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 Apartment Rental Stats

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Downtown Closest Schools

Name/Address Distance
Money School Ltd
888 3 Street Southwest, Calgary
0.15 km
Perfect Pitch Consulting
888 3 Street SW 10th Floor, West Tower, Bankers Hall, Calgary
0.16 km
The Chinese Language School 华人中文学校
328 Centre Street South #202, Calgary
0.58 km
CUPS One World Child Development Centre
622 11 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
0.61 km
Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre
197 1 Street Southwest, Calgary
0.64 km
Alberta College of Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine 阿尔伯塔针灸中医学院
628 12 Avenue Southwest Suite #300, Calgary
0.70 km
Canada School of Public Service
220 4 Avenue Southeast, Calgary
0.73 km
Cross Cultural Children's Centre
Calgary
0.90 km
St. Monica School
235 18 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
0.98 km
Saint Mary's High School
111 18 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
1.04 km
Alberta Ballet School
906 12 Avenue Southwest #2, Calgary
1.06 km
GoForth Institute
920 5 Avenue Southwest #1605, Calgary
1.07 km
Western Canada High School | Calgary Board of Education
641 17 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
1.15 km
MNP Community & Sport Centre
2225 Macleod Trail Southeast, Calgary
1.28 km
Calgary Italian School
416 1 Avenue Northeast, Calgary
1.35 km
Connaught School | Calgary Board of Education
1121 12 Ave SW, Calgary
1.46 km
Riverside School | Calgary Board of Education
107 6A Street Northeast, Calgary
1.61 km
Crescent Heights High School | Calgary Board of Education
1019 1 Street Northwest, Calgary
1.77 km
Alberta University of the Arts
1407 14 Avenue Northwest, Calgary
2.43 km
Delta West Academy
414 11A Street Northeast, Calgary
2.55 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Downtown Closest Libraries

Name/Address Distance
Little Free Library
500 5 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
0.46 km
Alberta Law Libraries
Calgary
0.50 km
Memorial Park Library
1221 2 Street Southwest, Calgary
0.52 km
Bow Valley College RGO Library and Learning Commons
345 6 Avenue Southeast, Calgary
0.83 km
Catholic Pastoral Centre Library
120 17 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
0.87 km
Ristech Information Solutions Ltd.
813 4 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
0.90 km
Central Library
800 3 Street Southeast, Calgary
0.90 km
Evergreen Regional Office
900 6 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
0.99 km
Little free library
219 3 Avenue Northeast, Calgary
1.21 km
Little Free Library
1040 8 Street Southeast #8, Calgary
1.92 km
Little Book Library 41
922 8 Avenue Southeast, Calgary
2.00 km
Alberta Wilderness Association
455 12 Street Northwest, Calgary
2.05 km
Little Free Library Charter #5913
901 11 Avenue Northwest, Calgary
2.06 km
Little Free Library - Sunalta Community Wildflower Garden
1211 16 Street Southwest, Calgary
2.26 km
Little free library
912 Rideau Road Southwest, Calgary
2.45 km
Afhs Library
712 16 Avenue Northwest, Calgary
2.46 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

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