Capitol Hill is a residential neighbourhood in the north-west quadrant of Calgary, Alberta. It is located immediately north of the Trans-Canada Highway, and is bisected by 14th Street West. The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and the North Hill shopping center are located south of the community. To the north it is bounded by the Confederation Park.
Capitol Hill was established in 1948, but contains buildings as old as 1910. Most of the community was built in the 1950s. Capitol Hill has a strong component of single family dwelling units, some of which have been converted to include basement suites.
Capitol Hill lies north of 16th Avenue N.W. between 10th Street West and 19th Street West and is bordered on the north by Confederation Park. Access to Downtown, which is less than 5 kilometres away, is provided by either 10th Street or 14th Street N.W. The University of Calgary and the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (S.A.I.T.) are within the immediate vicinity of Capitol Hill. Although the number of school children has declined, there is a high number of University and S.A.I.T. students who reside in the area due to the proximity to those institutions.
In the City of Calgary’s 2012 municipal census, Capitol Hill had a population of 4,015 living in 2,291 dwellings, a 0.3% increase from its 2011 population of 4,003. With a land area of 1.4 km2 (0.54 sq mi), it had a population density of 2,870/km2 (7,430/sq mi) in 2012.
Residents in this community had a median household income of $38,670 in 2000, and there were 25.8% low income residents living in the neighborhood. As of 2000, 17.9% of the residents were immigrants. A proportion of 46.4% of the buildings were condominiums or apartments, and 59.8% of the housing was used for renting. Many students of close-by Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and University of Calgary reside here.
The Capitol Hill Community Association
1531 – 21st Avenue NW
AMENITIES AND SERVICES
Capitol Hill is bordered by Calgary’s oldest shopping mall, the North Hill Shopping Centre. It is also very close to the University of Calgary, and the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, as well as the Alberta College of Art.
PARKS and RECREATION
Capitol Hill shares a border with the southern boundary of Confederation Park, which is 162 hectares of beautifully landscaped park which includes pathways, tennis courts, baseball diamonds, playground areas, picnic areas, cross country skiing, flower and rock gardens, tobogganing, wetland , and year round washrooms (approximately 7 am – 8:30 pm – weather pending). There is also a permanent orienteering track (contact the Alberta Orienteering Association for maps). The park includes the Confederation Golf Course, a 9 hole course, putting green and driving range.
- Capitol Hill Elementary – Public school
- Banff Trail School/ L’école Banff Trail – Public, K-6, French
- Rosemont Elementary School – Public
- King George Elementary / L’école King George – Public School, French Immersion
- Branton Junior High School – Public, French
- Senator Patrick Burns Junior High- Public
- James Fowler High School – Public
- William Aberhart High School – Public, French
- St. Pius Bilingual Elementary School
- Madeleine d’Houet Junior High School
- St. Francis Senior High School (Fr)
- Capitol Hill is close to the University of Calgary, as well as the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and the Alberta College of Arts.
Municipal – Ward 7, Alderman Druh Farrell
Provincial – Calgary Klein – Kyle Fawcett, MLA, Progressive Conservative
Federal – Calgary Centre North, Michelle Rempel, MP, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification
Capitol Hill is served by Bus Routes #10, #89, #91, #404, #405, and #414 along the main arteries of the community.
Capitol Hill Census 2012