Barrier-Free Update: July 2018 (Completion Month Announced!)

The banque d’hochelaga is a hub of history for many of the St. Albert community members, young and old. Over the years, the building has transitioned from a restaurant, to a bridal shop, to a bank and finally, in 2002, the permanent home of the Art Gallery of St. Albert. In December 2016, the Gallery’s […]


Barrier-Free Update: June 2018

The Art Gallery of St. Albert’s barrier-free renovation continues to unearth not only endless possibilities of the community’s access to art and art programs at the Gallery, but also, part of a building from the 1900’s! The Royal Hotel was a three-story brick building that due to the implementation of prohibition in 1916, lost income […]


Barrier-Free Update: May 2018

Progress continues! We now have a more clear view of the location of the elevator in the basement, main floor and second level of the Banque d’Hochelaga! Barrier-free access is only a few months away, check out the pictures to see where the elevator will be located! (P.S – We are keeping the vault!)   […]


Barrier-Free Update: April 2018

Demolition and construction work is still underway with the Art Gallery of St. Albert barrier-free renovation project. In the coming weeks, we are excited to share a summary of the project, progress updates and photos. We would also like to answer questions from you on the barrier-free project! Please email your questions about the project […]


Barrier-Free Update: February 2018

After what seemed like weeks of packing up, we finally made it to our temporary location on 6D Perron Street, St. Albert in December. The Art Gallery of St. Albert staff packed and unpacked and before we knew it, the new exhibition was up! We have been at our temporary home for 3 months now, […]


Funding announcement for barrier-free project

This morning (Friday, October 13, 2017) Minister of Infrastructure and Communities and MP for Edmonton-Mill Woods, Amarjeet Sohi, as well as the MP for Edmonton Centre and Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on LGBTQ2 Issues, Randy Boissonault, made an announcement that the Government of Canada would be funding part of the AGSA’s barrier-free project […]


Gallery barrier-free project passed unanimously

Thank you all for your patience and support of this important project. On December 12th, 2016, the Gallery barrier-free project was passed unanimously by St. Albert City Council. The projected cost of the project is $1,555,116. The City have committed to providing 70% of the funding, this will allow the AHF to move forward with […]


Making Art Gallery of St. Albert Universally Accessible

Art Gallery of St. Albert has been housed in the Banque d’Hochelaga building since 2002. The site and building is a Municipal Historic Resource, which was built in 1920. The building has heritage value as the only surviving commercial building in downtown St. Albert. It remains the only facility operated by Arts and Heritage that […]