EAST Crew Wanted!

EAST Crew Wanted!

Do you like to spend time outdoors along RiverWalk and on St. Patrick’s Island? Do you feel a sense of accomplishment when you see an event come together? Do you have a knack for spotting trends and enjoy attending a variety of festivals and events? If yes, then we want to hear from you! 

East Village Heats Up in 2019

East Village Heats Up in 2019

Are we the only ones shaken by the fact that it’s almost March? If you’re the person still dating your documents with the year 2018, we know you feel us on this one. The first couple months of 2019 have blown by faster than the -30 wind chill on our faces. But even though we can’t predict the weather, or what date you can stop wearing three layers of pants, we can say that things will be heating up in East Village, with a 100% chance of really exciting progress. Read on to see what’s in the forecast for the rest of the year!

The East Village Guide to High Performance Rodeo

The East Village Guide to High Performance Rodeo

Saddle up and hold onto your hats! Nope, it’s not Stampede just yet – an entirely different kind of rodeo is taking over the city from January 9-27th. High Performance Rodeo (HPR) by One Yellow Rabbit is back for its 33rd year, bringing a 19-day festival of theatre, music, dance and multidisciplinary art to Calgarians.

Whether you’re a dedicated festival-goer or first-time Rodeo attendee, we want you to make the most of HPR and everything that comes with it. Need a dinner recommendation for before the show? Let us help you with that. Looking to amp up your arts and culture quotient? We’ve got some suggestions.

10 Things To Do in EV this Holiday Season

10 Things To Do in EV this Holiday Season

The Michael Buble holiday album is on repeat. You’ve dug your ugly Christmas sweater out of storage. You’ve started making lists and checking them twice: all the presents to buy, cookies to bake, Christmas markets to visit and movies to watch. It can be a hectic time, but we’re here to make things easier with our round-up of East Village holiday happenings that are sure to get you in the spirit of the season.

New Central Library Opens in One Week!

New Central Library Opens in One Week!

When Calgary’s new Central Library opens its doors on November 1st, another chapter will be complete in the East Village master plan, and a new era of EV living will begin. Residents’ book collections will grow by hundreds of thousands. There will be another spot to pick up lunch and coffee, and more ways than ever to connect with community.

To mark the library’s 7-day countdown, we’ve called out our top 7 NCL highlights. Read on, and tell us what you’re most looking forward to at the new Central Library!

Fall Into East Village

Fall Into East Village

Summer came and went in Calgary faster than roll cakes fly off the shelves at Mari Bakeshop – and that’s really fast. But we refuse to let mother nature take autumn away from us when we haven’t even sipped a pumpkin spiced latte yet. Before we blink and fall is officially gone, take advantage of crunchy leaf walks and all the cozy goodness autumn has to offer. We’ve lined up a how-to guide for spending the perfect fall day in EV – scroll down, get out that plaid flannel shirt, and start making plans!

More Riverside Restaurants On The Way

More Riverside Restaurants On The Way

An exciting and unique riverside project broke ground in East Village today. Construction is now officially underway for XYC Design + Development's M2 – a mixed-use development that will become next-door neighbour to community staple, the Simmons building. The project will bring more dining options to RiverWalkers, plus office space and residential.

Corridor of Connection

Corridor of Connection

The east side is getting a lot more artsy! The most recent addition to our Art in the Public Realm Program will bring a painted mural to the walls of the 4th St. SE Underpass.

'Corridor of Connection' is a vibrant artwork by local artist Michelle Hoogveld that tells a visual story of the history and imagined future of EV and east Victoria Park – the communities that are connected by the underpass.

EV Junction Opens May Long Weekend

EV Junction Opens May Long Weekend

Ready for round two? East Village Junction is back and better than ever for 2018! Our pop-up retail container park debuted last summer, turning an empty lot next to Studio Bell into a thriving cultural corner, the likes of which Calgarians had never seen before. Now we’re gearing up to do it all again, bringing back some retailer favourites from last summer plus an exciting new mix of container-dwellers.

Go Canada Go!

Go Canada Go!

What’s the best part about the Olympics? Some say the athleticism, others say the ceremonies – we think it’s the Games’ ability to bring people together. So with the Olympic spirit in heart and mind, we decided to bring our favourite part of this international sporting event to East Village; not through sport (you won’t be seeing any ski slopes in the community) but with our Olympics wishing wall.

EV's Future-Proof Parkade

EV's Future-Proof Parkade

East Village is looking ahead with 20/20 vision: a future-forward parkade is scheduled to be completed in the neighbourhood in fall 2020. This isn’t just any old run-of-the-mill parkade though. The 5-level building has been designed to allow for full structure conversion, and will feature an innovation centre for Calgarians.

Verve Condo Tops Off

Verve Condo Tops Off

East Village is one step closer to welcoming new residents later this year! Today, community developer partner FRAM+Slokker marked the ‘topping off’ of their 25-storey condominium tower, “Verve”. This construction milestone is another important step forward in the residential development of the neighbourhood, which will eventually be home 11,000 residents.