News Coverage: International Avenue in the Media


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OCTOBER 2018

GLOBAL NEWS CALGARY:   Calgary Restaurant Serves Fundraiser For Those Affected By Indonesia Tsunami

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AUGUST 2018

AVENUE MAGAZINE:  16 Places To Get International Takeout In Calgary

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CBC CALGARY NEWS: Cool Off With These Exotic Treats On International Avenue

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JULY 2018

CBC CALGARY NEWS:  A Little Bit of Country With Big International Flavour

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CTV NEWS CALGARY : Best of the East Stampede Breakfast

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JUNE 2018

SWERVE MAGAZINE/CALGARY HERALD:  5 Facts About Around the World in 35 Blocks

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AVENUE MAGAZINE:  Markets To Visit If You’re Looking For Fresh, Local Products

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MAY 2018

CALGARY SHOW SERVICES BLOG:  East Town Get Down – Eight Stages!!

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BEATROUTE MAGAZINE:  A Rundown On The East Town Get Down Venues

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CTV NEWS:  East Town Get Down 2018 To Be The First Of Many

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LOCAL DROP MAGAZINE:  International Avenue BRZ and Major Minor Music Project Collaborate on Inaugural Music Fest

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SPRAWLCAST:  The Streetcar That Wasn’t

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HOMES & LIFESTYLES CANADA:  Hashtag YYC Staycation

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AVENUE MAGAZINE:  Ramadan In Calgary

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CBC News:  BRT Project Savings Could Build Cycle Track in Forest Lawn

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March 2018

CREB News:  Culinary Corridor

YYSCENE: East Town Get Down – The Music Festival you don’t want to miss!

CREB News: Innovation Destination

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CREB Now:  Heart and Soul – Forest Lawn is a beacon of cultural diversity and entrepreneurial spirit

February 2018

Avenue Magazine: Where to Eat Along International Avenue

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Calgary Journal: Life, love, and food from across the globe

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Everyday Tourists: Urban Living: Importance of BIAs

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January 2018

Calgary Herald: One man’s journey from oilsands to corn tortillas

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John Gilchrist: Age-old Persian bread a highlight of new Kurdish restaurant

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Calgary Herald: Local world leaders in wearable tech get jump on $34 billion industry

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Calgary Herald: Calgary International Avenue’s Dr. Yoshida honoured by Japanese emperor

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Global News: Fuse33 Makers create fashion tech prototype Stitchkit.

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CBC News: Alberta payday loan crackdown shrinks industry

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Swerve Magazine: Meet the Maker: Owners offer up European memories at Illichmann’s Sausage Shop

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December 2017

CTV News: Forest Lawn students embrace the spirit of the season in food drive to help their own

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Daily Hive: A new maker space is opening in Calgary this January

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Calgary Herald: World famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma inspires young musicians at Forest Lawn elementary school

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 November 2017

CTV: Illichmann’s Sausage Shop celebrates its 50th anniversary, despite tough economic conditions.

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Global News: Business concerns to be tackled one-on-one during International Avenue construction

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 October 2017

Calgary Journal: International Avenue businesses embrace the future, reject past stereotypes

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 September 2017

Calgary Journal: International Avenue businesses embrace the future, reject past stereotypes

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August 2017

Calgary Herald: Gilchrist: Calgary’s top restaurants join forces for Summer Feast
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 June 2017

Calgary Metro: New makerspace coming to International Avenue
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May 2017

Global News: Work underway on Calgary’s S.E. Bus Rapid Transit project for International Avenue
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CBC News: City breaks ground on International Avenue transitway
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Global News: City breaks ground on International Avenue transitway
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Calgary Metro: Construction underway for Calgary’s 17 Avenue SE BRT
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iNews 880AM: Work on S.E. Bus Rapid Transit is underway
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Calgary Metro: Co-work incubator space coming to Calgary’s International Avenue
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April 2017

Calgary Herald: International Avenue receives $300,000 boost
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CBC News: Calgary’s International Avenue businesses get $300K boost
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Calgary Sun: International Avenue receives $300,000 boost
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Alberta Government: Calgary’s International Avenue receives funding
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CTV News: Alberta sees boost in full-time jobs, self-employment
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CTV News: Calgary Works to Enhance and Embrace Multicultural Business
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March 2017

