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City Hall, Calgary

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City Hall station is a CTrain light rail station in Calgary, Alberta. It is located on the 7 Avenue transit mall between Macleod Trail and 3 Street S.E. It is the easternmost station downtown, and serves as a Gateway station. It was the first downtown station to have dual-side platforms (Downtown West–Kerby station, opened in 2012, was the second). It serves both the Red Line and the Blue Line and is the eastern extent of the free-fare zone.This new dual-platform station replaces the previous City Hall and Olympic Plaza stations both of which opened May 25, 1981, as part of Calgary's first LRT line from 8 Street W to Anderson.The original City Hall Station served only eastbound trains. The station was originally called 2 Street E. In late 1987, the station was renamed City Hall as 2 Street SE became Macleod Trail Northbound and the city did not want to call the Station Macleod Trail since it would not give a good indicator of the stations location because Macleod Trail is a long roadway traveling all the way to the very south end of the city. City Hall was chosen as the station is adjacent to the Calgary Municipal Building.The original Olympic Plaza Station was initially called 1 Street E. It was renamed Olympic Plaza in late 1987 as its namesake is right across the street. The station was located between Macleod Trail and 1 Street SE.On May 3, 2010, the original City Hall station was closed to be demolished and rebuilt on the spot, with a new westbound platform being constructed across the street, while the original Olympic Plaza station remained open. On June 6, 2011, both City Hall platforms opened and Olympic Plaza was permanently closed and demolished shortly thereafter. After the 2011 Stampede finished, the eastbound platform (South side of 7 Avenue; adjacent to Municipal Building) was re-closed to finish construction and officially re-opened on September 19, 2011. The Westbound platform (North side of 7 Avenue; adjacent to the Library) was completely finished as of June 6, 2011, and didn't re-close.
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  • The building is very beautiful from the outside, but pretty grim inside. The Atrium does go up 12 floors and is impressive, but somehow just doesn't bring much light in. But to compensate, they to do ...  more »
  • The very extensive renovation of the City Hall was to our visit unfortunately still not completed. The very extensive history at the fence has compensated for something! You can visit the new building of the municipality from the inside!
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  • Once finished, old City Hall should return as one of Calgary's true gems. The have an awesome screen over the building, which is great - who wants to see something half-finished? Also, at street level...  more »
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  • love this place. .can attend city hall meetings.
  • Good place I was here for the 2015 safety expo it is nice inside
  • This mayor named Nenshi had an interview on CBC's Marketplace. He insisted on camera attached to cars for surveillance purposes. He added that they have to know everything about people going downtown. I will avoid this city at any cost. Great cities like London, UK withdrew those cameras, but this idiot is playing the Big Brother. Hey, Nenshi, How would you like if we all followed you everywhere you went, every single step and watch your activity as a mayor, including your personal life? You look well fed. It's time for you to take some exercise downtown, walking and stop playing the Police guy! What a despicable being!
  • staff are very helpful in all departments and the coffee shop on the main floor is extra helpful
  • It's nice place to find all kinds of books and they have lots of workshop for new immigrants
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