Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Join the Fun! Making stations places: block by block

The City is inviting Calgarian's of all ages to use their imaginations and creativity to play with an iconic toy that will help turn stations into places.

In an effort to design communities that require less time behind the wheel of a car, you're invited to show us what you think Transit Oriented Development (TOD) could look like by building miniature communities using LEGO building blocks.

Transit oriented development (TOD) is a walkable, mixed-use form of community development located within a 600m radius of a Calgary Transit Station (LRT or BRT), creating convenient, accessible and vibrant neighbourhoods for residents and visitors.

Our first of several TOD events scheduled throughout the summer attracted hundreds of 'builders' and observers, and no two designs were alike.

Remember participants are free to create anything they want within the height restrictions  on the model.

Bring your family out for an afternoon of fun and learning at our ‘Making Stations Places, Block by Block’ events listed below.

Upcoming events:

  • July 21 (Market Mall 10:00 - 6:00 p.m.)
  • July 22nd (Kensington Sun and Salsa Festival)
  • July 26-29 (Calgary Folk Music Festival)
  • August 4th (Inglewood Sun Fest)
  • August 11 (Colombia Day in Stanley Park)
  • August 12th (Marda Gras)
  • August 24-26 (Expo Latino at Prince's Island Park)

For more information about this event, further events like it this summer or to learn more about TOD, visit www.calgary.ca/todplanning or call 3-1-1. For more information on the TOD long-term growth plan, please go to Calgary.ca/mdp. 

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