Cycle Building Update

Summer / Fall 2011

Revitalization of the Old Cycle Building On Alberta Ave Continues!

Arts Habitat + Arts on the Ave along with the City of Edmonton, our Community Advisory Committee and consultants Shelterbelt Architecture are making significant progress towards our vision of an exciting community arts hub on 118 Avenue.

Work on the building has finally begun! Inside, old clutter and hazardous materials have been removed in preparation for construction this fall. Those renovations will include a new front entry, brand spanking new washrooms, complete new sprinkler and mechanical systems, and a clean “white box” interior. As many of you know, we can’t meet the required number of parking spots on-site. We are currently working on a variance for that, and are optimistic for positive solutions.

Our improved space will be ready in the fall of 2012 – YAHOO!

Arts Habitat + Arts on the Ave are looking forward to providing great studio, performance, gallery, office, meeting, classroom, and rehearsal spaces to artists, cultural industries and social enterprises! This will be for short-term use until the future renovations for Phase 2.

Speaking of which … Our design team heard the excellent feedback you the community offered at our spring Design Charette, and is working to incorporate it into a complete design vision for the Phase 2 redevelopment. Stay posted for more on that!

Arts Habitat + Arts On the Ave thank the City of Edmonton for its ongoing commitment to the project through the building purchase and essential building code upgrades. We also thank the Government of Alberta and the Alberta Lottery Fund for their contribution through the Community Facility Enhancement Program for additional program-specific renovations.