December 29, 2018
Totally worth the visit, cSpace in Calgary (or King Edward Elementary and Junior High School as it is historically known), is a wonderful adaptive re-use of a heritage school building with some very nicely designed contemporary additions.
Situated in an established residential neighbourhood cSpace brings a vibrant mix focussed on the arts. Working artists studios of all sizes, arts organizations, the Alberta Craft Council and a great mix of art exhibitions and activities create a happening place. cSpace is a rich example of the worth in saving old building stock (particularly public buildings) and re-purposing. Which is why Edmonton really needs to get it together and commit to making the old Power Plant in our River Valley a re-purposed multi-use public facility.
Public cultural places are always worth the effort, investment and pain. They extend their value into communities over time, become landmarks and destinations, and enlarge civic identity and tourism value. The Distillery District, the Power Plant Artspace, and the Don Valley Brick Yards (Evergreen Brick Works as it has been re-purposed) in Toronto are great examples.
And while your in the cSpace neighbourhood………….do check out the Belmont Diner. Great all day breakfast and packed.