We are Calgary’s go-to city-building placemakers

We’re transforming Calgary’s urban landscape and the ways people experience it.

In 2007, The City of Calgary created CMLC to kick-start Calgary’s urban renewal by revitalizing the Rivers District—504 acres on downtown’s east end, including East Village and Calgary’s emerging Culture + Entertainment District. Through mindful master-planning, creative placemaking and bold city-building ventures, we’re transforming Calgary into one of the world's most livable and lovable cities.

Our Mission

Strengthening connections between people and the places they share, our passionate approach to elevating the urban experience infuses communities with new energy and the confidence to build, grow and believe.

Our Vision

CMLC is a community builder: we imagine the possibilities and seize the opportunities to transform Calgary and the ways people experience it.

Our Guiding Principles

Revitalize urban spaces and animate public places to meet the needs of the City and its citizens

Manage land and infrastructure investments to optimize financial returns and enable long-term social, environmental and community resilience

Operate intelligently—and innovate relentlessly—in our pursuit of excellence.

Our Mandate

CMLC, created and owned by The City of Calgary, exists to achieve The City's objectives for urban densification and community renewal, infrastructure investment and placemaking.

CMLC + You

Trust + Transformation Together

Together, CMLC + our partners + you are transforming Calgary into a more liveable, more loveable city. We’re proud of all the places we’re making for you. We’re honoured that you’ve made them your own. Since 2007, we have brought more than $1B in new places and spaces to life in downtown Calgary’s East end – from St Patrick’s Island and the East Village dog park to the Central Library and the expanded BMO Centre – and with the initiation of $500M+ in new city-building projects in 2024, we know we’re just getting started.

Our Values

Trust The Team

We’re better together. We’re purpose driven, we want to make places better, and we know we can’t do it alone. That’s why we value the quality, depth and authenticity of relationships we form with CMLC teammates, partners, stakeholders, and community members. We trust, respect and rely on one other and our collaborators to deliver to a consistently great standard. We do it together—by showing up for one another and bringing our whole selves to our work.

Break Through

Innovation makes us exceptional. We love nothing more than boundary-pushing opportunities, projects for which there’s no template, and we’re proud of our reputation for getting things done as leaders in best practice. We confidently bring our creativity and adaptability to creating a custom approach to projects and to inspiring our peers and our community to dream big and take smart risks with us to create beautiful, meaningful places.

Make It Count

Make a difference, start to finish. Our projects may be inventive, beautiful and award-winning, but their true purpose is only realized when they’re brought to life by the community that lives with them. Every project, small to large and beyond, is conceived and designed to enhance everyday life for everyone that encounters it.

Build The City. Better The City.

Elevate everything. We're privileged to shape the future of the city where we live, work and raise our families. That's why good enough isn't good enough—it's why we bring world-class ideas to the table, passionately steward funds and budgets, and work to create international best in class places. We build the city to better the city: we want to create meaningful places for the good of us all, now and for the future.

An innovative funding system

Community Revitalization Levy (CRL)

Our work is enabled by an innovative funding mechanism. In 2007, CMLC implemented the community revitalization levy (CRL)—the first funding approach of its kind in Canada, enabled by The City and the Province of Alberta.

Our Teams

A nimble and efficient team driven to reimagine, innovate and elevate

Guided by expert leadership from our Board of Directors and our powerhouse executive management group, the CMLC team is a talented collection of urban planners, programmers, architects, developers, accountants, marketers and digital media specialists. We are united by our passion to shape the future of the city where we live, work and raise our families.

We’re committed to putting IDEAS into action

Our commitments to inclusion, diversity, equity, accessibility and sustainability (IDEAS) enable CMLC to deliver responsibly on our mission and vision while nurturing engagement and belonging, building deeper connections across our communities, empowering innovation, and enabling the long-term sustainability, relevance and resilience of our organization and our city.

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Join our team of placemakers and be a part of shaping Calgary’s future

A career with CMLC is rich in rewarding opportunities—to learn, to grow, to make meaningful impacts on Calgary’s future.

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