After pausing road works for Stampede 2023, construction on more than $600M in major city-building projects is ramping back up in The Culture + Entertainment District. This week, the intersection of 11 Ave and 4 St S.E. will close to enable the Green Line LRT’s Beltline and Downtown Utilities Relocation Project, effectively closing the 4 St S.E. Underpass to vehicles until late 2023. Pedestrian and cycling access will be maintained.
Rivers District Master Plan
Advancing a bold vision for an urban culture & entertainment district
CMLC and Calgary Stampede are underway with the delivery of a 20-year master plan for The Culture + Entertainment District (The C+E).
Guiding east Victoria Park’s transformation into Calgary’s C+E
CMLC’s 20-year vision for east Victoria Park describes a mixed-use community that’s home to 8,000 additional residents and four million sq ft of new development. The Rivers District Master Plan was crafted to flexibly imagine and integrate modernized amenities like a new Event Centre, an expanded BMO Centre, the Stampede Trail retail corridor and other entertainment and cultural amenities.
20-year vision for a city-building transformation
In 2018, CMLC and Calgary Stampede unveiled the Rivers District Master Plan—our roadmap for east Victoria Park’s transformation into The C+E.
Four million sq ft of mixed-use development
Our vision for The C+E is already attracting private investment as developers recognize the neighbourhood’s growing momentum.
Kickstarted by major infrastructure investments
The BMO Centre expansion, 17th Avenue extension and Stampede Trail are giving our master-plan vision a solid foundation.
Media & Recognition
Approved January 2018
- Civitas Studio
- GGA Architecture
Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) and the Calgary Stampede, as partners in the delivery of the Rivers District Master Plan, are pleased to break ground on the redevelopment of Stampede Trail (formerly Olympic Way). Construction on the vibrant retail corridor and multi-modal connector begins this month.
CMLC and Calgary Stampede announce Matthews Southwest Hospitality as development partner for new BMO Centre Convention hotel
CMLC and the Calgary Stampede are pleased to announce a joint partnership with Matthews Southwest Hospitality (MSWH) for the development of a new convention centre hotel that will complement the dramatic expansion of Calgary’s BMO Centre.
CMLC and the Calgary Stampede are committed to the long-term success of the district and remain optimistic that ongoing discussions being led by the City of Calgary ultimately result in a positive outcome for Calgarians and the Rivers District.
CMLC’s on a roll with city-building infrastructure and construction in downtown Calgary’s east end, transforming the area into one of the city’s most exciting and inviting destinations.
Calgary’s Warehouse District—one of the city’s most unassuming but historically significant neighbourhoods—will be centre stage at the Calgary Heritage Authority’s Heritage Matters event on Thursday, November 21st.
Just eight months after receiving the City’s stamp of approval on the Rivers District Master Plan, CMLC's vision for east Victoria Park is rapidly—and dramatically—taking shape. A major expansion of BMO centre, a new event centre, and the much-anticipated extension of 17th Avenue SE into Stampede Park are just the beginning…
Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) is on a mission. Again. As it leads the effort to transform downtown Calgary’s east end into one of the city’s most exciting and inviting destinations, CMLC is determined to bring the same energy, appeal and investment to east Victoria Park that its redevelo
Find out how we're getting to work with our plans for a major redevelopment initiative in Calgary's East Victoria Park. Learn more.
Thousands of Calgarians Weigh In on the Vision for Calgary’s Future Cultural and Entertainment District
Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC)—the placemaking and development team leading the revitalization and redevelopment of the Rivers District (including the dramatic resurrection and transformation of East Village) has spent nine months engaging with Calgarians about Calgary’s future Culture and Entertainment District in and around east Victoria Park.
Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) – the placemaking and development team that is leading the Rivers District Master Plan for east Victoria Park has partnered with Springboard Performance to help realize a temporary mural installation adjacent to Enoch Park. The installation marks the second
Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) – the placemaking and development team that accomplished the seemingly impossible by bringing Calgary’s oldest and most neglected neighbourhood, East Village, dramatically back to life—has spent the past 12 months creating an imaginative, practical, forward-
Planning gets underway for master-planned district on downtown Calgary’s east end with $150 million commitment to infrastructure investment.
Calgary Municipal Land Corporation and Calgary Stampede have been neighbours, literally, since 2007 when the development company moved into East Village and began to deliver a master plan vision for the East Village neighbourhood. Like all good neighbours, the two organizations have had many occasio
Led by Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) and approved by Calgary City Council in 2018, the Rivers District Master Plan is a 20-year vision for the redevelopment of Stampede Park and east Victoria Park as Calgary’s Culture + Entertainment District. It will result in four million square feet of mixed-use development and over 8,000 new residents moving into a vibrant community nestled on 286 acres of Calgary’s downtown east side.
This report provides an overview of the engagement efforts led by CMLC specific to the Master Plan process starting in 2017. It details findings of a joint public engagement program in collaboration with the City of Calgary.