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Cranston, Calgary

Cranston
Neighbourhood
Cranston is located in Calgary
Cranston
Cranston
Location of Cranston in Calgary
Coordinates: 50°53′32″N 113°59′01″W / 50.89222°N 113.98361°W / 50.89222; -113.98361
Country Canada
Province Alberta
City Calgary
QuadrantSE
Ward12
Government
 • MayorNaheed Nenshi
 • Administrative bodyCalgary City Council
 • CouncillorShane Keating
Elevation
1,045 m (3,428 ft)
Population
 (2010)[2]
 • Total9,645
WebsiteCranston Community Association

Cranston is a master planned residential community in the southeast quadrant of Calgary, Alberta. Cranston contains a wide range of single family and multi family residential as well as commercial property. It has one public elementary school and one separate board K-9 school, as well as Century Hall - a private Cranston residents recreation facility. It is bounded by Stoney Trail to the north and Fish Creek Park and the Bow River to the west and south. Its eastern boundary is Deerfoot Trail and the community of Auburn Bay and the mixed use town centre development of Seton and South Health Campus hospital. It is represented in the Calgary City Council by the Ward 12 councillor.[1]

Demographics

In the City of Calgary's 2012 municipal census, Cranston had a population of 11,857 living in 4,625 dwellings, a 9.5% increase from its 2011 population of 10,831.[3] With a land area of 8.3 km2 (3.2 sq mi), it had a population density of 1,429/km2 (3,700/sq mi) in 2012.[3][4]

Education

In September 2010, the Calgary Board of Education opened Cranston Elementary School which serves K-4 students residing in Cranston. Additionally, the Calgary Catholic School District opened the Christ the King School in September 2010. In January of 2017, Doctor George Stanley school opened.

Transit

Cranston is served by Calgary Transit Bus Route 14 in the west end, Route 406 in the east end, and Route 468 in the South End [5][6] [7].

Community amenities

Cranston Market is a feature of the community that provides the residents of the community many different stores and services. Some of the tenants of the Market include Sobeys, Petro Canada, the Berwick Public House, Subway, Good Earth Cafe as well as many professional services such as a dentist, an optometrist and a veterinary clinic.

Cranston Residents Association

Directly across the street from the Market is Cranston Residents Association (CRA) at Century Hall. Residents of Cranston have access to the facility included with the homeowner association fees and can bring up to five guests per household[8]. The facility is not-for-profit company that is professionally managed and operated. Residents of Cranston get access included with homeowner association fees, which also provide maintenance of several community features such as entry ways and boulevards[9]. Non-residents are able to access the facility with a small fee. There is a full size gymnasium as well as a 2.8-hectare (7-acre) gated park which includes tennis courts, hockey rink, basketball courts, a playground and a waterpark[10]. The gym and ice rink operate on a strict schedule. An up to date copy is available on the website or by calling the front desk. Schedules are subject to change without notice [11].

Registered programs include various children and adult activities ranging from tennis, ballet, art classes, and yoga[12]. Residents of Cranston and those who live in a Calgary Brookfield community are able to register for a discounted price, others pay in full [13]. CRA also run themed day camp's for school aged children during winter, spring, and summer[14].

Rooms and banquet hall can be booked for private events including weddings, business meetings, birthday parties, and others [15]. Cranston residents are offered a discounted rate[16].

Within Cranston is Riverstone, a serene treasure of the south. It is surrounded by green spaces, Fish Creek park, and accessible pathways that create a picturesque living space[17]. CRA provides supplemental maintenance to residents of Riverstone including: maintenance of decorative corner, seasonal light display, pet waste stations, annual & perennial planting, Riverstone specific events, and several more[18].


See also

References

Notes

  1. ^ a b "Calgary Elections". City of Calgary. 2017. Retrieved November 12, 2017.
  2. ^ City of Calgary (2008). "2008 Civic Census Summary" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-06-11. Retrieved 2009-04-29.
  3. ^ a b "2012 Civic Census Results" (PDF). City of Calgary. 2012. Retrieved February 4, 2013.
  4. ^ "Community Boundaries" (Esri shapefile). City of Calgary. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
  5. ^ Transit, Calgary. "Schedules | Calgary Transit". www.calgarytransit.com. Retrieved 2019-03-24.
  6. ^ Transit, Calgary. "Schedules | Calgary Transit". www.calgarytransit.com. Retrieved 2019-03-24.
  7. ^ Transit, Calgary. "Schedules | Calgary Transit". www.calgarytransit.com. Retrieved 2019-03-24.
  8. ^ "FAQs – Cranston Residents Association". cranstonra.ca. Retrieved 2019-03-24.
  9. ^ "Residents Association – Cranston Residents Association". cranstonra.ca. Retrieved 2019-03-24.
  10. ^ Cranston Residents Association (2010). "Century Hall Brochure". Retrieved 2010-05-02.
  11. ^ "Drop In Schedules – Cranston Residents Association". cranstonra.ca. Retrieved 2019-03-24.
  12. ^ "Registered Programs – Cranston Residents Association". cranstonra.ca. Retrieved 2019-03-24.
  13. ^ "Registered Programs – Cranston Residents Association". cranstonra.ca. Retrieved 2019-03-24.
  14. ^ "Day Camps – Cranston Residents Association". cranstonra.ca. Retrieved 2019-03-24.
  15. ^ "Rental Rates & Information – Cranston Residents Association". cranstonra.ca. Retrieved 2019-03-24.
  16. ^ "Rental Rates & Information – Cranston Residents Association". cranstonra.ca. Retrieved 2019-03-24.
  17. ^ "Riverstone – Cranston Residents Association". cranstonra.ca. Retrieved 2019-03-24.
  18. ^ "Riverstone – Cranston Residents Association". cranstonra.ca. Retrieved 2019-03-24.

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