Connaught Community Overview

The Beltline is a region of central Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The area is located immediately to the south of Calgary's downtown (south of 9th Avenue and the Canadian Pacific Railway tracks), and is sometimes considered part of downtown. The neighbourhood is bound on the south by the popular 17th Avenue, on the west by 14th Street West and on the east by the Elbow River.

The first established district in the neighbourhood was Connaught in 1905, followed by Victoria Park in 1914. When the region and its redevelopment plan were formally established in 2003, it amalgamated the inner city neighbourhoods of Victoria Park and Connaught.[3] As of 2006, there were 16,662 people residing in the Beltline and its districts.

The City of Calgary officially recognizes four separate "neighbourhoods" in the Beltline: West Connaught, Connaught Centre, Victoria Crossing Centre, and East Victoria Crossing. They are communities of equal north-south orientation and divided by Eighth Street SW, Fourth Street SW, Macleod Trail (1st Street SE), and the Elbow River

The Beltline contains a number of less formal city districts within its boundaries. These include Midtown, the Design District, Victoria Crossing Business Revitalization Zone[5] (Victoria), the 4th Street BRZ (located mostly within Mission), the Uptown 17th BRZ, the Warehouse District, and a portion of the Rivers District.

17th Avenue, which is on the southern extremity of the Beltline district has already established itself as a vibrant mixed-use area. Uptown 17th is one of Calgary's Business Revitalization Zones.[6] With a dense concentration of bars, restaurants, nightclubs, and shops, the street is effectively Calgary's primary "party street". Behind this lively commercial development are residential areas. The street also "dead-ends" at the Stampede Grounds on its east side, and is thus central to the party-like atmosphere that overtakes the city during the Calgary Stampede festival. 17th Avenue was nicknamed the "Red Mile" in 2004 during the playoff run of Calgary's NHL team, the Calgary Flames. During this time, it was not uncommon to see over 100,000 fans crowding the street and its bars and pubs on game nights.

Connaught was established in 1905, and comprises the western part of the Beltline, west of 4th Street W.

One public school is located in Beltline, the Connaught Community School. Western Canada High School is located along the 17th Avenue boundary of the community, and serves the area. One block outside the Beltline is St. Mary's High School which serves most of the Roman Catholic high school students in the area. The Calgary Chinese School is located close by along 18 Avenue SE, and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic school provides Congregated Special Program.

Community overview from Wikipedia.

Connaught Closest Bus Routes

Route #Name
1 Bowness - Forest Lawn
2 Mt. Pleasant / Killarney 17 Ave.
3 Sandstone/Elbow Drive
6 Killarney 26 Ave.
7 Marda Loop
13 Mount Royal
18 Lakeview
70 Valley Ridge Express
90 Bridgeland-Sunalta
112 Sarcee Road
151 New Brighton Express
301 BRT North
302 BRT SE
305 BRT Bowness / 17 Ave SE

Connaught Closest LRTs

8 Street SW CTrain Station 0.34 km
7 Street SW CTrain Station 0.36 km
6 Street SW CTrain Station 0.4 km
4 Street SW CTrain Station 0.47 km
Downtown West - Kerby CTrain Station 0.49 km
Downtown - West Kerby CTrain Station 0.49 km
3 Street SW CTrain Station 0.58 km
1 Street SW CTrain Station 0.75 km
Sunalta CTrain Station 0.81 km

Connaught Apartment Rental Stats

Property Type# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Apartments     96$750$2700$1188
Condos     22$1050$4750$1971
Parking Spots     4$85$175$140
Townhouses     2$1800$1800$1800
Total Rentals     124$85$4750$1302

