Glenbow Archives
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February 26, 2019
Category: DT Advantage Spring 2019

Table Reservations

In the early 19th century, when ­Edmonton’s businesses community gathered for special occasions, one favoured venue was the Corona Hotel, constructed in 1914 and located at 10629 Jasper Avenue. The four-storey, Edwardian-style building hosted many annual luncheons and banquets for organizations, such as the United Farmers of Alberta, the Edmonton Ad Club and the Alberta Labour Council. The hotel’s eponymous restaurant was also a popular dining ­destination for lunch and dinner. In the 1950s, its four-page menu offered hot turkey sandwiches for 95 cents and tomato spaghetti on toast with French fries for 65 cents. From the grill, $3.50 would get you a T-bone steak with a side salad and fries. In 1983, the neglected Corona Hotel would eventually meet the wrecking ball to make way for the 15-storey First Edmonton Place tower. The Corona LRT station is named after the Corona Hotel.

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