July 2016

Found 3 blog entries for July 2016.

Everything you need to know about residential parking in Calgary.

Stampede has the City of Calgary bustling with activity. Drawing locals out of their homes and attracting around one million visitors from across the globe, it's needless to say that it's a busy time for the city. The evidence is everywhere – Stephen Avenue is constantly streaming with pedestrians, the C-trains are packed, and of course, parking spots are increasingly difficult to find – perhaps even in your own community. See if this situation seems familiar to you: after circling around a neighbourhood aimlessly for several minutes, you've finally managed to procure a precious parking space, just large enough to squeeze your vehicle in. You park, exhale a breath of relief, and then start looking around for any conflicting signage indicating

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Noise bylaws in Calgary.

With Calgary in the midst of the week-long party otherwise known as Stampede, it's not uncommon for things to get a little more rowdy than usual in your neighbourhood. Festivities are running across the city in plazas, parks, bars, and pubs, and not surprisingly, in your neighbour's house. While Stampede is a great time to gather with friends and celebrate, it's important to respect your neighbours and remember the City of Calgary noise bylaws (And yes, they do change during stampede week!).  

Noise restrictions are generally enforced from 10 PM to 7 AM Monday to Saturday, and from 10PM to 9AM on Sundays and holidays. During these times, the City noise bylaws prohibit use of the following: 

  • Hand lawn mowers 
  • Motorized
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Rooftop Patios are a hotspot during Calgary's annual Stampede.

Stampede is in full swing here in Calgary. Every year, the annual rodeo festival brings out everyone's best western spirit, demonstrated by the seas of cowboy hats, plaid, and denim; the fervent Yee-Haw's;  and of course, the bustling patios and pubs. Those who prefer a less hectic stampede experience may opt to host stampede gatherings in the comfort of their own homes, often in the form of backyard parties or barbecues. That being said, it may be a good time to revisit city bylaw regulations for decks and rooftop patios, whether you are looking to renovate your existing structure, or you are looking to build a brand new one for next year's stampede. Kicking back with a  drink on a lively rooftop patio downtown is unparalleled after a hard day's

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