Stories Tagged - Downtown Calgary
Dec. 16, 2021 | Cody Stuart
With darkness setting in early and COVID-19 still putting many parents in the difficult position of trying to occupy their children in safe ways – often outdoors – the local rink has served as oasis of activity on many cold, dark nights.
Oct. 21, 2021 | Tyler Difley
As the dust settles after Monday’s municipal election, Calgary’s new mayor and council have many pressing issues to address in the weeks, months and years ahead, particularly in the real estate and housing sector.
March 04, 2021 | Andrea Cox
Feb. 07, 2020 | Natalie Noble
Much more than a facelift, the revitalization takes a three-pronged approach. Co-spearheaded by the Downtown Calgary Association, each phase will prepare the popular thoroughfare for the future of downtown, encouraging more people to visit, stay longer and increase business.
Nov. 06, 2019 | Geoff Geddes
May 08, 2019 | Gerald Vander Pyl
Artist Douglas Coupland's Northern Lights is just one of the features of Telus Sky – a new skyscraper in Calgary's downtown skyline and a sign that tough times in the city won't last forever.
May 22, 2019 | Natalie Noble
April 02, 2019 | Natalie Noble
Great expectations: the tumultuous past, exciting present and bright future of Calgary's East Village
Alain Dupere has lived in East Village since 2011. He's watching the transformation happen one day at a time, observing the changes while he walks to and from work. Dupere, who is also president of the East Village Neighbourhood Association, says that although the area is still under construction, its vibrancy is increasing as more buildings become move-in ready and amenities continue to pop up.
"It's a great place to live and to visit. Anyone can use the amenities in our neighbourhood," he said. "It's becoming a destination for the greater Calgary (area) and beyond, and that's a nice thing."
Some might believe that the excitement around this developing community, and the desire to live and work there, are new phenomena. But according to Harry Sanders, Calgary's former historian laureate, it's not far off from the activities of the space over a century ago, when non-indigenous people first arrived in the area often referred to as the "birthplace of Calgary."
Feb. 23, 2018 | Barb Livingstone
It has posed as part of the brutal, snow-covered plains of Minnesota, the demon-riddled streets of Purgatory, and the hospital corridors of a ranching saga.
Fargo, Wynonna Earp and Heartland have all filmed in one of Calgary's oldest neighbourhoods: Bridgeland. The community's quaint main thoroughfare and surrounding streetscapes can reflect different eras and different small towns, says Ali McMillan, Bridgeland-Riverside Community Association planning director.
Feb. 23, 2018 | Gerald Vander Pyl
You're watching a movie or TV show when something catches your eye.
"I know that place!" you exclaim, as a character enters a pizza place on a city street, or rides a horse through a wheat field with a majestic mountain backdrop.
Calgary and its surrounding areas are becoming increasingly popular as filming locations for major movie and television productions – making famous places that Calgarians know well.
"We have 100 years of history here," said Luke Azevedo, Calgary film commissioner and CEO of the Calgary Film Centre. "We're one of the oldest locations outside of Hollywood for production."