Calgary's dense business area comprises the bulk of the downtown community.
It is a core of skyscrapers,
for a commercial use. Some of the tallest buildings in western Canada, and a few of the tallest in the country,
are in Calgary.
In 2008, downtown Calgary had a resident population of 7,900. Residents
in this community had a median
household income of $30,000 in 2005 with 41.4% of the population reported
as low income residents. As of
2006, 44.3% of the residents were immigrants. A proportion of 99.7% of
the buildings were condominiums
or apartments, and 95.9% of the housing was used for renting.
(L) The 58 floor-Bow under construction (M) Canterra Tower (R) Transcanada
Suncor Energy Centre West Tower
(L) The 7th Avenue (R) Bankers Hall East
Calgary Transit's light rail system runs down 7th Avenue
(L) A light rail on the 7th Avenue (M) Centre Street station (R) A maintenance
of station using a cleaning car
(L) A help and information board placed on the plateform of a tram.
(M) Computalized ticket machine (R) All area of the plateform and the waiting
space are smoke-free.
Chinese town in Calgary
The Stephen Avenue is a major pedestrian mall in downtown, calgary. It
is known a fine restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars.
(L) Calgary is the place for a tasty streak
(R) The steel 'Trees' suculpture on Stephen Avenue, designed to reduce
wind gusts between the buildings
(L) The Westin Calgary (R) Hyatt Regency Calgary
The exterior of Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire
The entrance lobby is decorated in a western style.
(L) Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel and a sign board at the entrance (R)
(L) Delta Bow Valley Hotel, Calgary (R) Calgary City Hall
Smoking Ban in Hotels in Calgary
Hyatt Regency Calgary has a 355 rooms, of which smoking is 5, consisting
of 1.4% of total rooms.
Fairmont Hotel Palliser, Calgary has 405 rooms. Ten rooms are smoking with
the rate of 2.5% of total.
Delta Bow Valley Calgary has a total of 394 rooms. All are smoke-free.
Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel has 374 guest rooms and 10 suite rooms. All rooms are non-smoking.
The Westin Calgary has a total of 525 rooms. All are smoke-free.
Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire has 323 rooms in total. No smoking allowed inside of the hotel.
Smoking Restriction at Hotels in the World: Actual Survey
The ratio of a smoking guest room to the total hotel rooms was calculated,
based on the on-the-spot investigation.
Calgary expressway linking Vancouver, Toronto and Edmonton
Calgary International Airport
Flying from Calgary International Airport to Narita, Japan
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The article was written and photographs were taken by Dr. J. miyamoto,
in July 2011.