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There are many bridges in the city, but the Peace Bridge with its lovely design clearly stands apart. It has won accolades and awards for its excellent architecture and was opened to the public in 2012.
Hosting myriad performances yearly, Arts Commons is Canada's premier cultural space. The center is a six-level facility occupying a full city block in Downtown Calgary, and comprises many distinct event spaces like the Jack Singer Concert Hall and the Max Bell Theatre.
Calgary Walks offers an amazing walking tour experience. Connect with them to discover what makes Calgary such an exciting place; history, architecture, river walks, public art, secret sculpture gardens, cool public spaces, restaurants, shopping and more! Starting points for tours vary, so contact Calgary Walks and learn more about this wonderful tour and the city itself.
The sandstone buildings along downtown's Stephen Avenue Walk were constructed after a fire destroyed much of the neighborhood. Several of those historic buildings fell victim to developers wrecking balls, but the few that remain are worthy of an afternoon stroll during which you can revel in their architecture. Along the way, you can indulge in the diversions offered by many popular shops and restaurants.
Located with the popular Glenbow Museum is the well known Glenbow Theatre. Varied plays, extensive and liberating talks and academic and other lectures take place at this very sought after venue. Also specially designated programs for kids, the entire family and adults take place on a regular basis. Check the museum website or call for further details.
One of the largest venues in Alberta, the Jack Singer Concert Hall attracts big-name artists with its classical beauty and easy-on-the-ear acoustics. The hall boasts of the Carthy Organ, hand-carved from solid oak and containing more than 1600 polished alloy and wood pipes. This concert hall is part of Arts Commons, a performing arts complex occupying 10 acres (4.5 hectares) in Downtown Calgary. As one of the major art centers in Canada, Arts Commons hosts world-class performances on Singer Hall's state of the art stage. The Box Office opens one hour prior to performance and closes one hour after the show starts. This venue can also be rented for private events.