University District welcomes two well-loved restaurants, anticipated to open by 2024 – UNA Pizza and Wine and Native Tongues Taqueria – to the ground floor of The Forge, part of its Retail Main Street. The addition of these exemplary businesses adds to the growing options for the city’s NW residents.

Says Maureen Henderson, VP Community Experience for U of C Properties group, “These new retailers will be significant additions to Calgary’s best-selling urban community, expanding even more choice for U/D residents and visitors, and creating patio options for both UNA and Native Tongues, capitalizing on the south-facing sun many like to enjoy.”

Cody Willis of Thank You Hospitality Group and Native Tongues adds, “The Calgary community has been so supportive of our brand since we opened our first location in 2015.”

Says Carmen Hamm of Taste Hospitality Group behind UNA Pizza & Wine, “We pride ourselves on being a neighbourhood restaurant, and we are looking forward to calling U/D home in addition to our current locations in Calgary, Banff and Saskatoon.”


The Alt Hotel Calgary University District has welcomed its first hotel guests to the neighbourhood. Located along a bustling Retail Main Street at 482 McLaurin Street NW, the new LEED-certified property is just steps away from Calgary’s best restaurants and retailers and five employment hubs, including the Alberta Children’s Hospital and the University of Calgary.

Alt Hotel guests can access the many amenities and greenspace in the area like the three-acre Central Commons Park as well as quick access to the Alberta Rocky Mountains and downtown Calgary.

This is the third Germain Hotels property in Calgary, in addition to the Le Germain Hotel in downtown Calgary and Alt Hotel Calgary East Village.