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.
OPEN HOUSE 2-4 SUN 17TH. Charming attached single family with no condo fees. This updated home in the heart of Garrison Woods offers the convenience of location and the lifestyle you desire. The renovated kitchen boasts lots of storage, a huge island with seating for 6 & stainless steel appliances with a gas range. The open concept main floor with dining space, lovely living room & cozy fireplace is perfect for these cold nights. A 2 piece power room completes the main floor. Upstairs are 3 spacious bedrooms: a king sized master, and a renovated bath. The lower level features an illegal non conforming suite with its own separate entrance or can be used for additional sqft, family room or recreation space. The bright South facing backyard is fully fenced. Double detached garage is an added bonus. Walk to everything in Marda Loop. Only minutes to downtown, easy access to Crowchild and Glenmore. Fabulous investment.More details
OPEN HOUSE - Sat Feb 16 (1-4pm) Feel the warmth of the community on this quiet tree-lined street, listen to the birds sing. A short walk to the shops and services Marda Loop is famous for… Blush Lane, Phil & Sebastians and Merchants at 33rd Ave or Safeway, Distilled and Village Ice Cream in Garrison Woods, AND… ease of access downtown and a short ride to the river path system. You can feel the pulse of the city here. This two storey attached offers 1191 sq ft above grade, a warm, bright space with a west exposure that follows the sun. On the main you will enjoy gleaming maple hardwoods, an open plan with a living and dining space finished in a clean, soft palette. The kitchen enjoys a wrap-around breakfast bar, generous countertops and shaker style maple cabinets. Upstairs, 3 beds, the master with an en suite and walk-in closet. The lower level offers a rec/games/fitness room and an abundance of storage. Recent improvements include a NEW ROOF and NEW HOT WATER TANK, both replaced in the past few weeksMore details
Gorgeous Garrison Woods character home that combines classic charm with modern touch. This home is situated on a large 39’6” x 128’6” lot featuring a beautifully landscaped south back year, mature trees, perennial gardens, a 2-tier deck, 2 car garage and parking pad for a 3rd vehicle. The open-concept main floor boasts a large maple kitchen with breakfast bar and granite counter tops; this opens to the living room/dining room with a gas fireplace making this space perfect for entertaining. Lovely hard wood floors on main and upper floors. The upper floor features 3 bedrooms including an enormous master bedroom with 3 closets. This was originally 2 separate bedrooms and can be easily converted back to expand the 3rd bedroom or make it 4 rooms up. The fully finished basement has a large family room, a nook in which the current owners have a bed, and a 3 piece bathroom. This home is walking distance to many great parks, shops, pubs, schools and all amenities.More details
Location, Lifestyle. This beautiful 4 bedroom home is located in one of Avenue Magazine' s Top Communities. Ideally located on a very quite street between two multipurpose urban parks, within walking distance to all of your shopping needs, you will fall in love with your new community. This historic home greets you with a large, west facing porch and a good size entry with a beautiful built-in bench and a French door leading into the house with all original hardwood floors. The bright kitchen allows you to watch the kids play at the park from your kitchen window. The living room is beautifully accented with a gas fireplace and huge front window. Upstairs you will find all 4 bedrooms and a full bath. The basement is fully finished as a very large, multipurpose room and you will enjoy your garden doors leading to the deck and stone patio with landscaped yard and over-sized garage.More details
Park perfection! The fantastic combination of luxurious inner city living, with the airiness of being on a cul-de-sac that backs onto a park. With over $500,000 in improvements you’ll be in amazed from the moment you step into the foyer, while just off the front entrance you’ll find a formal dining area. The impressive kitchen is fully equipped with top-of-the-line appliances including a Wolf steam oven, and the oversized island spans almost the entire length of the space, the perfect place for a culinary spread. Guests can mingle in the living room with a view of the park, or make their way out to the spacious deck. Kids will love the easy access out to the park and playground, while still being under the watchful eye of parents. Upstairs, the master suite is a relaxing retreat with a spa-like ensuite and enviable closet. The second bedroom also has its own ensuite and walk-in closet. The basement begins with a family room, while a third bedroom and a bathroom are great for older children or visitors.More details
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