Community Association Boundaries

North: Bow River
East: 9th Street SW
South: CPR Tracks
West: 14th Street SW
City Quadrant: SW

Community Established

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Community Description

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In the heart of downtown is the commercial core, bounded on the east by 3rd Street east, on the west by 9th Street west, on the south by the Canadian Pacific Railway, and by Chinatown and Eau Claire on the north.  The downtown became established with the arrival of the CPR in 1883.  By 1884, the CPR had laid out Calgary’s grid patter of streets and avenues, initiated by the sale of properties and, by its very presence, had dictated that the town centre would be situated close to the train depot.  Many of the original sandstone buildings, developed around the turn of the century, are still found along Stephen Avenue Mall.  Currently, the commercial core contains the greatest concentration of Calgary’s high density, commercial, financial and retail activity and governmental uses.  The light Rail Transit (LRT) system, the +15 pedestrian system and open spaces, such as Olympic Plaza and the Devonian Gardens are some of the amenities found in the downtown commercial core.


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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: Downtown West Community Association
Provincial Society Registered Date: July 26, 2002
Federal Charity Status-Registered: Not Registered
Facility Located at: Do not have a facility
Facility Phone Number: Call us at (403) 244-4111 for contact info
Facility Fax Number: None
Community Association Website:

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: Meeting Rooms: No
Wheelchair Access: No Stage: No
Gym: No Sound System: No
Kitchen: No Outdoor BBQ: No
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: Skating Rink:
Swimming Pool: Sports/Playfields:
Hockey Rink: Other:


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Offered by the Community  Association:

Bingo: Youth Justice:
Sports: Seniors Program:
Fitness: Child Care:

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