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The 1 Avenue NE main street, stretching from Edmonton Trail to 10 Street NE, is located within the historic community of Bridgeland.


During Calgary's first population boom in the 1880s, a significant number of Russian-German immigrants moved to this community, formerly known as Riverside. By the early 1900s, many Italians and Ukrainians had moved to the area and Bridgeland became popularly known as "Little Italy." This inner city community was incorporated as a village in 1903 and then annexed to Calgary in 1910. The demolition of the Calgary General Hospital in 1998 spurred intense redevelopment in the area.

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1 Avenue NE Streetscape Master Plan

The City is developing a Streetscape Master Plan for 1 Avenue N.E., as part of the Main Streets initiative’s investment phase. A streetscape includes all visual and functional elements of a street that collectively form its character. Some areas we are exploring include:

  • Sidewalk features (eg. street trees, patios, street furniture)
  • Crosswalks and street corner configurations
  • Laneway and park connectivity
  • Street lighting
  • Pedestrian safety features

We are producing a detailed plan that provides a blueprint to rebuild 1 Avenue N.E. in a way that meets the needs of current and future residents, visitors and business owners. 

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The City is planning the future of Calgary’s thriving main streets, including 1 Avenue N.E. This project is ongoing, but not currently open for input. Visit the engage portal​ for updates on engagement.

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For more updates about the 1 Avenue N.E. Streetscape Master Plan project, please subscribe to our Main Streets e-mail update.


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