Calgary Sun: “Meet Me at The Park” mural unveiled
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November 2016

Calgary Herald: Organization aims to make a difference in Calgary newcomers’ lives with local music shows for minors
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October 2016

Calgary Herald: Fast food chicken market heats up in eastside Calgary
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September 2016

Metro News: International Avenue to uproot estimated 370 trees
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CBC Calgary: International Avenue BRZ hosts ‘Great Forest Lawn Tree Move’
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Calgary Herald: Transformation picks up steam on International Avenue
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August 2016

Metro News: International Avenue BRZ offers popup retail space
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July 2016

CTV News: Innovative market space helps budding Calgary entrepreneurs
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Calgary Herald: Tiny International Avenue tea business a truly global affair
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Metro News: Payday loan shops concentrated in Calgary’s poorest postal code
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May 2016

Metro News: Payday loan removal will improve 17 Ave SE streetscape, revitalization: BRZ
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December 2015

Calgary Herald: City invites public feedback as it pushes ahead with Forest Lawn transit project
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Metro News: Transitway on Calgary’s 17 Ave SE will put bus riders on fast track
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CTV: City hosts daily drop-in sessions on Transitway Project
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Calgary Sun: Open houses this week outline City of Calgary’s 17 Ave. S.E. expansion plans
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September 2015

Calgary Herald: GreenTRIP Funding for Calgary Outlying Communities
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May 2015

Calgary Herald: BRZ Executive Director working hard to save Calgary and Forest Lawn’s Neon Signs
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Metro News: InternationalAvenue BRZ wants to see less liquor stores along the Avenue
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April 2015

Calgary Herald: Cleaning up the community for Earth Day
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Mural Artist Martinho Correia unveils Italian mural to the community.

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March 2015

Calgary Herald: International Avenue supports payday loan moratorium
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January 2015

Calgary Herald: Success stories on International Avenue
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Metro News: Transitway on Calgary’s 17 Ave SE will put bus riders on fast track
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Life in Calgary Magazine: Exploring the City’s’ Food Districts – page 35
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Alberta Views Magazine:  What your community could look like
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December 2014

Calgary Herald: Go around the world in Calgary’s International Avenue
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Global News: Gil Tucker- Peace Dolls
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November 2014

CBC Calgary: International Avenue bank exhibits portraits of business owners
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October 2014

Avenue Calgary: Taste the world- 4 ethnic markets in Calgary
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Global News: Gil Tucker – Tim’s Café
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September 2014

CBC Calgary: Forest Lawn Beat Team cutting down crime
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CTV News: Beat Team puts dent in crime on International Avenue
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Calgary Sun: Calgary Police Beat Team making inroads curbing crime in Forest Lawn
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Calgary Herald: International Avenue Beat Team paying dividends
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NewsTalk 770: Foot Patrols lead to crime reduction on 17th Ave
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Global News: Gil Tucker: Accordian King
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August 2014

CTV Calgary’s “Inspired” with Daryl Janz
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Arts Development Grant infuse Calgary with creative dynamos
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artBOX on 17e celebrates a year of community art and $95,000 in artist funding
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July 2014

New Beat Team part of International Avenue safety initiatives
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New Calgary Police Team looks to hit the International Ave beat
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Beat Team aims to build on International Ave’s improvements
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February 2014

artBOX proving to be a huge success for artists in East Calgary
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Gil Tucker: International Art
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January 2014

City approves funding for transit overhaul for the 17E corridor
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October 2013

Calgary Sun: Mayor Naheed Nenshi suggests Community Revitalization Levy to pay for more than $100 million in planned upgrades to Forest Lawn corridor
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Calgary Herald: Nenshi’s Promised Forest Lawn Makeover
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September 2013

660CFR …Pop-up Art Box has purpose
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April 2013

Calgary Herald Forest Lawn Celebrates Community Renewal
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Metro Calgary Community Orchards to Take Root in Southeast Calgary
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December 2012

Swerve Magazine on Mimo: Meet Calgary’s Sole Portuguese Restaurateur
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November 2012