Connaught Closest Schools

Name Address Distance
Alberta Ballet West Annex, 2, 906 12 Avenue Southwest, Calgary 0.14 km
Art of Tarot The 924 17 Avenue Southwest, Calgary 0.49 km
Western Canada High School 641 17 Avenue Southwest, Calgary 0.55 km
Kickaxe Guitars 1409 11 Street Southwest, Calgary 0.68 km
Company of Rogues Actors' Studio 1232 17 Avenue SW, 2nd FLR, Calgary 0.88 km
Saint Mary's Senior High School 111 18 Avenue Southwest, Calgary 1.27 km
OHC Calgary 1212 1st Street SE, Unit 116, Calgary 1.39 km
Calgary - IELTS Test Centre 515 1 Street Southeast #200, Calgary 1.50 km
Calgary Aquabelles Synchronized Swimming Club 2225 MacLeod Trail SE, Calgary 1.64 km
Calgary Arts Academy 2036 20 Avenue Southwest, Calgary 2.08 km
Crescent Heights High School 1019 1 Street Northwest, Calgary 2.39 km
Kumon Math & Reading Centre 2136 33 Avenue Southwest, Calgary 2.94 km
Free House Dance Plus 2020 12 Avenue Northwest, Calgary 3.13 km
Leroux Music Studios 2114 14 Street Northwest, Calgary 3.39 km
Delta West Academy 414 11A Street Northeast, Calgary 3.50 km
Lycée Louis Pasteur, International French School 4099 Garrison Boulevard Southwest, Calgary 3.61 km
Maria Montessori Education Centre 2634 12 Avenue Northwest, Calgary 3.81 km
Branton School 2103 20 Street Northwest, Calgary 3.83 km
Windsor Park School 5505 4A Street Southwest, Calgary 4.14 km
Columbia College 802 Manning Road Northeast, Calgary 4.65 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Connaught Closest Libraries

Name Address Distance
Evergreen Regional Office 900 6 Avenue Southwest, Calgary 0.71 km
Alberta Law Libraries Calgary Courts Centre, Suite 501-N, 601 - 5 Street SW, Calgary 0.73 km
Memorial Park Library 1221 2 Street Southwest, Calgary 0.79 km
Catholic Pastoral Centre Library 120 17 Avenue Southwest, Calgary 1.13 km
Little Free Library - Sunalta Community Wildflower Garden 1211 16 Street Southwest, Calgary 1.35 km
Central Library 616 Macleod Trail Southeast, Calgary 1.64 km
Calgary Central Library 8 Avenue Southeast, Calgary 1.64 km
Calgary Public Library John Dutton Theatre 616 Macleod Trail Southeast, Calgary 1.67 km
Alberta Wilderness Association 455 12 Street Northwest, Calgary 1.79 km
Giuffre Family Library 3223 14 Street Southwest, Calgary 2.10 km
Alliance Française Calgary 1721 29 Avenue Southwest #350, Calgary 2.17 km
Reg Erhardt Library at SAIT MC111, Stan Grad Centre, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, 1301 16 Ave NW, Calgary 2.60 km
Louise Riley Library 1904 14 Avenue Northwest, Calgary 3.10 km
Nicholls Family Library at Westbrook Station 1413 33 Street Southwest, Calgary 3.92 km
Westbrook Library 1P4, 1413 33 Street Southwest, Calgary 3.93 km
Centre de Ressources Francothèque 4800 Richard Road Southwest #100, Calgary 4.56 km
Health Sciences Library 3330 Hospital Drive Northwest Room 1450, Calgary 4.64 km
Riddell Library and Learning Centre 74 Mount Royal Circle Southwest, Calgary 4.71 km
Riddell Library 4825 Richard Road Southwest, Calgary 4.72 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Connaught Distance to Local Landmarks

Alberta Children's Hospital 5.42 km
Alberta College of Arts and Design (ACAD) 2.70 km
Ambrose University College 7.54 km
Bow Valley College 1.81 km
Calgary Airport 11.08 km
Calgary Zoo 3.41 km
Chinook Centre Mall 4.97 km
City Hall 1.58 km
Cross Iron Mills 27.65 km
Deerfoot Mall 7.89 km
Devry Institute of Tech 5.92 km
Downtown Calgary 1.06 km
Foothills Hospital 4.45 km
Market Mall 7.08 km
Mount Royal University 4.86 km
Peter Lougheed Hospital 7.86 km
Rocky Mountain College 6.47 km
Rockyview Hospital 5.81 km
SAIT 2.58 km
South Health Campus 19.97 km
Southcentre Mall 10.08 km
Sunridge Mall 7.48 km
University of Calgary 5.37 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Neighboring Communities

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