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Victoria Park is...

Historic, Urban and Thriving. Victoria Park is a place to shop, to dine and to enjoy a night out.

 

Stroll down First Street and find yourself immersed in vibrant shops, restaurants and cafés. Enjoy independent retailers and the unique wares they have to offer.  Discover a rich heritage and the unique people that foster this energetic community.

 

Victoria Park is this and more. Victoria Park is Urban Calgary.

Upcoming Events
Announcements
September 8, 2014
The City of Calgary, in partnership with the Business Revitalization Zone which you belong to, wants to hear from you in regards to what services are being delivered, how you value those services and what could be done to increase value to your business.   We are also very interested in how BRZ’s and the City of Calgary can work together to make our city more vibrant and engaging. 
August 29, 2014
If you have great ideas for improving the Beltline Community, the time to share them is almost up! Submit your great ideas before the end of September 2014.    Whether you're a business, or just a resident, or even just a frequent visitor, we want to know what can be done to make the area a more special place to visit. If you want to see a better pedestrian environment, tell us how we can make that happen. If you want to see more events and things to do, tell us what those are!   We want to make Beltline a hotspot for you. 
July 23, 2014
If you have great ideas for improving the Beltline Community, the time to share them is almost up! Submit your great ideas before the end of September 2014.    Whether you're a business, or just a resident, or even just a frequent visitor, we want to know what can be done to make the area a more special place to visit. If you want to see a better pedestrian environment, tell us how we can make that happen. If you want to see more events and things to do, tell us what those are!   We want to make Beltline a hotspot for you. 
July 8, 2014
This year, City Repair Calgary
July 2, 2014
We are so excited to see involvement on the My Beltline Community chat!   The City of Calgary and community partners are developing a strategy to improve the public spaces in the Beltline Community! Share your thoughts and ideas to help us build this strategy to make the community an even better place to live, work, and play.    Join the conversation at: http://www.mybeltlinecommunity.com.
June 16, 2014
It just so happens that this year, Neighbor Day and our PARKSALE 2014 event land on the same day. So, we want to invite everyone out to the event to celebrate Neighbor Day with us on June 21, 2014.    In the 2013 floods, there was a huge outpour of community assistance and support, especially seen in the Victoria Park area. Because of our love for this wonderful community, we want to celebrate this day with you.   
June 16, 2014
Share your great ideas for public space improvement projects in the Beltline Community.   The City of Calgary and community partners are developing a strategy to improve the public spaces in the Beltline Community! Share your thoughts and ideas to help us build this strategy to make the community an even better place to live, work, and play.    Join the conversation at: http://www.mybeltlinecommunity.com.
June 16, 2014
Cowboys Calgary is turning 18, and to celebrate, they have quite the party lined up.    The stage for many of your greatest memories and a staple in the Calgary Stampede traditions invites you to come down to their birthday celebration to see all-night live entertainment, and to experience birthday cake from 10 different local bakeries - a showcase of the best!   
May 1, 2014
The Victoria Park BRZ is very happy to welcome the new Decidedly Jazz Danceworks Centre to Victoria Park!  
March 26, 2014
The Victoria Park BRZ recognizes the tremendous positive impact that a well-connected City Centre Cycle Track network could have for its business members, community residents and all of Calgary.   You can learn about the BRZ’s position on our website where we examine some of the research around cycling economics or read Executive Director David Low’s article of support on BikeCalgary.org.  
January 23, 2014
The Victoria Park BRZ is pleased to announce a unique pop-up opportunity in Victoria Park.   Help us activate a vacant retail space on 1412 1 Street SW. Please send your proposals to julie.brache@victoriapark.org.  
January 22, 2014
Victoria Park Density and Diversity: A Planning and Policy Guide was released in Winter 2013.   It is our vision and guide to the development of Victoria Park.   You can find out more information and download the PDF version of the document here.
December 9, 2013
We are please to announce that a new perfoming arts centre is proposed for Victoria Park!   The new and exciting development will be an expansion to the existing Kahanoff Centre tower, but with a more contemporary look including a glass face using curtain wall glazing. The lower floors are dedicated space for Decidedly Jazz Danceworks (DJD) and the 12-storey tower will make available 64,000 square feet of new office space.  
