The south side of 9th ave has been the site of carparks for many years, reflecting the ownership of the land by Canadian Pacific Railways from pioneer days. But CPR is gradually releasing parcels of land to the market, mainly south of the tracks. So there is hope that this might result in replacement of the carparks in our lifetimes.|
CPR is becoming a good corporate citizen of Calgary, from big things such as the location of its head office here, to small things such as the relaxation of its whistle regulations within the city limits. Not too many years ago, trains would sound their horns at every crossing. But after lobbying, CPR and the city agreed on a protocol for enhanced crossing safety features, which allowed the trains to pass through the city without the characteristic wail of the whistles. Some romantics miss that sound and its connection with history.