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.
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MAKE YOUR MOVE TO MARDA LOOP TODAY! Here’s your chance to call this 835 sq.ft., 2 bed, 2 bath condo in Marda Loop yours! Live in one of the most event-filled, bustling and convenient communities in Calgary! You will fall in love with the functional floor plan, which allows you to peer seamlessly from the kitchen island bar with stainless steel appliances out to your SOUTH FACING balcony. The cozy living room with gas fireplace is where you will enjoy making many memories unwrapping presents, telling stories or watching a great movie. The gorgeous master bedroom showcases a 4 pc ensuite, cozy fireplace and spacious closet. The second bedroom is also roomy in size and adjacent to the 3 pc bathroom with tub. This immaculate suite also includes in suite laundry, hot water tank and furnace. This amenity rich community is perfect for those seeking the urban life style with endless things to do. Stop dreaming and move into Marda Loop today!More details
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Pedestrian friendly location (walk-score of 82), walk to Safeway, Starbucks, Original Joe's & Marda Loop shops & restaurants! This chic townhome has a private, fenced backyard (stone patio & 2 gas lines), double garage & 2172 SF of living space featuring 2 master suites, each with walk-in closet, balcony & full ensuite! The main floor is open & airy with high ceiling & hardwood flooring. The island kitchen (with leather finish granite counters, stainless appliances, walk-in pantry) takes centre stage. It is flanked by the dining room on one side & the living room with gas fireplace & built-ins on the other. The 2nd level is home to master suite #1, laundry & bonus room (w/ built-in computer station/den area). The top floor is dedicated to master suite #2 with big walk-in, spa like ensuite (jetted tub, private toilet, separate shower, his/her vanities) & french doors leading to a covered balcony. Other features: built in speakers on 3 levels, custom blinds, 4 phantom screen doors, air conditioner.More details
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