Community At The Guardian

The Guardian Is At The Forefront Of Redefining Calgary's Urban Core

About The Historic Victoria Park Neighbourhood

A new café, a trendy craft cocktail bar, an award-winning artisanal ice cream shop, a striking new home for the National Music Center: these are the signs of a real urban renaissance all around you. Creative agencies have converted some of the historic warehouse buildings on 11th Avenue into their studios, transforming one of Calgary’s oldest neighbourhoods into a vibrant new community for visionaries, creative professionals, and innovative small businesses. The resurgence of Victoria Park is a rare opportunity for savvy urbanites to reap the lifestyle rewards of urban living.

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For Foodies & Coffee Connoisseurs

Victoria Park and the surrounding area is a culinary paradise home to dozens of cafes, delis, restaurants, craft cocktail bars and microbreweries. With so many exciting and convenient options, its easy to make last minute plans to dine at award winning restaurants such as Ten Foot Henry, to sample biodynamic wines at Bar Von Der Fels, and to grab your morning cappuccino just steps from home at ZCrew Cafe.

Two premium grocery stores are a short walk away. Stocked with hard-to-find condiments and healthy bites at its MarketBar, Sunterra Market makes it easy to select the right ingredients for that recipe you’re planning to try. The new urban-format Real Canadian Superstore in East Village offers 80,000 square feet to supply your everyday essentials and more.

Entertainment & Retail

Living here is having a finger on the pulse of the city. Victoria Park is energetic and vibrant, at the center of it all for fashion, culture, and entertainment. Here you’ll find the start of the Music Mile – home to the National Music Center and the King Eddy, regularly featuring a stellar roster of live music acts. Hunt for fashion gems in the independent boutiques of Inglewood, or browse the new arrivals of cult fashion brands at Understudy Boutique. At the crossroads of the cultural and entertainment district of Calgary, Victoria Park is the bridge that will span this city’s great cultural institutions of Theatre Calgary and Jack Singer Concert Hall with the entertainment venues of the Stampede Park, Saddledome, and upcoming Events Center.

Nature & Recreation

With the 12 Avenue cycle track right at your doorstep, its never been easier to take your bicycle out for a spin. The Guardian is a short ride or jog from some of Calgary’s loveliest urban natural areas: the 31-acre oasis that is St Patricks Island, the iconic views taken from Scotsman’s Hill, and the enchanting Riverwalk, the lush pathway system along the Bow River.

The River District Master Plan

Victoria Park has been earmarked by the City for a $150 million, 20-year revitalization project that will amplify growth in the community and mirror the success of neighbouring East Village. The plan envisions an incredible investment in civic and cultural infrastructure in the district — including an event centre/arena and expanded convention space as key elements in our vision for a Cultural and Entertainment District. All of this investment in the public realm will see exciting additions such as public art, enhanced transportation connectivity, and upgraded parks and open spaces.

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