University District – November News

University District - November News


November 2015

A New Beginning

Fall is usually a time to wind down the hectic summer schedule and settle in for winter, but for the West Campus Development Trust team, it has been a time of exciting beginnings and new activity.

First, we were thrilled and gratified to finally reveal the identity for this community as University District— a connected, complete and ‘mindfully made’ place to live and work, shop, dine and visit. The name was chosen to demonstrate the community’s intrinsic alignment with the world-renowned University of Calgary, which is to be its neighbour.

We also feel privileged to honour the University of Calgary’s 50-year legacy through the naming of University District’s streets.The naming of streets and avenues pays tribute to 13 current and former university chancellors and their 50-year legacy of community leadership and volunteerism. Chancellors are both a symbol of academic tradition and an active participant in furthering university excellence. They promote and connect the university with the rest of Calgary and Southern Alberta. A stroll down Thirsk Street or Perraton Avenue could be in our future very soon.

Over the coming 15 to 20-year build-out, University District will come to life as a world class urban village that everyone from residents and students to working professionals, travellers and day trippers will come to call their own.

Go to University District web site.

Have a look at this latest video of the project:


University District - Something New is Coming To Calgary


Go to University District web site.

Leave a Reply