December 9, 2013
We are pleased to announce that the City of Calgary has chosen 1 Street SE as the location for the next phase of the Centre City Cycle track network!   The 1 Street SE cycle track will create a cycling link connecting Victoria Park to Downtown, the Riverwalk and to River Pathways System.   What is a cycle track? A cycle track is a bike lane protected by a physical barrier from moving cars, parked cars and sidewalks. It provides a predictable space and minimizes potential conflicts between people who walk, bicycle, and drive.
November 22, 2013
Join us on December 7 and 8 for the Victoria Park Christmas Market. With over 20 local artists and artisans selling everything from  jewelry and clothing to paintings and photography, this two day market will be the perfect place to find some of Calgary’s most unique holiday gifts.   Also make sure to visit us during the special Victoria Park Community Holiday Party on Saturday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for gift draws, live music and holiday treats!   Event Details:
July 26, 2013
Take a photo of yourself visiting any business affted by the flood in the Bowness, Bridgeland, Chinatown, Downtown, Inglewood, Kensington, Montgomery, Uptown 17 Ave, 4 Street ot Victoria Park and upload it here to win one of five fabulous prize packages that could include a stay in a luxury suite at Hotel Arts with valet parking and breakfast at Raw Bar, restaurant gift certificates, Calgary Attraction passes and more. Enter often for more changes to win.
July 25, 2013
Date and Time:   August 17, 2013 - 9:00am - August 17, 2013 - 6:00pm
July 23, 2013
The Calgary Chamber and Business Recovery Task Force is hosting a Calgary Region Business Recovery Expo. This expo will be a chance for business owners to Talk directly to banks, insurance companies, law offices, human resources firms, technology experts, the City of Calgary, Alberta Health Services, Calgary Counselling Centre, the Government of Alberta and more.   Guests include:
July 5, 2013
Recent events have brought together Calgary and Victoria Park like never before and as our community continues to recover from the flood the Victoria Park BRZ is committing its resources to assisting businesses return to normal operations.  
June 27, 2013
Moving forward after the flood.   The past week in Victoria Park has been an immensely difficult time. Victoria Park businesses and residents have been largely impacted by the considerable flooding, with some having lost everything. The community reaction has been strong as many Calgarians band together for clean-up efforts.   As we move forward, the Victoria Park BRZ is focusing its resources on supporting the local business community.   We would like to offer our support to local businesses.
June 14, 2013
  Use the Experience Victoria Park to navigate the 39 city blocks of vibrant shops, restaurants and cafés. Enjoy independent retailers and the unique wares they have to offer in one of Calgary’s most walkable communities. Download here
May 29, 2013
The 1 Street Market Walk official website has been launched at www.marketwalk.ca.   Join Victoria Park for the 1 Street Market Walk June 22 and 23!   Between 12 Avenue and 15 Avenue on 1 Street SW our partners Sled Island and PARK will be hosting pop-up galleries and markets to create three blocks of art, artisans, and activated spaces.   Stay tuned as more details for the 1Street Market Walk are announced.
January 18, 2013
MODERN BIG BAND Jazz Concert Hotel Arts, Calgary Saturday February 23, 2013     On Saturday Feb 23rd 2013, the Jazzmania Crew is hosting 18 Degrees Of Jazz at Hotel Arts in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary and Area.   The Jazzmania Crew is a group of young professionals who want to positively impact our local community and enjoy doing so.  
October 31, 2012
January 25, 2013
August 16, 2012
  PARKSALE Mark Sunday September 9, 2012 in your calendars  
June 26, 2012
  Hello!   Hopefully you have all heard that Molson Canadian’s Red Leaf Project is coming here to Victoria Park and that we, along with our friends from the Cowboys Casino are building a park. We are busy planning for the big build day (Monday, July 2nd) and we are asking for your help.  
March 1, 2012
Featuring Montreal Bagels and other breakfast items, including cream cheese and salmon bagels, an assortment of made-to-order breakfast sandwiches, muffins, yogurt parfaits and a breakfast bar, Kicker's Smoked Meat Deli is now open for Breakfast! Of course, no morning would be complete without fresh coffee, which is also available. Open Monday to Friday 7:30 - 10:30am. Drop in for a fresh start to the morning at 1215 1st street SW.
