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The Future of Forest Lawn
The redevelopment plan for International Avenue has now been set in motion with a new urban design that is poised to transform the east end to a walkable, safe community replete with boulevards and public art. International Avenue also hosts GlobalFest, a multicultural event which was launched in 2003. The annual event combines Fireworks Festival that is held at the Elliston Park and the diversity celebration at OneWorld Festival and has been drawing people from across Canada.
The area is home to 430 or more businesses. The pedestrian overpass newly constructed across Deerfoot Trail will be opened in November to encourage bike and foot traffic.
The redevelopment plan has also seen sidewalks being widened, which gives a warm and welcoming vibe. The rapid transit lanes of buses now run in the middle of the Avenue, while earlier, the transit lanes were blocking access to businesses and side streets. New bus stops and shops will feature historic signs and artwork from local artists that will reflect the area’s rich culture and heritage.
The vision of the Business Revitalization Zone plan encompasses mixed development featuring residential and retail zones without compromising on the small-town charm or the business diversity. The plan envisions a cosmopolitan-type street enhanced by safe pedestrian crossings and transit service which will later emerge as ground-level LRT.
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Things To Do in Forest Lawn
There is something for everyone at International Avenue. The Vietnamese salon, Amazing Nails, is the place to head out to if you are looking for spa pedicures or custom nail art. Brotherz Kutz is the favourite place for boys to get a cut and shave as well as to network with the community of regulars.
The best way to make the most of the great outdoors during the summer months is to flock to Elliston Park. Spanning 415 acres, the park is replete with rose gardens, off-leash area and picnic tables. The other attractions in the park include an interactive sundial, seasonal water fountain, playground for children and a stormwater pond spanning 20 hectares. The park commemorates the Ellis family who lived in the area. Five generations of the family made many contributions in East Calgary.
Elliston Park is also the place where GlobalFest, the multicultural festival and annual fireworks extravaganza is held every year. This August, visitors are in for a visual and audio treat with fireworks set to music reflecting off the pond.
Forest Lawn Park is the favourite sports grounds at International Avenue featuring tennis, baseball and soccer apart from disc golf courses.
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From Filipino restaurants to German sausage shops, International Avenue offers a delightful mix of global cuisines for the gastronomically inclined. For those who love Peking and Cantonese cuisine, Gong Kee BBQ Noodle House does not disappoint. From barbecue ducks to whole fresh lobster mired in cream sauce, there are some truly delectable options at the Noodle House. Green Grato Restaurant is full of the Caribbean vibes and is the ‘go to’ place for braised oxtail, jerk chicken and curried goat roti. Residents of the International Avenue are in for a visual treat at La Casa Latina, a bright and cheerful bistro. The Mimo Restaurant & Lounge serves up the most impressive Portuguese menu.
Forest Lawn Bakery, the Hong Kong-style eclectic bakery, is the place to find the most delicious Chinese pastries in the form of barbecue beef pies and cream horns, apart from eastern pastries including pork buns, Chinese doughnuts and sesame seed balls.
Lovers of sourdough loaves, custom chocolate tortes and crunchy apple turnovers can make a beeline to Gunther’s Fine Baking, which is a family-owned bakery that has been serving visitors since 1971. The Hong Kong International market features some of the Asian ingredients that are hard to find elsewhere.