Calgary Herald – Market Collective finds home on International Avenue
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June 2012

Avenue magazine features International Avenue
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April 2012

Transitway nears reality
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December 2011

Renewal but small town feel
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November 2011

Financial gymnastics gets projects moving
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Fund Swap could boost southeast transit
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January 2011

Our Movers and Shakers panel looks at what’s ahead for the city for the new year
Alison Karim-McSwiney is Executive Director of the International Avenue Business Revitalization
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November 2010

CBC.ca: City Budget
Calgarians are having their say about the budget priorities for the new city council. Regular folks got 5 minutes to throw bouquets or brickbats about ideas put forth by Mayor Naheed Nenshi and the council over how to spend your money
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October 2010

Metro: Forest Lawn’s facelift on its way
Forest Lawn will receive a long-awaited facelift, much to the relief of community members
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The Calgary Herald: 30 New Mavericks
Thirty Calgarians were chosen as new mavericks
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September 2010

Alison Karim-McSwiney executive director of International Avenue is hoping that Forest Lawn in Calgary, Alberta will be improved soon.
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August 2010

The Calgary Herald: Forest Lawn celebrates centennial
As Forest Lawn celebrates its centennial this weekend, the face of the community is about to change as plans move forward to transform International Avenue from a busy street lined with strip malls to a pedestrian-friendly thoroughfare.
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July 2010

CBC.ca: Bus lane proposed for 17th Ave. S.E.
A council committee has given the green light to a $250-million plan to improve bus service to Forest Lawn in southeast Calgary, even though the city hasn’t budgeted for it
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Metro: International Avenue plan up for approval
The SE 17 Corridor Land use and Urban Design Concept Plan goes to city council today for approval.
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The Calgary Herald
Forest Lawn May Get Its Due 100 Years Late Alberta is full of old stories from its pioneer past. Some are good, some are bad — but a rare few are not yet complete. That’s the case in the Calgary community of Forest Lawn, where locals hope city council will help finish one old yarn Monday and begin a new chapter in the eastside neighbourhood’s long history
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January 2010

The Calgary Beacon
Ald. Joe Ceci on International Ave Arts and Culture Center The Calgary Beacon ran an article with Ald. Joe Ceci discussing the International Arts and Culture Center
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FFWD weekly: Cultivating Calgary
FFWD magazine wrote an article featuring International Avenue entitled ‘How to kick-start the heart of the new west’
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November 2009

Where.ca: Discover Calgary’s International Avenue
Forest Lawn, a community east of downtown Calgary, offers a treasure trove of cuisine and culture from around the world
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October 2009

The Calgary Beacon:
Exploring the Worlds Cuisines right here in Southeast Calgary: Calgary Beacon wrote and article, more about our Around the World event but this time focusing on they cuisines presented.
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September 2009

The Calgary Beacon: Around the World in 35 Blocks Food Tour
The Calgary Beacon released an article on our Around the World event. You can find out more information about our Around the World event below through the link
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The Calgary Beacon: Mural Brightens 17th Ave Evokes Images of Peace
The Calgary Beacon wrote an article regarding our murals. Read all about our murals below through the link
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December 2007

The Calgary Herald Beacon: Calgary’s business zones creating lively areas
The Calgary Herald Beacon wrote an article on the work that the Business Revitalization Zones have done and the concerns of new comers to our city
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August 2007

Financial Times of London: Around the World in 35 Blocks
Calgary’s Forest Lawn district used to be a town in its own right before it was annexed by the city, now Canada’s fifth largest, in 1961.
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Where.ca: Calgary Hidden Gems
Ask a Calgarian about Forest Lawn, a residential community southeast of the downtown core, and you’ll inevitably hear one response.
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Forest Lawn A Great Place to Buy Real Estate
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WN.com: Forest Lawn Attracts Global Audience
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June 2005

FFWD: New vision sees a revitalized Forest Lawn
Greater Forest Lawn could be the next area in Calgary to undergo a dramatic makeover if members of the International Avenue Design Initiative (IADI) have their way
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March 2004

The Business Edge: Eclectic Calgary Avenue ready for facelift
The Business Edge wrote an article to bring attention to our community’s need to enter into a new design
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