Mount Pleasant News
Mount Pleasant Community Newsletter
Mount Pleasant residents are actively engaged in their community and keeping them informed is our top-priority. The Mount Pleasant Pulse is the official community newsletter, and covers community news and is published monthly to keep content current and relevant. Delivered to every household, apartment, and business, every resident is acquainted with the community’s most important information.
Mount Pleasant Community Association
A Mount Pleasant Community Association (MPCA) membership is an excellent way to support your community. Calgary’s rapid growth has made it harder to develop a sense of belonging and community. Join your MPCA, participate in community activities, and help to foster a small town feeling within our great, but big, city. The community hall, the Sportsplex and the community swimming pool are all located in the same area, forming a triangle around a popular playground. The Sportsplex offers figure skating, minor and adult hockey, pleasure skating, and floor hockey. The pool offers lessons, as well as open swim time and private rentals in the summer. The community hall is used by a parent and tot playgroup, a before and after school program, the Girl Guides, fitness and yoga classes, and a dance group, among other activities. In addition, the community hall also houses a kitchen for catered events, and features a projector and other facilities. Mount Pleasant also hosts numerous special events, such as a Stampede breakfast at the pool, and Day in the Park – our community summer festival in which we celebrate sunshine, good food, music, and neighbours of all ages unite. Other popular community events include: movie nights, weekly Friday night campfires, wine tastings, Easter and Christmas events, a community garage sale, and more. The community is currently also in the process of establishing a vibrant community garden, on the grounds of the North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre.
Mount Pleasant Community Demographics
In the City of Calgary’s 2012 municipal census, Mount Pleasant had a population of 4,851 living in 2,654 dwellings, a 2.8% increase from its 2011 population of 4,718. With a land area of 1.9 km2 (0.73 sq mi), it had a population density of 2,550/km2 (6,610/sq mi) in 2012. Residents in this community had a median household income of $48,334 in 2000, and there were 15.3% low income residents living in the neighbourhood. As of 2000, 14.4% of the residents were immigrants. A proportion of 24.7% of the buildings were condominiums or apartments, and 40.4% of the housing was used for renting. For more detailed info visit the City of Calgary community profiles site.