Discover one million square feet in Downtown Calgary.

Accelerating projects, startups, and services that fuel work and life in and around your building and block.

Submit a project
Start, share and boost your project vision in the neighborhood through 1M
Activate a space
Activate projects across a network of retail, kitchen, lobby, studio and work spaces
Build support
Engage users in the neighborhood to shape and test your project, product or service
Grow your project
Accelerate projects and ventures with hands-on mentorship, programs and seed funds

What we're exploring

Developing a downtown food network
How might we establish downtown as a modern food hub by connecting and developing a network of food spaces?
Storefront design lab
A creator residency focused on facades and storefronts downtown
Mapping downtown
Visualizing ways to explore, discover and build intelligence downtown
Lobbies as living rooms
Activating lobbies as social hubs and spaces for downtown work and life
Downtown stories lab
Telling the stories of downtowns through a creative residency

Explore programs

1M accelerators and residencies provide intensive mentorship, hands-on support, access to space, and seed funds to cohorts of creator-led, downtown-based projects.

Storefront design lab

A creator residency focused on activating storefronts and facades downtown
Explore residency

Lobbies as great rooms

Activating lobbies as great rooms and social hubs for downtown work and life
Explore accelerator

The downtown mapathon

Exploring new ways to discover, navigate and experience our downtown
Explore accelerator

Downtown food networks

Establishing a connected network of food and culinary spaces downtown
Explore accelerator

I want to discover projects

I live and/or work in the area and want to discover, boost and support interesting projects near me

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I want to create projects

I'm a business owner, local creator or organizer with a project, service or experience to share or develop

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Program partners

Calgary Downtown Association
Calgary Economic Development
City of Calgary
Grape Experiential
Lift Interactive
Next Calgary
Thin Air Labs
Urban Land Institute