Renfrew Community Overview

Renfrew is a residential neighborhood in the north-east quadrant of Calgary, Alberta. It is located south of the Trans-Canada Highway, and north of the inner city community of Bridgeland. To the east it is bordered by the Nose Hill Creek and the Deerfoot Trail and is separated from Crescent Heights to the west by Edmonton Trail.

The area consists mainly of residences with no major commercial or industrial facilities. There are some small businesses located along Edmonton Trail and 16th Avenue. There are no emergency health care facilities in the district, though several physician's offices have been established, and the Alberta Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Commission does have a treatment facility established in the neighbourhood.

Ukrainian Pioneer Park is located on the 600 block of 7th Avenue, and there are two Ukrainian churches in close proximity, a testament to early settlers of slavic origin who settled in the area. Other visible signs of this heritage include a monument to victims of genocide in Ukraine, erected by the banks of the Bow River in the adjacent community of Bridgeland.

The community itself was not developed until the 1940s. During the Second World War, the area was occupied by a Royal Canadian Air Force training base and airfield which also served as the Calgary airport. Once the airport was relocated from its original site (on the corner of present-day 6th Street and Regal Crescent), the area was developed for residential use.

A full-sized football field is located at Renfrew Athletic Park. Parkland and greenspace are not abundant with the exception of the school grounds, and the area adjacent to Nose Hill creek, which includes the McInnis & Holloway Memorial Forest still in its infancy. Other athletic facilities in addition to the schools include the Boys & Girls Club, a swimming pool, indoor skating rink, an outdoor skating rink at the community association building, and soccer fields located by the creek.

Several convenience stores are clustered in the western portion of the neighbourhood, including the Stanley Jones grocery, occupying one of the oldest surviving structures in the neighbourhood.

The neighbourhood is in direct proximity to several commercial zones, including shops along Edmonton Trail and Centre Street in adjacent Crescent Heights and Bridgeland, along 16th Avenue to the north and west, and across the bridge in Mayland Heights. The downtown core is only 3,000 metres from Renfrew and easily accessible by city transit, private automobile, or foot.

Several major schools are located in the district, including Colonel Macleod Junior High, St. Alphonsus Elementary/Junior High, Stanley Jones Elementary, and the former Renfrew Elementary.

Community overview from Wikipedia.

Renfrew Closest Bus Routes

Route #Name
5 North Haven
17 Renfrew/Ramsay
19 16 Avenue North
90 Bridgeland-Sunalta
872 St. Alphonsus/ Rundle

Renfrew Closest LRTs

Bridgeland - Memorial CTrain Station 1.01 km
Zoo CTrain Station 1.24 km
City Hall CTrain Station 1.45 km
Centre Street CTrain Station 1.57 km
1 Street SW CTrain Station 1.65 km
3 Street SW CTrain Station 1.79 km
Barlow - Max Bell CTrain Station 1.89 km

Renfrew Apartment Rental Stats

Property Type# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Apartments     26$690$2500$945
Basements     13$695$1399$1007
Condos     12$1250$2600$1966
Duplexes     6$1295$3500$2249
Houses     8$1390$3000$1904
Main Floors     8$1150$1780$1438
Shared     4$450$750$613
Townhouses     3$1550$2300$1848
Total Rentals     80$450$3500$1368

Renfrew Closest Schools

Name Address Distance
Delta West Academy 414 11A Street Northeast, Calgary 0.96 km
Columbia College 802 Manning Road Northeast, Calgary 1.55 km
Flamingo Music and Arts Centre 301-12 Manning Close Northeast, Calgary 1.67 km
Calgary Safety Council 839 19 Street Northeast, Calgary 1.73 km
Crescent Heights High School 1019 1 Street Northwest, Calgary 2.00 km
ABES College 221 18 Street Southeast #10, Calgary 2.30 km
Global Village Calgary - IELTS Test Centre 515 1 Street Southeast #200, Calgary 2.38 km
Canadian Drilling School - North Calgary Campus 1935 32 Avenue Northeast, Calgary 2.64 km
OHC Calgary 1212 1st Street SE, Unit 116, Calgary 3.00 km
James Fowler High School 4004 4 Street Northwest, Calgary 3.33 km
Calgary Aquabelles Synchronized Swimming Club 2225 MacLeod Trail SE, Calgary 3.44 km
Saint Mary's Senior High School 111 18 Avenue Southwest, Calgary 3.50 km
Argyll Centre The 2670 Radcliffe Dr SE, Calgary 3.67 km
Heritage Christian Academy 2003 McKnight Boulevard Northeast, Calgary 3.69 km
Long & McQuade Musical Instruments 3404 5 Avenue Northeast, Calgary 3.71 km
Western Canada High School 641 17 Avenue Southwest, Calgary 4.02 km
Leroux Music Studios 2114 14 Street Northwest, Calgary 4.06 km
Art of Tarot The 924 17 Avenue Southwest, Calgary 4.27 km
NAIT Calgary 816 55 Avenue Ne, Calgary 4.44 km
Kickaxe Guitars 1409 11 Street Southwest, Calgary 4.46 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Renfrew Closest Libraries

Name Address Distance
Calgary Public Library 802 3 Street Southeast, Calgary 2.29 km
Calgary Public Library John Dutton Theatre 616 Macleod Trail Southeast, Calgary 2.31 km
Central Library 616 Macleod Trail Southeast, Calgary 2.36 km
Calgary Central Library 8 Avenue Southeast, Calgary 2.36 km
New Calgary Central Library Project 802 3 Street Southeast, Calgary 2.37 km
Alberta Law Libraries Calgary Courts Centre, Suite 501-N, 601 - 5 Street SW, Calgary 3.13 km
Memorial Park Library 1221 2 Street Southwest, Calgary 3.31 km
Catholic Pastoral Centre Library 120 17 Avenue Southwest, Calgary 3.41 km
Evergreen Regional Office 900 6 Avenue Southwest, Calgary 3.50 km
Reg Erhardt Library at SAIT MC111, Stan Grad Centre, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, 1301 16 Ave NW, Calgary 3.58 km
Alberta Wilderness Association 455 12 Street Northwest, Calgary 3.87 km
Louise Riley Library 1904 14 Avenue Northwest, Calgary 4.66 km
Little Free Library - Sunalta Community Wildflower Garden 1211 16 Street Southwest, Calgary 4.99 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Renfrew Distance to Local Landmarks

Alberta Children's Hospital 7.71 km
Alberta College of Arts and Design (ACAD) 4.04 km
Ambrose University College 10.72 km
Bow Valley College 2.21 km
Calgary Airport 7.77 km
Calgary Zoo 2.22 km
Chinook Centre Mall 7.75 km
City Hall 2.48 km
Cross Iron Mills 24.73 km
Deerfoot Mall 5.01 km
Devry Institute of Tech 3.36 km
Downtown Calgary 2.96 km
Foothills Hospital 6.60 km
Market Mall 8.58 km
Mount Royal University 8.67 km
Peter Lougheed Hospital 4.11 km
Rocky Mountain College 7.29 km
Rockyview Hospital 9.09 km
SAIT 3.52 km
South Health Campus 21.11 km
Southcentre Mall 12.53 km
Sunridge Mall 3.79 km
University of Calgary 6.72 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Neighboring Communities

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