Project Overview

The City of Calgary wants to better understand what issues or concerns communities are dealing with related to major outdoor events so we can provide the support they need. We want to hear from residents who live in and around communities where major outdoor events take place, where unintended gatherings or unplanned travel congestion can result, and from all Calgarians who attend these events, so that we can provide the right support services to communities to ensure successful event experiences and happy neighbours.

Project Background:

City Council wants to hear from Calgary communities and event organizers to understand the issues and concerns facing community residents regarding major outdoor events, to ensure successful events in all Calgary communities. Based on what we learn, we will develop recommendations to provide needed supports and services to mitigate community impacts. As outlined in this Notice of Motion: Developing Municipal Event and Landmark Special Policy Areas (May 17, 2022), recommended supports for affected communities will be replicated across Calgary to balance the use and enjoyment of our great public spaces with residents and visitors alike.

We will report back to City Council in September 2022 with what we’ve heard from citizens and event organizers.

Selected Communities and Scope:

Crescent Heights as well as the communities surrounding and near Scotsman’s Hill, Prince’s Island Park, Millennium Park, Prairie Winds Park, Elliston Park, and the Red Mile (Beltline neighbourhood at 17th Avenue S.W.) have been initially selected because they annually host or are near major outdoor events. The residents of the communities surrounding Scotsman’s Hill, the Red Mile, and City parks we’ve mentioned, are encouraged to provide their feedback as well as everyone who may attend major outdoor events.

All Calgarians are welcome and encouraged to participate in this engagement and share feedback, it is not limited to residents of selected communities.

Provide Your Input

As part of this engagement, we would like to hear from residents who may be impacted by these events, as well as from event attendees themselves. Please click on the tiles below to share any experience and perspective you might have.

We will also be engaging with event organizers for their feedback.

Next Steps

Online engagement is now complete. We are working to analyze your responses and develop recommendations to mitigate the issues causing the greatest concern. We look forward to sharing the What We Heard Report in September 2022.