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Exploring Sunnyside

A Historic Calgary Neighbourhood with Modern Charm

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Located on the north side of the Bow River, Sunnyside stands as one of Calgary’s most historic and family-friendly neighbourhoods. Bound by 10th Street NW, Crescent Road NW, and Centre Street N, this vibrant community, often grouped with its neighbour Hillhurst as Kensington, boasts a rich history and a welcoming atmosphere.

Let’s take a closer look at what makes Sunnyside an ideal locale for residents and urban professionals alike.

Proximity to Downtown and Kensington Village

One of Sunnyside’s major draws is its convenient proximity to downtown Calgary, making it a preferred choice for urban professionals seeking both the energy of the city and the tranquility of a well-established community. Together with Hillhurst, the area forms Kensington, renowned for its eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, and amenities, making it a go-to destination for both locals and visitors.

Dining Delights in Sunnyside

Sunnyside’s culinary scene adds a delectable touch to its charm. Filled with one-of-a-kind and franchise chains alike, you’ll find plenty to feast and relish in! Here are a few noteworthy dining spots:

Vendome Café

Located in the historic Vendome block, Vendome Café seamlessly blends old-world charm with modern design. Enjoy European-style baked goods, sandwiches, coffee, and wine. Live music on Thursdays adds to the ambiance for those in the mood for something a bit more lively!

Vero Bistro Moderne

Ranked as TripAdvisor’s 2015 Travellers’ Choice, this cozy bistro on 10th Street NW is a brunch haven with options like Eggs Benedict. Using fresh, organic, and locally sourced ingredients, Vero Bistro Moderne offers a rich menu combining Italian and French cuisine.

Sunnyside Natural Market

Perfect for those who love to cook, this market specializes in local and organic produce, meat, and dairy. Sidewalk Citizen Bakery within the market serves up organic artisan sourdough bread and pastries. Oh but yes, there’s also your neighbourhood-friendly Safeway as your one-stop-shop.

Education Hub

Sunnyside provides a range of educational options for families, with Sunnyside School offering a K–6 creative learning program inspired by schools in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Nearby Crescent Heights offers a high school experience with an international student program. Additionally, SAIT, University of Calgary and the Alberta University of the Arts are just a few C-Train stops away from HIVE.

Easy Access to Downtown

The neighbourhood’s strategic location ensures easy commuting options. Calgary’s CTrain, the light rail system, has a stop in Sunnyside, establishing a direct connection to downtown. Residents can also choose to walk or bike across the Peace Bridge, the LRT pedestrian bridge, or Louise Bridge.

McHugh Bluff

Connected to Sunnyside by the Bow-to-Bluff pedestrian/cycling corridor, this incredible natural space overlooks the city centre and provides the best dog walk or morning jog in the city. This cannot be missed experience makes a new memory every time.

Lucky for residents at HIVE, all of this is only a stone’s throw away. As one of the newest multi-purpose built rentals, brought to you by JEMM Properties, HIVE offers studio, 1 and 2 bedroom spacious apartment rentals with a unique approach to interior design and creative amenity spaces. HIVE highlights three prominent local artists, accentuating Sunnyside’s authentic creativity and artistic roots.

If it’s not the blend of historic charm, proximity to downtown, or the vibrant offerings that sells you on Sunnyside, perhaps the views from up-top just might!  See it all from HIVE’s stunning 9th floor rooftop patio, filled with fire tables, grills and artwork, and skyline views that will bring you “FOMO” on a Friday night.

Whatever Your Plans Are, We Hope This Put The “Buzz” In Your Ear.

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