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
2 Mount Pleasant/Killarney/17 Av SW
3 Sandstone/Elbow Dr SW
6 Killarney/26 Av SW
7 Marda Loop
13 Altadore
64 MacEwan Express
66 Lakeview
70 Valley Ridge Express
90 Bridgeland/University of Calgary
133 Cranston Express
301 BRT North/City Centre
302 BRT Southeast/City Centre
305 BRT Bowness/City Centre
449 Eau Claire/Parkhill
698 17th Ave/Western Canada/St. Mary's
770 Western Canada/Riverbend/Lynnview
771 Western Canada/Chinook Stn.

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 0.83 km
Centre Street CTrain Station 0.88 km

Connaught Apartment Rental Stats

Property Type# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Apartments     77$835$8500$1384
Condos     13$1050$2000$1486
Parking Spots     2$100$150$125
Shared     3$650$925$741
Townhouses     1$1600$1600$1600
Total Rentals     96$100$8500$1353

Connaught Closest Schools

Name/Address Distance
Alberta Ballet School
2-906 12 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
0.14 km
Connaught School | Calgary Board of Education
1121 12 Ave SW, Calgary
0.53 km
Western Canada High School | Calgary Board of Education
641 17 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
0.55 km
Swing Doctor Golf
255 17 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
0.97 km
Saint Mary's High School
111 18 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
1.27 km
Repsol Sport Centre
2225 Macleod Trail Southeast, Calgary
1.42 km
Calgary Arts Academy
2036 20 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
2.08 km
Crescent Heights High School | Calgary Board of Education
1019 1 Street Northwest, Calgary
2.39 km
Calgary College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
4014 Macleod Trail Southeast #107, Calgary
2.95 km
Dancing Til Dawn
121 17 Avenue Northeast, Calgary
3.15 km
Calgary Iyengar Yoga
200-222 16 Avenue Northeast, Calgary
3.17 km
Delta West Academy
414 11A Street Northeast, Calgary
3.50 km
Stew Hendry / Henry Viney Arena
814 13 Avenue Northeast, Calgary
3.57 km
Lycée Louis Pasteur
4099 Garrison Boulevard Southwest, Calgary
3.61 km
Alberta College of Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine 阿尔伯塔省中医学院
1910 20 Avenue Northwest Suite #102, Calgary
3.67 km
Branton School | Calgary Board of Education
2103 20 Street Northwest, Calgary
3.83 km
Windsor Park School
5505 4A Street Southwest, Calgary
4.15 km
Bishop Carroll High School
4624 Richard Road Southwest, Calgary
4.29 km
Columbia College
802 Manning Road Northeast, Calgary
4.65 km
William Aberhart High School | Calgary Board of Education
3009 Morley Trail Northwest, Calgary
4.77 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
0.73 km
Memorial Park Library
1221 2 Street Southwest, Calgary
0.78 km
Little Free Library
500 5 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
0.97 km
Catholic Pastoral Centre Library
120 17 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
1.13 km
Little free library
Community Wildflower Garden, 1310 16 Street Southwest, Calgary
1.35 km
Little Free Library - Sunalta Community Wildflower Garden
1211 16 Street Southwest, Calgary
1.36 km
Alberta Wilderness Association
455 12 Street Northwest, Calgary
1.79 km
Central Library
800 3 Street Southeast, Calgary
1.80 km
Little free library
219 3 Avenue Northeast, Calgary
2.08 km
Giuffre Family Library
3223 14 Street Southwest, Calgary
2.10 km
Alliance Française Calgary
1721 29 Avenue Southwest #350, Calgary
2.17 km
Rosedale Little Free Library
2.25 km
Reg Erhardt Library at SAIT
MC111, Stan Grad Centre, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, 1301 16 Ave NW, Calgary
2.60 km
Little Free Library
2712 22 Street Southwest, Calgary
2.73 km
Louise Riley Library
1904 14 Avenue Northwest, Calgary
3.10 km
Nicholls Family Library
1413 33 Street Southwest, Calgary
3.90 km
Centre d'appui familial
4800 Richard Road Southwest #100, Calgary
4.56 km
Health Sciences Library
3330 Hospital Drive Northwest Room 1450, Calgary
4.64 km
Mount Royal University Library
74 Mount Royal Circle Southwest, Calgary
4.69 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.

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