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Downtown Strategy

Downtown Strategy

Downtown is the economic and cultural heart of Calgary, and when our Downtown thrives, so does the rest of the city. It's vitally important for The City and the community to invest its support in planning and creating a livable, thriving and caring core. To help support Calgary’s economic recovery, we’ve created a downtown strategy that brings together our civic and community partners through coordinated and collaborative work. We are committed to making life better every day for citizens, customers, residents and businesses through our focus on the following four pillars.

Downtown the place

Building and supporting programming in the downtown that creates a destination and experience for all Calgarians and visitors to enjoy.

Working downtown

Supporting the development of new and existing business in downtown Calgary by ensuring our policies and services support business success in Calgary.​

Living downtown

Ensuring that downtown is a neighbourhood of choice to reside by providing the amenities to enhance the quality of life for people living downtown.

Connecting downtown

Creating and managing the frameworks that connect people, goods, information and ideas.