Edmonton Centre is about 3,460 km from Parliament Hill, which would take 36 hours of driving.
Edmonton Centre has the only VIA Rail train station in the city, with routes to Jasper, Vancouver, Winnipeg, and Toronto. The Greyhound bus station is here as well.
Both of Edmonton Transit Service’s LRT lines (Capital and Metro) serve this riding.
Edmonton Centre is an entirely urban riding that includes the city’s downtown core. The climate is northern continental, and the city sees four distinct seasons with short, hot summers and long, cold winters. Comparatively, Edmonton sees less precipitation than other northern Canadian cities.
The North Saskatchewan River runs along the riding’s southern boundary.
About 25.5% of the riding’s population are immigrants, with some of the largest populations born in the Philippines, the United Kingdom, and Ethiopia.
Tagalog, Mandarin, and Spanish are the most common non-official mother tongues in the riding.
Approximately 7% of the riding’s population identify as Aboriginal.
Average individual income is $59,459.
Sir Winston Churchill Square is home to many festivals and daily activities. Located in the square are the Art Gallery of Alberta, the oldest cultural institution in Alberta, and the Winspear Centre, home to the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.
The riding is the new home of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers, who moved to Rogers Place in 2016.
Edmonton Centre is home to the largest planetarium in Canada. TELUS World of Science is a place of learning and features a real moon rock and meteorite. The Canadian Astronaut Wall of Fame honours all Canadian astronauts.
Edmonton was the birthplace of author W.P. Kinsella, who wrote the famous novel Shoeless Joe, later turned into a screenplay that became the hit movie Field of Dreams.
As the capital of Alberta, the provincial and federal governments are large job suppliers. Almost 8% of the riding’s labour force is employed in public administration.
Downtown Edmonton is undergoing revitalization and has seen major public and private spending on construction. The new Rogers Place project alone cost over $600 million.
The average price of a home in the riding is $384,195.
The City of Edmonton is redeveloping the defunct Edmonton Municipal Airport to be an environmentally sustainable neighbourhood. While deconstructing the airport, 90% of materials were recycled or reused, and diverted from landfills. The new development will include windows oriented for solar gain, green roofs, and rainwater capture systems.
Edmonton is the provincial capital, and home to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Construction of the Alberta Legislature building began in 1907 and completed in 1913. The building is a beautiful example of Beaux-Arts architecture and is known locally as “The Leg.”