The Gibbard Block / HHS Open House

Most of us love looking at Before and After pictures of renovations – after all, an entire tv channel, HGTV, is based on this premise. So when you get a chance to see the “before” of one of Edmonton’s iconic heritage buildings, you take advantage of the opportunity. “The building originally featured nine suites, between…

William Magrath & the Development of the Highlands

One of the most interesting things about William Magrath, one of the two developers of the Highlands community, is that he challenged a prevalent theory of the day (early 1900’s), in which classy neighbourhoods were supposedly built in the west end of cities. He cited many other cities that had built prestige neighbourhoods to the…