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“The Building.”
Review of Edmonton City Hall

Edmonton City Hall
Ranked #25 of 183 things to do in Edmonton
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This municipal building's pyramid shape is strikingly contemporary.
Edmonton, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“The Building.”
Reviewed December 17, 2012

To be clear, I'm giving City Hall - The Building an average review. City Hall - The Government is a whole other review, probably Terrible or Poor in my opinion. There's not much to see there, but if you get trapped in -30 weather during one of the cities' winter events, you can step in here to warm up, and you'll find it quite deserted, since none of it's employees work, generally speaking. During Edmonton's blistering 20C/70F summer days, you can share a bath with the homeless people in the fountains out front. Try your skill with the floating bandage scavenger hunt!

Visited December 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
44 attraction reviews
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“the glass palace”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

it is a great place in summer or winter, the kids can play in the water and then go skating in the winter, lots of local events are held in front of city haall so it is a very central hub for many things

Visited August 2012
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
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“Outdoor swimming or skating”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

Love the design of Edmonton City Hall and enjoy the fact that people can enjoy wading in the pool/ fountains during the hot weather and skate outside during the winter.

Visited August 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Cool Architecture”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

Some of Edmonton's coolest and most unique architecture is around and includes City Hall. Particularly in summer, there is always a lot going on in this area, and the wading pool is a hit with young families.

Visited July 2012
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Edmonton, Alberta
Level 5 Contributor
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“Visit for the architecture, stay to hear the music.”
Reviewed September 14, 2012

Compact but inviting, City Hall seems always open and welcoming to visitors. It hosts a surprising number of events free to the public -- concert performances, recitals, speakers. The centre city farmers market moves in here during the colder months. And the restaurant -- Kids in the Hall, employing disadvantaged youth -- is not at all bad. The building is a great, light filled shelter on a winter walk. In the summer, the fountain has pleasantly shaded tables and the public is welcome to wade in on hot days. This place truly belongs to the people of Edmonton.

Visited September 2012
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