EDA Planning + Urban Design was retained by the City of Edmonton and the Old Strathcona Foundation to plan, design and implement the development of a new streetscape for this historic street in south Edmonton. The firm provided the detail design for the layout of the street as well as the design of all of the specific furnishing elements that make up the streetscape. Benches, waste receptacles, signage, kiosks, bus shelters and lighting were all customized to reflect the historic character of the street. Completed in the mid 1980’s, this award winning project set the standard for many subsequent streetscape developments throughout Alberta. Many of the innovative design solutions pioneered on this project are still used on streetscape projects today. Since the completion of the streetscape, Whyte Avenue has grown to become one of the most successful and popular commercial districts in the city.