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Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi hailed Calgarians for helping evacuees from the Fort McMurray fires this past year. CREB®Now photo

Dec. 21, 2016 | Jamie Zachary

Year-end sit down with Nenshi

CREB®Now looks back on 2016 with Calgary mayor

CREB®Now had the chance to sit down with Mayor Naheed Nenshi to get his birds-eye view on some of the city's most pressing issues over the past year, including who he believes is Calgary's hero for 2016. Here's what he had to say:

CREB®Now: There has been a lot of discussion regarding the cost of doing business in this city, both in the core and the suburban areas. What is the city doing to minimize their burden in the current economic climate?

Tom Keenan, a professor at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Environmental Design, expects new facilities such as Studio Bell’s National Music Centre will attract more newcomers to the city. Photo by Wil Andruschak/For CREB®Now

Aug. 19, 2016 | Barbara Balfour

Work of art

City's evolving arts scene a good news story for real estate

Recent high-profile additions to Calgary's cultural scene stand to benefit the city's real estate market in a big way, say experts.

New facilities such as Studio Bell's National Music Centre and the Calgary Film Centre will go a long way toward helping the city shake off its stodgy Cowtown image, said Tom Keenan, a professor at the University of Calgary's Faculty of Environmental Design.

"Interesting people, things to do, cultural amenities like the opera – these all play a role in making a city appealing to live in," he said.

From left, Calgary Film Centre general manager Erin O'Connor and Paul Bronfman, CEO of William F. White International, which is the country’s largest TV and film industry equipment provider and the centre's main tenant. Photo by Wil Andruschak/for CREB®Now

May 26, 2016 | Barb Livingstone

Driving diversity

Film centre represents just one example of efforts to transform local economy, say officials

Film production may be the world's glamour industry, but in Calgary it is shooting to become a new driver of Alberta's diversified economy.

Last week, the $28.2-million Calgary Film Centre opened in a Calgary southeast industrial park, about 20 minutes from downtown. The new facility includes three new sound stages spread across a total of 50,000 square feet and three multi-purpose workshop spaces offering an additional 15,000 square feet.

Calgary Economic Development president and CEO Mary Moran said the film and television industry is just one sector being focused on in attempt to diversify the local economy. CED predicts it could provide an annual $500-million injection into the economy in as little as five years, compared to its $175-million share today.


Nov. 05, 2014 | Cody Stuart

Lights, camera, action

New film centre coming to southeast Calgary

After much delay, Calgary's burgeoning film industry is about to get a major boost.

Approved earlier this year but with roots dating back to 2009, the city's first major film studio broke ground late last week in a high-profile ceremony ironically set within an unassuming industrial suburb at 5750 76th Ave. S.E.

Spread out over more than three hectares of land, the $23-million facility will include 50,000 square feet of purpose-built sound stages, 20,000 square feet or warehouse space and 15,000 square feet of space for office and storage.

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