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The Centre Street North corridor from the Bow River to McKnight Boulevard is one of Calgary's most important gateways to the downtown.


Completed in 1916, the Centre Street Bridge connects Calgary's historic Chinatown across the Bow river to the north. Centre Street passes along the communities of Crescent Heights, Tuxedo and Highland Park. Similar to many of Calgary's main streets, Centre Street was home to a streetcar system, and will continue to be a transit artery. Centre Street is home to a diverse array of businesses and residents, and has unique stretches of residential and commercial development. Tigerstadt block on Centre Street was home to Tigerstadt Photo Studios, where some of the first images of the Calgary Stampede parades were developed.

Public input

Listening and ​learning

Main street users provided their input at workshops, through an online mapping activity, online surveys, and at information sessions. Through the input shared by Calgarians, City staff learned what’s working or needs improvement for each of Calgary’s main streets. Learn more

Centre Street N from 16 Avenue to McKnight Boulevard (Tuxedo Park, Mount Pleasant, Highland Park) Centre Street N from the Bow River to 16 Avenue (Bridgeland, Riverside, Crescent Heights)

Comments were compiled from the Main Streets public engagement activities which took place from November 2014 through May 2015. The top issues, opportunities and outcomes were ranked in order of consensus and ratings from citizens. This input will be analyzed to inform the planning strategy for each main street.

What's next

The Main Streets team is working closely with City planners, urban designers and Green Line teams to refine land use and policy improvements to enable growth and mobility enhancements in this area.

What we've learned

To start developing solutions which ensure the future success of Calgary’s main street neighbourhoods, City planners listened and learned from main street users, neighbourhood residents, industry experts and economic specialists to understand the unique challenges and opportunities for growth and development in these areas.

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