Edmonton Arts Council’s The Art of Living identifies demand for more main stage and rehearsal spaces.


Mayor’s Arts Visioning Committee calls for a Performing Arts Centre to be built; other studies confirm the demand for more space.

February 29, 2012

City Council contributes $100,000 towards the development of a business case by the newly formed Edmonton Performing Arts Centre (EPAC) Foundation.

August 17, 2012

The University of Alberta expresses strong interest in linking its School of Music and Department of Art and Design with EPAC and the broader downtown arts community.

October 22, 2012

The Edmonton Galleria Project, a broader and more impactful vision, is first presented to Executive Committee as a way to revitalize downtown, increase benefits to the City and community, and remove the operating burden of cultural and public spaces from taxpayers.

January, 2013

Edmonton Performing Arts Centre (EPAC) Business Case Interim Report completed. The EPAC business case confirms Edmonton arts organizations constrained by current shortage of venues and rehearsal spaces.

February, 2013

City Council Executive Committee is provided with a more detailed briefing on the Edmonton Galleria Project.

April, 2013

City Council Executive Committee presented with the business case for the Edmonton Galleria Project.

June, 2013

City Council Executive Committee recommends to City Council approval of a Framework Agreement.

July 3, 2013

City Council unanimously supports the Edmonton Galleria Project by approving the Framework Agreement.

February 18, 2014

City Council Executive Committee requested to fund first elements of Framework Agreement.

April 15, 2014

City Council approves $50M in support for the Project with a few parameters.

May 14, 2014

City Council agrees to a cost-sharing agreement for the construction of a LRT connection to the Royal Alberta Museum.

August 18, 2014

EDACC Foundation announces the project will be phased. Phase I includes the University of Alberta, two theatres and the Cultural Trust.

May 7, 2015

The Edmonton Cultural Trust Foundation is announced.

May 26, 2015

City Council Executive Committee unanimously approves developing a Memorandum of Understanding that will contribute $58.3M to the Edmonton Galleria.

November 7, 2015

City Council approves an Memorandum of Understanding that contributes $58.3M in land and cash contributions to the Edmonton Galleria.