Rat Hole Buried In Time

Rat Hole Buried In Time

The 109 Street Subway, also known as the Rat Hole, was a tunnel under the original CN Rail yard in downtown Edmonton. Built in 1927 and completed in 1928, it served as a 2 lane tunnel (one lane each direction) connecting downtown and Kingsway traffic for over seven decades. There was much love for this little hole in the ground, and much hate for it as a second parallel tunnel was never built to alleviate…

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Green & Glow Winter Fest

Green & Glow Winter Fest

As a one time event, the University of Alberta Alumni Association organized the Green and Glow Festival to celebrate their 100th anniversary. Too bad it’s not an annual event because this was one of the best run winter festivals to hit the city in a very long time.

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Holiday Bazaar at Roxy Theatre

Holiday Bazaar at Roxy Theatre

The 124 Street Grand Market held a one night Holiday Bazaar event at at The Roxy Theatre. Sadly it was the first and last time Yegventures would be visiting the Roxy because the building burned to the ground weeks later. On top of this lovely Christmas market, you’ll be able to see a part of Theatre Network history. Goodbye Roxy, we’ll see a new you on the flip side.

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Lazia Restaurants

Lazia Restaurants

Although Lazia North is no longer open, Lazia downtown serves a great Asian fusion menu right at Edmonton City Centre West. In addition to Lazia, the restaurant group also owns the decadent Wildflower Grill and critically-acclaimed EAST Malaysian-Chinese cuisine. Below you’ll be able to watch a video from both the current and past Lazia restaurants. Enjoy. Lazia Downtown (open): Lazia North (closed):  

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Won Jung Gak Korean Restaurant

Won Jung Gak Korean Restaurant

Won Jung Gak is one of those restaurants which unfortunately never made it past its first few years in business. They served some lovely Korean dishes even had a dish listed as a Top 100 in Canada. It’s been replaced by It’All, a Korean all-you-can-eat sushi and barbecue, a first for Edmonton. While you’re waiting for your food to grill, you can reminisce about Won Jung Gak.

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The Last Capital Ex Ever

The Last Capital Ex Ever

After Northlands dropped Klondike Days in favour of Capital Ex, they’ve struggled to return to their old Klondike Days attendance numbers. With a failed Capital Ex branding, they finally ditched it in 2012. These are 3 highlights from the last Capital Ex ever. The video fatures the Sam Roberts Band, midway, and fireworks from above the grounds.

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Metropolis Winter Festival

Metropolis Winter Festival

Edmonton today is now marketed as a Winter City, but it hasn’t been a smooth transition without some flops. The Metropolis Winter Festival was perhaps one with the highest controversy. Since Churchill Square isn’t put to use during the winter months, why not add several large pavilions to draw people in? Sounds like a great idea on paper, but the result was an expensive eyesore in the square for months. This was then put on…

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