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Encyclopedia > Beltline, Calgary
The high density residential buildings in the Beltline district
Victoria Park was named after Queen Victoria, who is pictured above, as part of a monument to the Second Boer War. The monument is located in the Beltline, which was formed in a merger between Victoria Park and Connaught

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). 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. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1152x864, 155 KB)The memorial is a public memorial, located in the Beltline Community of Calgary. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1152x864, 155 KB)The memorial is a public memorial, located in the Beltline Community of Calgary. ... Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837, and the first Empress of India from 1 May 1876, until her death on 22 January 1901. ... Combatants United Kingdom Australia New Zealand Canada Cape Colony Orange Free State South African Republic Royal Dutch Navy (Evacuation of Paul Kruger only) Commanders Redvers Buller Herbert Kitchener Frederick Roberts Martinus Steyn Christiaan de Wet Paul Kruger Louis Botha Koos de la Rey Casualties 5000 - 6000 Battlefield casualties, 15,000... Calgary is the largest city in the province of Alberta, Canada. ... Motto: Fortis et liber(Latin) Strong and free Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Official languages English (see below) Government - Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong - Premier Ed Stelmach (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 28 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (split from Northwest Territories) (8th [province]) Area Ranked... View of downtown Calgary from Princes Island. ... An eastbound CPR freight at Stoney Creek Bridge in Rogers Pass. ... The Elbow River is a river located in southern Alberta, Canada. ...


The fist 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.[1] As of 2006, there were 16,662 people residing in the Beltline and its districts.[2]

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Districts

The Beltline contains a number of city districts within its boundaries. These include Midtown, the Design District, Victoria Crossing Business Revitalization Zone[3] (Victoria), the 4th Street BRZ (located mostly within Mission), the Uptown 17th BRZ, the Warehouse District, and a portion of the Rivers District. The city of Calgary, Alberta, Canada has over 180 neighbourhoods. ... Father Albert Lacombe (photo circa 1913) St. ...


Rivers District

The eastern portion of the Beltline is part of the large Rivers District. This area includes the eastern section of the Beltline (the Victoria Park portion), the downtown neighbourhood of the Downtown East Village, the Stampede Grounds, the Calgary Zoo, and Fort Calgary. Like the Beltline, the East Village is at the forefront of major revitalization initiatives, thus making the Rivers District a hotbed for potential new and rejuvenated development. In the past, the East Village has been regarded as undesirable, mainly due to its proximity to the only remaining industrial area in the downtown area and the railway. Currently, the East Village is notoriously rife with social problems such as drugs and prostitution. Part of the city's revitalization plan includes a large urban campus for the University of Calgary. The Downtown East Village is a residential neighbourhood within the eastern portions of downtown Calgary, Alberta, Canada. ... Rider at the Stampede Rodeo The Calgary Stampede, which bills itself as The Greatest Outdoor show on Earth, is a large festival, exhibition, and rodeo held in Calgary, Alberta for ten days every July. ... The Calgary Zoo is located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. ... North-West Mounted Police, Fort Calgary, 1878 Fort Calgary was started in September, 1875 as Fort Brisebois by the North West Mounted Police on the forks of the Bow and Elbow rivers in what is now Calgary, Alberta. ... View of downtown Calgary from Princes Island. ... The University of Calgary is a public university located in the north-western quadrant of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. ...


17th Avenue

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.[4] 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 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. The city of Calgary, Alberta, Canada has over 180 neighbourhoods. ... The Red Mile is the name given to a several block stretch of 17th Avenue S.W. in Calgary, Alberta, Canada during the Calgary Flames 2004 Stanley Cup playoff run. ... “NHL” redirects here. ... The Calgary Flames are a professional ice hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. ...


Midtown

Emerald Stone, a residential tower in the Beltline district

Also of note, the Midtown district which comprises the northern portion of the Beltline is seeing its own unique development push. Some of the Beltline's tallest and densest residential developments are planned for this area. Its primary street, 10th Avenue (which will be renamed Jack Long Memorial Boulevard) will be its focal point and may include a streetcar. a historic postcard showing electric trolley-powered streetcars in Richmond, Virginia, where Frank J. Sprague successfully demonstrated his new system on the hills in 1888 A streetcar is a railway vehicle designed to carry passengers on tracks, usually laid in city streets. ...


Redevelopment

The Beltline is a neighbourhood in transition. The district, along with the Rivers District and the Downtown East Village are presently in the midst of an ambitious urban planning and rejuvenation venture planned by the city's municipal government to increase the residential density of central Calgary. The area is intended to operate as a mixed-use region and is to include a mix of commercial services and high density condominium and apartment towers. Many of these residential structures are already under construction, and even more are in the proposal stages. The Downtown East Village is a residential neighbourhood within the eastern portions of downtown Calgary, Alberta, Canada. ...


