Groundbreaking and Groceries

Groundbreaking and Groceries

A new $500 million development brings a community grocery store, convenience and other necessities of life to EV.  

On April 13, two key partners are breaking ground on a collaborative development project that gives East Villagers more of what we love – namely, an incredibly desirable place to live, with all the amenities residents will need close to home. 

The project – which will inject $500 million development dollars into Calgary’s struggling economy – is a collaboration between commercial real estate giant RioCan and Embassy BOSA, a major force in multifamily residential development here in Calgary.

Occupying a full city block, it comprises two spectacular residential towers totalling approximately 500+ 
condominium homes and an urban format ‘retail podium’ that brings 188,000 square feet of leasable retail space to the neighbourhood’s street level.

 

Extroverts Wanted

Extroverts Wanted

Do you like to spend time outdoors along RiverWalk and 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, are an avid user of technology and social media and enjoy attending a variety of festivals and events? If yes, then we want to hear from you!

Hello Gorgeous!

Hello Gorgeous!

In East Village, new retail is following hot on the heels of our new residents – some 600 people since last year! The Simmons, with its great food and coffee, is already the de facto community hangout. And in 2016, construction will begin on more new shops and services. But the leader and very first new service retailer in EV is the Merle Norman salon, which opened Saturday, March 5, in the FIRST condominium building at the corner of 6 Ave. and 5 St. SE.

Zoey's Sneak Peek of Studio Bell

Zoey's Sneak Peek of Studio Bell

I’d heard it was award-winning and had an inkling it would become an iconic part of Calgary’s skyline, but it wasn’t until I toured Studio Bell that I really got it. Studio Bell, a $191-million project set to open this summer in East Village, will be home to the National Music Centre as well as a stunning 300-seat performance space, three recording studio spaces, a new CKUA radio station, an education centre and classrooms, a Cafe Rosso coffee shop and the artfully restored King Eddy Hotel.

Calling all Artists: RiverWalk public art RFP now open

Calling all Artists: RiverWalk public art RFP now open

Ever dreamed of having your art installed on RiverWalk for all to see? Now's your next chance.

CMLC, the master developer of East Village, is inviting local artists to submit proposals for EV's temporary art exhibitions on the Jack and Jean Leslie RiverWalk. It's an opportunity to contribute to the character and identity of East Village, and to enjoy sharing your work with Calgarians for 24 months.

Ever dreamed of having your art installed on RiverWalk for all to see? Now's your next chance.

CMLC, the master developer of East Village, is inviting local artists to submit proposals for EV's temporary art exhibitions on the Jack and Jean Leslie RiverWalk. It's an opportunity to contribute to the character and identity of East Village, and to enjoy sharing your work with Calgarians for 24 months.fasfa

CSquare: A Cause (and place) for Celebration!

CSquare: A Cause (and place) for Celebration!

C-Square (short for Celebration Square) is an urban square built on a quirky piece of land in East Village that I’d never noticed before. Now, it’s an active, artistic public space that looks good day and night. The little plaza’s artfully crafted wooden benches, open spaces and veil of metal flags on 4th Street (Riverfront Lane) and 6th & 7th Avenues S.E. live right along the C-Train line. 

Enter the Hilton Hotel Name Game Contest and Win!

Enter the Hilton Hotel Name Game Contest and Win!

Want to score two nights accommodation at EV's new Hilton hotel AND two tickets to a Calgary Flames home game? Well, put your thinking cap on! You could be the winner of the Hilton Hotel Name Game by finding a name for the conference room in EV's new Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites Calgary Downtown. 

Submit your name idea for the new conference room on the EV Facebook page. The winner gets two nights’ accommodation at the hotel when it opens in 2016 (breakfast + Wi-Fi included) AND two tickets to a Flames home game.  

Thanks, Instagrammers!

Thanks, Instagrammers!

Seen the new EVE magazine yet? It’s full of stories about new residents moving in and new places opening up, from the Simmons building to St. Patrick’s Island. In our enthusiasm to show Calgarians’ enthusiasm for the city’s newest regional park, we ran a pictorial celebration made up of images from local Instagrammers – real life shots taken by people enjoying the park! Sadly we didn’t include the appropriate credit, and, strictly speaking, that runs counter to Instagram etiquette. We apologize for this oversight in use; please be assured that we won’t let this happen again. To all the Instagrammers whose shots we borrowed, thank you for your unique point of view. We’ll see you on the island! 

King Eddy Lives!

King Eddy Lives!

The iconic King Edward Hotel sign is back, and better than ever! Thanks to the meticulous restoration efforts made by the National Music Centre (NMC), Facet Group, and Neon Sales and Service, the glowing neon crest has been returned and affixed to the historic hotel. The giant sword and shield hangs at the corner of 9th Ave and 4th St SE, and will welcome music lovers once again when King Eddy’s doors reopen in conjunction with the National Music Centre in 2016.

Welcome Zoey!

Welcome Zoey!

We are excited to welcome Zoey Duncan, who will be documenting her experiencesas EV’s first Resident Ambassador over the next year. As a journalist, Zoey is accustomed to tracking down stories. But in her new role as EV’s social media storyteller, there will be no shortage of tales to tell. Today heralds the kick-off of Zoey’s 12 month Resident Ambassador gig as she moves into FRAM+Slokker’s ‘FIRST’. But settling into her digs at a brand new condo is just the beginning.

Festival Island

Festival Island

St. Patrick’s Island has only been open a matter of weeks, but one thing became clear at the official opening ceremony September 15. Not only is the new regional park already a beloved part of Calgary, it’s a heck of a place for a festival. The opening ceremony, attended by Mayor Nenshi, dignitaries and partners, celebrated several years of intensive restoration that have transformed St. Patrick’s Island from a neglected and overgrown no man’s land into an already much-appreciated public mecca. And the island showed off its brains along with its newfound beauty as the site of the Beakerhead Festival, a fusion of art and science that runs from September 16-20.