Calgary was founded in the East Village area – more specifically at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow rivers in 1875.
The East Village Neighbourhood Association (EV-NA) was formed in 2011 to make Downtown East Village a healthy, save, vibrant place in the heart of Calgary and is incorporated under the Societies Act. As a neighbourhood association, EV-NA champions the development of Downtown East Village as a thriving neighbourhood community. It works in partnership with a wide range of public and voluntary sector agencies to improve services and facilities for local people.
Spanning 49 acres between Fort Calgary and the downtown business core, East Village resides at the heart of downtown Calgary. A desirable piece of real estate that achieves the highest ideals of “location, location, location.”
The boundaries of the Association are the geographical area comprising the municipality described and known as Downtown East Village generally bound on the north by Confluence Way; on the east by 6th Street SE; on the south by 9th Avenue SE; and on the west by 3rd Street SE.
In 2006, city council approved the East Village Area Redevelopment Plan which aims to reshape East Village into the vibrant urban community it was over a century ago. Now home to 3,600 residents (mainly seniors) the redevelopment strategy is to expand the community to accommodate additional residences and business.
EAST VILLAGE NEIGHBOURHOOD ASSOCIATION
First on Colour
536 9 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2G 0S1
All residents and business operators are welcome to join us at our monthly meeting. Our meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month.
Do you have a vision for East Village? Do you want to make a lasting contribution to the community? Experience is not necessary but enthusiasm is. If you are full of East Village pride, are committed to change and development, we need your help to fill one of the following opportunities: