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Postby newsposter » Sun Apr 15, 2007 6:30 pm

Updated Nov. 2010. See the bottom post for the latest.

East Village news in other threads:

St. Louis Hotel / Hillier Block thread:
http://calgaryheritage.org/CHIForum/viewto ... ?p=589#589

King Eddy thread:
http://calgaryheritage.org/CHIForum/viewto ... ?p=156#156

Simmons building thread:
http://calgaryheritage.org/CHIForum/viewto ... ?p=842#842

More on East Village Heritage at:
http://www.calgarymlc.ca/heritage.html
www.calgary.ca/therivers

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Originally posted April 15 2007
The Rivers District Community Revitalization Plan, going to City Council on April 16 (2007), contains information and a table and map of historic sites, beginning on page 56 of the pdf. The Rivers includes East Village and East Victoria Park. Below is an excerpt from the plan. See the link to get at the full pdf and other information.

News story April 13 - "East Village redevelopment awaits financing approval". Link: http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/new ... 03&k=64198


www.calgary.ca/therivers

i. Historic Buildings – Current State

There are a number of buildings in the Rivers District that have been either designated under the Historical Resources Act or are included in the City of Calgary Inventory of Potential Heritage Sites. Some of the buildings have been restored while others require extensive restoration and renovation.

Recent downtown development proposals have incorporated historic
buildings into the projects retaining either the entire building or significant
portions of the building. Table 6 provides a listing of the historic buildings in the Rivers District and their designation status.

City-owned historic buildings in East Village include the Simmons building,
King Edward Hotel, St Louis Hotel and the Hillier Block. The other historical
buildings in East Village are privately owned.

The East Village area has also been the subject of an analysis of
archaeological potential (prior to European contact). The plan area was rated as having low to moderate potential for the presence of deeply buried archaeological resources.

The Beltline area includes the Warehouse District which is a concentration of brick and sandstone former industrial buildings in the northern portion of the community. Many of these buildings have been restored and are actively being re-used. Designated buildings in the area include Fairey Terrace and Dafoe Terrace Apartments, Victoria Sandstone School and the Victoria Bungalow School. Other significant buildings include the Westbourne Church (within the Stampede area), the Enoch Sales House and the Curtis Block.

The Rundle Ruins are a unique site with remnants of the first General
Hospital and an associated open space area. Other buildings are listed in
Table 6.

The East Downtown area contains several historic buildings and many have been restored in the past such as the old Fire Hall No. 1 and City Hall. The York Hotel and St Regis Hotel buildings are proposed to be incorporated into the new Encana development north of 7 Avenue SE. The Royal Canadian Legion No. 1 building on the same block will be built around. Other East Downtown historic buildings have been adapted to new uses and incorporated into larger developments such as the Burns Building and Calgary Public Building in the EPCOR Centre for Performing Arts.

j. Heritage Resources – Redevelopment Measures

Protection of heritage resources may be accomplished through a number of means from bonusing provisions in land use bylaws, tax incentives,
Community Revitalization Levy funding, and designation under the Historical Resources Act. The Proposed Centre City Plan advocates that the City ”serve as a role model for the adaptive re-use of City owned heritage buildings and excellence in maintenance and restoration.” A Heritage Resources Master Plan is under preparation for the Centre City.

Designated Heritage Sites Listed Heritage Sites

Note: Numbers in brackets correspond with Heritage Site numbering in Figure 28 - Rivers District Heritage Sites.

