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Diversity in Calgary: 10+ Facts Everyone Should Know About

Calgary is a Diverse and Multicultural City! Just how extensive is diversity in Calgary? According to recent statistics about 28% of Calgarians are foreign-born, up from about 25% nearly a decade ago. Widespread diversity in Calgary has resulted in over 140 languages being identified and spoken across the city. Whether it be … [Read more...]

Repsol Sport Centre: 5 Fun Facts

Repsol Sport Centre is One of the Best in YYC! The Repsol Sport Centre is one of the best and all-inclusive recreation centres you’ll find in Calgary hands down. There’s quite a few things to know about this excellent recreation facility in the inner city area just south of downtown, one of them being it was formerly … [Read more...]

Calgaryism Fact #10 – The ‘Caesar’, Born in Calgary

Did You Know the Caesar was Invented in Calgary, Alberta? The ‘Caesar’ was invented in Calgary in 1969, by Walter Chell, manager at the Calgary Hotel (now called the Westin). A Local Invention You may not have thought that the Caesar(s) you ordered last weekend originally came from ‘the heart of the new west’. But did you … [Read more...]

Top Canadian Real Estate Agent on Social Media

Named #1 Top Canadian Real Estate Agent on Social Media! Propertyspark.com, a Canadian-based company which helps realtors across the country realize their marketing goals, named me as the number one real estate agent on social media in all of Canada. I am absolutely honoured. Thank you very much for your … [Read more...]

The Tallest Buildings of Calgary’s Past, Present and Future

Calgary's Skyline Just Keeps Getting Taller... and Taller... 1914 – Fairmont Palliser Hotel Calgary’s tallest building until 1958 12 stories 60 metres, 197 feet The Fairmont Palliser Hotel is Calgary’s most historic and luxurious hotel. Located in the downtown business core, it was originally built by … [Read more...]

Calgaryism’s Favourite “Chicken Wings Wednesdays” Restaurants

Best Chicken Wing Wednesdays Restaurants in Calgary, Alberta I don’t know about you, but when Wednesday rolls around I am usually scrolling through my contact list to see who’s up for some chicken wings and beer. After all, you can’t beat how cheap wings are on this very special day that every foodie and their cousin have … [Read more...]

Best Photos of Calgary – Then & Now (History of YYC)

Calgaryism’s Then & Now Comparisons – History of Calgary What did Calgary look like in the past? Since the beginning of Calgaryism, we have been working on creating accurate comparisons of our city skyline – the past versus the present – by taking pictures of two dates like 1912 and 2015, for example, and showing the change … [Read more...]

Calgaryism – Join Us on Instagram for Everything YYC!

Did you know that Calgaryism is also on #Instagram? Yes, we are! Join tens of thousands of people at #Calgaryism on Instagram today and see photos not only from our own sources, but also from several contributors who display their best works of photography of Calgary and surrounding areas on our feed. Join us on Instagram! … [Read more...]

Infographic: Celebrating Diversity in Calgary

Calgaryism Infographics: Celebrating Diversity in Calgary Home to Canada’s first Muslim Mayor, Naheed Nenshi Back in 2010, Naheed Nenshi became Canada’s very first Muslim Mayor, beating out two more well-funded candidates at the voting box. Today he is still mayor and even won the “World Mayer Prize” in 2014, honoring his … [Read more...]

Calgaryism Facts & Infographics

Calgaryism Facts & Infographics Behind every place is a story, one filled with neat facts and other details that in some instances can be swept under the rug as time passes. Calgary’s story is filled with cool facts like these, seen below in facts and infographics from Calgaryism on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram… check … [Read more...]