Don’t Get Taken for a Ride This Holiday Season
The holiday season -- and its usual round of office parties, New Year celebrations, and family get-togethers – is now upon us. Late nights, unpredictable weather, and perhaps a celebratory drink or two, mean that many of us will be leaving our car at home and seeking alternative modes of transport. Taxis, rideshare and limo services are a safe choice for traveling around our city. These services are regulated by The City of Calgary and must meet City safety standards before drivers can take passengers. “At The City, our number one priority is keeping passengers and drivers safe”, said Abdul Rafih, Chief Livery Inspector at The City of Calgary. For more tips on keeping safe this holiday season, visit Calgary.ca/taxi
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 >>
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 completion expected in 2018; fencing is in place and the area will be closed off until project completion. READ MORE HERE>>
Have any photos/stories of Century Gardens to share with us before it all changes? Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org !
DOWNTOWN PARKING MADE EASIER
Do your friends avoid coming to visit you in Downtown because of parking hassles?
It's not as bad as they think it is. Let them know about all the FREE parking evenings & weekends! Find accessible, affordable and convenient parking in downtown Calgary. Courtesy of calgarydowntown.com .
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>>
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>>
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.