway Blvd 780-438-1907 Second Cup 10324 Whyte Ave #101 780-439-8386
Kas Bar 10402 Whyte Ave 780-439-8097
Von’s Steak & Fish House
10444 Whyte Ave Bsmt 780-433-6768 Second Cup At Varscona 10309-81 Ave 780-439-0041
LUCKY 13 10608 Whyte Ave 780-436-2021
Yiannis Taverna
10551 Whyte Ave 780-893-9400 Starbucks Coffee 10444 Whyte Ave 780-433-6768
O’Byrnes Irish Pub 10508 Whyte Ave 780-439-0317
Origin India “ The Pride of India Cuisine”
10616 Whyte Ave 780-414-6766 Starbucks Coffee 10511 Whyte Ave 780-436-0558
Pawn Shop 10370 Whyte Ave #5 780-434-3225
10551 Whyte Ave 780-432-5058 Starbucks Coffee Restaurants / Internet Cafés
Red Square Vodka House 10376-78 Ave 780-430-6950 3rd on Whyte Internet Café
10351 Whyte Ave 780-756-8600 Tim Hortons 10351 Whyte Ave 2nd Fl 780-437-8917
Rehab 7502 Gateway Blvd 780-434-7700 Café DaBar
10338-81 Ave 780-952-7385 Tim Hortons 10816 Whyte Ave 780-433-3306
Rosie’s Bar & Grill 10519 Whyte Ave 780-439-3205
10475-80 Ave 780-439-7211 Restaurants / Quick Service
Savoy Restaurants / Dining A & W Restaurant
10401 Whyte Ave 780-438-0373 Accent European Lounge 8115-101 St 780-433-1451
8223-104 St 780-431-0179 Arriba Mexico
Squires
10505 Whyte Ave 780-439-8594 Boston Pizza 8203-108 St 780-758-8226
10854 Whyte Ave 780-433-3151 Booster Juice Scona Market
Suite 69
8232 Gateway Blvd 780-439-6969 Buddy Wonton Seafood Restaurant 10372-78 Ave 780-434-6566
10415-80 Ave 780-435-8881 Bubble Juice
The Atlantic Trap & Gill
7704-104 St 780-432-4611 Chianti Cafe & Restaurant 10154 Whyte Ave 780-432-1150
10501 Whyte Ave 780-439-9829 Checkers Pizza
The Billiard Club
10505 Whyte Ave #200 780-433-3654 Chili’s Texas Grill 10658 Whyte Ave 780-989-2882
8217-104 St 780-431-2662 Chicago Deep Dish Pizza
The Black Dog
10425 Whyte Ave 780-439-1082 Continental Treat Fine Bistro 8114-104 St 780-413-8866
10560 Whyte Ave 780433-7432 Funky Pickle Pizza
The Empress Ale House
9912 Whyte Ave 780-758-2754 Daawat Authentic East Indian Cuisine 10441 Whyte Ave 780-433-3865
10015 Whyte Ave #1 780-469-3517 Irie Foods
The Laugh Shop
10368 Whyte Ave #201 780-476-1010 Dadeo Restaurant 10152a Whyte Ave 780-757-2022
10548a Whyte Ave 780-433-0930 Island Tea Co.
The Next Act
8224-104 St 780-433-9345 Doan’s Restaurant 10332-81 Ave
7909-104 St 780-434-4448 Marble Slab Creamery
The Purple Onion
10407-81 Ave 780-433-9616 Furasato Japanese Restaurant 10358 Whyte Ave 780-433-3636
10012 Whyte Ave 780-439-1335 McDonald’s Restaurant
Treasure Pot & H20 Lounge
10044 Whyte Ave 780-433-5794 Gino’s Italian Kitchen 10305-80 Ave 780-414-8445
7618-104 St 780-433-6202 Mike’s Famous Burgers
Twist Ultra Lounge
10324 Whyte Ave 780-801-0555 Julio’s Barrio Mexican Restaurant 10332 Whyte Ave 780-439-9888
10450 Whyte Ave 780-431-0774 Mike’s Famous Burgers
Unwine’d
8032-104 St 780-439-4444 Langano Skies Ethiopian Restaurant 10526 Whyte Ave 780-436-1814
9920 Whyte Ave 780-432-3334

