Surrounded in natural beauty, the small cozy neighbourhood of Cloverdale stands out as one of Edmonton’s hidden gems that must be seen to be believed. Spanning only a handful of blocks, it boasts some of the city’s most stunning character homes, modern infills and condos surrounded by gorgeous trees, hills and trails that seem to be tucked in at every turn.  

Known as “The Flats,” the Cloverdale neighbourhood sits just south of the banks of the North Saskatchewan River, nestled beside Gallagher Hill and the lovely Muttart Conservatory to the west.  The area has grown from its historical roots as a commercial and industrial hub at the turn of the century into today’s modern community.  Home of the Edmonton Folk Fest, Edmonton Ski & Bike Club…

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Walking down a curved cement pathway, with the white gleaming form of the Walterdale bridge overhead, the Rossdale Power Plant emerges with it’s seven stacks jutting high into the air. It’s form is reminiscent of a 1930’s ocean liner ready to depart along the sparkling North Saskatchewan River. The plant is part of a series of public tours being hosted by Big E Tours. 

According to our tour guide, with the exception of one event hosted as part of the Singularity U Summit in April of 2019, the tours are the first opportunity for the public to gain entry into the building in three decades.

“This power plant provided power not only to all of Edmonton, but also to surrounding communities and other parts of Alberta,” says David Johnston, the…

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Vibrant jewel tones laced with pops of metallic, luxurious layers of texture, pattern and punch. These are just a few ways to describe Designer Amanda Lwanga’s bold and intentional designs with plenty of mid-century influences mixed in with her own signature style. With over 12 years of experience in design and project management, Lwanga completed her Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Systems Engineering in 2007 before gaining her Masters of Advanced Studies in Architecture in 2016. After a decade in her field she left her industry position to pursue her passion: opening her design firm Linger Design Studio in 2017.

“I decided there was no time like the present to just jump with two feet and really build my own firm,” says Lwanga. 

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