The Elephant and Castle, a popular place to grab a drink on Whyte Avenue for decades, will close its doors just before Christmas.

In a Facebook post late Sunday afternoon, management said the location on 103 Street and 82 Avenue will close on December 21.

No specific reason for the closure was given.

The Facebook post also said that the announcement was made with a lot of sadness, and offered a heartfelt thanks to the Old Strathcona community.


It is with great sadness that we announce the end of an era. After decades of being a local staple in Old Strathcona,...

Posted by Elephant & Castle: Whyte Ave on Sunday, December 13, 2015