Calgary News, Events & Local Insights about Calgary - Blog Archive: October, 2015

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Residents welcome commercial development

The South East lake community of Auburn Bay will finally get a shopping centre next year.

Dubbed “Auburn Station”, the 84,000 square-foot centre will have a Calgary Co-op store as the anchor tenant.  With the Co-op will come a gas station and a Co-op Wine Spirits and Beer store.  Completion of the commercial complex is expected to be completed in late 2016.

Auburn Station, part of Brookfield Residential Communities’ master plan for the community, is currently under development at the corner of Auburn Meadows Dr SE and 52 St SE.  Future tenants will be convenience retail outlets which will cater to area residents daily needs. This location is next to Auburn Bay’s proposed LRT station which is still 15…

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Ambrosia Veggie House is a Pan Asian Chinese establishment that strives to be the best vegan restaurant in Calgary. It also specializes in Taiwanese and Cantonese according to the reports from TripAdvisor. You will need to join in with all the great reviews given by its customers. The food, atmosphere, service, and value are highly rated.


Ambrosia enjoys promoting the vegetarian lifestyles and is open for lunch, Thursday through Monday from 11am to 2pm. It reopens for dinner from 5pm to 9pm. However, Ambrosia is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. For groups of six or more, please call ahead for a reservation; otherwise you are welcome as a walk-in patron.

The Menu

There is a huge selection of main dishes, soup, and appetizers. For…

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Western Canada has a very unique culture and history. It’s something you can't take in all at one time. You have to take your time and choose which adventure will work best for you. Below you will find 4 places in Calgary where history comes alive. All 4 will open your eyes to the amazing history Calgary has to offer.

Royal Tyrrell Museum

The Royal Tyrrell Museum is home to where the dinosaurs roamed over 100 years ago. You will be able to stand on the very grounds where traces of what took place many years ago, still remain. The eroded barren landscapes consist of dinosaur bone beds and fossils that are brought to life by the crew at the Royal Tyrrell Museum. To learn more visit them online at

Heritage Park…

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Vacant land to the west of the University of Calgary will soon be home to 6,000 new residential units.

Aptly named the “University District”, this 80-hectare high-density inner-city neighbourhood will feature innovative design, vibrant streetscapes and bold urban design.  The neighbourhood will be on the east side of Shaganappi Trail between 16 Ave NW and 32 Ave NW.

It will be a welcome new neighbour to University Heights, St. Andrew’s Heights and Varsity, 50 and 60 year old neighbourhoods mostly comprised of single family homes.  It will add another 15,000 to the population in the vicinity of the U of C.

Who's building it?

This new development from West Campus Development Trust (WCDT) is currently being scraped and graded with roadwork…

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Everyone should have an enjoyable experience when attending this gorgeous Jubilee (Jube for short) Auditorium located in the town of Calgary. If you are interested, please go online and subscribe to the quarterly magazine, Jube All Access, because it will provide insight to all the perspectives offered from the auditorium.

A Bit of History

Between 1955 and 1957, the building was erected as a gift to the citizens of Alberta as a place of celebration where cultural enrichment and community spirit would flourish. The rejuvenated Jube continues to carry that message in today's fast-paced society.

The month of September, 2015, have several great shows lined up at the Southern Calgary auditorium.

The Alberta Ballet Presents: Balletlujah as…

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