The Red Cross building, located at 737 13 Ave. SW in Calgary’s Beltline, will soon be the site of renewed activity as work begins to return the building to service.

Located within walking distance of the Calgary Core shopping district, the Red Cross building is a key project that will keep business in the heart of downtown Calgary.

“This project is part of Alberta Infrastructure’s goal to effectively use existing spaces, revamping these buildings and getting them in the best shape to serve Albertans for many years to come. We’re glad to fulfil our government’s commitment to revitalize downtown Calgary while making the best use of tax dollars.”

Nicolas Milliken, Minister of Infrastructure

This project fulfils the Government of Alberta mandate outlined in the Calgary Office Revitalization and Expansion (CORE) working group to attract foot traffic and enhance the experience of visitors, residents and local businesses.

“Calgary is one of the best cities in the world to live, raise a family, and grow a business. These kinds of initiatives are key to boosting our local economy, as they offer clean, modern spaces that will keep business in downtown Calgary and offer new opportunities for expansion in the years to come.”

Deborah Yedlin, Calgary Chamber of Commerce President and CEO

Quick facts

  • Interior demolition and hazardous materials remediation at the currently unoccupied building will begin in early 2023 and take about six months.

  • The building was originally built in 1978 by the Government of Alberta for use by the Red Cross.

  • The building’s most recent tenant, Canadian Blood Services, moved out in 2020.

  • The building consists of a basement, six floors and a mechanical rooftop structure.