Welcome to the neighbourhood, @althotel!
The doors have now opened to 152 modern guest rooms, 3,400 sq. ft. of meeting space, an on-the-go food counter, and AltExpo – an artwork composed of #YYC photos from local artist @thelivingbreathingstreet. And in 2019, two restaurants will open in the hotel to amp up the food offerings for both Alt guests and East Villagers.
Who’s ready for a staycation?! 🙋♀️🙋♂️
Shop from and support local female entrepreneurs at the She[EMPOWERS] Christmas Market from December 14-16. The market will feature artisan wares, entertainment by female performers, and free workshops with topics ranging from sustainable fashion to jewelry-making.
This market is free to attend, but a donation to the Mustard Seed would be greatly appreciated 🧡
The holidays really are magical – at least on the painted windows of downtown #YYC they are! ❄️
The Northern Reflections Winter Window Exhibition by @buds_collective transforms city streets into an interactive urban gallery through an AR app, Augle.
Download the app today and start your scavenger hunt to see all 11 windows come to life!
Just hear those sleigh bells jingling, ring-ting-tingling too 🎶
Join your EV neighbours on Dec 1st for our annual Light Up the Square event! With wagon rides, carolers, cookies, and a visitor from the North Pole, you’ll be in the holiday spirit in no time 🎄
3:00-6:00 PM at 5th Street Square (7th Ave & 5th St SE)
🎶 G I V E A W A Y 🎶
Dust off your dancing shoes – this won’t be your typical night at the museum. The TONTO Edition of #StudioBell After Hours on November 16 will feature headliner @atribecalledred, pop-up bars, music experiments, interactives, an electronic music marketplace, and much more. Do you have your tickets yet? If not, you’re in luck – we have 2 pairs to give away.
Tag the friend who will bust a move with you on Nov 16th for a chance to win tickets 🎫 🎫
Someone pinch us – it still feels like a dream 😍
This library is a game-changer for our community, and we are mighty proud that this world-class facility calls East Village home.
📷 by @michaelgrimmphoto for @snohetta
Go on a building tour, get a coffee, flip through a magazine, play in the gaming area, record a song, drop into storytime, use a computer, admire the public art, read a book.
The list of things to do at the new Central Library is endless! Tag the friend you’ll bring with you to explore our community’s newest cultural amenity.
Photos: @neil_zee, courtesy of @calgarylibrary
Today’s the day. The new Central Library is a literary cornerstone for East Villagers, Calgarians, and visitors from around the world. We can’t wait for all the books that will be read, the community that will meet, and the creativity that will be inspired. #HelloCentral
1 day until NCL becomes the cultural and physical connector that will reunite #eastvillageyyc with the Calgary core.
2 days until awe-inspiring architecture.
Tip: make sure to put the prow and the oculus on your ‘must-see’ list. #NCLcountdown
3 days until all kinds of spaces for all kinds of people. Spaces for entrepreneurs and job hunters, for newcomers to Canada, for children, teens, techies, learners and dreamers. #NCLcountdown
4 days until seminars, performances, presentations, and programming for all ages. #NCLcountdown
5 days until public art installations (inside and outside) that are playful, inspiring and thought-provoking. #NCLcountdown
6 days until @lukescentrallibrary comes to life on levels 0 and 1. #NCLcountdown
7 days until books...and SO much more.
Our urban dog park is now open! We’re so excited that EV’s 4-legged residents have a place to meet up, ruff-house, and do some business 🐶
Come join us from 1-3PM tomorrow at our grand opening event, where we’ll have free dog park etiquette workshops and treats for both humans and pooches 🐾
Number one priority this week: taking advantage of this miracle patio weather ☀️🙌
Before ➡️ After
Eight years, two condo buildings, two restored heritage buildings and a library later...you could say 8th Ave SE is looking a bit different these days!
It’s that time of year when weekends mean gathering the crew around the TV for 🏈 and 🏒
@the.brewers.apprentice keeps 48 craft beers on tap, so you can always enjoy your favourite while watching the game.
Plus, when you fill your brew in an Eddy Crowler, all proceeds from the can go to the Yamnuska Wolf Dog Sanctuary! 🐺
Happy Thanksgiving weekend, #YYC! Enjoy time with loved ones, hot cups of coffee and beautiful autumn colours 🍂