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Permits

Please note that permits require 3-5 business days for processing and may have a fee associated with them.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact: permits@downtowncalgary.com 


Film

Photography & Film Permits

We issue permits for filming and photography on Stephen Avenue. All applications are done through Calgary Economic Development and reviewed in conjunction to assure the usage will not be abusive of our pedestrian experience or family-friendly positioning. Please note that permits require 3-5 business days for processing.

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Car

Vehicle Access Permit

Apply for Vehicle Access Permits for Stephen Avenue. Please note that permits require 3-5 business days for processing.

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Cuisine

Stephen Avenue Temporary Patios & Outdoor Cafes - Summer 2022

The Calgary Downtown Association is pleased to be able to offer a Patio & Outdoor Cafe Program during the summer months of 2022. Please note that permits require 3-5 business days for processing.

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Display & Activation permits (Including Stampede)

For businesses on Stephen Avenue and Barclay Mall who would like to showcase their community spirit with western decor or performances, please note that you will require necessary permits through coordination with the CDA's Pedestrian Mall Manager. Permits require 3-5 business days for processing.

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Music

Busking Permit

Downtown Calgary is currently recruiting performers (musical and non-musical) for the busking program on Stephen Avenue and Barclay. This includes special events for 2022. Please note that permits require 3-5 business days for processing.

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Construction

Construction Permits

We issue permits for Construction on Stephen Avenue and Barclay Mall. Applications are to be completed ONLINE. Applications MUST be submitted a minimum of four (4) weeks prior to the commencement of work.

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