SUN: Edmonton Arena District project unparalleled across North America, world-class in scope

BY TERRY JONES, EDMONTON SUN

EDMONTON – As an ‘I Told You So’ session, it was as good as it gets.

But Edmonton Oilers’ owner Daryl Katz didn’t invite six print journalists, two from the Edmonton Sun, to his 17th-floor office overlooking the under-construction Edmonton Arena District to say ‘I told you so.’

It was more of a ‘Please let everybody else know’ session.

“This is the quietest multi-billion dollar development in a long time,” said Darren Durstling, president and CEO of WAM Development.

For an hour and a half Thursday morning, Katz and Durstling revealed the extent of what’s involved in the district.

Instead of projecting a vision or a concept, they were able to walk over from the board room in the Bell Tower office and stand pointing out the window.

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