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.

Closest LRTs

StationDistance
LRT - Sultana Station 1.34 km
LRT - Victoria/Stampede Station 1.59 km
LRT - Sunnyside Station 1.62 km
LRT - Erlton/Stampede Station 1.84 km
LRT - SAIT Station 2.49 km

Connaught Apartment Rental Stats

Property Type# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Apartments     63$886$14995$1655
Condos     85$1295$6150$2270
Parking Spots     2$100$150$125
Shared     3$600$850$750
Townhouses     3$1800$2300$1983
Total Rentals     156$100$14995$1959
City Section# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Inner-City     2042$100$7000$1830
SW     2050$120$17000$2267

Closest Schools

SchoolBoardTypeAddressDistance
Connaught Community School Public Elementary 1121 - 12th Avenue SW 0.53 km
Maria Montessori School Private Elementary 2201 Cliff Street SW 1.00 km
Our Lady of Lourdes Separate All Grades 1916 2nd Street SW 1.05 km
W.H. Cushing Workplace School Public Elementary 130 - 7 Avenue SW 1.17 km
Sacred Heart Separate Elementary 1312 - 15 Street SW 1.17 km
St. Monica SeparateJunior High 235 - 18 Avenue SW 0.98 km
Mount Royal Junior High PublicJunior High 2234 - 14th Street SW 1.25 km
Rideau Park Elementary and Junior High PublicJunior High 829 Rideau Road SW 1.85 km
Rosedale Elementary/Junior High PublicJunior High 905 - 13 Avenue NW 2.44 km
Madeleine d'Houet SeparateJunior High 108 - 22 Street NW 2.59 km
Western Canada High School PublicHigh School 641 - 17th Avenue SW 0.53 km
St. Mary's SeparateHigh School 111 - 18 Avenue SW 1.21 km
Mount Royal Junior High PublicJunior High 2234 - 14th Street SW 1.25 km
Calgary Chinese School PrivateHigh School #110 138 18 Avenue SE 1.34 km
Cultural Centre Chinese Learning Academy PrivateHigh School 197 1st Street SW 1.48 km
Cultural Centre Chinese Learning Academy PrivateHigh School 197 1st Street SW 1.48 km
Alberta Chung Wah School PrivateHigh School #270, 328 Centre Street SE 1.51 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Closest Libraries

NameAddressDistance
Memorial Park Branch 1221 2nd Street SW0.82 km
Central Library 616 MacLeod Trail SE1.66 km
Alexander Calhoun Branch 3223 14 Street SW2.14 km
Louise Riley Branch 1904 14 Avenue NW3.11 km
Shaganappi Branch 3415 8th Avenue SW3.76 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Distance to Local Landmarks

LandmarkDistance
Ambrose University College 7.91 km
Calgary Airport 11.09 km
Chinook Centre Mall 4.97 km
Devry Institute of Tech 5.91 km
Downtown Calgary 1.06 km
Foothills Hospital 4.47 km
Market Mall 6.97 km
Mount Royal University 4.88 km
Peter Lougheed Hospital 7.88 km
Rockyview Hospital 5.81 km
SAIT 2.58 km
South Health Campus 19.97 km
Southcentre Mall 10.07 km
Sunridge Mall 7.51 km
University of Calgary 5.36 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Neighboring Communities

Connaught Map View

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