February 28, 2012
The Big Taste Culinary Festival begins March 2nd-12th, offering set menus from restaurants, cafes and delis all over the city. Lunches are $15 and $25 per person, and Dinners $25 and $35 per person. For $85 per person, a gourmet meal includes chef favourites and wine pairing. Visit http://downtowncalgary.com/the-big-taste for more information.
February 28, 2012
The 18th annual beerfest is once again around the corner, taking palce at Bottlescrew Bills, Saturday, March 3rd 2012 from 2pm to 5pm. Tickets are 20 in advance or $25 at the door! Reserve them by calling 403-263-7900.
February 22, 2012
Opening next Friday, February 24th at 8pm at the Stride Gallery are two shiny new exhibitions!  In the Main Space, FIND IT, BURRY IT by JAIME ANGELOPOULOS will run from February 24 until March 30. MEGAN DICKIE's exhibition GET THE GLEAMER in the Project Room will run from February 24 until March 23. 
February 13, 2012
Single this Valentine’s Day?  Get by with a Little Help From Your Friends at Cantos and join us for the Cantos Music Foundation’s Lonely Hearts Club Tour February 14, 2011.  
February 3, 2012
Next week is the final week to see the Main Space exhibition FICTIVE FORESTS by ROBERT TURRIFF. The installation will close at 5pm on Friday, February 10. Come be engulfed by the work while you still can!   Main Level Stride Gallery 1004 MacLeod Trail SE
February 2, 2012
Her voice is full of raw emotion with astonishing range and has been described as an inspiring performer. Talented vocalist, Deanne Matley, is now continuing to inspire people with acclaimed pianist Bruce Petherick as she releases her Debut Album “Stealin’ Blue.”  
January 4, 2012
Endeavour Arts has an extra special First Thursday event to kick off 2012 - we're going high tech in a way you have to see to believe! In addition to our current exhibition featuring Canadian Mixed and New Media Contemporary Artists George Duncan, Tammy Fischer, Nikki Gour, Koos de Jongh, Michael Novak, Joey Podlubny, Christine Simpson and Manuka Forge Studio we will have: -Roboticist DJ Sures with some of his robots, including the famous Wall-E bot featured in MAKE magazine -3d Printer brought to you by Protospace
January 4, 2012
The January/Febuary 2012 edition of Where Magazine's Top Eats, three of our BRZ's establishments made the finals! In the category for Tapas/Small Plates Taste was a finalist. Taste Features a small menu of hand-crafted dishes and exquisite wine. Check them out at Taste-Restaurant.com     In the category for seafood was finalist Embarcadero, featuring six varieties of nothern Atlantic and pacific fresh oysters on the half shell. Check them out at http://www.edsrestaurant.com/emb/index.html
January 4, 2012
Newly re-opened, Joes Cafe now serves the nutty goodness of fresh roasted lattes. Attached to the main level of the Kananoff centre, enjoy coffees, deli sandwiches and much more!
January 4, 2012
Sale starting January 4th, in all departments. O'Connor's is now open until 7pm!
December 29, 2011
Celebrating their 10th anniversary, Impact and Boxing and Fitness is offering 10% discounts to present and returning members when renewing or joining  in January. New members sign up free! Save $23 when signing up for 3 months, $45 for 6 months, and $86 for one year! For more information visit their website at www.impactboxingandfitness.com
October 25, 2011
Endeavor Art's first Make:Art initiative will be a joint effort with LUTW, Victoria Park BRZ and Calgary Protospace where we will come together on a Light Up The Neighbourhood (LUTN) project for the holiday season.
September 20, 2011
Out thanks to everyone who helped make this years  Haultain and First Street Festival a great sucess! Some pictures from the day can be seen here:  http://joeypodlubny.com/fest/content/index.html
June 3, 2011
Prints Charming Summer Sale starts today, and it's a great time for savings on your picture framing projects.   Check out their new website for more details!
June 3, 2011
Buzzard's was totally renovated in March this year and now shares the same great menu and beer list as it's neighbour Bottlescrew Bill's Pub.  Together, they now have over 250 different beers - making them Calgary's biggest and best beer selection!  
