Community & Neighbourhood Services
The Victoria Park BIA sustains close relationships with Bylaw Services and the Calgary Police Service to address problematic and illegal activity compromising public safety in the area. Direct liaison with the Calgary Police Service is maintained through a Community Liaison Officer.
Clean to the Core
Clean to the Core started in 2006 with funding from the Office of the Mayor. The five Centre City BIAs (Calgary Downtown Association, 4th Street, Kensington, 17th Ave and Victoria Park) engaged the services of a professional street maintenance contractor to help enhance the existing services provided by The City of Calgary in the Centre City.
Some of these additional services include:
- Public space power washing
- Litter and debris clean-up
- Weed removal
- Public garbage bag/receptacle removal
- Damaged street furniture report and repair
Off the Wall Graffiti Abatement Team
This annual program is funded and managed by the Calgary Downtown Association. The primary goal is to report, record and remove graffiti on public property, while working to prevent future graffiti crimes. The team is also available to assist businesses with graffiti removal, if necessary.
The Mustard Seed - Good Neighbour Agreement
Since its implementation in 2008, adjacent business and property owners to the Mustard Seed have noted a dramatic increase in the overall quality of the public realm. Despite political pressure, the Mustard Seed has honoured its commitments to no line-ups, no provisioning of emergency services and no drop-in food services at their Centre Street location.
The BIA commends the Mustard Seed in its efforts and offers full support in maintaining emergency operations at the Foothills shelter.
Facade Improvement Project
Facade Improvement Programs (FIPs) provide businesses and property owners with financial incentives to improve the exterior appearances of their buildings or shops. Strategically utilized in business districts and other key commercial areas, FIPs help to increase the economic vitality of an area by making buildings more visually appealing. Other benefits of FIPs include the capability to attract and retain building tenants, reduce building vacancies and contribute to a sense of place. The Victoria Park BIA has a vested interest in bettering the overall look and feel of Victoria Park and has launched a FIP pilot project eligible for any business in the Victoria Park BIA zone.
For more information about the Facade Improvement Program or if you would like to apply to be a part of the pilot project, please contact us.
From event support to marketing, the BIA provides a variety of services to its member businesses. The BIA is fully equipped with event lighting, a portable PK Sound System and 10X10 Victoria Park branded pop-up tents, which members have access to. To inquire about audio and tent set-up, please contact us.
In addition, the BIA will help members promote their events through sponsored Facebook ads and other social media posts. To inquire about event promotion with the BIA, please contact us.