Downtown Community Overview

Downtown Calgary is a region of central Calgary, Alberta. It is not a single neighbourhood per se, but is actually a larger community containing three neighbourhoods and a number of districts.

Generally speaking, downtown Calgary is bordered by 14th Street W. on the west, 3rd Avenue S. and Eau Claire on the north, the Elbow River on the east and the CPR mainline tracks on the south. Within downtown are three city neighbourhoods. They are, the Downtown West End, the Downtown Commercial Core, and the Downtown East Village. The neighbourhoods of Eau Claire to the immediate north, Chinatown to the northeast and the Beltline to the south are usually considered to be part of downtown, but strictly speaking they are not.

The population of Calgary's downtown is still low relative to certain other cities, despite major rejuvenation initiatives and the development of major condominium and apartment projects. The combined population of the three downtown neighbourhoods was 12,470 in 2006. However, this figure does not include the 1,700 that live in Eau Claire, the 1,400 in Chinatown, and the nearly 17,000 that live in the Beltline. The Downtown West End and the Downtown East Village are generally considered to be the downtown's residential neighbourhoods.

Calgary Transit's C-Train light rail system runs down 7th Avenue S. through the middle of downtown, and the ride is free on this section.

The entertainment district is located along 8th Avenue South. It contains the pedestrian mall of Stephen Avenue, lined with restaurants and shopping areas such as the TD Square and Calgary Eaton Centre, as well as two art house movie theaters (the Globe Landmark Cinema and the Uptown) and recreation areas such as the Devonian Gardens. Landmark buildings found in this district include the Hyatt Regency Hotel, which incorporates several historic buildings into its facade, the Calgary Marriott and Fairmont Palliser Hotel. Landmark skyscrapers in this district are Scotia Centre and Bankers Hall, which also contains a four level shopping gallery. The historic Penny Lane Mall is currently being demolished to allow construction of the Penny Lane Towers.

Community overview from Wikipedia.

downtown Closest Bus Routes

Route #Name
1 Bowness - Forest Lawn
2 Mt. Pleasant / Killarney 17 Ave.
3 Sandstone/Elbow Drive
5 North Haven
6 Killarney 26 Ave.
7 Marda Loop
10 City Hall - Southcentre
13 Mount Royal
17 Renfrew/Ramsay
18 Lakeview
24 Ogden
30 Highfield Industrial
62 Hidden Valley Express
63 Lakeview Express
69 Deerfoot Centre
102 Douglasdale Express
107 South Calgary
117 McKenzie Towne Express
300 BRT Airport / City Centre

Downtown Closest LRTs

StationDistance
3 Street SW CTrain Station 0.07 km
1 Street SW CTrain Station 0.16 km
4 Street SW CTrain Station 0.21 km
Centre Street CTrain Station 0.29 km
6 Street SW CTrain Station 0.31 km
7 Street SW CTrain Station 0.45 km
City Hall CTrain Station 0.49 km
8 Street SW CTrain Station 0.53 km
Victoria Park / Stampede CTrain Station 0.65 km

Downtown Apartment Rental Stats

Property Type# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Apartments     106$650$3750$1484
Condos     106$900$3995$2086
Office Spaces     2$1400$1600$1500
Parking Spots     3$280$450$351
Shared     6$600$800$700
Total Rentals     223$280$3995$1733

Downtown Closest Schools

Name/Address Distance
Calgary - IELTS Test Centre
515 1 Street Southeast #200, Calgary
0.54 km
OHC Calgary
1212 1st Street SE, Unit 116, Calgary
0.77 km
Saint Mary's Senior High School
111 18 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
1.04 km
Western Canada High School
641 17 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
1.16 km
The Art of Tarot
924 17 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
1.39 km
Kickaxe Guitars
1409A 11 Street Southwest, Calgary
1.63 km
Crescent Heights High School
1019 1 Street Northwest, Calgary
1.76 km
STASH Needle Art Lounge
1237 9 Avenue Southeast, Calgary
2.38 km
Delta West Academy
414 11A Street Northeast, Calgary
2.55 km
Stew Hendry / Henry Viney Arena
814 13 Avenue Northeast, Calgary
2.69 km
Calgary Arts Academy
2036 20 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
3.03 km
Leroux Studios • Music Lessons & Academic Tutoring
2114A 14 Street Northwest, Calgary
3.39 km
Free House Dance Plus
2020 12 Avenue Northwest, Calgary
3.48 km
Flamingo Music and Arts Centre
301-12 Manning Close Northeast, Calgary
3.67 km
Columbia College
802 Manning Road Northeast, Calgary
3.70 km
Kumon Math & Reading Centre
2136 33 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
3.87 km
ABES College
221 18 Street Southeast #10, Calgary
3.97 km
Calgary Safety Council
839 19 Street Northeast, Calgary
4.06 km
James Fowler High School
4004 4 Street Northwest, Calgary
4.55 km
Windsor Park School
5505 4A Street Southwest, Calgary
4.56 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Downtown Closest Libraries

Name/Address Distance
Alberta Law Libraries
Calgary
0.50 km
Memorial Park Library
1221 2 Street Southwest, Calgary
0.52 km
Calgary Public Library
800 3 Street Southeast, Calgary
0.86 km
Catholic Pastoral Centre Library
120 17 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
0.87 km
Central Library
800 3 Street Southeast, Calgary
0.90 km
Evergreen Regional Office
900 6 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
0.99 km
Alberta Wilderness Association
455 12 Street Northwest, Calgary
2.04 km
Little Free Library - Sunalta Community Wildflower Garden
1211 16 Street Southwest, Calgary
2.26 km
Reg Erhardt Library at SAIT
MC111, Stan Grad Centre, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, 1301 16 Ave NW, Calgary
2.56 km
Giuffre Family Library
3223 14 Street Southwest, Calgary
2.95 km
Alliance Française Calgary
1721 29 Avenue Southwest #350, Calgary
3.08 km
Louise Riley Library
1904 14 Avenue Northwest, Calgary
3.35 km
Little Free Library
2712 22 Street Southwest, Calgary
3.69 km
Nicholls Family Library
1413 33 Street Southwest, Calgary
4.81 km
Westbrook LRT Station Library
1413 33 Street Southwest, Calgary
4.81 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Downtown Distance to Local Landmarks

LandmarkDistance
Alberta Children's Hospital 6.01 km
Alberta College of Arts and Design (ACAD) 2.82 km
Ambrose University College 8.39 km
Bow Valley College 0.87 km
Calgary Airport 10.33 km
Calgary Zoo 2.55 km
Chinook Centre Mall 5.38 km
City Hall 0.68 km
Cross Iron Mills 27.04 km
Deerfoot Mall 7.22 km
Devry Institute of Tech 5.03 km
Downtown Calgary 0.76 km
LandmarkDistance
Foothills Hospital 4.97 km
Market Mall 7.49 km
Mount Royal University 5.78 km
Peter Lougheed Hospital 6.91 km
Rocky Mountain College 6.69 km
Rockyview Hospital 6.45 km
SAIT 2.53 km
South Health Campus 19.99 km
Southcentre Mall 10.44 km
Sunridge Mall 6.53 km
University of Calgary 5.69 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Neighboring Communities

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