Downtown Calgary

June 10 - Business Newsletter

by Calgary Downtown Association

Alexa, play "Patio Lanterns" by Kim Mitchell...

With warmer weather in the forecast this month and encouraging immunization uptake across Calgary, we are looking forward to kicking off patio season in full force as public health restrictions continue to ease.

The City of Calgary continues to offer extended support to businesses through prioritization of outdoor café and patio applications, waiving development permits, license of occupations, and temporary permission fees this year.

If you have any questions or concerns related to how to navigate this process, our team is here to help. Please reach out to or call 403-776-7408.

Is your patio dog-friendly?

Let us know! We've created some complimentary signage exclusively for ratepayers like you! Get your paws on some by sending us an email at

City of Calgary approves over $15M for reopening grant program.

On June 1, 2021, City council voted to approve more than $15 million for a COVID-19 relief package for certain types of Calgary businesses. 

Applications will be accepted from July 2 to August 10. Click the link below to learn more about the program.

Apply starting July 2 >

Downtown Ambassador Updates

Beginning on June 1, 2021, our Downtown Ambassador Program has extended hours and a new enhanced route. 

Monday-Saturday: 9a.m.-8p.m.
Sundays: 11a.m. - 5p.m.
Hours are subject to change due to inclement weather. 

Learn more >

Something is blooming...

What grows in the garden of your mind? This summer we're working with local florists to sprout a series of larger-than-life flower arrangements in some unexpected places. 

Stay tuned, the first Whoopsy-Daisyblossoms on June 18, 2021.

Greater Downtown Play Roundtable Discussion

On the heels of City Council's approval of the Greater Downtown Plan this April, we've partnered with ULI Alberta. A diverse group of city-builders will share their perspectives on the Plan and help map next steps in an engaging way.

When: June 15, 2021 | 4 - 5:15p.m. (MST)
online via Zoom

Register now >

Meet the Bee Team

Did you know that Downtown Calgary is home to a number of urban honey beehives? Visit the link below to meet nine pollinator-friendly plants in our summer horticulture program and learn more about how we're taking care of common pollen-neighbours in the Downtown.

Bee kind >

Out with the cold, in with the groovy.

Summer's here and the time is right! We are thrilled to share the 2021 pageantry for Stephen Avenue & Barclay, inspired by sunrises, sunsets, rolling hills, and good vibes.

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