Section of 101A Ave in Edmonton Received a Name Change to ‘Judy Padua Way’

Another street gets a name change. This time it’s 101A Avenue in downtown Edmonton.

The City of Edmonton’s Naming Committee changed the name of 101A Avenue between 99 Street and 100 Street to Judy Padua Way to provide recognition to local philanthropist Judy Padua.

Judy Padua has since passed away; in 2008. Padua received numerous awards for her philanthropic work. View all of her awards here.

Padua was involved with numerous non-profit organizations during her lifetime, including the World University Service of Canada, the Clifford E. Lee Foundation, the Muttart Foundation, the Edmonton Social Planning Council, and the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy. She was instrumental in the establishment of a playwright in residence program at the University of Alberta and was active in the Mayor’s Task Force on Investment in the Arts that led to the establishment of the Edmonton Arts Council.City of Edmonton

Map section of Judy Padua Way:
Judy Padua Way on Google Maps
Judy Padua Way / Google Maps

Judy Padua Way will take up the section of 101A Avenue between Rice Howard Way and Shoctor Alley.


The City’s Naming Committee thought that this was the perfect location because it is located so close to the Citadel and the Stanley Milner Library, because Judy spent much of her life dedicated to children and arts.

ANOTHER ARTICLE:  UPDATED: MISSING PERSON: Mathew Allan Tomm, 40 Years of Age, Last Seen August 13th, 2016 • Edmonton, Alberta

The City of Edmonton says that the Naming Committee approves names for municipal facilities, new neighbourhoods, parks and roads. This involves input from both City administration and citizens.


Jody Mitoma

Founder of Edmonton Talks News.


  • Leila Klos
    August 16, 2016 at 3:07 PM

    I mean, it’s nice and all, but more difficult to find an address. I am a bit old school; give me streets and avenues any day ☺

    • Edmonton Talks News
      August 17, 2016 at 12:41 AM

      I come from a city that does not have a number’s grid system for its streets and avenues. I’ve got to say, I absolutely love this system! 🙂


Join the Conversation!

Thu, 03 Jan 2019 07:00:00 -0600The People of Edmonton Came Together for Mother Down on Her Luck This Past Christmas
Sun, 02 Dec 2018 08:35:45 -0600Heads Up! Police Warns Holiday Parcel Theft in Edmonton is on the Rise
Fri, 05 Oct 2018 06:45:52 -0600Cyle Larsen, 27, Untreated Sexual Offender Now in Edmonton, Very Likely to Re-Offend
Fri, 28 Sep 2018 05:15:02 -0600Police Warns Public of Violent/Sexual Offender Now in Edmonton, Likely to Re-Offend
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 06:32:03 -0600Edmonton’s Annual Free Admission Day is this Sunday, September 30th! Free Family Fun
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 07:00:44 -0600Wood Buffalo Bans All Public Smoking & Vaping Entirely, Including Tobacco