Maple Bar is kicking it old school

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Since Maple Bar (formerly known as upstairs Treehouse) was unveiled last Friday, it’s caused quite a stir amongst Canberrans. Maple Bar has a strict set of house rules, including a ban on men approaching women. Mike Kadinski, the owner of Treehouse Bar has released a statement to set the record straight: Don’t let the house rules scare […]

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Important information on the migration of monitored fire alarms and lift phones


As the National Broadband Network (NBN) rolls out across Australia, Telstra’s existing fixed line networks are being gradually disconnected. This means that monitored fire alarms and lift phones operating over these networks will cease to operate unless they are migrated to an alternate telecommunications network before the disconnection date for their rollout region. Monitored fire […]

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The #BackyardExperiment results are in


Results are in from the #BackyardExperiment, a pop-up park in Canberra’s Garema Place designed to test the power of simple interventions to attract more people to an underused public space. Street Furniture Australia launched the pop-up park and social study in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), the ACT Government and In […]

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How can we create a kid-friendly CBD?


With the kids going back to school this week, we find ourselves wondering if successful CBDs are those that are designed for children. Cities need creative, inviting public spaces that are safe and that people can feel an emotional connection to. After all, Children are the future and our city needs to organically adapt so […]

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Farewell to the In The City Magazine


After 25 editions and five and a half years of the Fairfax produced In The City magazine, we are saying a fond farewell to the publication. Why, you say? Hardcopies are declining in popularity. It’s becoming more and more expensive to distribute them across the CBD and into hotels and it’s increasingly hard to sign […]

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Wrap up: the last six months at In The City Canberra


It’s been a busy six months at In The City Canberra! Want to know what we have done with commercial levy payers money in the last six months? Here a few numbers: Committed almost half $1 million to help improve Braddons Lonsdale Street and Eloura Street roundabout (construction is yet to commence) Paying $75,000 half […]

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Is this the solution to the CBD’s public toilets?


Have you ever been frustrated and struggling to find a public toilet when you’re desperate? Do you guiltily dive into a cafe or bar and hope that the staff are too busy to stop you? Detour to the many Canberra Centre facilities or hold your breath and share the bus interchange prison-like steel toilets and […]

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Farewell to the Before I Die wall

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It’s time to say farewell to the Before I Die wall near the redundant big screen in Garema Place. Funded by our Grants In The City program, the wall joined a list of over 1000 walls in over 70 countries and 35 languages. There’s even a Facebook site and Instagram. For three months, it was […]

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