June 1, 2011
Make sure to check out what's happening in and around Victoria Park in our June Newsletter!  You can find it under "What's Happening" on our home page.    Enjoy!
May 26, 2011
The 20 Minute Makeover in our Centre City is fast-approaching so mark your calendars for June 8th at 12:20p.m.  Victoria Park is on board with the clean-up, and you should be, too!   You can find the Where and How of the event by checking out the Centre City Blog.  Lend a hand and help clean up Calgary!
May 25, 2011
The City of Calgary would appreciate your input on a potential city planning policy change regarding bars (not including nightclubs) and licensed restaurants for the 17 Avenue SW (between 14 St SW and Macleod Tr SE) and 1 Street SW (between 17 and 10 Avenues SW) areas.    Your input is needed for a better understanding of different opinions regarding this issue.  Please fill out the brief online survey.
May 12, 2011
Vote for all of your Victoria Park favourite's in the 14th Annual Best of Calgary!
May 6, 2011
Kickers Smoked Meat & Deli was recently featured in Avenue Magazine as a hot spot for traditional, delcious Montreal smoked meat sandwiches.   Read the entire article & more here!
April 28, 2011
On race day, May 29, come join us for a community breakfast and family fun in the Beltline!   Inn from the Cold, The Mustard Seed, Victoria Park BRZ, and Volunteer Calgary are teaming up to host a neighbourhood party of epic proportions!  
April 13, 2011
Jane's Walk celebrates the ideas and legacy of urbanist Jane Jacobs by getting people out exploring their neighbourhoods and meeting other locals.  Free walking tours are held on the first weekend of every May to coincide with Jacobs' birthday.  The first Jane's Walk took place in Toronto in 2007, and in May 2010, 424 walks were held in 68 cities in nine countries.  Jane's Walk helps make cities and streets safe for all users because it encourages people to get out and explore their neighbourhood for recreational purposes and for their basic tasks of daily lif
April 13, 2011
You are invited to an information session to learn more about the planned construction on 13 Avenue in the Victoria Park Area between 1 Street SE and 4 Street SW.  Representatives from The City of Calgary and its contractors will provide information and be available to respond to questions for clatification about the construction plans.  This is a follow-up to the public information session that The City hosted on the 13 Avenue Heritage Greenway on November 30, 2009.  
March 8, 2011
Take advantage of the Kahanoff Conference Centre's spring promotion on all NEW April and May bookings.  We will remove the 18% service/coordination fee from your meeting package which includes: full day room rate, LCD projector and flipchart with paper.  See website for package prices!
March 7, 2011
Avenue Magazine published their 102 selections for Calgary's best eateries.  Congratulations to Vic Park's Bottlescrew Bill's Old English Pub for winning Best Beer List.   Check out this month's issue for more great meal destinations!  www.avenuemagazine.ca
March 7, 2011
Ever been in the Centre City and found yourself stuck without a cab?   Look no further! The City of Calgary has partnered up with the downtown BRZ's, taxi, restaurant and bar industries, and have brainstormed an idea that will save the stress of looking for a ride home.   The Late Night Ride Home Stands started running December 16th, 2010 and continue to operate Thursday - Saturday from 10:00pm to 3:00am.  
March 2, 2011
Joing Bottlescrew Bill's in their 17th Annual Beerfest on Saturday, March 5th, 2011.  This exciting event offers 25+ breweries, 50+ beers, and as they have promised, unlimited fun!   The adventure begins at 2pm, and tickets are $20 in advance, or $25 at the door.  All proceeds go to the Mustard Seed Street Ministry.   Phone (403) 263-7900 to reserve your tickets now.   www.bottlescrewbill.com
March 1, 2011
Best known for their keen eye for spotting fashion, and being the centre of Calgary's emerging fashion scene, PARKSHOW launches their fifth edition Saturday, March 12th at the Arrata Opera Centre.  Be there to support Calgary's local talent, and to be the first to see PARK's creative eye on the runway.    Visit www.ourparkonline.com for more information!
