Condo project in Bridgeland is a welcomed sign of progress for Bucci Developments When Mike Bucci completes his Radius condo project in early 2019, it’s unlikely to be the end of his company’s love affair with The Bridges — a redevelopment in the north inner-city neighbourhood of Bridgeland. In fact, the vice-president development for Bucci […]

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Condo project in Bridgeland is a welcomed sign of progress for Bucci Developments When Mike Bucci completes his Radius condo project in early 2019, it’s unlikely to be the end of his company’s love affair with The Bridges — a redevelopment in the north inner-city neighbourhood of Bridgeland. In fact, the vice-president development for Bucci […]

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With new home starts down, inventories are stabilizing New home construction in the Calgary region continues to be negatively affected by a struggling economy that has slowed down the pace of activity in the past two years – and more of the same is expected this year. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp’s Richard Cho, principal […]

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With new home starts down, inventories are stabilizing New home construction in the Calgary region continues to be negatively affected by a struggling economy that has slowed down the pace of activity in the past two years – and more of the same is expected this year. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp’s Richard Cho, principal […]

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Three Calgarians breathe life into former convent A cool redesign is transforming a former convent in Calgary’s inner-city into a haven dedicated to seniors experiencing Alzheimer’s and dementia. Called Life House, the pilot project is the brainchild of Sano Stante, Cory Krygier, and Twyla Hayes, three Calgarians who are passionate about sustainably reshaping established Calgary […]

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Three Calgarians breathe life into former convent A cool redesign is transforming a former convent in Calgary’s inner-city into a haven dedicated to seniors experiencing Alzheimer’s and dementia. Called Life House, the pilot project is the brainchild of Sano Stante, Cory Krygier, and Twyla Hayes, three Calgarians who are passionate about sustainably reshaping established Calgary […]

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Mortgage company helps fight kidney disease with fundraising program Dave Kelly set out to help his friend raise money for charity in Lethbridge. But within a few months, his idea – the Kidney Mortgage, a fundraiser for the Kidney Foundation of Canada – had grown bigger than he ever imagined. “It started off as something […]

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Mortgage company helps fight kidney disease with fundraising program Dave Kelly set out to help his friend raise money for charity in Lethbridge. But within a few months, his idea – the Kidney Mortgage, a fundraiser for the Kidney Foundation of Canada – had grown bigger than he ever imagined. “It started off as something […]

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New mobile-friendly Home Buyer’s Guide helps educate and protect Alberta consumers A new resource from the Real Estate Council of Alberta provides a step-by-step guide to anyone thinking of buying a home in Alberta. The Home Buyer’s Guide, located online at www.homebuyersguidealberta.ca, gives Albertans a perspective unique to the province. Featuring a wealth of information […]

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New mobile-friendly Home Buyer’s Guide helps educate and protect Alberta consumers A new resource from the Real Estate Council of Alberta provides a step-by-step guide to anyone thinking of buying a home in Alberta. The Home Buyer’s Guide, located online at www.homebuyersguidealberta.ca, gives Albertans a perspective unique to the province. Featuring a wealth of information […]

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Landed immigrants see home ownership as the key to success For new Canadians, Andres Gutierrez and Isabel Echavarria, becoming real estate savvy in an unfamiliar country took persistence and bucket loads of determination. The couple, who work for the Canadian Red Cross, moved to Calgary from Columbia eight years ago via Montreal. Their goal was […]

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Landed immigrants see home ownership as the key to success For new Canadians, Andres Gutierrez and Isabel Echavarria, becoming real estate savvy in an unfamiliar country took persistence and bucket loads of determination. The couple, who work for the Canadian Red Cross, moved to Calgary from Columbia eight years ago via Montreal. Their goal was […]

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How to welcome spring when you live on an acreage John Paulsen has lived on his five-and-a-quarter acres in Springbank for more than two decades. “It was always my dream to live on an acreage.” And he made that dream come true when he designed and built his home in Springbank, after living in Calgary’s […]

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How to welcome spring when you live on an acreage John Paulsen has lived on his five-and-a-quarter acres in Springbank for more than two decades. “It was always my dream to live on an acreage.” And he made that dream come true when he designed and built his home in Springbank, after living in Calgary’s […]

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Every time you turn around, a new tech gadget hits the market. Understandably, it’s hard to keep up. So, here’s a look at four of the coolest gadgets on the market right now, from an elegantly simple power-saving plug, to a funky retro telephone with high-tech innards. Every product featured in this story is available in Canada, either […]

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Every time you turn around, a new tech gadget hits the market. Understandably, it’s hard to keep up. So, here’s a look at four of the coolest gadgets on the market right now, from an elegantly simple power-saving plug, to a funky retro telephone with high-tech innards. Every product featured in this story is available in Canada, either […]

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The Green Line LRT team has been evaluating alignment options in the Beltline since early last year. We began with more than a dozen options and, through several phases of evaluation, narrowed those options down to two: 12 Avenue S Surface, and 12 Avenue S Tunnel + Surface, shown in the graphics below.

