Big things happen when you gather and activate lots of small things.

It’s how communities are built—brick-by-brick or person-by-person—held together by the mortar and momentum that makes the whole greater than the sum of their parts. Richer. More meaningful. Relevant. That’s why we created 1M—a platform to amplify and accelerate hundreds of small ideas, experiments, and projects—that help reconnect people to our downtowns and main streets, one million sq ft at a time.

Eileen Stan, Chair
Calgary Downtown Association

Mike Mannix
Executive Vice President
Portfolio Management
Triovest Properties

What is 1M?
Why a million square feet?
What's a "project"?
Who is a community booster?
Who is a project creator?
Who's behind 1M?
What's your business model?
Can you bring 1M to our city?

Bring your downtown to life with 1M

1M is made possible through strong on-the-ground community partnerships with entrepreneurial leaders, private developers, local champions and city leaders.

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