February 24, 2011
From March 4th - 14th, Calgarians can bask in the delectable selection of The Big Taste.   Now in its tenth year, Calgary's premier dining event (formerly Dine Out Calgary) is gearing up for another delicious celebration! The Big Taste is about challenging Calgary's chefs and restaurants to explore new menu creations to get Calgarians excited about dining out.   Along with a variety of Calgary restaurants, Victoria Park is pleased to present our own following participants:   Ed's Restaurant
February 18, 2011
We all wonder what goes on behind the doors and the scenes in all of those familiar Calgary landmarks.  Now there's going to be a chance to open those mysterious doors and experience the places and workings that we normally never see.  It's called "Doors Open" and it'll be happening in October of this year.   Have a "sneak peak" by touring the archives and secret ways on Saturday, February 26th, 10:00 a.m to 12:00 noon at the Lougheed House, 707 - 13th Avenue S.W.  
January 27, 2011
Avenue Magazine is conducting a survey to determine which is Calgary's best neighbourhood! Victoria Park BRZ is asking for your time to fill out a short survey to find out what YOU think makes a vibrant and wonderful community.   Click here to complete the survey and you will automatically be entered to win a trip for two, anywhere, courtesy of WestJet.
October 13, 2010
Victoria Park's Annual General Ratepayers Meeting takes place Thursday, November 4 at 5 PM at The Kahanoff Centre. BRZ members are encouraged to attend to elect the 2011 Board of Directors, and approve the 2011 proposed budget. Reception to follow with catering provided by L'Epicerie!   Please RSVP by Friday, October 29, 2010 at (403) 265-2889 or info@victoriapark.org.   EVENT DETAILS   Thursday, November 4, 2010
October 12, 2010
BRZ members and the Victoria Park community are invited to join the City of Calgary for a special congress focusing on our Centre City. This one day event will see community influencers and innovators rolling out the projects and ideas that are transforming our core. Come and be one of the first to explore how these exciting developments fit together to build a vibrant, vital and changing Centre City.  
September 15, 2010
The Victoria Park BRZ would like to thank everyone who came out to enjoy the festivities this past Sunday. The second annual Haultain and First Street Festival was a huge success! A big thank you goes out to our partners the Market Collective and PARK who helped us put together a fun event! We would also like to send a thank you to our vendors, exhibitors and our generous sponsors who donated everything from food and prizes to models, hair and make-up!  
September 15, 2010
Calgary's District 1 Police Service publishes a monthly newsletter with some important info on our area, along with some helpful links. Check out their August 2010 bulletin: District 1 Business News.
August 12, 2010
Calgary's District 1 Police Service publishes a monthly newsletter with some important info on our area, along with some helpful links. Check out their July 2010 bulletin: District 1 Business News.
August 9, 2010
By Torie Peterson   With its rich history in paleontology, Alberta has long held a deep appreciation of the creatures that roamed the province’s land millions of years ago.   With attractions such as the Royal Tyrell Museum in Drumheller and the Jurassic Forest in Gibbons drawing in millions each year, it should come as no surprise that the world-renowned Walking with Dinosaurs tour has drawn considerable interest in Calgary.  
July 28, 2010
Thank you to all who entered our contest in celebration of our new website. Our 4 contest winners are Jillian Walker, Gerald Rotering, Tanya Perrin and Jessie Cayabo! We hope that you enjoy your prizes!
July 13, 2010
Hara Power Yoga & Wellness Centre (1202 Centre Street SE): Change of use - Beauty & Body Service, Fitness Centre. DP2010-2107. BRZ response: no objections.
July 13, 2010
MacCosham Place (215 - 10 Avenue SW): Sign - Class B: Fascia Identification Signs (1).  DP2010-2045. BRZ response: no objections.
June 23, 2010
Help us celebrate the launch of our new website! Enter for your chance to win 1 of 4 fantastic grand prize packages. All of our fabulous prizes have been genereously donated from Victoria Park businesses and retailers.   The contest closes at 11:59 PM (MDT) on Sunday, July 25, 2010. This contest is open to residents of Calgary. To be entered for a chance to win, fully complete and submit the contest entry form. There is a limit of one (1) entry per person.   CLICK HERE to enter!  
June 11, 2010
Welcome to the new Victoria Park website! Contact us and let us know what you think!