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Encyclopedia > Downtown Calgary
View of downtown Calgary from Prince's Island.
View of downtown Calgary from Prince's Island.
McDougall Centre in the downtown was designated a historic site by the Alberta government
McDougall Centre in the downtown was designated a historic site by the Alberta government

Downtown Calgary is a region of central Calgary, Alberta. It is not a single neighbourhood per se, but is actually a larger community containing three neighbourhoods and a number of districts. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (526x720, 93 KB) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (526x720, 93 KB) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1152x864, 330 KB) Summary Subject description: McDougall Centre is a designated Alberta historic site by the provincial government. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1152x864, 330 KB) Summary Subject description: McDougall Centre is a designated Alberta historic site by the provincial government. ... Motto: Fortis et Liber (Strong and free) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong Premier Ralph Klein (PC) Area 661,848 km² (6th) • Land 642,317 km² • Water 19,531 km² (2. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Heart of the new west City of Calgary, Alberta, Canadas Location. ...


Generally speaking, downtown Calgary is bordered by 14th Street W. on the west, 3rd Avenue S. and Eau Claire on the north, the Elbow River on the east and the CPR mainline tracks on the south. Within downtown are three city neighbourhoods. They are, the Downtown West End, the Downtown Commercial Core, and the Downtown East Village. The neighbourhoods of Eau Claire to the immediate north, Chinatown to the northeast and the Beltline to the south are usually considered to be part of downtown, but strictly speaking they are not. The neighbourhood of Eau Claire in Calgary, Alberta is located immediately north of Downtown, and south of the Bow River. ... The Elbow River is a river located in southern Alberta, Canada. ... The Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR; AAR reporting marks CP, CPAA, CPI), known as CP Rail between 1968 and 1996, is a Canadian Class I railway operated by Canadian Pacific Railway Limited. ... The Downtown East Village is a residential neighbourhood within the eastern portions of downtown Calgary, Alberta, Canada. ... The neighbourhood of Eau Claire in Calgary, Alberta is located immediately north of Downtown, and south of the Bow River. ... Calgarys Chinatown is the third largest in Canada after those in Vancouver and Toronto. ... Victoria Park was named after Queen Victoria, who is pictured above, as part of a monument to the Boer War. ...


The population of Calgary's downtown is still low relative to other cities, despite major rejuvenation initiatives and the development of major condominium and apartment projects. The combined population of the three downtown neighbourhoods was just under 10,000 in 2003. However, this figure does not include the 1,500 that live in Eau Claire, the 1,200 in Chinatown, and the nearly 20,000 that live in the Beltline. The Downtown West End and the Downtown East Village are generally considered to be the downtown's residential neighbourhoods. A condominium is a form of housing tenure. ... Borj-e Sefid apartments in Tehran, Iran An apartment (or flat in Britain and other Commonwealth countries) is a self-contained housing unit that occupies only part of a building. ...


Calgary Transit's C-Train light rail system runs down 7th Avenue S. through the middle of downtown. Calgary Transit is the public transit service which is owned and operated by the city of Calgary, Alberta. ... Calgary Transit have recently introduced new SD-160 vehicles to complement their ageing original trains. ... This article is about light rail systems in general. ...


Downtown Commercial Core

Calgary's dense business area comprises the bulk of the downtown community. It is a core of modern, glassy skyscrapers, with perhaps less character and streetlife than many of the other downtown and inner city districts. Some of the tallest buildings in western Canada and indeed, a few of the tallest in the country are in Calgary. Many of the buildings are connected via a 16 km (10 mile) long network of elevated walkways and bridges. The system, known as the "+15" is the largest of its kind in the world. This is a list of the 10 tallest skyscrapers in the city of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. ... +15 sign and covered walkway The Plus 15 or +15 Skyway network in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is the worlds most extensive pedestrian skywalk system with a total length of 16 km (10 miles). ...


The area surrounding the Stephen Avenue Walk is Downtown Calgary's primary retail area. Stephen Avenue (8th Avenue SW) itself, is a pedestrian mall lined with stores, restaurants, cinemas, and drinking establishments. Immediately adjacent to the outdoor portion of Stephen Avenue is an indoor complex of three shopping malls. The malls, TD Square, Eaton Centre, and Scotia Centre span a number of city blocks. The luxury department store, Holt Renfrew is one of Eaton Centre's largest tenants. The street is also home to a number of galleries, restaurants, pubs, off-beat cinemas, and nightclubs. Other major attractions in the commercial core include the Devonian Gardens in TD Square, the Calgary Tower, the Art Gallery of Calgary, The Glenbow Museum, Olympic Plaza, The EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts, and the Telus Convention Centre. Founded as a hat shop in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, in 1837, by Irishman William Samuel Henderson, Holt Renfrew is a high-end Canadian department store often compared to the United States retailer Neiman Marcus. ... Calgary Tower Calgary Towers Glass Floor The Calgary Tower is a 190 metre free standing tower in downtown Calgary, Alberta, Canada. ... The Glenbow Museum is Western Canadas largest museum, with over 93,000 square feet of exhibition space in more than 20 galleries, showcasing a selection of the Glenbows collection of over a million objects. ... The EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts is an arts venue in Calgary, Alberta. ...


The commercial core is also divided into a number of districts. They include the Entertainment District/Stephen Avenue, The Olympic Plaza and Cultural District, and the Government District.


See also: List of upscale shopping districts This page discusses important shopping streets or districts by city. ...


 
 

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