Community Association Boundaries

North: 17 Avenue
East: 14 Street
South: 26 Avenue
West: 19 Street; 19A Street (through to 26 Avenue)*
City Quadrant: SW

*Overlap with Richmond/Knob Hill south of 23 Avenue

Community Established

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Community Description

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The community of Bankview is located in Calgary’s inner city.  It is one of Calgary’s oldest communities.  In 1882, William Nimmons, an English immigrant, purchased a half section of land on present day Bankview to use for ranching and farming.  During the economic boom of the 1900s, this land was purchased by the city, subdivided in a traditional grid pattern, and residentially developed.  In the 1950s, the community was redesigned to allow for the construction of numerous apartment walk-ups.  Bankview offers panoramic views of Calgary’s downtown.  There is a tennis court in the area and a public school nearby.

The Bankview community association offers a number of recreational opportunities to residents.  The association recently built a basketball court and playground, and are working on establishing a green space for resident use.  The community centre is very popular among local groups, and is rented out by groups ranging from Irish Dancers, to dog obedience trainers, to Tae Kwon Doe instructors, to a mom and tot playgroups.  Bankview also takers advantage of its rich history in its annual September Heritage Day celebration, where community walks touring historic homes are offered.  Bankview also makes an effort to address the various concerns that face its community, notably traffic issues.


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None at this time


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Information available online at the City of Calgary community profiles site.

Community Association Information

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Provincial Society Registered Name: Bankview Community Association
Provincial Society Registered Date: December 20, 1954
Federal Charity Status-Registered: No
Facility Located at: 2418 - 17 Street SW
Facility Phone Number: (403) 244-2544
Facility Fax Number: None
Community Association Website:

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Please Call the Community Association directly to obtain information on availability, registration and costs.

Community Association Facilities

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Main Hall Licensed Capacity: 125 Meeting Rooms: Yes
Wheelchair Access: Yes Stage: No
Gym: No Sound System: Yes
Kitchen: Yes – Standard Outdoor BBQ: Yes
Lounge: No Indoor Fireplace: No
Games Room: No

Recreation Amenities

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Operated by the Community Association. For other recreation offered by the City of Calgary visit Calgary Parks & Recreation

Tennis Courts: Yes Skating Rink: No
Swimming Pool: No Sports/Playfields: Yes
Hockey Rink: No Other: Playground


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Offered by the Community  Association:

Bingo: No Youth Justice: No
Sports: No Seniors Program: No
Fitness: No Child Care: No
Dance: No

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