About the Heart of our City Initiative
The Heart of our City is part of the long-term project to revitalize Downtown Lethbridge. Successful downtowns accommodate a range of commercial, cultural, residential, and recreational activities; they are vibrant and prestigious destinations, attracting businesses, residents, and tourists; and they provide a high level of amenity and economic opportunity for the community at large.
The Board typically meets in the City Council Chambers, Main Floor, City Hall on the second Wednesday of the month at 4:00 p.m. For more information regarding the Heart of the City committee,
Activity Grant Applications Open
Applications for the 2017 Activity Grant are now open! The Heart of the City Activity Grant is available to incorporated, not for profit organizations, unincorporated organizations, and individuals. For a copy of the Activity Grant Application Package, please
Galt Gardens Master Plan
The Galt Gardens Master Plan is an initiative from the Heart of our City committee which has had a budget approved by City Council for the 2015-2018 budget cycle to do a master plan for the Galt Gardens.
The Heart of our City committee’s vision for the project is for Galt Gardens to be a destination in the Downtown. To learn more, please
Activity GrantPart of Downtown revitalization is making sure Downtown is exciting and vibrant. In recognition of that, the Heart of Our City Committee has created the
Heart of Our City Activity Grant. The purpose of the Grant is to provide City of Lethbridge funds to help Lethbridge organizations host events that contribute to downtown vibrancy and attract audiences to the Heart of the City.
Housing Incentive ProgramThe Heart of our City Housing Program is intended to incentivize the creation of new market based housing units in Downtown Lethbridge which will, in turn, increase the downtown population.Targeted Redevelopment Incentive Policy
The Targeted Redevelopment Incentive Policy (TRIP) is a municipal tax cancellation policy intended to promote large scale projects involving the construction of new commercial, office, retail, and mixed use buildings in the downtown core.
Planning & Development
Key Contact: George Kuhl, Downtown Revitalization Manager: 403 320 3926