The Canadian Army opened what was called the Currie Barracks on the southwestern edge of Calgary in 1933, occupying a property on the level plateau above the south slope of the Bow River valley. The facility was named after the recently deceased General Sir Arthur William Currie, commander of the Canadian Expeditionary Force on the Western Front during World War I.
Over the next decade, the facility would house a combination of personnel from the Royal Canadian Infantry Corps and Royal Canadian Army Service Corps, along with personnel from the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).
During World War II, the Currie Barracks became an army training centre for units mobilized in southern Alberta; it was designated A-16. These mobilized units were tasked to provide reinforcements for The Calgary Highlanders and The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada.
Following the war in 1946, the Currie Barracks became home to Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) and 1st Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry as part of Canada's transition to having an expanded regular force army during the early years of the Cold War. The Currie Barracks underwent rapid expansion during the Korean War as the facility transformed into a major military centre, owing to its convenient access to the Canadian Pacific Railway's transcontinental mainline to Vancouver three kilometres to the north. Headquarters Calgary Garrison was formed on October 26, 1950 in response to the need to coordinate the administration of army units stationed at and cycling through the Currie Barracks; thus the facility also began to use the names Calgary Garrison and Calgary Barracks.
This must see home is Flooded with Natural Light! Meticulously maintained with a spacious open floor plan and rich maple flooring throughout. The front living room with an abundance of windows contains a corner fireplace and is separated from the kitchen with a raised eating bar-- ideal for entertaining. The Large kitchen features ample maple cabinets, New stainless appliances, updated backsplash and looks onto the sunny West facing yard. Enjoy the Over-sized yard with huge deck and double car garage while entertaining or playing with the kids. The spacious Master bedroom on the upper level enjoys a bright full ensuite bath & walk-in closet. Completing this level is the 2nd bedroom with walk-in closet, a 4 piece bath & gorgeous hardwood flooring throughout. The finished lower level offers a family room/media room with laundry and additional storage. Located on a very Quiet-Picturesque street & is only a few minutes to Marda Loop, Parks, Transit, or downtown.More details
Located on a quiet cul-de- sac in charming Garrison Woods and just a short walk to the amenities of Marda Loop. The open plan main floor features 9’ ceilings and Merabu hardwood; the centrally located kitchen boasts antique Alder cabinets, granite counters, recently upgraded stainless steel appliances. Bright gathering room with fireplace opens to the private west-facing backyard. Custom Alder cabinets continue in the dining area and side-entry mudroom. Main floor office features New custom California Cabinet built-ins. You will find California Closet organizing systems throughout the home. Newly installed Merabu hardwood continues up the stairs and throughout the second floor. Spacious master bedroom includes walk-in closet, 5 piece ensuite complete with a jetted tub and separate shower. Professionally developed basement features a second gathering/entertainment room, fourth bedroom, 3-piece bath and separate laundry room. Other features of this home include central air-conditioning; professional landscaping; fenced west backyard; stone patio and aggregate walkways.More details
*Open House | Fri 1:30-4pm | Sat & Sun 2-4:30pm* Welcome to this charming Garrison Woods family home. Conveniently located close to fashionable and trendy Marda Loop shopping district with specialty shops, restaurants and fitness facilities. Pride of ownership shines in the 3,241 sqft of living space, 6 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms home. The gourmet kitchen comes complete with chef's appliance package and granite counters are great for entertaining friends. Upper level has spacious master suite complete with ensuite, steam shower, soaker tub, dual sinks, his & hers walk-in closets, vaulted ceiling, three additional well sized kids bedrooms and full bathroom. Main floor features office, 9 foot ceilings, mudroom with built-in lockers, boot/dog wash, curved hardwood and wrought iron staircase, ample storage and hardwood floors. Walk to many schools Lycee Louis Pasteur, Master's Academy, Central Memorial and many more. This truly comfortable home is conveniently located minutes to all you will ever need!More details