9700 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB, T5J 4H7
It's hard to miss this unique structure, home to several federal government services, and an IMAX Theatre in downtown Edmonton.
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Profile Last Updated: February 21, 2008
Construction on this postmodern building began in 1984, after several land mark buildings were taken down to make room for this then Federally owned building. The most notable being the Historic Alberta Hotel. Canada Place opened for business in 1986.
Canada Place is 16 stories (74 metres) tall with an atrium that runs the entire length of the structure. When it was built, the building, which has won several architectural awards, boasted the largest amount of office space of any other structure in Edmonton.
A Mixed Use Building
Canada Place is the headquarters for many federal government services such as Western Economic Diversification Canada, Human Resources Development Canada, Revenue Canada, Health Canada and the International Trade Centre. It also houses Service Canada and an IMAX Theatre. The building is connected to the city's Pedway system with the Citadel Theatre on the west side and the Shaw Conference Centre to the south, offering underground foot traffic under Jasper Avenue. Also on the south side are a number of shops and restaurants which are usually jam-packed during the lunch hours.
In August 2007, the Federal Government sold the building to Canadian owned Larco Investments, but has continued to lease the office space for the many government services housed there.