Downtown the place
What we're focused on
Future-ready innovation in the East Village
A seven-storey parkade being built in East Village is focused on future-proofing and redefining what a parking structure is - and can be. Platform Parkade and Innovation Centre will help meet the current need for parking downtown while addressing future trends, by planning for full conversion of the building into either commercial or residential use as Calgarians transition away from using vehicles. This is a partnership between Calgary Parking Authority, Platform, and Calgary Municipal Land Corporation.
Making Calgary a world-class destination for conventions
Plans to expand and revamp the BMO Centre will more than double its size to nearly one million square feet, making it the second largest event facility in Canada. The expansion will allow the BMO Centre to host more diverse and larger events. Today, the BMO Centre turns down at least 10 large conventions each year due to size constraints. Between now and 2024, the BMO Centre will be a major catalyst in the initial development of the River’s District, serving as an anchor to attract new local businesses, and revitalize the area for residents and visitors alike.
We will measure success in a variety of ways, including:
- Number of building permits issued
- Number of sales and rentals of downtown office space
- Number of heritage assets and
- Citizen perceptions of safety and cleanliness.