The Eau Claire Neighbourhood Hub

A place where artists, cultural and community groups can gather and create.

Operating out of the historic Eau Claire & Bow River Lumber Co. building, cSPACE Eau Claire is the second creative hub in cSPACE Projects’ emerging portfolio of creative places.

Here’s a mock up of what’s going down at cSPACE Eau Claire.Residency Artist Gladzy Kei is hard at work on the signage for this newest community hub!#cspace #cspaceprojects #cspaceeauclaire #community #neighbourhood hub #artshub #eauclaire #yyc #cityofcalgary
Here’s what’s happening down at cSPACE Eau Claire!
We're working on a cool project for cspacekingedward and cityofcalgary at their new artist hub in Eau Claire! 🙂Come say hi! I'll be there on Thursday with sun.day.ceramics ! 💕#cspace #cspaceprojects #cspaceeauclaire

About cSPACE Projects

cSPACE was established in 2011 as a unique social enterprise in Calgary that is developing a network of non-profit creative workspaces across the city. We were formed in 2011 by the Calgary Arts Development Authority and The Calgary Foundation with a mission to incubate our city’s creative talent. Our purpose is to own, build and operate large scale, multi-tenant centres that support our city’s artists, non-profit organizations and social entrepreneurs through affordable space, networking opportunities and specialized programming. Our vision for Calgary is a city where creative enterprise thrives in vibrant communities. Our mission is to develop creative places that connect people and ideas through places that ignite collaboration and community-led change.

Eau Claire & Bow River Lumber Co. building

The Eau Claire & Bow River Lumber Co. was established in Calgary in 1886. The present building (on the City’s inventory of evaluated historic assets) was built c.1903-04 and was the second office erected by the lumber company. Since 1978, it has been known to Calgarians as the beloved 1886 Cafe. The wood frame building is being raised to meet flood plain requirements and was moved while Eau Claire Plaza undergoes redevelopment. The building is now temporarily situated at the northwest corner of 3rd street and 2 Ave SW, and is fitted with accessible ramps, attractive outside deck areas, and inviting lighting to support the hub’s use.