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Nhon Hoa Sandwich Bar Isis Dance Productions Theatres & Theatre Companies
10154 Whyte Ave 780-757-9988 10426-81 Ave 780-439-6960 Catalyst Theatre
Oodle Noodle Box Learning Store on Whyte 8529 Gateway Blvd 780-431-1750
10803 Whyte Ave 780-988-7808 10007 Whyte Ave 780-437-8119 Die Nasty
Opa Souvlaki Old Scona Academic High 10329-83 Ave 780-433-3399
8209-104 St 780-436-1442 10523-84 Ave 780-433-0627 Fringe Theatre Adventures
Panago Pizza 10330-84 Ave 780-448-9000
10742 Whyte Ave 780-310-0001 Shoe Stores & Services Northern Light Theatre
Pita Pit Gravity Pope 8908-99 St #201 780-471-1586
8109-104 St 780-435-3200 10442b Whyte Ave 780-439-1637
Oh Susanna Theatre
Pizza 73 Orthotic Solutions Ltd. 10329-83 Ave 780-433-3399
10349-78 Ave 780-498-3473 7904-104 St 780-496-9312
Rapid Fire Theatre
Pizza Hut Sole Experience 10329-83 Ave 780-448-0695
10809 Whyte Ave 780-310-1010 10805 Whyte Ave 780-437-7604
Shadow Theatre
Queen Donair 10329-83 Ave 780-434-5564
10547 Whyte Ave 780-439-3386
Sports & Sporting Goods
Edmonton Tiger Tae Kwon Do Teatro La Quindicina
Quizno’s Subs 7619-104 St 780-432-0721 10329-83 Ave 780-433-3399
10377-78 Ave 780-432-4761 Walterdale Playhouse
FS Skateboards & Snowboards
Roadrunner Donair & Pizza 8213-104 St 780-439-8666 10322-83 Ave 780-439-2845
9938 Whyte Ave 780-432-0849
Hardcore Mountain Bike Store Travel Agencies
Steel Wheels Rock & Roll Pizzeria 10008a Whyte Ave 780-439-4599
10307-85 Ave 780-439-9978 Dial Travel Limited
Kluane Mountaineering 10548 Whyte Ave #3 780-433-2444
Subway Sandwiches & Salads 10324 Whyte Ave Bsmt 780-433-9986
10364 Whyte Ave Leeward Travel
Ocean Sports 7607-104 St 780-430-8937
Subway Sandwiches & Salads 10133 Whyte Ave 780-432-1904
8127-99 St 780-433-2400 Leisure Travel Agency
Plush Sports 7915-104 St #104 780-439-9966
Subway Sandwiches & Salads 10552 Whyte Ave 780-439-8180
10652 Whyte Ave 780-433-3500 Marlin Travel
Sundance Ski Shop 10345-78 Ave 780-436-9232
Tacos La Mexicana 10423-79 Ave 780-432-0711
8123-104 St 780-988-9210 The Adventure Travel Company
Top Gear Lifestyle / Vespa Edmonton 8103-104 St 780-439-3096
Tokyo Express 10011 Whyte Ave 780-438-8399
10371-78 Ave 780-988-1898 Wildrose Travel Agency
Track ‘N Trail 9934 Whyte Ave 780-433-2366
Wok Box 10148 Whyte Ave 780-432-1707
10331 Whyte Ave 780-432-4700
United Cycle Video Stores
10323-78 Ave 780-433-1181
Schools & Education Services Blockbuster Video
Aurora Learning Foundation 7911-104 St 780-432-7244
10054-80 Ave 780-490-6695
Storage Services Source Adult Video
Minerva Mini Storage 7808 Gateway Blvd 780-432-2803
English Link ESL School 10024-79 Ave 780-432-0979
10762 Whyte Ave 780-455-8900 The Lobby Alternative & Cult Movies
10815 Whyte Ave Bsmt 780-433-0600
Est-Elle Academy Of Hair Tattoo & Piercing Services
10469-80 Ave 780-432-7577 D & M Tattooing & Piercing The Videodrome
Fine Art Bartending School 8119-99 St 780-435-5115 8001-102 Street 780-757-2232
10507-81 Ave #100 780-439-7963 Off Whyte Tattoos Yoga Studios
Fresh Start Alternative High 10015 Whyte Ave #5 780-439-7891
10425-84 Ave 780-433-8100 Bikram Yoga
Shambhala Tattoo 10427-80 Ave 780-429-0707
Global Tesol College 10416 Whyte Ave Bsmt 780-413-7233
10037b Whyte Ave 780-438-5704 Lotus Soul Gym Yoga Studio
Strange City Body Modification 10518 Whyte Ave #201 780-434-9642
High Success Driving School 10522 Whyte Ave 780-628-4813
9942 Whyte Ave #102 780-499-3063 The Yoga Loft
10309 Whyte Ave 2nd Fl 780-433-8999
True Yoga
8116-101 St 780-660-0713

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10732 Whyte Avenue 10426 – 81 Avenue 76 Avenue SOUTH • indicates available parking
3 Bee Bell Bakery 16 Jupiter Cannabis Shop
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5 Burlington on Whyte Tobaconnist 18 Linda Duncan, MP 35 Metterra Hotel on Whyte
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6 Canada Brokerlink 19 Lister Hall Conf. Service (U of A) 27 Planet Organic Market 36 The Paint Spot
9961 Whyte Avenue 116 Street & 87 Avenue 7917 – 104 Street 10032 – 81 Avenue
7 Chianti Café & Restaurant 20 Little Royal Framing 28 Plumbheavy 37 The Tin Box
10501 Whyte Avenue 10334 Whyte Avenue #201, 10345 Whyte Avenue 10512 Whyte Avenue
8 Daawat 21 Lube-X 29 Rosie’s Bar & Grill 38 United Cycle
#1, 10015 Whyte Avenue 9927 Whyte Avenue 10475 – 80 Avenue 10323 – 78 Avenue
9 Days Inn 22 Mystique India 30 Rowena 39 Varscona Hotel on Whyte
10333 University Avenue 10634 Whyte Avenue 10762 Whyte Avenue 8208 – 106 Street

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10 Edmonton Radial Railway 23 Narayanni’s Restaurant 31 Shell Shock 40 Watch It!
Gateway Boulevard & 84 Avenue 10131 – 81 Avenue 8122 Gateway Boulevard 10544b Whyte Avenue
11 Four Winds Art Glass 24 Old Strathcona Antique Mall 32 Sherri Shorten Architect Ltd. 41 Wee Book Inn
10050 – 81 Avenue 10323 – 78 Avenue #200, 8114 Gateway Boulevard 10310 Whyte Avenue
12 Gordon Price Music 25 Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market 33 Ten Thousand Villages 42 When Pigs Fly
10828 Whyte Avenue 10310 – 83 Avenue 10432 Whyte Avenue 10470 Whyte Avenue
13 Hair 4U 26 Origin India 34 The Adventure Travel Company 43 Yanni’s Taverna

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