Mount Royal Community Association

Community Association Boundaries

North: 17 Avenue
East: College Lane; Royal Avenue; Hope Street (both sides);     Earl Gray Crescent;   Ridge between Earl Gray Crescent and 29 Avenue
South: Council Way; 10 Street; Premier Way; 8 Street (both sides);
West: 14 Street
City Quadrant: SW

Community Established

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Lower Mount Royal – 1907

Mount Royal – 1904

Community Description

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During the early 1900s, Mount Royal was promoted by the C.P.R. as an exclusive neighbourhood for Calgary’s affluent citizens. The neighbourhood was originally known as American Hill, because of the large number of Americans who settled there. Later the area was formally named Mount Royal, after the Montreal community which was home to the then president of the C.P.R, William E. Van Horne. Mount Royal developed rapidly between 1904 and 1914. Restrictive covenants were placed on the titles of properties which restricted development to single family dwellings and set minimum housing construction costs. The exclusive character of the community has been maintained over the years.

The Lower Mount Royal area was annexed to the City in 1907, and was part of the original C.P.R. subdivision of Mount Royal in 1909. Most of the houses in the area were constructed during Calgary’s 1910-1912 building boom, and gained a reputation as an exclusive residential district. It was the home of many of Calgary’s elite, including Colonel James Macleod, and the A.E. Cross family. Unlike the Mount Royal district, however, Lower Mount Royal was subdivided into fifty foot lots; and wood and stucco were the predominant building materials as compared to the brick and sandstone in Mount Royal. Many of the lots were further subdivided into twenty-five foot lots and developed with houses of wood frame construction, similar to those of the Beltline district. The community has experienced dramatic changes in the last twenty years. Much of its residential, and an increasing proportion of its commercial areas have been redeveloped to accommodate Calgary’s rapid growth. The Area Redevelopment Plan encourages the continuation of this trend in a manner which reflects community and city-wide objectives, and fosters medium density residential and commercial development.

Schools

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Earl Grey Elementary School

Mount Royal Junior High

Demographics

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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: The Mount Royal Community Association
Provincial Society Registered Date: January 22, 1934
Federal Charity Status-Registered: Yes
Facility Located at: 2317 – 10 Street SW *Community Use Only*
Facility Phone Number: Contact The Federation at (403) 244-4111 for a contact number.
Facility Fax Number: None
Community Association Website: www.mountroyalstation.ca


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Community Association Facilities

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*Community Use Only*

Main Hall Licensed Capacity: Meeting Rooms:
Wheelchair Access: Stage:
Gym: Sound System:
Kitchen: Outdoor BBQ:
Lounge: Indoor Fireplace:
Games Room:

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: No Skating Rink: Yes – Outdoor
Swimming Pool: No Sports/Playfields: Yes
Hockey Rink: No Other:

Programs

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Offered by the Community  Association

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

 

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Last Modified: May 4, 2015