County Hall modernization

County Hall architectural rendering
County Hall modernization design takes inspiration from the beautiful staircase, painted by Alex Janvier in 1975.

Work is currently underway to modernize the main floor of County Hall, with construction beginning in August 2019 and planned to be complete in 2021.

The modernization is essential to the ongoing life of the building, service to residents, and health and safety of Strathcona County staff. County Hall was built in 1976, and many of the building systems and materials are outdated.

Once complete, residents and staff will enjoy the benefits of a modernized public building in the heart of our community.

To accommodate the modernization, the following departments and services operating at County Hall have temporarily moved: 

  • Economic Development and Tourism and Procurement Services have relocated to the County Annex building, 160 Festival Way (former Elk Island Catholic School administration building).
  • Assessment and Tax has relocated to 140, 501 Festival Avenue. This is the northeast corner on the main floor of the Community Centre. Entrance is only available from the east outdoor plaza. Find nearby parking in outdoor surface parking Lot D or in the Community Centre Parkade. (Centre in the Park – public parking)
  • Conference Centre 1 and 2 meeting rooms are no longer available.
  • The after-hours mail deposit box (south doors) is relocated to the East Plaza entrance.

Planning and Development Services (PDS) remain on the main floor of County Hall. Residents can continue to access PDS services there. During renovation work, the main entrance to County Hall may be closed (south doors), and access to PDS will be available by entering through the breezeway that connects the Community Centre and County Hall.

Utility billing services and accounts receivable services, for bill payments such as ambulance charges, will continue to be available at their current location on the second floor.

The main floor renovation follows the modernization of County Hall’s second floor, completed in 2018.

Paying a bill?

Assessment and Tax - temporary location in northeast corner of the Community Centre main floor

Cash/cheque/debit accepted for:

  • utility bills (or payment on truck fills)
  • taxes
  • accounts receivable
  • dog licences (also issue new tags)
  • select bus passes

Utilities Customer Billing - located on second floor of County Hall

Credit card payments accepted for:

  • accounts receivable
  • utility bills (or payment on truck fills)


County Hall architectural rendering showing future state of lobby

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Last updated: Friday, November 15, 2019
Page ID: 50564