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Flashback Friday: Survey says…

Appreciating what you, the Levy Payers, Government, our CBD businesses and the general community, wants from all of us here at In The City Canberra (ITCC), is important determinant in our daily activities. Also important is understanding your perceptions about the CBD. During our time in business, we have conducted several major surveys and research projects […]

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Flashback Friday: 2008 cleaning blitz

By 30th June 2008, In The City Canberra (ITCC) was pleased to report its campaign to remove posters from City walls had been successful. In addition to ongoing cleaning, a one-off cleaning blitz was completed on the Sydney and Melbourne buildings, Garema Place and City Walk from the bus interchange to Akuna Street. ITCC CEO […]

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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: Curbing public urination

In March 2013 and again over the 2013/14 Christmas, New Year and Summernats period a rather unusual, but effective initiative came to Canberra’s CBD; portable, public urinals. Inspired by their ongoing quest to keep the city’s laneways cleaner and more usable to the general public, In The City Canberra (ITCC) CEO and initiative sponsor Jane […]

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FASHFEST 2017

Be the first to see new fashion, new music and new film. For the best seats in the house at Canberra’s largest annual red-carpet event, head to the FASHFEST website, check out the cool program and then book online. This year we’ll celebrate famous and upcoming local, national and international fashion designers over three days, […]

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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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Transport Canberra light rail update

As Canberra’s economy and communities grow, urban renewal is at the forefront of the ACT governments focus and although is a long-term process, it’s already significantly underway in Canberra’s CBD. Plans for a public plaza between Canberra’s Sydney and Melbourne buildings and the designs of the light rail stop along the stage one route have […]

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Celebrating Brazilian independence – tomorrow!

Since 2013, In The City Canberra (ITCC) have supported Latin American countries celebrating their national days, including providing storage and management of national flags for use on occasions of national significance, such as the Brazilian Independence Day (7 September). Events at the Latin American Plaza enliven this part of the CBD, already enriched by multinational […]

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