12 Avenue S Surface
12 Avenue Tunnel + Surface

Over the course of our detailed evaluation, we’ve discovered significant technical and operational considerations for the alignment east of 4 St S.E. (the East Victoria Park area). As a result, we have been considering alternative options to connect the Green Line from the Beltline to the Ramsay/Inglewood area.
Considerations include:
  • Victoria Park redevelopment -Canada Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) is currently developing its Rivers District Masterplan, which includes potential Calgary Next facilities and consideration of future Olympic infrastructure . The Green Line will be part of these discussions to ensure the LRT supports the future area transportation network to best serve Calgarians who travel by foot, bike, bus or car
  • Travel times – The alignment to the north of the Victoria Park Transit Centre would result in slower travel times for Calgarians, and costly wear and tear on LRT vehicles due to very tight turns
  • Existing transit operations – Operations of the Victoria Park Transit Centre would be significantly impeded by a Green Line alignment around the north side of the facility, impacting transit service reliability throughout the city
  • Budget –The Green Line does not have the budget to re-locate the Victoria Park Transit Centre, so the team is exploring alignment options that do not require the relocation. The team has also explored a tunnel option through Beltline and under MacDonald Avenue SE. This option, while technically feasible, has been removed from consideration due to cost.

The City of Calgary’s Green Line team is now exploring the option of a street-level LRT on MacDonald Avenue SE to address the challenges created by the original 12 Avenue options. The MacDonald Avenue SE options are:
12 Avenue S Surface – MacDonald Ave
12 Avenue Tunnel + Surface – MacDonald Ave

The City will present these four alignment options to City Council’s Transportation and Transit Committee on March 15, 2017. After further evaluation, we intend to take a single recommended alignment to City Committee and Council later this spring.

We are committed to working with the communities to determine how the Green Line on MacDonald Avenue SE could best be integrated into the neighbourhood to create connections and build community spaces, if this option moves forward.

There are a number of opportunities to get involved:

  • The City will continue to meet with the Ramsay community association and homeowners whose properties could be impacted
  • Join us at a public meeting on March 2, 2017, at 6 p.m. at The Hemmingway Room of The Commons, 1206 20 Ave SE. This presentation will be a preview of the update the Green Line team will provide to City Committee on March 15, which will include:
    • An overview of our evaluation and how we arrived at the MacDonald Avenue SE option
    • An overview of the trade-offs of each option
    • An outline of the next steps in the evaluation and decision process 

We will provide more opportunities for public and community involvement this spring. Watch Calgary.ca/GreenLine for more information about other upcoming opportunities to get involved.

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The Green Line LRT team has been evaluating alignment options in the Beltline since early last year. We began with more than a dozen options and, through several phases of evaluation, narrowed those options down to two: 12 Avenue S Surface, and 12 Avenue S Tunnel + Surface, shown in the graphics below.

12 Avenue S Surface
12 Avenue Tunnel + Surface

Over the course of our detailed evaluation, we’ve discovered significant technical and operational considerations for the alignment east of 4 St S.E. (the East Victoria Park area). As a result, we have been considering alternative options to connect the Green Line from the Beltline to the Ramsay/Inglewood area.
Considerations include:
  • Victoria Park redevelopment -Canada Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) is currently developing its Rivers District Masterplan, which includes potential Calgary Next facilities and consideration of future Olympic infrastructure . The Green Line will be part of these discussions to ensure the LRT supports the future area transportation network to best serve Calgarians who travel by foot, bike, bus or car
  • Travel times – The alignment to the north of the Victoria Park Transit Centre would result in slower travel times for Calgarians, and costly wear and tear on LRT vehicles due to very tight turns
  • Existing transit operations – Operations of the Victoria Park Transit Centre would be significantly impeded by a Green Line alignment around the north side of the facility, impacting transit service reliability throughout the city
  • Budget –The Green Line does not have the budget to re-locate the Victoria Park Transit Centre, so the team is exploring alignment options that do not require the relocation. The team has also explored a tunnel option through Beltline and under MacDonald Avenue SE. This option, while technically feasible, has been removed from consideration due to cost.

The City of Calgary’s Green Line team is now exploring the option of a street-level LRT on MacDonald Avenue SE to address the challenges created by the original 12 Avenue options. The MacDonald Avenue SE options are:
12 Avenue S Surface – MacDonald Ave
12 Avenue Tunnel + Surface – MacDonald Ave

The City will present these four alignment options to City Council’s Transportation and Transit Committee on March 15, 2017. After further evaluation, we intend to take a single recommended alignment to City Committee and Council later this spring.

We are committed to working with the communities to determine how the Green Line on MacDonald Avenue SE could best be integrated into the neighbourhood to create connections and build community spaces, if this option moves forward.

There are a number of opportunities to get involved:

  • The City will continue to meet with the Ramsay community association and homeowners whose properties could be impacted
  • Join us at a public meeting on March 2, 2017, at 6 p.m. at The Hemmingway Room of The Commons, 1206 20 Ave SE. This presentation will be a preview of the update the Green Line team will provide to City Committee on March 15, which will include:
    • An overview of our evaluation and how we arrived at the MacDonald Avenue SE option
    • An overview of the trade-offs of each option
    • An outline of the next steps in the evaluation and decision process 

We will provide more opportunities for public and community involvement this spring. Watch Calgary.ca/GreenLine for more information about other upcoming opportunities to get involved.

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Canmore’s Spring Creek aims to give seniors care options in a resort-like setting Having to leave your home and the community you love, when it comes time to downsize or when you need extra care, is one of the worst things about aging. While even the most grandiose new communities try to tick all the […]

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Canmore’s Spring Creek aims to give seniors care options in a resort-like setting Having to leave your home and the community you love, when it comes time to downsize or when you need extra care, is one of the worst things about aging. While even the most grandiose new communities try to tick all the […]

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