Sign up for Paperless Assessment Notices

New this year, The City of Calgary is offering Calgarians the option of going paperless when the 2020 Assessment notices are mailed on Jan. 2.

Property owners can opt to have their assessment notice delivered to their secure account instead of a pos…

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New this year, The City of Calgary is offering Calgarians the option of going paperless when the 2020 Assessment notices are mailed on Jan. 2.

Property owners can opt to have their assessment notice delivered to their secure account instead of a pos…

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Calgary kicks off #BuyLocalYYC to support local businesses

Calgary ­­– To support local businesses and economic recovery as part of Calgary’s Comeback, The City of Calgary is launching #BuyLocalYYC to remind Calgarians to shop and spend locally and show their Calgary roots with pride.

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Calgary ­­– To support local businesses and economic recovery as part of Calgary’s Comeback, The City of Calgary is launching #BuyLocalYYC to remind Calgarians to shop and spend locally and show their Calgary roots with pride.

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Mayor’s Urban Design Awards Winners Announced

The City of Calgary announced the 2019 Mayor’s Urban Design Award (MUDA) winners at a gala celebration held at the Calgary Central Library Oct. 24, 2019. Every two years, The City of Calgary acknowledges the important contributions of designers, …

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The City of Calgary announced the 2019 Mayor’s Urban Design Award (MUDA) winners at a gala celebration held at the Calgary Central Library Oct. 24, 2019. Every two years, The City of Calgary acknowledges the important contributions of designers, …

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Entries now accepted for The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize

Calgary – Entries are now being accepted for The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize.

This prestigious prize is one of the awards given as part of The Calgary Awards, which recognizes outstanding achievements and contributions by individuals and organizations in the community. The Book Prize is awarded in honour of acclaimed Calgary writer W.O. Mitchell and recognizes literary achievement by Calgary authors. Established in 1996, the Book Prize is coordinated through a partnership between The City of Calgary and the Writers’ Guild of Alberta. The winning author will receive a $5,000 cash prize.

The main eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • The book’s publication date must be in 2019.
  • The author must have lived in Calgary for a minimum of two years, as of Dec. 31, 2019.
  • The following types of writing are eligible: fiction, poetry, non-fiction, children’s literature, drama and self-published works.

The deadline for submissions is Dec. 31, 2019.

The book prize recipient will be announced at The Calgary Awards in June 2020. In 2019 the recipient was Marcello Di Cintio for Pay No Heed to the Rockets: Palestine in the Present Tense.

Additional eligibility criteria and submission guidelines for The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize is available at calgary.ca/calgaryawards or at writersguild.ca

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Calgary – Entries are now being accepted for The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize.

This prestigious prize is one of the awards given as part of The Calgary Awards, which recognizes outstanding achievements and contributions by individuals and organizations in the community. The Book Prize is awarded in honour of acclaimed Calgary writer W.O. Mitchell and recognizes literary achievement by Calgary authors. Established in 1996, the Book Prize is coordinated through a partnership between The City of Calgary and the Writers’ Guild of Alberta. The winning author will receive a $5,000 cash prize.

The main eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • The book’s publication date must be in 2019.
  • The author must have lived in Calgary for a minimum of two years, as of Dec. 31, 2019.
  • The following types of writing are eligible: fiction, poetry, non-fiction, children’s literature, drama and self-published works.

The deadline for submissions is Dec. 31, 2019.

The book prize recipient will be announced at The Calgary Awards in June 2020. In 2019 the recipient was Marcello Di Cintio for Pay No Heed to the Rockets: Palestine in the Present Tense.

Additional eligibility criteria and submission guidelines for The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize is available at calgary.ca/calgaryawards or at writersguild.ca

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Cannabis edibles will soon be available in Calgary

As we near the one-year anniversary of the date that recreational cannabis became legal across Canada, the market is now preparing for the introduction of new kinds of cannabis products. They include:

Cannabis edibles (candy, baked goods, beverage…

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As we near the one-year anniversary of the date that recreational cannabis became legal across Canada, the market is now preparing for the introduction of new kinds of cannabis products. They include:

Cannabis edibles (candy, baked goods, beverage…

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Federal political parties answers now posted on YYC Matters

Calgary – Today, The City of Calgary updated yycmatters.ca with the answers asked to the major federal political parties about issues that affect Calgary’s future.

On Sept. 12, the survey was sent to the five parties with candidates in Ca…

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Calgary – Today, The City of Calgary updated yycmatters.ca with the answers asked to the major federal political parties about issues that affect Calgary’s future.

On Sept. 12, the survey was sent to the five parties with candidates in Ca…

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Civic Services Holiday Hours: Thanksgiving weekend 2019

We’re adjusting our hours of operation for Thanksgiving on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019.

