University District is a comprehensive, 200-acre community that offers a bold new vision for life in our city. An urban community that combines residential, retail and office spaces. A destination for shopping, dining and entertainment, with inspiring parks and breathtaking natural scenery. A place that captures the energy and vitality of the nearby university campus, with a view to the future that's sustainable, human-focused and meets with changing values and changing times. A place for all Calgarians to be proud of and enjoy.
Led by an independent team of community builders in partnership with the University of Calgary, this upcoming neighbourhood will apply the best ideas in city design, adapted to the local urban fabric of life here in Calgary.
From the smallest aesthetic detail to the big ideas of community sustainability, every design decision is grounded in thoughtful process and collaboration. Whether it's the diversity of shops on main street, walkable streets, or an alternative energy solution, details both small and large have been carefully considered to maximize social, economic and environmental sustainability.
Located in the heart of Northwest Calgary along the scenic natural vistas of the Bow River, University District will be surrounded by some of the city's most desirable communities and amenities. From new fine dining, entertainment and retail shopping options, to world-class medical facilities and access to the vibrant energy of university life, it's a community that will draw on, and contribute to, the best of what Calgary has to offer.
Developed next door to the University of Calgary, the community vision is a product of the university's entrepreneurial thinking that will ultimately support the institution achieve its long-term strategic goals. Drawing on the values and energy that have made the university a world-class academic institution, it will be a place for residents from all backgrounds, ages, and lifestages to live, grow and connect. Featuring access to a rich array of entertainment, cultural and academic events, the community will become an important new bridge to the city.
Designed to capture the unique features of Northwest Calgary, University District will become a new urban ideal for Calgary. Featuring natural green spaces, a vibrant main street and accessible thoroughfares and pathways, it's a community designed for all ages and lifestyles. We're not creating a cookie-cutter development, instead offering a complete, diverse urban environment with all of the amenities and services residents need to live complete and meaningful lives.
The Discovery Centre is officially open and ready to welcome you. Our party was a ton of fun — in case you couldn’t make it we’ve shared some of our favourite highlights.