Edmonton council shuts down old airport

Edmonton’s City Centre Airport will be permanently closed at the end of November. City council voted Wednesday to follow a recommendation by city administrators.

EDMONTON — Edmonton’s City Centre Airport will be permanently closed at the end of November.

City council voted Wednesday to follow a recommendation by city administrators.

The decision brings to an end the years-long process of shutting down the runways at the airport.

After the airport officially closes, it will make way for a new development to be called Blatchford.

The new neighbourhood will eventually be home to up to 30,000 people, in addition to adding space for businesses and space for expansion at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.