Hold on to your hats, Calgary! This 3D video of what the East Village will look like in coming years is pretty incredible.

Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) unveiled the new animation Thursday and the video is a beautiful depiction of what's to come for the downtown neighbourhood.

"Our new 3D rendering is a realistic view of what East Village will look like in a few short years from now,” said Michael Brown, President & CEO of CMLC, in a press release.

“I think Calgarians will be awestruck to learn how the east side of downtown is transforming into a new urban village; if you haven’t been here in a while, it’s worth the trip to see all the change.”

Much of the area, as of now, remains undeveloped, but in recent years revitalization projects have begun to slowly change the face of the East Village.

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  • Artist renderings of the Telus Sky skyscraper, soon to begin construction in downtown Calgary.

  • A residential unit

  • Telus Sky lobby

  • Rooftop terrace

  • The roof of Telus Sky

  • The atrium of Telus Sky

  • The atrium of Telus Sky

  • From ground level

  • From the ground


Public art installations, the 4th Street underpass and RiverWalk features have set the stage for upcoming projects like the National Music Centre, new Central Library and the revitalization of St. Partick's Island and accompanying bridge.

According to CMLC, more than 70 per cent of the available development area in the East Village has been sold.

In 2014, Calgarians can expect to see the following projects take shape in the East Village:

  • Announcement of the neighbourhood’s first multi-family project by a local developer (Spring)
  • Grand opening of the new St. Patrick’s Island Bridge (Fall)
  • Public unveiling of the final and approved schematic design for the New Central Library (Fall)
  • Construction start of the new 300-room Hilton Hotel (Spring)

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