The heart of every great community is its people. And when great people come together, for any and every reason, the experience is electric. Our Retail Main Street was designed to thrive off people connecting to shop, eat, explore, and socialize all while experiencing the community.
The Alt Hotel in U/D has welcomed its first hotel guests in the neighbourhood.
What’s better than moving into a community committed to placing early access to your lifestyle amenities, and so much more? With everything from a grocery store to a pharmacy, coffee shop to wine merchant and a wealth of other services in our retail plan, living in University District you’ll gain a new meaning of ‘shopping local’ and get back the world’s most valuable resource: time. We've curated the perfect mix of shops and services to make U/D a vibrant destination for all Calgarians.
Where classics and eclectics converge, the retailers we’re bringing into the neighbourhood are giving some new life to the northwest shopping scene. The focal point and gateway to the University District community, the Retail Main Street, and the unique boutiques, exciting entertainment venues, and dining destinations inhabiting its storefronts ensure all your appetites are satiated and your every need is met. And for those things you simply can’t seem to find? It’s a quick trip over to Market Mall and all they have to offer.
EAT, SIP & GET SOCIAL
For families taking the whole gang out for a meal. For business owners entertaining clients. For a ladies’ night, a night out with the guys, or to celebrate a birthday. No matter your reason for coming together, find food, drink, and entertainment options to satisfy your every event, and choice in coffee shops to fuel your mornings and compliment your relaxed weekend schedule.
While shopping and getting social are high on the list, having the services within walking distance that keep you healthy and balanced makes a huge difference. Get your movement fill-in at boutique fitness studios. Attend galleries and cultural events at UCalgary and let your creativity soar. Going out for the evening is easy in U/D with a variety of entertainment options.
Imagine being able to access all the things that make you love your life in one community. Take care of your fur baby’s or your real baby’s needs or just treat yourself. Tackle both your wine list and your grocery list. With everyday staples right in University District, we’ve got a shop for the daily needs of your busy life.
Because no two seasons, and no two shoppers, are alike, we’ve gone to great lengths to make sure your diverse needs are fulfilled with the retailers opening their doors in U/D. Updating your style is as easy as walking out your front door.
If you need lunch or a study break, University District is the perfect destination! Be on the lookout for the U/D Student Discount branding on exterior windows and at the tills to know where discounts are offered.
Take a peek at what’s developing, learn about our new home builders, explore the show suites, and discover our plans for the community. Reach out to the University District Discovery Centre—our community hub—and see why life works at University District.