Contender for the trendiest neighbourhood in Calgary, the East Village
has been a hub of investment and entrepreneurship. The design of this urban village, complete with innovative parks, heritage buildings and public art programming brings an eclectic mix to celebrate what was once Calgary’s oldest neighbourhood. Highlights of this hot neighbourhood include:
• New Central Library
is Calgary’s newest landmark designed by Snøhetta of Oslo/New York and Calgary’s DIALOG. 240,000 square feet of space, the $245 million project brings a futuristic look to a historic neighbourhood.
• Studio Bell
, Home of the National Music Centre celebrates music in Canada with three Canadian music halls of fames, plus an impressive collection of instruments and artifacts spanning more than 450 years. In July 2018, Studio Bell reopened the iconic King Eddy as a restaurant, bar and music venue. Established in 1905, the King Edward Hotel was Calgary’s second oldest hotel and the longest operating bar and hotel when it closed in 2004.
• The historic Simmons Building
is restored, and houses several locally run businesses: Charbar
, Rooftop Bar @ Simmons
, Alley Burger, as well as a hyperlocal bakery, Sidewalk Citizen
and local coffee roasters Phil & Sebastian
• A new Le Germain property Alt Hotel Calgary
will be opening fall 2018 featuring eco-friendly comfort within sleek urban spaces. Rooms are available at the same affordable rate, every day, all year round.
• Revitalized St. Patrick’s Island
, a 31-acre urban oasis with a picnic grove, natural playground and fishing cove.