Calgary Business-Districts - Neighborhoods
Located in the heart of the inner city, in one of Calgary's oldest communities, Uptown 17th Avenue is a place where people work, dine, shop, explore, live and visit. With its unique blend of historic buildings and state of the art shops and professional services, The Avenue exemplifies the old era of a small town with all of the conveniences of a modern, vibrant city. You'll find over 200 locally owned and operated boutiques, a warm and personal atmosphere, a world full of colourful clothing and accessories to add sophistication and pizzazz to your wardrobe, designer jewellery, art galleries, pubs, luxurious spas and salons, as well as an array of book, toy, flower, music, specialty and sport stores.
Kensington is the business district within the community of Hillhurst Sunnyside. While most suburbs have a plaza or shopping mall to serve their needs, the community has its own main street dating back to the early 1900's. It's the kind of place you wish you'd grown up in. Rapid growth of Calgary and the mobility of people commuting into downtown have increased the inner city pressures and yet the residents and business owners have successfully maintained the friendly, small-town atmosphere that has existed since its beginning. For many Kensington merchants, Hillhurst Sunnyside is also home.
The 4 th Street BRZ began in 1990. Our boundaries stretch from 12th Avenue to Elbow Drive and include over 250 businesses. The benefits of the BRZ to businesses on 4 th Street are numerous. The BRZ is an excellent vehicle to promote the identity of our business district through advertising and special events. The BRZ is also a united voice to communicate our point of view directly to City Council. Our BRZ also gives us the means to maintain and improve the appearance of the street.
International Avenue is a vibrant business district with a diverse ethnic composition located on 17th Ave SE in Calgary. There is an interesting mix of businesses representational of the cosmopolitan neighbourhoods surrounding the Avenue. It is an area of "one-stop shopping" where there is access to a selection of restaurants and grocery stores from around the world, as well as a wide range of other retail goods and services.
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Our vibrant and friendly community is home to wonderful shops that will satisfy any shopper, health and beauty services and a flavorful mix of restaurants, coffee houses, bars and so much more.