A river is a beautiful thing, so it’s hardly surprising that Calgary’s first neighbourhood – East Village – took root at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow Rivers. Of course, when it comes to moving people in and out of Calgary’s core, rivers pose significant obstacles. And that’s why a bridge is also a beautiful thing.
Woven purposefully into the East Village master plan are three urban squares: 5th Street Square, Celebration Square and Crossroads, each designed to nurture human connections and offer escape from the dizzying pace of daily life.
Though few in number, the historic buildings in East Village are big in character. The colourful histories of the Simmons Building, Hillier Block, St. Louis Hotel and King Edward Hotel add a compelling dimension to the neighbourhood’s personality.
CMLC was created to implement infrastructure improvements in the Rivers District. The varied and complex projects we've undertaken since 2007 range from raising the East Village floodplain to the construction of RiverWalk to master planning St. Patrick’s Island. While we've completed most major infrastructure projects, the CMLC team continues to fulfil important infrastructure mandates and assess future projects within the area. Click on link to view larger map. Enlarge map
In 2015, the Cecil Hotel was demolished after two due diligence investigations. The site is now being prepared for future development opportunities.
Extending our much-celebrated riverside promenade past 9th Avenue SE to Victoria Park, RiverWalk Stage 2 will add two more kilometres to the pedestrian and cycling pathway described in the 2008 RiverWalk Master Plan.
CMLC has expanded our focus to unlock placemaking potential in the Cultural District area.
CMLC is working with City of Calgary to acquire the land that formerly housed David D. Oughton School for redevelopment in the community Albert Park/ Radisson Heights. We are currently undergoing community engagement to explore possible future uses of the site – Have Your Say.