Downtown West Community Association
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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downtown is evolving: Century Gardens PARK

Century Gardens Park is a recognized Calgary historic resource. It was developed in 1975 in the perhaps unfortunately-named Brutalist style as an abstraction of the nearby Rocky Mountains and Foothills, to celebrate Calgary’s Centennial.

This park has also long been a sort of Calgary sanctum for the artist-athletes who practice parkour.  Watch a heartfelt poetry/video tribute to Century Gardens here.

Now 40+ yrs old, the park’s mechanical and electrical equipment and some above-ground features are reaching the end of their lifecycle and need upgrading. The timing of these upgrades has also given Parks an opportunity to explore the space further and create a redevelopment plan for its overall use.  Construction begins late 2017 with expected completion in 2018. Fencing is in place and the construction area will be closed off until project completion. READ MORE HERE>>

If you have any great photos/stories of Century Gardens you'd like to share with us before it all changes, please send them to us at info@dwca.ca !


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Multi-Family Buildings Now DivertING Food/Yard Waste

As of Nov. 1, 2017, multi-family complexes like apartments and condos are required to separate food & yard waste from the garbage for composting or diversion. If your building does not have a food and yard waste program after Nov. 1, please ask your building owner or manager if they are setting up a program. GET DETAILS, LINKS, TIPS HERE >>


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What to Do in the Mountains in November

Craft beer, craft cocktails, ski races, and Santa Claus — here's a list from Avenue Calgary about what's going down in the mountains near Calgary this month. READ MORE>>


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SAIT's New Culinary Campus & Public Eatery in Downtown

The downtown crowd has a new spot to grab a bite. SAIT now offers The Tastemarket, a new 9,000 sq.ft. culinary campus at 444 7 Av SW.  It's both a student learning facility and a public eatery selling noodle bowls, salads, pastry, and flatbread, plus a charcuterie and wine bar.  Students make and serve the food and drinks.  READ MORE>>


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DOWNTOWN PARKING MADE EASIER

Do your friends avoid coming to visit you here in Downtown West because of all the parking hassles?  It's not as bad as they think. Let them know about the FREE parking evenings & weekends! Find accessible, affordable and convenient parking in downtown Calgary. Courtesy of calgarydowntown.com .


Photo: lexnight.com

Photo: lexnight.com

downtown WEST is evolving: VOGUE

"Vogue, a 35-storey, multi-use residential tower... has taken its place alongside midrise towers on 6th Avenue SW, adding the drama of 1930s art deco glamour, with strong vertical elements, a stone facade, a stepped back, ground-level public realm and a footprint that decreases towards the building’s crown."   READ MORE AT THE CALGARY HERALD>>


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THE OFFICIAL DWCA NEWSLETTER IS AVAILABLE ONLINE HERE

A print version is also mailed directly to DW residents and businesses.

YOU can contribute or advertise!  We encourage both.  HERE'S HOW.

311 Calgary - Easier Than Ever!

The City of Calgary has expanded 311 services through the 311 Calgary mobile app. With it, you can connect with The City anytime, anywhere. Using the 311 Calgary mobile app to submit a service request is fast and easy!  Available for iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad, Android.

There are three ways to learn about proper recycling or disposal of an item in Calgary.

There are three ways to learn about proper recycling or disposal of an item in Calgary.