In the past Bridgeland has been known for it’s strong Italian, German, and Ukranian representation. Much of this was established in the ’50’s & ’60’s after the WW II with heavy immigration here because of the opportunity for employment in the trades etc. Located in the NE quadrant it is NE of the downtown core, with the Bow River to the south, Deerfoot Trail to the east, Edmonton Trail to the west and Renfre community to the north. It is primarily residential with a mix of condos and single family homes There’s a variety of restaurants, food markets, retail shopping, etc. The Calgary Zoo is close by, the second largest in Canada, The Telus Spark Science Centre, and is part of the pedestrian pathway system.
Past years have had the influence of Dominion Bridge Company, and the Calgary Memorial Hospital. The award winning “The Bridges” which is a multi-residential and mixed use redevelopment project, owned and managed by the City of Calgary is close by. This is a better example of the Transit-Oriented Development and home to 2000-2500 residents.
Bridgeland is in Wards 7 & 9. . It has lots of walkability. The Fast Forward magazine says it is the third most likeable neighbourhood in Calgary with a population of 5600. The Scotia bank which sponsors the Calgary Marathon starts the run there and finishes it there also. This is a qualifier for the Boston Marathon.
The LRT C-Train stop is close at hand, along with the St.Patrick’s Bridge which is a pedestrian bridge linking the east village in the south to the Pathway System, Inglewood, East Village, and downtown Calgary. Langevin Bridge, named after one of the Father’s of Confederation, which is covered with 5600 LED lights at night sits over the Bow River close by.
Visit the Catholic School District for current information on the Catholic Schools in the Bridgeland area. Visit the Calgary Board of Education for current information on the Public Schools in the Bridgeland area.