Altadore Community Information


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Altadore is an inner city Calgary neighborhood with the reputation for being trendy, upscale, and vibrant.  Just minutes from the downtown core, Altadore has older homes dating back to  1945, as well as a growing number of new infills.

As part of Calgary’s urban redevelopment plan, the City of Calgary has encouraged new infill homes and the renovation of older homes in Altadore to enhance urban lifestyle options for home buyers.  In 2010, Altadore was named one of Calgary’s Best Neighborhoods because it is close to the large and beautiful River Park.


The community of Altadore has these boundaries:

  • East – 14th Street SW
  • West – Crowchild Trail SW
  • North – 33rd Avenue SW
  • South – 50th Avenue SW

Altadore is bordered by the communities of South Calgary, Garrison Woods, River Park and Elbow Park.

See a Community Map here.


In the City of Calgary’s 2012 Civic census, Altadore had a population of 9,116 living in 4,486 dwellings, a 2.3% increase from its 2011 population of 8,907.  Of that 9,000, 33.5 % of Altadore’s population is between the ages of 25-45.  Also, 42% of people living in Altadore have a university degree or higher.

 A proportion of 37.2% of the buildings were condominiums or apartments, and 41.2% of the housing was used for renting.  More details about the demographics of Altadore are available at this link on the City of Calgary website


Altadore is one of four communities, together with South Calgary, River Park,  and Garrison Woods, which collectively are known as the Marda Loop Community Association.  The MLCA has its community centre in South Calgary, just north of Altadore.


Altadore has a wide range of attractive features, amenities and services.  It is home to the Marda Loop shopping area where over 100 trendy boutiques, shops, cafes, restaurants and unique businesses line the popular stretches of 33rd and 34th Avenues SW.   For more information on the Marda Loop BRZ, check their website.


While it is close to the core of downtown Calgary, Altadore is also next to a stunning park system full of recreational opportunities.  River Park and Sandy Park together cover 54 hectares along the Elbow River and provide a genuine natural oasis in the centre of Calgary, just north of the Glenmore Reservoir. River Park includes a large designated off leash area.  Sandy Park includes picnic areas, BBQ stands, bike and pedestrian pathways, playgrounds, washrooms, as well as canoe and raft access to the Elbow River.


In addition to River Park and Sandy Park, Altadore has an outdoor pool at the Marda Loop Community Association centre, tennis courts, outdoor and indoor skating rinks, a curling rink, and it is close to an indoor pool, and two golf courses.



Altadore is accessible to a wide a range of school options within the community and in the immediate surrounding neighborhoods.  These include:


                  Altadore School (K-6)

                  Richmond School (K-6)

                  Mount Royal Junior High (7-9)

                  Central Memorial High School (10-12)

                  French Immersion

                  Elboya School (K-9)

                  Western Canada High School (10-12)

                  William Reid School (K-4)


                  Ėcole Holy Name School (K-6)

                  St. James Elementary and Junior High School (K-9)

                  St. Mary’s High School (10-12)

                  Bishop Carroll High School (10-12)


                  Master’s Academy and College, a Protestant Christian school (K-12)

                  Clear Water Academy, a Catholic School (PK-12)

                  Mountain View Academy (ECS-12)

                  Rundle College Academy  (K-12)

                  Rundle Academy (4-12), for students with learning disabilities and special needs


                  Lycée Louis Pasteur -The International French School (ECS-12)


                  Mount Royal University, just across Crowchild Trail SW

                  University of Calgary accessible by city transit bus route 72


Residents of Altadore are in the following voting areas with these government representatives:

Municipal – Ward 11,  Alderman Brian Pincott

Provincial – Calgary Elbow,  MLA Honourable Alison Redford, Premier

Federal – Calgary Centre, MP Joan Crockatt