Eastern promises

Big things are in store for East Victoria Park

What would you do if you had a chance to remake a large area of Calgary’s inner city to meet the needs of today?

That’s the opportunity the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) was given when it began redevelopment of the Rivers District along the Bow and Elbow Rivers near downtown.

First it tackled the Downtown East Village, but now the City of Calgary-owned corporation has turned its sights to East Victoria Park, in an effort to transform the area into a cultural, entertainment and residential hub.

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Eyes on the prize

2018 Stampede Rotary Dream Home evokes “Mad Men with a modern twist”

Now in its 23rd year of building the Stampede Rotary Dream Home, Homes by Avi’s 2018 version of the Stampede staple provides sophisticated glitz and glamour with a 1960s vibe.

“The theme is moody, elegant, mid-century modern,” said Christian Orme, Homes by Avi corporate marketing manager. White walls and natural light coming from expansive windows throughout offset the home’s gold and black highlights.

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This can be beautiful

HGTV Canada’s Tiffany Pratt brings energy and design expertise to the Calgary Fall Home Show

Designer, author, maker and HGTV Canada star Tiffany Pratt hits the main stage at the Calgary Fall Home Show this weekend, where she’ll wow audiences with her down-to-earth design savvy, while imparting tips for creating charismatic and colourful design style.

“I’m really going to be talking about transformation,” said Pratt. “Everyone is looking for change – they want to be inspired with colours or experience an update or have something new.”

Pratt will be walking show attendees through the process of creating beautiful spaces using simple DIY design projects and pops of colour. She will also be sharing the story of the year-long journey of design transformation she experienced while renovating her home in Toronto’s waterfront Beaches community.

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Love thy neighbour

Calgary Municipal Land Corp. and Calgary Stampede team up on Stampede Park

Already responsible for reshaping Calgary’s blighted East Village into one of the city’s most transformative neighbourhoods, Calgary Municipal Land Corp. (CMLC) is now teaming up with the Calgary Stampede to help energize plans for a “grander” Stampede Park.

Neighbours since CMLC began redeveloping the once-blighted east end, a newly signed memorandum of understanding will see the two companies collaborate on the advancement of Stampede Park’s master plan, including the redevelopment the languishing Victoria Park neighbourhood.

“It is a natural partnership,” said CMLC vice-president Susan Veres. “CMLC has a specialty in development and they have a specialty in operating a world-class venue and event, so why not help them (Stampede) with the realization of their master plan since [our] master plan is in full swing?” (more…)

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