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.
Walking distance to restaurants, parks, and the largest open shopping area in Calgary, is this stunning brownstone in the trendy area of Garrison Woods in Marda Loop. This unit is fully finished and features hardwood floors, gas fireplace, updated appliances, new hot water tank, security system, double detached garage, massive loft with vaulted ceilings, wet bar, and high basement ceilings. The master bedroom includes his and her's walk in closets and luxurious 5 piece en suite with corner jetted tub and double sink. With new high efficiency air conditioning throughout, south facing fenced backyard and deck, this home is the perfect place to spend the rest of the summer and beyond. Listings like this in the area are rare, call to see before it's gone!More details
CONTEMPORARY TOWNHOME in GARRISON WOODS near all the amenities found in Marda Loop. The CHARM of a San Francisco “PAINTED LADY” with EXTENSIVE RENOVATIONS designed by Lori McWilliam of McWilliam Spaces. Rare, central COURTYARD LOCATION with sunny SOUTH YARD. The OPEN PLAN main floor offers GORGEOUS HICKORY HARDWOOD FLOORING, 9’ CEILINGS, grand CHEF’S KITCHEN with extensive cabinetry, center island, quartz counters, upscale stainless appliances, SPACIOUS DINING AREA overlooking the private fenced yard. On the second floor you’ll find a FAMILY ROOM with gas fireplace and extensive built-ins & convenient LAUNDRY. This home boasts 2 MASTER SUITES, one of which is on this level with walk-in closet and full bath. The top level offers a spacious MASTER/LOFT with private BALCONY overlooking the well groomed courtyard. FINISHED BASEMENT and DOUBLE DETACHED GARAGE complete the picture. Please note: RMS = 1977 S.F., EXTERIOR ASSUMPTION is 2157.47More details
This lovely 710 sq ft ground floor unit can be accessed from the patio outside or from the main entrance. It features one bedroom plus den, open floor plan with granite counter tops,stainless steel appliances beautiful maple shaker cabinets, large island with double sinks and new laminate flooring. There is an insuite laundry plus a cheater 4 piece ensuite and a walk in closet. Two titled underground parking stalls plus a extra large full storage room are included. Safeway, Starbucks and the shops of Marda Loop are just around the corner. It is very close to the Calgary Riverpark/Sandy Beach area and the Garrison Woods/Altadore region has very easy access to downtown.More details
This executive style townhome is located in the highly desirable community of Garrison Woods and is set for immediate possession. The main level consists of a full sized family room, guest bedroom, full bathroom, laundry room and additional storage. Upstairs you will discover that the living room, dining room, and kitchen flow together forming a beautiful open concept. The kitchen features a Whirlpool stainless steel appliance package including a water/ice fridge and “superior cabinets.” You will also find a half bath on the upper floor. Enjoy the west facing patio off the living room throughout the summer and the natural gas fireplace with river stone accents in the winter. Upstairs is where you will also find the master bedroom featuring an oversized walk-in closet and five piece en-suite including his & her sinks, a deep soaker tub, and separate showers. Additional features include a Hunter Douglas window treatment package, built-in Vacuflo, and a single attached garage with private driveway. See realtor website or click the multimedia links to more photos, video tour, floor plans & more.More details
COURTYARD PATIO UNIT! The ultimate WALKABLE LIFESTYLE in Marda Loop – steps to Starbucks, Village Ice Cream, Safeway, shops, pubs, restaurants, services & transit. Easy access to Downtown. Nice entrance with new professionally designed built-in organizer cabinetry. Kitchen features single-level island, granite counters, new backsplash, maple cabinets, corner pantry & newer stainless steel appliances. Bright living room w/corner gas fireplace & sliding doors to the sunny southwest patio (w/gas BBQ hook-up) giving you direct access to a beautiful, park-like courtyard. Comfortable dining area to host your guests. Spacious master bedroom & ensuite bath. Walk-through closet w/terrific built-in organizers. Good-sized second bedroom adjacent to main bathroom. Newer hardwood floors & carpet. Recently re-painted. In-suite laundry with newer washer/dryer. Titled heated underground parking & storage locker. Separate bike storage. Secure building with intercom access screening. READY TO MOVE IN AND ENJOY!More details
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