Transit and Parking

Calgary Transit
 
Calgary Transit will adjust service for the Thanksgiving weekend, Saturday, Oct. 12 through Monday, Oct. 14. They will be running Sunday level of service on Monday, Oct. 14 along with normal weekend service. On Saturday, Oct. 12 the Blue Line will be closed between 69 Street and Sirocco Stations. Shuttle buses will replace CTrain service between the closed stations, with buses running every ten minutes. For more information on fares, schedules and updates please visit calgarytransit.com or @calgarytransit.

Parking
On-street parking is free on Oct. 14 and holiday rates will be in effect at select Calgary Parking Authority surface lots and parkades. Regular rates will be in effect at the Calgary Zoo, TELUS Spark and Heritage Park. Holiday rates are listed on the parking locations map or at calgaryparking.com.

Recreation Services

Free public skating. Strap on skates and enjoy a free skate from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 14 at:

  • Ernie Starr Arena (4808 14 Avenue S.E.)
  • Frank McCool Arena (1900 Lake Bonavista Drive S.E.)
  • Murray Copot Arena (6727 Centre Street N.W.)
  • Optimist and George Blunden Arenas (5020 26 Avenue S.W.)
  • Rose Kohn and Jimmy Condon Arenas (502 Heritage Drive S.W.)
  • Shouldice Arena (1515 Home Road N.W.)
  • Stu Hendry and Henry Viney Arenas (814 13 Avenue N.E.)
  • Stu Peppard Arena (5300 19th Street S.W.)

Golfing activities are available Saturday, Oct. 12 and 13:

  • Kids (6-17 yrs) golf for free with paid adult, from 9:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Lakeview and McCall Par 3 golf courses.
  • Enjoy a beer and a bucket of balls for $10, from 10 a.m. to close, at Confederation, McCall and Shaganappi golf courses

The following golf courses are scheduled to be open, weather permitting:

  • Confederation
  • Lakeview
  • Maple Ridge
  • McCall Lake
  • Shaganappi

Visit calgary.ca/golf or call 311 for hours of operation.

Southland Leisure Centre and Village Square Leisure Centre are open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Southland Leisure Centre’s arena will offer Sticks, Pucks and Rings from noon to 1:30 p.m. and public skating from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Regular admission applies.
  • Village Square Leisure Centre’s arena will offer Sticks, Pucks and Rings from 1:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. and public skating from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Regular admission applies.

All of the Aquatic, Recreation & Fitness Centres are closed on Monday, Oct. 14. They are:

  • Acadia Aquatic & Fitness Centre
  • Beltline Aquatic & Fitness Centre
  • Bob Bahan Aquatic & Fitness Centre
  • Canyon Meadows Aquatic & Fitness Centre
  • Inglewood Aquatic Centre
  • Killarney Aquatic & Recreation Centre
  • Renfrew Aquatic & Recreation Centre
  • Shouldice Aquatic Centre
  • Sir Winston Churchill Aquatic & Recreation Centre
  • Thornhill Aquatic & Recreation Centre

Art Centres: North Mount Pleasant and Wildflower Arts Centres are closed.

Calgary Soccer Centre, Arenas & Athletic Parks are open for advanced bookings only.

Landfill hours

The City’s three sanitary landfill sites, East Calgary, Shepard, and the Spyhill landfill, are open on Thanksgiving Monday. Please check online for hours of operations.

Other City facilities hours and closures 

All City of Calgary administrative buildings, including City Hall, will be closed on Monday, Oct. 14.

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We’re adjusting our hours of operation for Thanksgiving on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019.

Transit and Parking

Calgary Transit
 
Calgary Transit will adjust service for the Thanksgiving weekend, Saturday, Oct. 12 through Monday, Oct. 14. They will be running Sunday level of service on Monday, Oct. 14 along with normal weekend service. On Saturday, Oct. 12 the Blue Line will be closed between 69 Street and Sirocco Stations. Shuttle buses will replace CTrain service between the closed stations, with buses running every ten minutes. For more information on fares, schedules and updates please visit calgarytransit.com or @calgarytransit.

Parking
On-street parking is free on Oct. 14 and holiday rates will be in effect at select Calgary Parking Authority surface lots and parkades. Regular rates will be in effect at the Calgary Zoo, TELUS Spark and Heritage Park. Holiday rates are listed on the parking locations map or at calgaryparking.com.

Recreation Services

Free public skating. Strap on skates and enjoy a free skate from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 14 at:

  • Ernie Starr Arena (4808 14 Avenue S.E.)
  • Frank McCool Arena (1900 Lake Bonavista Drive S.E.)
  • Murray Copot Arena (6727 Centre Street N.W.)
  • Optimist and George Blunden Arenas (5020 26 Avenue S.W.)
  • Rose Kohn and Jimmy Condon Arenas (502 Heritage Drive S.W.)
  • Shouldice Arena (1515 Home Road N.W.)
  • Stu Hendry and Henry Viney Arenas (814 13 Avenue N.E.)
  • Stu Peppard Arena (5300 19th Street S.W.)

