Hillhurst – Sunnyside Community Background
The neighbourhoods of Hillhurst and Sunnyside are located in Calgary’s inner city, northwest of and across from the Bow River. Established in the early 1900s, Hillhurst and Sunnyside are one of the older communities in Calgary. An important event in the community’s history was the construction of the Mewata Bridge over the Bow River in 1954. This turned 14th Street into a major link to downtown and initiated commercial redevelopment of the housing in the area.
These areas, and the nearby business district of Kensington, have since been enhanced through the efforts of the Business Revitalization Zone Association. They, along with the annual Farmer’s Market, offer a number of diverse commercial opportunities for residents. There are also recreational areas nearby, at both Hillhurst Athletic Park and Riley Park. The community is also located on the C-train line. There are both public and separate schools in the area.
Hillhurst - Sunnyside Community Association
1320-5 Ave. NW
Calgary, AB - T2N 0S2
The Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association (HSCA) serves the communities of Hillhurst, Upper Hillhurst and Sunnyside in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The HSCA’s mission statement is “to preserve and enhance a healthy and vibrant quality of life for the residents of Hillhurst-Sunnyside”.
Sports are another important aspect of the community. The soccer pitches, ball diamonds and tennis courts in Hillhurst Athletic Park are well used by local children. In the winter, indoor soccer in the community association gym is well attended. The Bow Valley Lawn Bowling Club, which has been established in the community for decades, attracts adults of all ages.
Hillhurst - Sunnyside Community Newsletter
Hillhurst Sunnyside Voice is the official Hillhurst - Sunnyside Community Association Newsletter. Hillhurst Sunnyside Voice is a free glossy covered magazine style newsletter published monthly (12 times per year), and delivered to every household, apartment and business in Hillhurst - Sunnyside. Consisting of community news, event notifications, philanthropic initiatives, real estate statistics, and babysitter lists, Hillhurst Sunnyside Voice community newsletter has strong and consistent readership and advertising visibility.
- Magazine Style Publications
- Glossy Full Color Covers
- Circulation: 7,200 Households
- 12 Publications per Year
- Community Calendar
- News, Events & Photos
- Community Programs
- Sports Registrations
- Church Announcements
- School Announcements
- Real Estate Updates
- Community Babysitter List
Hillhurst - Sunnyside Community Social Media Updates
Hillhurst - Sunnyside Community Elected Officials
Hillhurst - Sunnyside is represented in the Calgary City Council by Ward 7 Hillhurst - Sunnyside is also a part of the Calgary Mountain View Provincial Electoral District.
Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Real Estate Statistics
Sunnyside Active Listings
Hillhurst Demographics Community Demographics
In the City of Calgary’s 2012 municipal census, Hillhurst had a population of 6,291 living in 3,557 dwellings, a 6.4% increase from its 2011 population of 5,914. With a land area of 2.1 km2 (0.81 sq mi), it had a population density of 3,000/km2 (7,760/sq mi) in 2012.
Residents in this community had a median household income of $50,822 in 2000, and there were 18.6% low income residents living in the neighborhood. As of 2000, 15.3% of the residents were immigrants. A proportion of 48.2% of the buildings were condominiums or apartments, and 56.2% of the housing was used for renting. For more detailed info visit the City of Calgary community profiles site.
Sunnyside Community Demographics
In the City of Calgary’s 2012 municipal census, Sunnyside had a population of 3,704 living in 2,340 dwellings, a -1.3% increase from its 2011 population of 3,751. With a land area of 1 km2 (0.39 sq mi), it had a population density of 3,700/km2 (10,000/sq mi) in 2012.
Sunnyside is primarily a residential area with the majority of land used for single family homes, apartments and condominiums. The 2006 Calgary Census indicated Sunnyside had a population of 3,740 individuals of which slightly more than half were living in non-family situations. 48.7% of the population is between the ages of 20 and 34, and 43.2% of the population has some form of university degree. In 2006 Sunnyside residents had a mean income of $42,325 a year. For more detailed info visit the City of Calgary community profiles site.
Hillhurst Community Babysitters
Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Map – Northwest Calgary
Hillhurst - Sunnyside Schools
Hillhurst - Sunnyside is home to the following schools.
|Queen Elizabeth Junior Senior High School||(403) 777-6380||512 18 Street NW|
|ACAD||(403) 284-7600||1407 14 Avenue NW|
|Sait Polytechnic||(877) 284-7248||1301 16 Avenue NW|
|Sunnyside Community School||(403) 777-6390||211 7 Street NW|
Hillhurst - Sunnyside Churches
The following churches are located in Hillhurst - Sunnyside.
|St. Barnabas' Anglican Church||(403) 283-3035||1407 7 Avenue NW|
|Ethiopian Evangelical Church in Calgary||(403) 209-0914||1705 Westmount Road NW|
|St. Boniface German Church||(403) 241-1443||1923 Broadview Road NW|