Victoria Crossing is a region of focused municipal redevelopment. The City of Calgary has declared it a Business Revitalization Zone (BRZ) and is encouraging a progressive redevelopment of the much maligned community. The 58-story residential Arriva project, the tallest condominium development west of Toronto; the Sasso and Vetro development; the Colours project; and the multi-use Hotel Arts Centre, suggest a vibrant and renewed future for Victoria Crossing, with a great deal of investment and interest.


The district is also one of the city's most historic. Not only does it include two of the city's oldest neighbourhoods, but it also encompasses the Stampede Grounds, the site of Calgary's annual Calgary Stampede which sees over 1.25 million visitors per year. Unfortunately, it is also an area of the city that, until recently, had been largely neglected by both its government and its people.[citation needed] Rider at the Stampede Rodeo The Calgary Stampede, which bills itself as The Greatest Outdoor show on Earth, is a large festival, exhibition, and rodeo held in Calgary, Alberta for ten days every July. ...


Education

Victoria School (now closed) typifies the sandstone construction in the area during the early 20th century. The building is now designated a historic site.

Two public schools are located in Beltline, the Connaught Community School and the Victoria Community School.[1] 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 Red sandstone interior of Lower Antelope Canyon, Arizona, worn smooth due to erosion by flash flooding over millions of years Sandstone is a sedimentary rock composed mainly of sand-size mineral or rock grains. ... The term public school has two distinct meanings: elementary or secondary school supported and administered by state and local officials, or, in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, a private or independent, fee-paying school, generally not coeducational, which prepares pupils for university. ... Western Canada High School is a public senior high school in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. ... St. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ...


Social issues

There is a significant mix of economic groups in the community. With new revitalization, a number of middle and upper income groups are establishing themselves in the area due to the close proximity to downtown.[5] However, low income residents still make up a large proportion of the population (28.3% in 2001[6]). The Calgary Mustard Seed Ministry is the second largest homeless shelter in the city. There are also many poorly maintained and dilapidated buildings with low rents. A large portion of Victoria Park in particular, is in poor condition due to the city's decision to restrict development on lands needed for Calgary Stampede expansion.[7] Owners of this land were generally not interested in improving buildings they knew would be removed soon. As a result, a number of seemingly abandoned buildings were occupied illegally by homeless persons, drug addicts, and prostitutes. As the city has finalized land purchases, and made final decisions on land use, this problem has been greatly improved. Poverty is the state of being without, often associated with need, hardship and lack of resources across a wide range of circumstance. ... Rider at the Stampede Rodeo The Calgary Stampede, which bills itself as The Greatest Outdoor show on Earth, is a large festival, exhibition, and rodeo held in Calgary, Alberta for ten days every July. ...


Victoria Park has been traditionally associated with drugs and prostitution. This problem persists today in the eastern portion of the Beltline. Attempts have also been made to deal with a large street drug problem, and the province of Alberta operates a methadone clinic in the area.[8] The clinic has had both positive and negative affects on the community. Despite efforts to deal with these problems, some residents and visitors still find they are frequently approached with unwanted offers to buy or sell drugs and/or sex. Motto: Fortis et liber(Latin) Strong and free Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Official languages English (see below) Government - Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong - Premier Ed Stelmach (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 28 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (split from Northwest Territories) (8th [province]) Area Ranked...


The median household income in 2000 was $38,960 in Connaught and $23,524 in Victoria Park[6] (compared with $57,879 Calgary average). Immigrants made up 28.8% of the residents in 2001. The majority of the buildings (96.1%) are apartments, condominiums or duplexes, and 78.8% of the dwellings were used for renting in 2001. The median household income is commonly used to provide data about geographic areas and divides households into two equal segments with the first half of households earning less than the median household income and the other half earning more. ... ISO 4217 Code CAD User(s) Canada Inflation 2. ... An apartment estate in Singapore; such blocks make up the majority of public housing and also housing in general in Singapore. ... This article refers to a form of housing. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with rental agreement. ...


References

  1. ^ a b Federation of Calgary Communities. Beltline Community Association. Retrieved on 2007-01-21.
  2. ^ City of Calgary. Beltline Community Social Statistics. Retrieved on 2007-01-21.
  3. ^ Official Website of the "Victoria Crossing" BRZ
  4. ^ Uptown 17 - The Official Website of the "Uptown 17th" BRZ
  5. ^ FFWD Article - Groups in Beltline
  6. ^ a b City of Calgary (2006). Beltline - Community Social Statistics. Retrieved on 2007-05-03.
  7. ^ Calgary Communities - Restricted development in Beltline
  8. ^ A-Channel Article - Methadone Clinic

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