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Marda Loop President’s Message – February

In January the MLCA Board held its annual strategic planning workshop, where we developed our initiatives and targets for the coming year, covering areas including...

Celebrating Seniors

Celebrating Seniors Healthy, socially engaged seniors bring tremendous benefits to our community. Seniors are redefining aging by continuing to work well past what used to be...

Marda Loop President’s Message – January

Happy New Year! I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday season. The MLCA Events Committee has been hard at work planning the schedule...

A Serious Reflection on the Past Year

As another year draws to a close, I reflect on the year that has passed. Calgary continues to struggle with record-high unemployment. At an event I...

Streets Bylaw: Snow and Ice Removal

We have nearly 6,000 kilometres of sidewalks in our city. Of these, The City is responsible for clearing snow for roughly 10 percent of these...

Street Smarts for Busy Women

Park your car a well-lit uncovered lot, preferably one with security guards. Park as close to the entrance as possible, or near a light. ...

Marda Loop Community Newsletter

Altadore, South Calgary, Garrison Woods, and River Park residents are actively engaged in their community and keeping them informed is our top-priority. The Source (Marda Loop) 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.

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Garrison Woods Community Association

3130 16 St SW
Calgary, Alberta
T2T 2P8,

The Marda Loop Communities Association serves the residents of South Calgary, Altadore, Garrison Woods, and River Park neighborhoods. With an ever increasing population, we represent one of the largest groups of communities in Calgary, and one of the fastest growing communities in Canada with a rich mix of cultural diversity, parks and green space, recreation facilities, and of course our one-of-a-kind shopping district, Marda Loop.
The Association is a not-for-profit body that has proudly served the residents of our community for over forty years and is run by a group of dedicated volunteers. The scope of our work revolves around many issues in our community including development, transportation, parks and green space, plus recreational and educational programs for all ages. Our organization serves as a conduit to City Hall as the voice for our residents.

Garrison Woods Community Demographics

Garrison Woods isn’t that big of a community when compared to others. That must be the reason why the City of Calgary has decided to merge their census information for Altadore and Garrison Woods into one set. In the City of Calgary’s 2012 municipal census, Altadore had a population of 9,116 living in 4,486 dwellings, a 2.3% increase from its 2011 population of 8,907. With a land area of 2.9 km2 (1.1 sq mi), it had a population density of 3,140/km2 (8,140/sq mi) in 2012.
Residents in this community had a median household income of $53,786 in 2000, and there were 13.6% low income residents living in the neighborhood. As of 2000, 11.9% of the residents were immigrants. A proportion of 37.2% of the buildings were condominiums or apartments, and 41.2% of the housing was used for renting.
For more detailed info visit the City of Calgary community profiles site.