East Downtown

Northwest Travellers Building (4)
York Hotel (18)
Fire Hall #1 (6)
Grunwald (St Regis) Hotel (22)
Royal Canadian Legion #1 (9)
Calgary Public Building (56)
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (10)
Dominion Bank (20)
City Hall (13)
Burns Building (27)
East Village East Village
Fort Calgary (28)
Simmons Factory Warehouse (12) - :arrow: Note: To be HQ of Municipal Land Corp, charged w. East Village redevelopmentn - newsposter.
St Louis Hotel (54)
Hillier Block (58)
King Edward Hotel (63)
Cecil Hotel (8)

Beltline/ Stampede Park Beltline/ Stampede Park

Louise Block (29)
Calgary Wine & Spirit Co. (89)
Victoria Bungalow School (31)
Imperial Tobacco Warehouse (90)
Victoria Sandstone School (32)
Tudhope, Anderson Co. Ltd. (73)
Fairey Terrace (35)
Bell Block (75)
Dafoe Terrace Apartments (40)
Great West Liquor Co. Warehouse (74)
Fire Station & Police Station #2 (52)
A.E. MacKenzie Seed Co. Warehouse (77)
Massey-Harris Co (Ribtor) Warehouse (91)
Calgary Labour Temple (94)
Pilkington Paint & Glass (92)
Neilson’s Furniture Warehouse (93)
Enoch Sales Residence (102)
Brick Duplex (103)
Curtis Block (109)
Deutsch Canadier Blk (Eastern Blk) (114)
Duplex Residences (129)
Duplex Residences (136)
MacDonald (Mount Royal) Apts. 144
C.P.R. Workers Cottage (107)
C.P.R. Workers Cottage (108)
Grocery/Apartment (119)
Westbourne Baptist Church (117)
Oliver Residence (127)
Rundle Ruins/General Hospital #2 (122)
Weston (Golden West) Bakery (139)
Stampede Corral (150)
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Postby newsposter » Tue Aug 14, 2007 10:49 pm

Herald story about the East Village revitalization, August 2007.

The Simmons factory, located along the Bow River at 610 5th Ave. S.E., is one of four buildings in the area to be designated as municipal heritage sites. Other buildings are the St. Louis and King Edward hotels and the Hillier block.

Story free as of posting:
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/sto ... 51&k=36085

St. Louis Hotel / Hillier Block thread:
http://calgaryheritage.org/CHIForum/viewto ... ?p=589#589

King Eddy thread:
http://calgaryheritage.org/CHIForum/viewto ... ?p=156#156

Simmons building thread:
http://calgaryheritage.org/CHIForum/viewto ... ?p=842#842

More on East Village at:
www.calgarymlc.ca
www.calgary.ca/therivers
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Postby newsposter » Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:02 am

Several East Village heritage buildings owned by the City through its East Village development arm, CMLC, go to Council's LPT committee on Jan 23 2008 for recommendation on heritage designation.

More info here: http://www.calgarymlc.ca/heritage.html
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Postby newsposter » Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:18 am

Designation of the St. Louis, Hillier Block and Simmons factory building in East Village are on the agenda for a public hearing of Council's LPT committee on Wed. Jan 23. Herald Story:

http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/new ... cad243929c

You can access the agenda and the attachments, including some great information and photos of the buildings, at this link (downloads a word document)

http://publicaccess.calgary.ca/lldm01/l ... n=download

The King Eddy was also to go to LPT on Wednesday, but has apparently been delayed.
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Postby newsposter » Tue Feb 05, 2008 3:21 pm

East Village buildings gain historic designation - except for King Eddy, which is on hold pending the gestation of certain proposals for re-using the building. See the article at the link:

http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/new ... 30217a7214

Note: Designation of Simmons warehouse also delayed due to a technicality regarding pending subdivision of the property. Given first reading only. City re-issue of notice of intention to designate provides interim protection until this is sorted out.
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Postby newsposter » Sun Mar 30, 2008 5:31 pm

Latest on the King Eddy in this thread:
http://www.calgaryheritage.org/CHIForum/vi ... =1227#1227

Archaeology in East Village:
http://www.calgarymlc.ca/arch.html
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Postby newsposter » Sun Jun 15, 2008 12:41 pm

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Postby newsposter » Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:27 pm

East Village projects get council's OK
Calgary Herald Published: Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Three major projects in East Village -- from starting restoration on three heritage buildings to building the 4th Street S.E. underpass -- were approved Tuesday at an annual general meeting... (the projects include) $5.5 million for deferred maintenance on three heritage buildings -- the Hillier Block and the St. Louis and King Edward hotels...

