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High Level Line Day - September 7 - Help!

If there’s any time of the year to explore the potential of High Level Line, it’s the summer.

So we’re circling a day in our calendar and asking for help from Edmontonians to bring High Level Line to life.

On September 7th, let’s activate High Level Line.

What does that mean? Well, consider this an open call to make it awesome. The streetcar will be in service with 2 weekend cars, so we encourage everyone to hop on the streetcar one way then walk back along the line. Imagine what the Line could be like if it was fully connected and activated all the time!

High Level Line Day
Saturday, September 7

How can you help? Tell us! Possibilities for activation from the community:

  • Musicians - small performances along the line, buskers.

  • Theatre groups - intimate improv shows and other live performances.

  • Street performers - set up along the line and wait for your audience to fill your hat!

  • Lemonade stands - Hey, kids! Let’s get the world’s greatest lemonade crawl going.

  • Bike repair stations

  • History tours - We all want to learn more about the rich history of the corridor and river valley.

  • Urban design tours - We’re talking to you, all you Jane’s Walk hosts. It’s not May, but people love going for walks and talking about their city.

  • Lantern parade at dusk

  • Sidewalk chalk art - any artists? Kids… hopscotch competition?

  • Cycling and running ghost races on Strava - anyone know how to set these up?

What else? We want to know!

We will also need sponsors. This day can’t possibly come together without them, and we’d be so pleased if you have a company or personal pocketbook that can lend a hand.

Please send us a note with your idea, and include the time of day you’d like to do it. We’ll share the plans for the day as they start taking shape. For now, please let us know how you can help!


Note: The event was originally booked for August, but we’ve moved it to September 7th.

Annual General Meeting 2019 - Join us!

Join the High Level Line Society Board for our first Annual General Meeting.

All High Level Line Society members welcome. Not yet a member? Sign up here and tell your friends, too!

When: May 31, 2019 at 7:00pm
Where: Edmonton Tower - 3rd floor, Room 3-385 - 10111 104 Ave
Cost: Free, of course!

RSVP here so we know how many people to expect.

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High Level Line Launch Party

We said we would host a party to kick off memberships, and it was better than we could have imagined! Engaged citizens from all walks of life joined us at The Common to kick start the official membership sign ups, talk about the idea, buy t-shirts, and raise a glass to the potential of our city.

On the walls and tables, we asked for input along the entire line (on a giant map) and on specific areas of the Line like the High Level Bridge. We held a t-shirt raffle to kick off fundraising towards future High Level Line activities including awareness, advocacy, and design studies. It was a lot of fun, so thank you to all who came out.


We couldn't believe the turn out! The place was packed, and we loved hearing questions from all the guests. Commonly asked questions were about LRT alignment (which is still up the air as Centre LRT plans are in the works), and wondering how to help out. We'll explore some of these topics in upcoming news posts on this website.

Next steps: we are holding an AGM in the fall (likely October) and collecting names for future volunteer opportunities. Part of our AGM will be announcing and signing up sub committees. 


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Jane's Walk 2018

We were so impressed by the crowd that came out for the Jane's Walk this past weekend! Thanks to everyone who made it out and had great information to share. It was a beautiful day to walk from downtown to Whyte.

We started our walk at the north end of High Level Line, between MacEwan University's Robbins Health Learning Centre and the new Allard Hall. From there, we walked the whole line south through Oliver, Grandin, across High Level Bridge (no, not the top of it), Garneau, and ended in Old Strathcona. 

What's a Jane's Walk? It's a free, citizen-led walking tour that honours the memory of Jane Jacobs, a visionary urbanist that pushed for people-centred communities. Learn more about Jane's Walk here. 


Event: APEGA AGM + Conference

Event alert!

We're excited to host a session at the APEGA Conference! Two of us from the team will be sharing the story of High Level Line and discuss how to contribute to Edmonton reaching its full potential. 

High Level Line—A Discussion of Possibilities
APEGA AGM & Conference
April 19, 2018 at 9:30am
Shaw Conference Centre
More info and register here:

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