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     39$835$3150$1345
Condos     15$1090$2300$1523
Parking Spots     2$100$150$125
Townhouses     2$1520$2475$1997
Total Rentals     58$100$3150$1371

Connaught Closest Schools

Name/Address Distance
Alberta Ballet School
2-906 12 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
0.14 km
CUPS One World Child Development Centre
622 11 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
0.35 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
CityU of Seattle
1040 7 Avenue Southwest Suite 120, Calgary
0.73 km
Perfect Pitch Consulting
888 3 Street SW 10th Floor, West Tower, Bankers Hall, Calgary
0.80 km
Money School Ltd
888 3 Street Southwest, Calgary
0.81 km
Stampede School
0.81 km
GoForth Institute
1605-920 5 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
0.81 km
Impact Training & Consulting
744 4 Avenue Southwest #400, Calgary
0.91 km
Swing Doctor Golf
255 17 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
0.97 km
Montessori School of Calgary
2201 Cliff Street Southwest, Calgary
0.99 km
St. Monica School
235 18 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
1.03 km
Cross Cultural Children's Centre
1.15 km
Earl Grey School | Calgary Board of Education
845 Hillcrest Avenue Southwest, Calgary
1.23 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
St. John Reception Centre
15 12 Street Northwest, Calgary
1.42 km
Sunvalley Kids Montessori Mission Campus
#G100, 2210 2 Street Southwest, Calgary
1.44 km
Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre
197 1 Street Southwest, Calgary
1.46 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 - Sunalta Community Wildflower Garden
1211 16 Street Southwest, Calgary
1.33 km
Little free library
Community Wildflower Garden, 1310 16 Street Southwest, Calgary
1.35 km
Alberta Wilderness Association
455 12 Street Northwest, Calgary
1.79 km
Central Library
800 3 Street Southeast, Calgary
1.80 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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