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BACONFEST: What's on the horizon for Calgary as a city?

In celebration of renowned planner Ed Bacon, Calgary’s urban planning film festival returns for a fifth year. 

This year’s theme: how our natural environment and culture impact the physical form of the city. Each night promises compelling documentary screenings followed by thought-provoking conversation facilitated by Rollin Stanley, General Manager, Urban Strategy.
Admission is FREE; tickets available at the door. Seating is limited, so mark your calendar and arrive early!  For more info about this Urban Strategy film festival visit:

WHEN: Wednesday nights Jan 17 - Feb 2. Doors: 5:30pm. Films & discussion 6pm - 8pm
WHERE: John Dutton Theatre - 616 Macleod Trail SE (second floor)


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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downtown is evolving: Century Gardens PARK

Century Gardens Park is a recognized Calgary historic resource. It was developed in 1975 as an abstraction of the Rocky Mountains and Foothills, to celebrate Calgary’s Centennial.  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 completion expected in 2018; fencing is in place and the area will be closed off until project completion.  

Giving CG Park some love, 2005. 

Giving CG Park some love, 2005. 


Have any photos/stories of Century Gardens to share with us before it all changes?  Please send to !



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



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>>


Print version is mailed directly to DW residents and businesses.

YOU can contribute or advertise! One-time, or ongoing.  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.

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.