The Culture + Entertainment District
Excitement is building in The Culture + Entertainment District —Calgary’s next great city neighbourhood
East Victoria Park is Calgary's emerging Culture + Entertainment District.
In 2018, CMLC and Calgary Stampede unveiled a 20-year master-plan vision to transform east Victoria Park into Calgary’s Culture + Entertainment District. Building on the spirit of entertainment that resides in its DNA, the district is now taking shape as a vibrant, high-density neighbourhood making way for four million sq ft of new mixed-use development and more than 8,000 additional residents.
One of Calgary’s first neighbourhoods is on the rise again
The C+E sits at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow Rivers in a place the Blackfoot call Moh’kinsstis—‘elbow’. Since time immemorial, this stunning natural landscape has served as a traditional gathering and trading place.
With a spirit and magnetism charged by cultural institutions like the Stampede Festival and the Calgary Flames, it continues to thrive as a place that draws people together.
To set the stage for the rise of The C+E
To set the stage for the rise of The C+E, CMLC has invested more than $600 million into foundational infrastructure and city-building projects to enhance the existing urban fabric and begin reshaping the district into a vibrant, connected and resilient community with enhanced connections to adjacent neighbourhoods. Major projects currently underway include the BMO Centre expansion, 17th Avenue extension and Victoria Park/Stampede Station rebuild and Stampede Trail.
Rivers District Master Plan (RDMP)
In 2018, CMLC completed the master plan for east Victoria Park that imagines a 20-year vision for Calgary’s Culture + Entertainment district, a vibrant, high-density, mixed-use community that draws on the spirit of entertainment that resides in its DNA, as well as its natural surroundings.
Connecting communities and opening up Stampede Park 365 days a year
Where Calgary Comes Together
As with East Village, CMLC has worked hard to develop and promote a powerful place brand, and to familiarize key audiences with The C+E through integrated and strategic campaigns focused on key district milestones, partnerships and programming activations.