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History of Calgary – Then & Now – 1928 vs. 2018

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History of Calgary – Then & Now – 1928 vs. 2018 Cenoptah Dedication for WWI Soldiers 1928 – A decade after the end of the First World War, thousands of Calgarians made plans to attend the unveiling and dedication of Memorial Park’s Cenotaph (now called Central Memorial Park). The public event was of religious, … [Read more...]

VIDEO: Forging the New Central Library with Structural Steel

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Structural Steel’s Strength Helps Make NCL Design a Reality Ian Washbrook, Structural Engineer with Entuitive Corp. engineering firm goes into detail about how structural steel is made and its application in the design of East Village’s New Central Library. Also see VIDEO: The Role of Steel in EV’s New Central … [Read more...]

3 More Reasons to Buy a Condo in East Village, Calgary

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3 More Reasons to Buy a Condo in East Village, Calgary East Village presents a rare opportunity for condo buyers to live in a newly developed community beside the heart of Calgary`s downtown core. Today, many have signed up and are already living in either FIRST or Evolution, the first two new condos to debut in East Village, … [Read more...]

New Central Library Exterior Beginning to Take Shape

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EV's New Central Library Coming to Life With Exterior Glass Shell The mesmerizing glass-clad exterior of the New Central Library is now beginning to take shape! Also see this VIDEO of the New Central Library Design. Once completed, the iconic wall of hexagons ranging in color from transparent to solid white will look like … [Read more...]

East Village’s St. Louis Hotel: Restored & Full of Life

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St. Louis Hotel Fully Restored & Looking Modernly Quaint East Village’s master developer – the Calgary Municipal Lands Company (CMLC) – has just traded up one historical building in Calgary as its main headquarters for another. Relocating from the old Hillier Block on 8th Avenue SE (built in 1910) to now the St. Louis … [Read more...]

Victoria Park’s First Street Village Lifestyle

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Live an Urban Lifestyle to the Fullest on First Street Village If you've been out and about on the urban streetscapes of Calgary's beltline, eating, drinking and shopping, chances are that you've stumbled across or heard about First Street Village. Over the past several years, this area anchored around first street SW between … [Read more...]

Calgary Public Art – “Ascension” by INCIPIO MODO

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Calgary Public Art – “Ascension” by INCIPIO MODO Quick Facts INCIPIO MODO was selected through a process called targeting Alberta artists The group was given a budget of $66,650 to complete the project Funds were allocated from the same fund created to implement the City of Calgary Centre City Parks and … [Read more...]

3 Outstanding Restaurants in Calgary’s Chinatown

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3 of Calgaryism's Most Recommended Chinatown Restaurants Chinatown’s diversity of quality Asian restaurants can sometimes make it hard to choose which one to eat at. I guess it boils down to the mood you’re in or craving you have at the moment, although any one of these restaurants I suggest would hit the spot just … [Read more...]

10 Friendly Tips for Riding Calgary’s LRT / CTrain

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10 Tips to Help Make Your Ctrain / LRT Experience a Good One... Calgary's public Ctrain service is great for getting around the city in an environmentally friendly and cost-efficient way. While not all quadrants are serviced by the transit system, the Ctrain does connect to important bus stations that will get you to where … [Read more...]

Best Calgary Coffee Shops and Cafe’s

Best Calgary Coffee Shops

Calgary's Best Coffee Shops and Cafe's You Will Love Sometimes there is nothing better than to sit and sip on some java reading a book or enjoying some good company. Being a regular visitor to several coffee shops around the city, I thought I'd put together a list of Calgary's best that offer a little more customized drink and … [Read more...]