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.
Stylish home in the sought-after Garrison Woods! Presenting 2,500 sf of lavish features inc. arched doorways, contemporary natural stone flooring throughout the fr. entrance, kitchen and living room, beautiful hdwd floors through the dining rm, flex room, stairs up completing the upper level. The main floor showcases a stunning kit. w/ upgraded S/S appliances (inc. a Viking ref., Miele micro oven, Miele steam oven, wine/beverage cooler) granite counters, custom designed nat. stone backsplash, eating bar and bkfst nook. A spacious living rm. off the kitchen boasts a gas f.p, mantle w/ built-in cabinets. 2nd level offers a spacious mstr. suite, 5 pc. ensuite feat. a soaker tub, shower, walk-in closet, private LG stacked washer/dryer and 2 sinks. Completing the upper is a flex rm, 2 bdrms & a 4 pc. bath. Fully dev. bsmnt feat. spacious rec rm, full bth + bdrm & den! Dbl garage & patio. Love living in the heart of this community w/ an easy walk to Safeway, Starbucks, parks, & schools! Minutes to MRU & dt.More details
OPEN HOUSE Sun Oct 1, 2-4pm. Charming 3 bedroom, 2 & 1/2 bathroom home on a nice quiet street in Garrison Woods. Main level with hardwood floors & all new paint. Updated bright kitchen with white cabinetry, glass backsplash & stainless steel appliances. Lovely living room with corner gas fireplace opens to the dining room. Full bathroom also on main level. 2 bedrooms with sloped ceilings & a full bathroom (just painted in January) on the upper level. Hardwood floors & newer solid maple doors on upper level as well. Bright fully finished basement with a family room, bedroom, den area with built-in desk, half bathroom & laundry. New cultured stone on front of house in 2017, shingles new in 2015 (house & garage), landscaping done in 2014, newer hot water tank. Move-in ready in an awesome location! Kids' playground right behind the house & close to all the amenities of Marda Loop with restaurants, grocery stores, coffee shops, yoga & much more! River Park, North Glenmore Park & the Elbow River close by!More details
This charming 4+2 bedroom home in sought-after Garrison Woods boasts over 3,400 sq ft of developed living space & is ideal for the growing family. The main level offers gleaming hardwood floors, 9’ ceilings & plenty of natural light showcasing a main floor den/office with coffered ceiling & living room with fireplace & built-ins adjacent to the dining area & outstanding chef’s kitchen beautifully finished with granite counters, eating bar, an abundance of storage space & stainless steel appliances. A 2 piece powder room & mud room with built-in lockers, small desk & dog/boot wash complete the main level. An elegant curved staircase leads to the second level with laundry room, 4 good sized bedrooms & 5 piece main bath. The master retreat features his & hers walk-in closets & spa-like 5 piece ensuite with dual sinks, steam shower & large soaker tub. The fully developed basement includes family & recreation rooms, 2 additional bedrooms & a full bath. Further features include central air conditioning, beautiful landscaping, underground sprinkler system, back yard with patio & double detached garage. This home has it all & is conveniently located close to vibrant Marda Loop, River Park, Glenmore Athletic Park, MRU, excellent schools, shopping, public transit & is just minutes to the downtown core.More details
3+2 bedroom family home with extensive recent renovations! This stylish 2 storey fronts Ypres Green Park, in the heart of Garrison Woods, and offers a very pedestrian friendly lifestyle walking distance to schools, Safeway, Starbucks, Village Ice Cream, Cobbs Bread etc. & many trendy Marda Loop shops & services! It features rich, hand-scraped walnut flooring flowing thru main level, a full-height stone fireplace in the living room, a big dining room, renovated powder room & family-sized mudroom (with built-in seating/storage), island kitchen with granite counters, white cabinets, stainless steel appliances & adjoining family room. Upstairs there are 3 spacious bedrooms incl. a vaulted master suite w/ chic light fixture, walk-in closet & spa-light, light & bright ensuite, fully developed basement with expanded laundry, full bathroom & spacious family room flanked by 2 bedrooms. The backyard has a deck & low maintenance landscaping and the front yard is a sunny, fenced oasis overlooking the park.More details
LOCATION! LOCATION! TOWNHOUSE END UNIT facing & siding onto the TOT PARK in the HEART of GARRISON WOODS. Homes RARELY come on market here AND this 2 storey, 3 bedroom has NO CONDO fees & has 2,400 sq.’ of total development. Enjoy morning coffee on the charming east-facing covered front veranda + evening BBQ’s on the WEST patio. Main floor with 9 Ft. ceilings & hardwood, has kitchen + eating area open to Great Room with gas fireplace plus private den/office + powder room. Audio + Security systems. Upper level features 3 LARGE bedrooms including master with vaulted ceiling, private terrace + 5 pce. en-suite, plus family bath + laundry room. Tons more living space in full lower with 2 pce. bath. You will love having a double ATTACHED garage…and WALKING to top rated schools i.e. Masters, Lycee, Altadore Elem., Central, MANY parks/playgrounds, as well as Starbucks, Safeway, etc. in trendy Marda Loop! Super quick access to Mount Royal University, Crowchild Trail + downtown!More details
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