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Sunalta, Calgary

Sunalta with downtown Calgary in background
Sunalta with downtown Calgary in background
Sunalta is located in Calgary
Location of Sunalta in Calgary
Coordinates: 51°02′33″N 114°05′58″W / 51.04250°N 114.09944°W / 51.04250; -114.09944
Country Canada
Province Alberta
City Calgary
 • MayorNaheed Nenshi
 • Administrative bodyCalgary City Council
 • CouncillorEvan Woolley
1,055 m (3,461 ft)
 • Total3,239[1]
 • Average Income
Postal code

Sunalta is a residential neighbourhood in the southwest quadrant of Calgary, Alberta.

It is located in the inner city, southwest of downtown Calgary, south of the Bow River, and both east and north of the community of Scarboro. It contains a balanced mix of single-family detached home, condominium and apartment buildings.

It is represented in the Calgary City Council by Ward 8 councillor Evan Woolley ,[2] on a provincial level by Calgary-Currie MLA Nicholas Milliken, and at federal level by Calgary Centre MP Greg McLean.

The community was established in 1910 on land annexed to the city of Calgary in 1907 and previously owned by the Canadian Pacific Railway. The community has an area redevelopment plan in place.[5]

Sunalta has C-Train service through the Sunalta LRT Station.


In the City of Calgary's 2019 municipal census, Sunalta had a population of 3,239 living in 2,165 dwellings. [1]

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.[6] 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.[6][7]

Sunalta is a mixed income neighbourhood, with the median household income of $32,409 (2000), and 30.1% low-income residents.[8] 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.[3]


The community is served by Sunalta Elementary public school and Sacred Heart Elementary school (also publicly funded.)

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  1. ^ a b "2019 Civic Census Results" (PDF). City of Calgary. 2019. p. 55. Retrieved October 24, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Calgary Elections". City of Calgary. 2017. Retrieved November 12, 2017.
  3. ^ a b City of Calgary (2006). "Sunalta - Community Social Statistics" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-05-03.
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  5. ^ City of Calgary Planning (2005). "Sunalta Area Redevelopment Plan" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-05-11.
  6. ^ a b "2012 Civic Census Results" (PDF). City of Calgary. 2012. Retrieved February 4, 2013.
  7. ^ "Community Boundaries" (Esri shapefile). City of Calgary. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
  8. ^ City of Calgary (2004). "Ward 8 Profile" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-07-22. Retrieved 2007-06-25.

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