10 of the best things happening in Calgary for 2016

10 of the best things happening in Calgary for 2016

50th anniversary learning space at the University of Calgary

Another space will be opening this year at the University of Calgary for the 50th commemoration. The previous Nickle Arts Museum will re-open as a 4,000 square metre, 2 story building known as the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning. The building is because of open in mid-2016 for college faculty and the students.

The new Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning is set to open to students and faculty in early 2016, in time for the University of Calgary to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Photo by Riley Brandt, University of Calgary


The Calgary Film Centre

The Calgary Film Centre is due to open later this year, the centre first started construction in October 2014. The 50,000 square feet focus incorporates 20,000 square feet of distribution centre territory and for $1 put resources into TV or film, the ROI will be $6, as indicated by Calgary Economic Development.

Alberta Creative Hub

Artist’s rendering of the proposed Alberta Creative Hub. (Source: Calgary News)


Bus only lanes at 17th Avenue

For this present year transport just paths are coming to Calgary between Hulbalta Road and 26th Street S.E. The redevelopment of seventeenth Avenue S.E. implies that transport paths are to be introduced in the focal point of the street. The sidewalks are to be extended and better lighting added to the new Transitway Project.

Recreation Facility at Quarry Park

The new The Quarry Park Recreation Facility will be arriving this year in Southeast Calgary at 108 Quarry Park street S.E. Occupants of Riverbend, Douglasdale/Glen, Ogden and Quarry Park will have the capacity to utilize the recreation centre which incorporates 25 meter swimming pool with 6 paths, a wellness focus, hot tubs, a running track and a Calgary Public Library with full administration. The office is just shy of 100,000 square feet.

The Great Plains Recreation Facility

The Great Plains Recreation Facility located on 5749 76 Avenue S.E. will be opening later this year and will include two ice rinks, a fitness centre, a pro shop, skate sharpening and spectator seating.

Construction starts on Zoo Bridge

A new bridge, called Zoo Bridge at 12th Street S.E. will start construction this year and completion in 2017. The old bridge is now 100 years old and new Zoo Bridge will be able to withstand rare events including a 1 in 200 year flood.

An artist's rendering of the 12th Street S.E. bridge replacement.

An artist’s rendering of the 12th Street S.E. bridge replacement. (City of Calgary)

New food court, CrossIron Mills’s

In the spring, CrossIron Mills will have a brand new food court and will have a bigger capacity at 1,300. The old food court will be refurbished with new retailers and will be complete in 2017.

The National Music Centre of Calgary

The avidly foreseen The National Music Centre is due to mostly open this spring along 9th Avenue S.E. Development began in 2006, the structures bizarre outline has been enlivened by King Eddy and the topography of Western Canada.

The 45th Juno Awards

The 45th Juno Awards will be hosted in Calgary from 28/03/2016 until 03/04/2016. The first artist to be acquired is Alessia Cara, the Canadian vocalist. All over Calgary there will be occasions occurring, both free and ticketed. Time to party in Calgary!

Co-working area at cSpace

cSpace will be another cooperating region in the city and will be involving a 47,500 square feet range for exhibitions and imaginative creation. The space will highlight cooperating space, studio space, a practice region, Montessori childcare and a theatre. An opening date of October this year has been scheduled.


Modified from: ripco.ca