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Who We Are:

Jonathan Sunstrum


Refers to himself as a MoM (Man of Mischief) Long-time hospitality owner of Mountain Pizza & Bistro, and the Powder Horn Saloon in Bragg Creek and others too boring to list.

Jonathan moved into Calgary in 2001 and began to digest some of the challenges that the city faces in terms of how to make it a better place to be. He participated in the 2007 mayoral election and again in 2013 although his heart wasn't in it this time around. He has always taken a great deal of interest in public places and spaces and how the human condition is affected by good or bad planning or management. This would extend to city streets, transit, design, and all the components that fall under the quote:

"A chain is only as strong as its weakest link." – Thomas Reid

Kayla Shimbashi

Project Coordinator// Web Designer// Resident Artist


Kayla Shimbashi attended Kwantlen University in Richmond BC and obtained her diploma in Fashion Design. Being sort of a Jane of all trades, she has also taken courses at Langara College and SAIT University in Web Design, and Cabinet Making. Upon her return to her home town Calgary, she met Jonathan Sunstrum and partnered with him in the creation of Uptown 7th, which has been a serendipitous journey for her to explore and refine virtually all of her interests, in film, music, art, design, photography, culture, community, and most importantly her passion to work in a field that has a positive impact on the world.