Calgary’s Left Bank communities are not even included in our thinking about downtown.
This is a major oversight. If we envision our city to evolve its own sense of place — a sense of place to rival that of other international cities — we must include our Left Bank.
It is like we are only using one side of our brain.
We must include the two post-secondary institutions on North Hill — SAIT Polytechnic and Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD). We must foster Kensington Village, Centre Street, 14th and 19th streets, Edmonton Trail and 1st Avenue in Bridgeland as pedestrian shopping streets.