West Hillhurst Community Association

Community Association Boundaries

North: Toronto Crescent; 12 Avenue; Crowchild Trail; Sumac Road; 9 Avenue; 22 Street; Lane north of 7 Avenue to 19 Street; 8 Avenue
East: 18 Street
South: Bow River
West: 28 Street
City Quadrant: NW

 

Community Established

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1945

 

Community Description

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West Hillhurst is a northwest community located in Calgary’s inner city, west of the community of Hillhurst/Sunnyside.  It is located on the North Bank of the Bow River. The community began as a farm owned by the Riley family, a prominent pioneer family. The area was annexed by the city in 1907 but development was not substantial until after 1945. At this time, a number of Victory homes were built for returning soldiers.  Although these homes were only designed to last for 5 years, many still exist today. West Hillhurst is a mixture of older homes and infill developments.  The community’s close proximity to downtown gives residents easy access, and a new footbridge across Memorial Drive allows residents to walk or rollerblade to work. The community is also located nearby SAIT, the Alberta College of Art and the University of Calgary. There are both public and separate schools in West Hillhurst and the area houses an outdoor pool and tennis court.

Hillhurst is home to an active community centre which offers physic classes, an after school centre and daycare. The facility is also used by the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides, and for other programs including jazzercise, martial arts and squash. The community skating rink is also popular, and is used by amateur sports teams, the Canskate youth skating program, seniors skate and public skating. Calgary’s most active seniors group, the Go Getters, is also based in Hillhurst. Hillhurst is also planning substantial renovations to its community centre, and, upon completion in 2004, the centre will contain new squash courts, a running track, exercise and meeting rooms and an indoor skating rink.

Schools

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Ecole Madeleine D’Houete Bilingual Junior High School – Separate Louise Dean School – Public

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: West Hillhurst Community Association
Provincial Society Registered Date: May 11, 1948
Federal Charity Status-Registered: No
Facility Located at: 1940 – 6 Avenue NW
Facility Phone Number: (403) 283-0464
Facility Fax Number: (403) 270-0482
Community Association Website: www.westhillhurst.com


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West Hillhurst no longer rents for weddings and parties. 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: 700 Meeting Rooms: Yes
Wheelchair Access: No Stage: Yes
Gym: Yes Sound System: Yes
Kitchen: Yes – Commercial Outdoor BBQ: No
Lounge: Yes Indoor Fireplace: No
Games Room: Yes

 

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 – Indoor
Swimming Pool: No Sports/Playfields: Yes
Hockey Rink: Yes

 

 

West Hillhurst no longer rents for weddings and parties.

Programs

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Offered by the Community  Association

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

 

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Last Modified: May 4, 2015