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Floriade – in full bloom!

Image: Floriade  Despite chilly North-Westerly winds and reluctantly blooming blossoms, Spring has officially sprung the Capital, signalled by Floriade getting under way on Saturday 16 September. Warning: this is not an event for the faint hearted! This year visitors to the annual event will be treated to a kaleidoscope of colour, thanks to the 1 […]

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Cobbler on the cobbles

Have you strolled through Garema Place and noticed a store sign without a store recently? It probably belonged to Yianni (or John) Papageorgiou. Development on the corner of Bunda Street and Akuna Street meant Yianni had no other choice but to close his shop of 23 years. Yianni is looking for a new location, which […]

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New owners re-open Gus’ Café in Civic

Gus’ was the first café in Canberra to offer outdoor dining, in the 1970s. Not an easy task because the government at the time were concerned about risks associated with eating outside. The new owners are excited to show their renovation of the Canberra CBD icon. The café is now heritage listed, as it ‘illustrates […]

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Flashback Friday: Shining a light on Canberra’s heart

Lighting our city centre to make pedestrians feel safe, keep crime rates down and provide interest and focal points can shape urban life after dark. The programmed lanterns in Lonsdale Street trees, the glorious fairy lights in Ainslie Place linking the theatre to the Canberra Centre and the coral-like lights on London Circuit nearby the […]

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Flashback Friday: Canberra city blooms

Spring is in the air. Floriade is only a few weeks away and in-tune with Canberra’s principal event, we look back on the CBD hanging flower baskets. The In The City Canberra (ITCC) initiative began in 2008 and complemented Christmas and the summer entertainment program. For eight years, hanging baskets were installed on light poles […]

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ACT’s City Renewal Authority in good hands

Malcolm Snow is a long-term friend of In The City Canberra, having formally met with our Board of Directors several times and crossed paths on multiple occasions at workshops, forums and other gatherings discussing the future shaping of our city centre befitting of a world class national capital. He was a significant driver of the […]

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Flashback Friday: Tocumwal Lane Street Art Party

In March 2015, the Tocumwal Street Party brought art, music, food, culture and life to a lane just off Bunda Street in Canberra’s CBD. The event, an initiative of In The City Canberra (ITCC), hoped to raise awareness around differences between illegal, vandalism graffiti, and approved, urban art, so as to combat escalating public cleaning […]

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CBD events make good business sense

What do curry and ice have in common? Aside from polar opposites on the heat scale, not much, but from an events perspective that’s another story! As in previous years, Canberra’s CBD was abuzz with local and visiting community interest during the months of June-July, as crowds flocked to attend In The City Canberra’s (ITCC’s) […]

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2017 Skating at Garema Place wrap-up

The fantastic 2017 Skating at Garema place has wrapped up. The annual winter event sees a pop-up rink installed in the center of Canberra, where many professional skaters show off their talents including Kody-Leigh. Since 2011, In The City Canberra (ITCC) has sponsored the open-air ice rink inspiring all Canberrans to either meet after work, […]

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