What’s Happening in Your Neighbourhood?

MATCO Soccer dome application update

Since posting a link to Councillor Woolley’s April 18, 2018 letter (see below) we have been advised that Matco has withdrawn its application so that the project application can be reworked with further community engagement to follow.

Click this link MATCO Soccer Dome – Letter to CAs – April 18, 2018 to read Councillor Evan Woolley’s April 18, 2018 letter providing an update on the MATCO Soccer Dome Application.  Read about the decision of the City of Calgary’s Planning Department to not support this application, and Councillor Woolley’s reasons for supporting their decision.

Douglas Fir Trail

Douglas Fir Trail has reopened.  Park hours are 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.


The City of Calgary Website http://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Parks/Pages/Locations/SW-parks/Douglas-Fir-Trail.aspx does mention that Because of extremely icy conditions, the trail is closed in winter and early spring.”  A map posted at one of the entrances to the trail also advises of pathway closure during winter.

Douglas Fir Trail, a 2.5 km long trail running from Edworthy Park to Cedar Crescent S.W. with a lookout accessible off Wildwood Drive S.W.

Douglas Fir Trail lies between Lawrey Gardens and Edworthy Park on the south bank of the Bow River.  It consists of wood walkways and stairs and a look-out point known as “dead man’s drop”.  According to the City of Calgary website http://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Parks/Pages/Locations/SW-parks/Douglas-Fir-Trail.aspx Douglas Fir Trail is also known as “the drunken forest” due to the leaning of several trees. Some of the trees in the Douglas Fir Trail are up to 500 years old.

Northern Flicker

Bring your binoculars or cameras so that you can see, and digitally capture, Red and White-winged Crossbills, Ruby-crowned and Golden-crowned Kinglets as well as woodpeckers.


Road Resurfacing

On July 8, 2017 you will have noticed resurfacing, or milling, of Spruce Drive from Worcester Drive to 8th Avenue S.W.   This work has been completed.

If you would like more information on road resurfacing please see the City of Calgary online informational brochure entitled Your Street is Scheduled for Road Work.

Quarry Road Trail

Quarry Road Trail is open once more though the City does not clear the trail of snow during the winter months.  Also watch for signs warning of safety closures depending on ice and snow conditions.

Quarry Road Trail connects Edworthy Park and Douglas Fir Trails. According to the City of Calgary website, Quarry Road Trail was previously used as a haul road to transport sandstone to the Canadian Pacific Railway Tracks during the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Quarry Road Trail is considered the last major regional trail/pathway connection in Calgary with a soft gravel-like surface.

The City of Calgary held public consultations with regard to upgrades to Quarry Road Trail. Construction improvement to Quarry Road Trail is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2017.

Project progress in pictures – the Community Association continues to advocate for some improvements to the conditions at the trail head off of Cedar Crescent.


Douglas Fir Trail East Entrance

Quarry Road Trail


Westbrook LRT Station

Calgary CTV News posted a story on October 24, 2016 advising that the city has sold the former Ernest Manning School site to Matco Development Corp. According to the news story Matco has indicated it will build a transit-oriented development with office, residential, restaurants and community amenities. The story goes on to indicate the development is part of a larger Westbrook Village project that has been proposed for the area between Bow Trail, 17th Avenue, 33rd and 37th Streets S.W. See the story at http://calgary.ctvnews.ca/city-sells-vacant-lot-near-westbrook-mall-to-developer-1.3129212

Information on the Westbrook Village Area Redevelopment Plan can be viewed at Westbrook Village Area Redevelopment Plan