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#OurYYC On the Road: Global News Hour at 6 in University District

WATCH ABOVE: Global Calgary goes On The Road to University District.

Global Calgary is taking our show on the road to the University District.

A sales centre is the only thing standing in this 200 acre development right now, but construction in this urban community is about to kick into high gear.

Linda Olsen and Gord Gillies and the Global News team will broadcast live from the northwest neighbourhood just west of the University of Calgary.

WATCH: University District brings new urban lifestyle to inner city
University District brings new urban lifestyle to inner city
University District brings new urban lifestyle to inner city

From a hotel to retail businesses and a seniors centre to a grocery store. We’ll tell you what the West Campus Development Trust has planned for the space over the next 20 years and why it’s unlike anything we’ve seen before in our city.

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An artist rendering of Calgary’s University District provided by the Discovery Centre. March 2017.
An artist rendering of Calgary’s University District provided by the Discovery Centre. March 2017. West Campus Development Trust
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University District development means positive spinoffs for surrounding communities
University District development means positive spinoffs for surrounding communities

We will also investigate how the University of Calgary hopes to benefit from this development, both financially and in recruiting faculty and researchers.

Join us as we find out who is most likely to find this a desirable place to live and how the mature neighbourhoods nearby feel about this new kid down the block.

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We’ll also tell you about some local high-tech companies that have a connection to this project.

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Calgary startups set vision for new University District
Calgary startups set vision for new University District

Tune in for all of these stories and more on tonight’s Global News Hour at 6 p.m.

In University District, each street name will be tribute to a former University of Calgary Chancellor:

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• Dr. Robert Thirsk (2014-) Thirsk Street
• Dr. Jim Dinning (2010-2014) Dinning Street
• Dr. Joanne A. Cuthbertson (2006-2010) Cuthbertson Street
• Dr. William J. Warren (2002-2006) Warren Street
• Dr. J. Jack Perraton (1998-2002) Perraton Avenue
• Dr. M. Ann McCaig (1994-1998) McCaig Street
• Dr. David B. Smith (1990-1994) Smith Street
• Dr. James S. Palmer (1986-1990) Palmer Avenue
• Dr. Brian Norford (1982-1986) Norford Avenue
• Dr. Louis Lebel (1978-1982) Lebel Avenue
• Dr. Muriel Kovitz (1974-1978) Kovitz Avenue
• Dr. William A. Friley (1970-1974) Friley Street
• Dr. C. Campbell McLaurin (1966-1970) McLaurin Street

Take a look at a couple of the street signs’ namesakes in the gallery below:

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