Community Boundaries

North: Confluence Way (the Bow River)
East: 6th Street SE (Fort Calgary)
South: 9th Avenue SE
West: 3rd Street SE
City Quadrant: SE

Community Established

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Calgary was founded in the East Village area – more specifically at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow rivers in 1875.

Community Description

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Early East Calgary (latterly known as East Village), has faded from slight, but not memory. Calgary was founded in East Village and from 1875-1913, was alive with activity, development and eager to grow up. The boom had ended by 1913 and except for a short time in the late 1920s never rebounded. Today, this community is home to few buildings, but lots of big ideas. The City realized that the rehab and rebirth of East Village was a long-term project requiring financing that would go the distance, so Calgary adopted the Community Revitalization Levy (CRL), a funding system that’s a first in Canada. East Village has the potential to become a unique downtown district, blending various types of housing with commercial and community facilities to serve local residents, downtown workers and Calgarians in general.


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Bow Valley College


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Information available online at the City of Calgary community profiles site.

Community Association Information

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Provincial Society Registered Name: East Village Neighbourhood Association
Provincial Society Registered Date: July 28, 2011
Federal Charity Status-Registered: No
Facility Located at: Do not have a facility
Neighbourhood Association Mailing Address:

c/o Carya 610 8 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta, T2G 0M1

Neighbourhood Association Website:

East Village   East Village 2


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Seniors Program: Yes

Recreation Amenities

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St. Patrick’s Island RiverWalk

Community Garden Central Public Library