Golfing activities are available Saturday, Oct. 12 and 13:

  • Kids (6-17 yrs) golf for free with paid adult, from 9:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Lakeview and McCall Par 3 golf courses.
  • Enjoy a beer and a bucket of balls for $10, from 10 a.m. to close, at Confederation, McCall and Shaganappi golf courses

The following golf courses are scheduled to be open, weather permitting:

  • Confederation
  • Lakeview
  • Maple Ridge
  • McCall Lake
  • Shaganappi

Visit calgary.ca/golf or call 311 for hours of operation.

Southland Leisure Centre and Village Square Leisure Centre are open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Southland Leisure Centre’s arena will offer Sticks, Pucks and Rings from noon to 1:30 p.m. and public skating from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Regular admission applies.
  • Village Square Leisure Centre’s arena will offer Sticks, Pucks and Rings from 1:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. and public skating from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Regular admission applies.

All of the Aquatic, Recreation & Fitness Centres are closed on Monday, Oct. 14. They are:

  • Acadia Aquatic & Fitness Centre
  • Beltline Aquatic & Fitness Centre
  • Bob Bahan Aquatic & Fitness Centre
  • Canyon Meadows Aquatic & Fitness Centre
  • Inglewood Aquatic Centre
  • Killarney Aquatic & Recreation Centre
  • Renfrew Aquatic & Recreation Centre
  • Shouldice Aquatic Centre
  • Sir Winston Churchill Aquatic & Recreation Centre
  • Thornhill Aquatic & Recreation Centre

Art Centres: North Mount Pleasant and Wildflower Arts Centres are closed.

Calgary Soccer Centre, Arenas & Athletic Parks are open for advanced bookings only.

Landfill hours

The City’s three sanitary landfill sites, East Calgary, Shepard, and the Spyhill landfill, are open on Thanksgiving Monday. Please check online for hours of operations.

Other City facilities hours and closures 

All City of Calgary administrative buildings, including City Hall, will be closed on Monday, Oct. 14.

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Voting now open for the Mayor’s Urban Design Awards People’s Choice category

Calgarians are invited to cast their vote for their selection in the People’s Choice category of the Mayor’s Urban Design Awards (MUDA). The City of Calgary wants to know what Calgarians think and through the People Choice Award, Calgarians…

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Calgarians are invited to cast their vote for their selection in the People’s Choice category of the Mayor’s Urban Design Awards (MUDA). The City of Calgary wants to know what Calgarians think and through the People Choice Award, Calgarians…

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PSA: Free Mayor’s Urban Design Award public lecture on Oct. 4

The City of Calgary is hosting a free keynote lecture, as part of the Mayor’s Urban Design Awards (MUDA) festivities, this Friday at the City Building Design Lab. Architect John Shreve will provide an overview on the changing role of sports and c…

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The City of Calgary is hosting a free keynote lecture, as part of the Mayor’s Urban Design Awards (MUDA) festivities, this Friday at the City Building Design Lab. Architect John Shreve will provide an overview on the changing role of sports and c…

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PSA: Free City-hosted Home Improvement Information Sessions on Oct. 5

Start your home improvement projects off on the right foot. This Saturday, Oct. 5 from noon to 3 p.m., The City is hosting a drop-in community information session at the new Calgary Central Library. Catch a presentation or talk directly with City exper…

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Start your home improvement projects off on the right foot. This Saturday, Oct. 5 from noon to 3 p.m., The City is hosting a drop-in community information session at the new Calgary Central Library. Catch a presentation or talk directly with City exper…

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2019 Census Results Released

The latest census data released today by The City of Calgary shows Calgary’s population at 1,285,711 up 18,367 from the previous year. This is an increase of 1.45 per cent.

“Calgary is experiencing stable net migration in spite of a slow…

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The latest census data released today by The City of Calgary shows Calgary’s population at 1,285,711 up 18,367 from the previous year. This is an increase of 1.45 per cent.

“Calgary is experiencing stable net migration in spite of a slow…

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Labour Day long weekend road closures: What you need to know

Motorists are being advised of the following road/lane closures for Friday, Aug. 30 – Tuesday, Sept. 3:

Southwest closures

Aug. 31 from 2 a.m. until 10 p.m.: 11 Avenue S.W. will be reduced to a single lane between 11 Street S.W. and …

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Motorists are being advised of the following road/lane closures for Friday, Aug. 30 – Tuesday, Sept. 3:

Southwest closures

Aug. 31 from 2 a.m. until 10 p.m.: 11 Avenue S.W. will be reduced to a single lane between 11 Street S.W. and …

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