Community Association Boundaries

North: 8 Avenue; 14 Street; 16 Avenue
East: 10 Street; Escarpment south of Crescent Road; Centre Street
South: Bow River
West: 18 Street
City Quadrant: NW


Community Established

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1914 (both)


Community Description

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The neighbourhoods of Hillhurst and Sunnyside are located in Calgary’s inner city, northwest of and across from the Bow River.  Established in the early 1900s, Hillhurst and Sunnyside are one of the older communities in Calgary.  An important event in the community’s history was the construction of the Mewata Bridge over the Bow River in 1954.  This turned 14th Street into a major link to downtown and initiated commercial redevelopment of the housing in the area.  These areas, and the nearby business district of Kensington, have since been enhanced through the efforts of the Business Revitalization Zone Association.  They, along with the annual Farmer’s Market, offer a number of diverse commercial opportunities for residents.  There are also recreational areas nearby, at both Hillhurst Athletic Park and Riley Park.  The community is also located on the C-train line.  There are both public and separate schools in the area.

The Hillhurst/Sunnyside community association is active in providing programming for its residents.  For the area children, the community association offers a year round daycare, for youth a free “Cooking Up a Storm” class, and for seniors a community outreach program that offers them assistance with their yardwork and lawn.  Other programs, such as the collective kitchen, are also popular.

Sports are another important aspect of the community.  The soccer pitches, ball diamonds and tennis courts in Hillhurst Athletic Park are well used by local children.  In the winter, indoor soccer in the community association gym is well attended.  The Bow Valley Lawn Bowling Club, which has been established in the community for decades, attracts adults of all ages.



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Hillhurst Community School – Public Queen Elizabeth Elementary School – Public Queen Elizabeth Junior and Senior High – Public St. John’s Elementary (Fine Arts) – Separate SAIT – Post Secondary College Sunnyside Community School – Public


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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: Hillhurst/Sunnyside Community Association
Provincial Society Registered Date: July 13, 1948
Federal Charity Status-Registered: Yes
Facility Located at: 1320 - 5 Avenue NW
Facility Phone Number: (403) 283-0554
Facility Fax Number: (403) 270-3130
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: 300 Meeting Rooms: Yes (Capacity: 15)
Wheelchair Access: Yes Stage: Yes
Gym: Yes Sound System: Yes
Kitchen: Yes – Standard Outdoor BBQ: No
Lounge: No Indoor Fireplace: Yes
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: Yes – Outdoor
Swimming Pool: Yes – Outdoor Sports/Playfields: Yes
Hockey Rink: No Other:




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Offered by the Community  Association

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


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