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Heart of Our City


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 th​e 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, click here.

Featured News
Celebrate Downtown 2019
The HOC is inviting the community to nominate the individuals, businesses, organizations and programs that have made contributions that exemplify the vision and pillars of the revitalization of our Downtown. These outstanding individuals, businesses and organizations have invested time, ideas and capital into the Downtown to make it more beautiful, livable, exciting, vibrant, accessible and sustainable.
To learn more about the event please click here...

Activity Grant Recipients announced
The purpose of the Activity Grant is to provide funds to help Lethbridge organizations host festivals and events that create an exciting and vibrant Downtown and attract audiences to the city centre. ​

Galt Gardens Master Plan
At its March 13th 2017, regular meeting, City Council received the Galt Gardens Master Plan Design Report for information. This Master Plan report was undertaken at the request of the heart of Our City Committee in order to guide the selective, future reconstruction of the City’s oldest park. In addition to creating the Master Plan itself, the project also entailed the derivation of an “order of magnitude” costing for proposed improvements. To learn more about the Galt Gardens Master Plan, please click here.

Featured Initiatives
Activity Grant
Part 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 Program
The 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 help attract new downtown commercial investment, either in the form of new construction or in significant renovations that add value to existing downtown buildings.



Contact Us
Business Unit: Planning & Development

Key Contact: Andrew Malcom, Downtown Revitalization Manager: 403 320 3926

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