Marda Loop Community Overview

Marda Loop is a Business Revitalization Zone (BRZ) in Calgary, Alberta, centred on 33rd and 34th Avenues SW between Crowchild Trail and 19th Street SW. It bisects the neighbourhoods of South Calgary and Altadore and is east of the community of Richmond.

The area has become one of Calgary's most popular outdoor shopping venues. Businesses consist of small-scale retailers, coffee shops, and pubs. The BRZ hosts an annual street festival, the Marda Gras Festival, in early August. The area is named after Marc and Mada Jenkins, who were the owners of the Marda Theatre (Odeon Theatre), the name being a combination of their two names. The theatre was opened in 1953 and closed in 1988, and was demolished in 1990.

Historically, the area has always been a hub of activity for that part of the city as it was once a turnaround point for the "Marda" streetcar line. In recent years, the community saw a serious decline due to the departure of the Canadian Forces base and the closure of the MQ (Married Quarters) area. However, in the last 7 - 10 years, there has been a large upswing in the business and residential community due to substantial redevelopment in the area and the community has regained some of its historical vibrancy.

Recently there has been a significant increase in housing density in the surrounding neighbourhoods, as older homes are giving way to new higher density condominiums. Marda Loop is becoming a trendy area with an influx of higher income households and a business demographic. Evidence of the shift towards a younger and more dynamic population can be seen in new and emerging community events and facilities. The area hosts an annual film festival, a Yoga & Meditation Community Center, and an annual street festival aptly named "Marda Gras".

Community overview from Wikipedia.

Marda Loop Closest LRTs

Shaganappi Point CTrain Station 1.37 km
Sunalta CTrain Station 1.51 km
Westbrook CTrain Station 1.63 km
Downtown West - Kerby CTrain Station 1.85 km
Downtown - West Kerby CTrain Station 1.86 km
8 Street SW CTrain Station 2.04 km
7 Street SW CTrain Station 2.09 km

Marda Loop Apartment Rental Stats

Property Type# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Apartments     11$750$2995$1150
Basements     2$950$1050$1000
Condos     17$1250$3650$2061
Duplexes     6$850$4600$2654
Houses     5$1800$4200$3430
Main Floors     3$1175$1600$1341
Shared     3$850$1199$1016
Storages     1$250$250$250
Townhouses     5$1400$2100$1780
Total Rentals     53$250$4600$1867

Marda Loop Closest Schools

Name Address Distance
Kumon Math & Reading Centre 2136 33 Avenue Southwest, Calgary 0.13 km
Lycée Louis Pasteur, International French School 4099 Garrison Boulevard Southwest, Calgary 0.79 km
Banbury Crossroads School 201 2451 Dieppe Avenue S W, Calgary 0.82 km
Master's Academy 4414 Crowchild Trail Southwest, Calgary 1.09 km
Rundle Academy 4330 16 Street Southwest, Calgary 1.18 km
Calgary Arts Academy 2036 20 Avenue Southwest, Calgary 1.33 km
Bishop Carroll High School 4624 Richard Road Southwest, Calgary 1.46 km
Company of Rogues Actors' Studio 1232 17 Avenue SW, 2nd FLR, Calgary 2.03 km
IFTS Consulting Corporation 3515 17 Avenue Southwest, Calgary 2.48 km
Western Canada High School 641 17 Avenue Southwest, Calgary 2.70 km
Alberta Ballet West Annex, 2, 906 12 Avenue Southwest, Calgary 2.79 km
Calgary Girl's School 6304 Larkspur Way Southwest, Calgary 2.84 km
Mosaic Learning Institute Inc 1040 7 Avenue Southwest, Calgary 3.07 km
Windsor Park School Calgary 3.27 km
Calgary Christian Elementary School 2839 49 St SW, Calgary 3.45 km
Saint Mary's Senior High School 111 18 Avenue Southwest, Calgary 3.49 km
Vincent Massey School | Calgary Board of Education 939 45 St SW, Calgary 3.73 km
OHC Calgary 1212 1st Street SE, Unit 116, Calgary 3.91 km
Maria Montessori Education Centre 2634 12 Avenue Northwest, Calgary 4.39 km
Alberta Distance Learning Centre 341 58 Avenue Southeast, Calgary 4.43 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Marda Loop Closest Libraries

Name Address Distance
Alexander Calhoun Library 3223 14 Street Southwest, Calgary 1.03 km
Centre de Ressources Francothèque 4800 Richard Road Southwest, Calgary 1.72 km
Riddell Library and Learning Centre 7P7, 74 Mount Royal Circle Southwest, Calgary 1.83 km
Riddell Library and Learning Centre 74 Mount Royal Circle Southwest, Calgary 1.85 km
Riddell Library 4825 Richard Road Southwest, Calgary 1.85 km
Little Free Library - Sunalta Community Wildflower Garden 1211 16 Street Southwest, Calgary 2.00 km
Nicholls Family Library at Westbrook Station 1413 33 Street Southwest, Calgary 2.60 km
Westbrook Library 1P4, 1413 33 Street Southwest, Calgary 2.61 km
Westbrook LRT Station Library 1220 33 Street Southwest, Calgary 2.62 km
Evergreen Regional Office 900 6 Avenue Southwest, Calgary 3.33 km
Memorial Park Library 1221 2 Street Southwest, Calgary 3.42 km
Catholic Pastoral Centre Library 120 17 Avenue Southwest, Calgary 3.49 km
Alberta Law Libraries Calgary Courts Centre, Suite 501-N, 601 - 5 Street SW, Calgary 3.58 km
Alberta Wilderness Association 455 12 Street Northwest, Calgary 3.78 km
Central Library 616 Macleod Trail Southeast, Calgary 4.40 km
Louise Riley Library 1904 14 Avenue Northwest, Calgary 4.60 km
Signal Hill Library 5994 Signal Hill Centre Southwest, Calgary 4.64 km
Reg Erhardt Library at SAIT MC111, Stan Grad Centre, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, 1301 16 Ave NW, Calgary 4.74 km
Health Sciences Library 3330 Hospital Drive Northwest Room 1450, Calgary 4.99 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Marda Loop Distance to Local Landmarks

Alberta Children's Hospital 5.33 km
Alberta College of Arts and Design (ACAD) 4.57 km
Ambrose University College 5.91 km
Bow Valley College 4.56 km
Calgary Airport 13.81 km
Calgary Zoo 5.89 km
Chinook Centre Mall 3.92 km
City Hall 4.31 km
Cross Iron Mills 30.10 km
Deerfoot Mall 10.54 km
Devry Institute of Tech 8.39 km
Downtown Calgary 3.84 km
Foothills Hospital 4.83 km
Market Mall 7.42 km
Mount Royal University 2.00 km
Peter Lougheed Hospital 10.67 km
Rocky Mountain College 7.46 km
Rockyview Hospital 3.81 km
SAIT 4.75 km
South Health Campus 19.31 km
Southcentre Mall 8.66 km
Sunridge Mall 10.27 km
University of Calgary 6.19 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

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