Future Downtown Developments Will Boost Visits to Chinatown

Fri, 25 Jan by edmontonhomepros

With the ongoing revitalization of downtown Edmonton, Chinatown will soon see an increase in visitors resulting in a boost to its economy.

The City of Edmonton has invested $56 million dollars towards infrastructure and public amenities as part of the new downtown developments. In an effort to encourage area growth, the city’s downtown developments include a new urban community from 97th Street to 92nd Street and from 103A Avenue to the north of the river valley. The development, called The Quarters, consists of five districts. Designed as a pedestrian-friendly community, The Quarters residents will have instant access to many amenities including Edmonton’s river valley and Edmonton’s Chinatown.

Future Edmonton visitors will also experience the downtown lifestyle at The Quarters. During the summer of 2012, Edmonton began construction on a new 12-storey hotel in the area. This upscale downtown hotel features three underground parking levels, a conference room and 220 suites. Not to mention guests can have a near-perfect view of the Edmonton river valley! Construction is scheduled to wrap up in the spring of 2014.

Photo by: sfllaw

News of the downtown redevelopment comes at a good time for Chinatown business owners. The heart of Edmonton’s Chinatown stretches along 97th street, between 105A Avenue and 108A Avenue. With a new community development, an approved LRT line and talks of a new hockey arena a few blocks away, Chinatown and downtown Edmonton will soon be Edmonton’s hot real estate area’s.

Holiday Clean-up Tips

Fri, 11 Jan by edmontonhomepros

Well the holiday season has ended, leaving behind a trail of cookie crumbs, leftover turkey and a long clean-up list. Never fear! With the help of Edmonton Home Pros, your holiday clean-up can be organized and fun. After all, we know that post-Christmas, most homeowners hibernate in their Edmonton homes for a few days.

Pre-holiday clean-up

Store your wrapping paper inside a bin or laundry hamper.
Photo by: Premier Packaging

Clean-up tip number one:
Stockings that were hung by the chimney with care, should be put away with care.
Edmonton homeowners are proud of their Christmas trees and the hard work that went into strategically placing each decoration. So the last thing you want next year, is to find a mess of broken glass. When doing your clean-up, wrap your ornaments individually to avoid breakage. The same applies to your outdoor and indoor Christmas lights. Lighting should be gathered and stored properly, to keep them untangled and prevent any broken bulbs. Canadian Tire stores in Edmonton also sell Lights Kit Storage, or a garden hose reel that you can use.

Holiday clean-up wrapping paper

Don’t be a grinch, recycle your leftover or used wrapping paper.
Photo by jennandjon

Clean-up tip number two:
To keep your Christmas trees’ leaves unchanging, use a storage bin for easy assembling.
If you have an artificial Christmas tree, store all the pieces in a large bin. If need be, tie your tree’s branches together with some twine, so you’re not fishing for long or short branches. Before starting your Christmas tree clean-up, store your wrapping paper inside a bin or tall laundry hamper. Make sure they are stored in an easily accessible location…you never know when you’ll need wrapping paper for gifts.

Remember…
If they can do it in the North Pole, you can do it in your Edmonton home.
Staying as organized as possible before, during and after the holiday season will keep you in much higher spirits when its time to clean-up.

Don’t be a grinch, recycle!
Used Christmas lights can also be taken to the nearest Edmonton Eco Station. Visit the City of Edmonton’s website for some tips on how to Reduce Holiday Waste.

Planning on spending the next holiday season in a new Edmonton home? Let Edmonton Home Pros assist you in the process, contact Stephen Lau for information on buying or selling an Edmonton home.

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