The Valley Line West LRT- Update
Temporary Transit Centre at the West Edmonton Mall *Draft illustration subject to change The City of Edmonton is relocating the existing West Edmonton Mall Transit Centre on 87th Avenue while the Valley Line West LRT is under construction. The temporary location for the transit centre will be in the mall overflow parking lot north of 90th Avenue and east of 175th Street. This location will ensure continuity of transit service in west Edmonton during Valley Line construction. Transit users will continue to receive safe and uninterrupted service to and from the surrounding communities and West Edmonton Mall.
Valley Line West Construction Major LRT construction will take place at the current transit centre location and along 87th Avenue. The existing transit centre will be replaced by a new facility at the same location. There will be a new transit centre on the ground level and an elevated LRT station location above the centre. The elevated guideway will be built between 165 Street and 182 Street, which will allow the LRT to be raised above street level. Construction will also include relocating utilities, rebuilding roadway and sidewalks, as well as landscaping.Traffic, Noise & Safety The City of Edmonton plans to move the temporary transit centre to the far south of the overflow parking lot to mitigate transit related traffic and noise impacts for nearby residents. The temporary transit centre will be located approximately 150m from the nearest residential area.
Road rehabilitation work along 90th Avenue completed in 2020 will help accommodate bus traffic accessing the temporary transit centre. One westbound traffic lane on 90th Avenue will be converted into a bus bay. There will be an increase in bus traffic, as well as a reduction in one lane of westbound traffic, on 90th Avenue. There will be emergency phones, security cameras and a security office/trailer at the temporary transit centre. Foot patrol inspectors will also regularly interact with citizens, operators and security personnel.
Sourced from the City of Edmonton Newsletter
Gardening in the Summer of 2020
Members of the community who rent a 6ft X 12ft garden plot have the privilege of enjoying nutritious ORGANIC vegetables at the cost of $25 per growing season. They enjoy the pride that comes from growing their vegetables. Gardeners eagerly share their gardening knowledge and experience with our novice gardeners. Our children love the experience of watching the plants produce a harvest and the sheer pleasure of plucking and eating freshly picked vegetables from their family garden.
Thorncliff Community League invites you to come for some winter fun on the Family Day weekend. There will be bonfires, skating, broomball, cookies, hot drinks and a visit from our Community Mascot. Bring your family, and your neighbours to this free event for all residents of Thorncliff.
Thorncliff Skating Rink
The timer for the night lights was repaired over the summer so the rink is open daily until 10:00 p.m. Special thanks to Thorncliff School for providing the water and electricity to run the skating rink year after year after year.
New this season, we're going to keep the basketball courts clear of snow and have moved the hockey nets inside so our local hockey enthusiasts can still practice their shots and play a game of scrimmage from time to time.
The Ice Rink is currently closed
A Community League is a group of your neighbours who volunteer to build the community by organizing events, activities and programs in your community. To find out more about what the Thorncliff Community League (TCL) does, visit our Events, Recruitment, Community Programs, and Community Matters Pages.
In 2019, we hosted our 4th Annual Winterfest Event, a Community Yard Sale, and an End of Summer BBQ to celebrate Thorncliff Youth. The goal of TCL events is to draw the community together in an environment that can create social connections and awareness. Take the opportunity to get to know your neighbour at these events and participate in some fun activities with your family and friends.
The skating rink was a high priority this year. Thanks to consistent cold temperatures and many tireless volunteer hours, our outdoor skating rink had the best ice surface in years. Work continued this summer with our rink redevelopment project with the rink boards and wire mess being demolished and removed for safety reasons. Many thanks to six hard working local men for the expertise in seeing this 3-phase project completed. The Community League will not be replacing the rink boards as this would be a major undertaking to fund and manage the project. The cost to rebuild to today's standards is about $100,000.
The Board is pleased the owner of the Thorncliff Shopping Centre has improved the curb appeal of the mini mall and that the lighting in the parking lot is being better managed and the graffiti on the buildings is being removed.
Thanks to all the volunteers who are helping us create a better community.