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East Village
Calgary, Canada

A striking urban regeneration project

On winning an international design competition, Broadway Malyan was appointed by Calgary Municipal Land Corporation to regenerate East Village, a neglected neighbourhood located on a brownfield on the downtown edge by the Bow River.

Broadway Malyan’s vision to regenerate this unique area proposed a sustainable mid-rise cultural community combining arts, civic and commercial activities within a distinctive contemporary downtown urban quarter

A new life for Calgary

The masterplan preserved the historic street grid, while forging a diagonal pedestrian link connecting Stephen Avenue with the riverside promenade and a new park linking with surrounding communities.

The plan sought to diversify Calgary’s economy to attract emerging tech and creative activity while broadening its tourism appeal and sense of liveability. Sustainable district heating systems and stormwater flood ponds help improve the neighbourhood’s environmental performance and resilience.


Our expert masterplanning team led the project and created a sensitive and desirable vision of a revitalized East Village – a new urban village – which incorporates existing buildings, addresses new pedestrian and vehicular connectors, and incorporates landscape features in a unique, compelling manner.

“The masterplan for East Village is a holistic vision which sets standards for streets, building types, size and type of development projects, and addresses the need for an active and engaging public realm. ”
Susan Veres, vp, Marketing and Communications, CMLC

A vision becoming reality

The masterplan for the revitalization of East Village started its implementation in 2012 with the announcement of two major mixed use projects which combined will deliver 1.4 million sq. ft. of development and the first new development within the neighbhourhood in over a decade.

As CMLC recently announced $650 Million CAD of private investment into East Village, two world-class developer-builder teams announced major multi-family projects for East Village. Bosa Development Corporation and Embassy Development will deliver a multi-phase, mixed use project called EVOLUTION, synonymous with young, hip, smart design attracting a population of young, well-educated working professionals who have a desire to be close to the action of downtown.

FRAM Building Group and Slokker Real Estate Group (FRAM + Slokker) of Ontario, with Tricon Capital Group, are developing approximately 700,000 sq. ft. of mixed-use, multi-family development.

The vision delivered by our expert masterplanners in partnership with CMLC has stimulated some enlightened development projects which are rapidly converting East Village into a vibrant urban village.

Phil Bonds, Director of Urban Design, Broadway Malyan

The vision delivered by our expert masterplanners in partnership with CMLC has stimulated some enlightened development projects which are rapidly converting East Village into a vibrant urban village.

Phil Bonds, Director of Urban Design, Broadway Malyan

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