Experience real city and real life in East Village. Calgary’s original neighbourhood is now Calgary’s most original neighbourhood.
A captivating tale of urban renewal along the Bow River waterfront
CMLC’s East Village Master Plan has guided the area’s transformation into a safe, active and creative neighbourhood. Enlivened by a robust public arts program, award-winning public spaces, major civic amenities and a steady stream of programs, East Village has added 1,500+ new homes since 2009 and will eventually be home to 11,500 residents in 7,500 homes and 300,000 sq ft of commercial space.
Back to the place where our city began
Our work in the Rivers District is located at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow Rivers in a place called Moh’kinsstis, a Blackfoot word that means elbow—a meaningful place for many peoples since time immemorial.
After the NWMP arrived in 1875 and the CPR followed in 1886, East Village grew and thrived as a mixed-use neighbourhood. After WWII, it languished until CMLC entered the scene in 2007.
East Village’s transformation has been nothing short of remarkable.
Since 2007, when the newly minted CMLC team embraced its mandate to breathe new life into the downtrodden neighbourhood, East Village’s transformation has been nothing short of remarkable. Now 15 years into delivery of the 20-year vision for East Village, CMLC’s infrastructure investment of over $396 million has so far attracted nearly $3 billion in planned private investment, with more to come.
East Village Master Plan
Led by CMLC and approved by Calgary City Council in 2009, The East Village Master Plan was established as the framework for redeveloping the 49 acres of East Village into a vibrant, mixed-use, creative city neighbourhood.
4th Street Underpass
East Village Nordic Loop
East Village Place
Device to Root Out Evil
Real City. Real Life.
From the start, CMLCs approach to delivering the East Village Master Plan has involved stewarding the public identity and perception of the neighbourhood to reflect its future vision. CMLC continues to invest in resources and place brand strategies that power public programming, brand development, marketing, communications and community engagement.