Full story: http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/new ... a175378917

And the Sun: http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/Alberta/200 ... 6-sun.html
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Postby newsposter » Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:55 pm

East Village endures initial pain for rebirth
Herald, August 11 2009

http://www.calgaryherald.com/story_prin ... 1&sponsor=

"The St. Louis may be used as community space..."

For more links to specific East Village heritage sites, see the top of this thread ^
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St. Patrick's Bridge winner announced

Postby cjane » Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:49 am

The CMLC announced today that a Calgary company, and its Paris-based partner, will build the new pedestrian bridge linking St. Patrick's Island to the East Village development.

A plan submitted by Paris-based RFR and Calgary's Halsall Associates Ltd. beat out two other finalists in the competition to design the new crossing.

All three designs took into consideration their potential impact on the riverbank environment, as well as lighting. The winning design proposes a pedestrian-activated lighting system at night, providing safely and creating a dance of light across the bridge.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/calgary/story/ ... inner.html

and

http://www.calgaryherald.com/technology ... story.html

and

http://www.calgarysun.com/news/alberta/ ... 16061.html
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Postby newsposter » Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:37 am

On April 13, 2010 there is a CHI event at the Simmons building. Chris Ollenberger of the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation will be speaking on how heritage fits into the East Village plans. For more information and rot register go to this link:
http://www.calgaryheritage.org/CHIForum/vi ... =2021#2021
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Postby newsposter » Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:44 pm

George Webber's photos of old East Village - there are some in the Herald today, November 14.

http://www.calgaryherald.com/Gallery+Ho ... story.html

George will also be showing some of his photos on Monday at noon at a Calgary Architecture and Design Week event at the downtown U of C campus:

Nov. 15
Architectural Photography/Calgary the New Barcelona?
Bring your lunch to the newly opened downtown campus of the University of Calgary for a 2 part special presentation. Calgary’s own highly acclaimed photographer, George Webber, is showcasing his East Village photo series. Barcelona emerged in recent decades as an urban design showcase. Meet award winning architect Marc Boutin. Could Calgary be the next Barcelona?

MONDAY Nov. 15 Downtown U of C 8th and 8th SW noon to 1 PM

Link to more CA+DW
http://www.calgaryheritage.org/document ... Weekv2.pdf

And here is a related story by David Finch from October 24, 2010

http://www.calgaryherald.com/East+Villa ... story.html
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Postby newsposter » Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:03 pm

Good news of the St. Louis Hotel as of Dec 2, 2010. Here is the link to the St. Louis thread:
http://www.calgaryheritage.org/CHIForum/vi ... =2326#2326
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Postby newsposter » Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:59 pm

An excellent three-part series in the Herald, written by Val Fortney, about the history of East Village, much of it untold to my recollection, particularly about the mid-century/hippie era!

http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/topic ... st+village


The rebirth of Calgary's East Village
March 15

It's our very own "end of the world" spot, an isolated, neglected 20 hectares of land in the heart of one of North America's most prosperous cities. Read more: http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/calga ... story.html

East Village born a child of 'Summer of Hip' in 1970
March 16

If 1969 was America's Summer of Love, then 1970 was Calgary's Summer of Hip. On a sunny July morning a week before the start of the 50th Calgary Stampede, a motley crew of visitors pulled in to the downtown train station at Centre Street and Ninth Avenue S.E. Tumbling out were some of the great icons of rock 'n' roll: Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead and The Band, to name just a few. Read more:
http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/E ... story.html

East Village's resurrection was a long time coming
March 17

At the start of 1999, Calgary's population hit the 850,000 mark; the city that had nearly doubled its numbers between 1971 and 1989 was expecting another 100,000 new residents to arrive in the next four years. That's hardly surprising when you consider that a year earlier, Statistics Canada had declared Alberta's economic and employment prospects "the best in Canada." Read more: http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/E ... story.html
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