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Sunalta Community Association
The Sunalta community association is actively involved in addressing the concerns of this inner city neighbourhood. They have successfully fought to protect the mature poplar trees located throughout the area. The community association also works with the city to address traffic and development issues. Aside from advocacy, the community association puts on a number of special events each year, including their Pancake Breakfast, Spring Cleanup, Block Party and Christmas Party. The community centre is also active, playing host to a number of dance groups including square dancers, the Dots and Dashers, the Mountain Swingers, the Starlight Swingers and the Bow Valley Cloggers. Children’s art classes are also held at the centre. Recreational opportunities within the community include the Calgary Tennis Club and an outdoor skating rink shared with the neighbouring community of Scarboro.
Sunalta Community Demographics
In the City of Calgary's 2012 municipal census, Sunalta had a population of 3,314 living in 2,130 dwellings, a 6.4% increase from its 2011 population of 3,116. With a land area of 0.9 km2 (0.35 sq mi), it had a population density of 3,680/km2 (9,500/sq mi) in 2012.
Sunalta is a mixed income neighbourhood, with the median household income of $32,409 (2000), and 30.1% low-income residents. As of 2000, 21.1% of the residents were immigrants. A proportion of 85.8% of the buildings were condominiums or apartments, and 83% of the housing was used for renting. For more detailed info visit the City of Calgary community profiles site.