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Interior image of the Hemingway Room

The Hemingway Room

Sleek concrete floors and three grand west-facing windows framed by 22 feet of original exposed brick, The Hemingway Room is simple yet bold, and undeniably charming. Named after one of the great novelists and journalists of the twentieth-century, The Hemingway Room once housed the former workspace of Calgary’s iconic alternative news publication Fast Forward Weekly. As rich in character as the stories once written by Ernest himself, within these four walls we invite you to compose your event in the most dexterous of venues at The Commons.

The Hemingway Room is our signature ‘blank canvas’ event room. Unlike The Parlour Room which comes fully furnished and, thus, has it’s own personality and feel, The Hemingway Room allows you to put your own personal stamp on it by transforming the room into whatever fantasy you can imagine.

This space is available to rent. Please contact the organization for more details.



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