DID YOU KNOW?
East Village sits on nearly 20 hectares in the heart of downtown Calgary between Fort Calgary and the downtown business core near City Hall. It hugs the Bow River on the north, and 9th Avenue S.E. on the south. Back in 1875 with the founding of the fort by the North-west Mounted Police, East Village was downtown in its entirety. Over the years, the area fell on hard times. The neighbourhood became known for its abandoned future and vacant lots. Since 2007, the changes have been dramatic, with $113 million in infrastructure improvements. Two major mixed-use residential projects with roughly 1,200 new condos have been announced and sales will commence in March with the opening of the East Village Experience Centre.