Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Calgary’s Centre City shines despite flood impacts

It’s hard to believe flood waters breached the banks of the Elbow and Bow Rivers spilling into our city’s core less than a year ago. Despite this, Centre City proved resilient and has shined through as a livable, thriving and caring core.

Today we’re pleased to release the Centre City Annual Update and share with Calgarians some of the 2013 achievements from the collaborative efforts of City of Calgary business units, community members and industry partners.

The work being undertaken in the core is directed by the Council approved Centre City Plan (2007).

Some of the highlights include the 7th Street SW cycle track that opened to cyclists with 1,160 daily bicycle trips in the first two months, installment of Luminous Crossing at the gateway stations along the 7th Avenue Transit Corridor and development of the new Central Library. Results of the 2013 Centre City Perception Survey reveal 91 per cent of Centre City residents feel the core is a desirable place to live. Indeed, the past year has shown us that we have much to celebrate about our beloved Centre City.

Calgarians can view the Centre City Annual Update online.

For more information about centre city planning and implementation, visit

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