Alleyways have the potential to be the backbone for a dynamic, multi-layered city experience

The Calgary Downtown Association (CDA) has partnered with the University of Calgary’s School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape (SAPL) on a mission to change Calgary’s downtown fabric. The partnership has embarked on the Green Alley Project (GAP) , a pilot research project that looks at otherwise forgotten and gritty downtown alleyways — transforming them to places of beauty, creativity and value.

The first alley to be activated is located between Le Germaine on 9th Avenue SW and the 100-west block of Stephen Ave – entering off Centre Street or 1st St SW.  This transformation, which will include a wall mural, laneway painting and a proposed stormwater strategy. The urban activation installation will be designed and built in less than two weeks, in time for the TransformAlley launch party on September 20, 2019.

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