Temple is located in northeast Calgary. Although the area was annexed in 1961, it did not develop until 1977. Temple, along with neighboring communities of Pineridge, Rundle and Whitehorn, was originally referred to as “The Properties.” Temple is in close proximity to a number of employment opportunities, including at the Calgary International Airport and the Northeast Industrial areas. Nearby recreational opportunities include the Village Square Leisure Centre and regional bike paths. There are also a number of schools in the area.
The Temple community hall contains both large and small meeting places that play host to a variety of community groups. The Brownies, Cubs, Scouts, first aid, babysitting courses, and a preschool are just a few of the groups and activities that take place in the hall. The community association also maintains a tennis court, an all season rink, and a basketball court. A number of sports programs are facilitated through the community association, including a popular adult slo-pitch league. Temple also hosts a number of special events, including monthly dances for adults and jellybean dances for children. The popular Temple Days, which consists of family fun events, take place annually at the beginning of June. Temple is also a participant in SAIT’s Community Access Program, which enables residents to access the internet. Temple was also involved in starting the “Heart of the Northeast Solutions” Family Resource Centre. This resource centre, located in the Village Square Leisure Centre offers a variety of forms of assistance to families in Temple and neighboring communities.