Welcome home to East Village, N3 residents – we’ve been waiting for you! But thankfully not for too long, since it was only 17 months ago that the N3 project broke ground. Now, in Spring 2017, condo owners have just finished moving into their new homes at 4th St and 8th Ave SE.
Every Thursday through Sunday (and holiday Mondays), starting June 1 and going right through to October 1, 12 retailers—including lululemon, Dor-Bel International Fine Foods, Rath Bicycle Sales & Rentals and Modern Menswear—will set up shop inside modified eight foot by twenty foot shipping containers. Each container shop will be fitted out with a glass storefront and fully customized inside and out, making each stop a unique shopping experience.
We are recruiting motivated individuals to fill several positions on our Event Activation and Street Team (E.A.S.T.) crew. This outgoing group of go-getters helps to execute the numerous events and programs that take place in and around East Village.
We’ve done the opera. We’ve done festivals. We’ve done theatre, fashion shows and food trucks. Lately we’ve been dreaming up the next big thing for EV. Here’s what we’re thinking: a pop-up retail park.
At Confluence Plaza on SPI, we've installed a curling sheet that'll have you ready for the Scotties or Brier in no time. The single sheet of synthetic ice is 10.7m x 2m, but don't be fooled - it acts like real, slippery ice! It's the perfect surface for sliding your rocks towards the house for a win. There are eight rocks that you can divvy up into teams, or use solo to hone your skills.
The East Village highlight reel for 2016 is truly unforgettable – it includes drama and art, green space and great architecture. From marking major milestones to celebrating daily life, EV revelled in a literal and figurative groundbreaking year. Today, East Village is burgeoning with places to stay, places to play, and places to indulge in a little pampering. Gardens bloom, music soars, and new art greets neighbours and visitors. With each tick of the to-do list, Calgary’s blossoming urban village becomes ever more neighbourly and ever more grown up.
My year as East Village Resident Ambassador is over! The end of a busy, beautiful, life-altering year is, naturally, kind of a bummer. But mostly I’m overcome with gratitude for everything I got to experience in East Village and excitement about what the future holds for this neighbourhood. As I’ve looked back at the past year I’ve tried to distill my time as an East Villager. What does “East Village living” even mean? From my perspective, it can be summed up with three major themes.
We wanted to make sure that Zoey would come back soon to visit, so we’re giving her an EV Stay ‘n’ Play package to bring her back into our neck of the woods! You could win the exact same Stay ‘n’ Play package by following along with our scavenger hunt on Thursday, September 29.