Key Stakeholder Updates on the EFCL's 100th Anniversary Plaza at Hawrelak Park
For key stakeholders, like festivals and events taking place in Hawrelak Park, we are happy to provide updates on this page. Our goal is to be transparent and clear with the construction and operations of the 100th Anniversary Plaza.
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This PDF has the 100th Anniversary Plaza project history and overall plans.
January 2020 Update
Construction continues on the Plaza. Some questions that have been asked recently:
Will this project impact my event in 2020?
During construction: No, EFCL has agreed to cease construction activities during festival events. EFCL
started construction after the festival and event season in 2019, and will cease during SilverSkate
festival in February of 2020. We have the schedules for all planned events in 2020 from the City of
Edmonton. Our hope is that the plaza and the art installations along the stream will be completed by
the end of May 2020.
Will you work with us to keep construction impacts to our festivals at a minimum and let us know as the new re-scoped project plans are developed?
Yes, as construction progresses there are often decisions that need to be made as unforeseen costs
emerge prompting changes or unexpected cost savings occur that allow for new opportunities to
enhance the project. If there are changes that have a confirmed impact to the scope of the design, EFCL
will be happy to share that news with the festivals and events through our project page and through the
City of Edmonton project steering committee that liaises with the festivals and events directly.
Has our feedback with regards to the operational impacts of the project made any changes to the project design and build?
Yes, at additional design and construction expense, EFCL further widened the narrowest point of
the pathway through the plaza from X meters to 10 meters. Pedestrian flow ( golf cart access )
over the existing bridge will remain the same as there are no changes to this structure in the
December 15, 2019, Hard Hats and Hot Chocolate Event
November 30, 2019, Site Visit
We invited festivals and events to join us for a visit of the Community League Plaza in initial phases of construction. Some of the video and photos of that visit are below. Project Manager, Scott Varga, of Avison-Young spoke about this phase of construction and the materials used. Site manager, Wayne Cebryk, of Stanley Construction, was also on hand to share some information. Take a look!