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Getting Here


Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Calgary, Arts Commons is easy to get to by car, transit, foot, or bike.

Location and Map

Where we are

In the heart of the cultural district, in downtown Calgary, Arts Commons takes up an entire city block, between 9th avenue and 8th avenue adjacent to Olympic Plaza to the north, and west of City Hall. 

Arts Commons
205 8th Avenue, SE
Calgary, Alberta, T2G 0K9

Coming to Arts Commons by car? 

Plan Ahead
With guests attending several venues in Art Commons, parking in the area can become congested. We encourage you to arrive 30 minutes before your showtime.

Arts Commons Parking
Underground parking is available at Arts Commons at 829 Macleod Trail SE. Enter between 9th & 8th Avenues SE from the far-left lane of Northbound Macleod Trail.

Flat rate parking is available after 6 p.m. in most parking areas. For all parking rates, please visit the Calgary Parking Authority website.

Additional Parking
For additional parking in the area, see the map below or visit Downtown Calgary’s interactive parking map.

Check Parking Availability
View the Parkade Stall Count RSS feed to learn real-time availability of spots in Calgary Parking Authority lots as well as for street parking.

Please note that parking fees and hours are subject to change. For details, call 403-537-7000.

Transit and Bike

Arts Commons is just two blocks from two C-Train stations, and steps from bike racks.


Plan Ahead
With guests attending several venues, Art Commons can be very busy. We encourage you to arrive 30 minutes before your showtime.

Transit Access
Calgary’s C-Train light rail transit runs along 7th Avenue, one block north of Arts Commons.

Traveling eastbound: Get off at Centre Street Station or City Hall Station.
Traveling westbound: Get off at City Hall Station.

Bus Access
Nearby stops and routes:

  • NB MacLeod TR @ 7 Av SE – 9, 10, 31, 69 
  • SB 1 St @ 8 Av SE (33 m) 7, 24, 30, 110, 117, 151 
  • SB 1 St @ 7 Av SE (0.1 km) 1, 24, 31, 305, 411 
  • EB 7 Av @ City Hall Stn (28 m) 201, 202 
  • EB 9 Av @ CE St S (0.1 km) 10, 31, 108, 112, 302 
  • EB 7 Av @ Centre Street Stn (92 m) 201, 202 
  • WB 7 Av @ Olympic Plaza Stn (0.1 km) 201, 202 

For more information on Calgary Transit including detours and stop closures visit Calgary Transit.


Bike Access
Calgary's many bike lanes provide a safe and efficient way to get to Arts Commons. See the City of Calgary Downtown Cycle Tracks page to plan your route.

Bike racks are located on 8th Ave SE in front of both the Martha Cohen Theatre and the Jack Singer Concert Hall.

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