Thorncliffe, Calgary

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Location of Thorncliffe in Calgary
Coordinates: 51°06′08″N114°04′01″W / 51.10222°N 114.06694°W / 51.10222; -114.06694 Coordinates: 51°06′08″N114°04′01″W / 51.10222°N 114.06694°W / 51.10222; -114.06694
CountryFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Province Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta
City Flag of Calgary, Alberta.svg  Calgary
QuadrantNW
Ward 4
Established1954
Government
[1]
  Mayor Naheed Nenshi
  Administrative body Calgary City Council
  Councillor Sean Chu
Area
[2]
  Total3.27 km2 (1.26 sq mi)
Elevation
1,085 m (3,560 ft)
Population
 (2006) [3]
  Total8,862
  Density2,710.1/km2 (7,019/sq mi)
   Average Income
$50,009
Website Thorncliffe Community Association

Thorncliffe is a residential neighbourhood in the northwest quadrant of Calgary, Alberta. It is bounded by 64 Avenue to the north, Deerfoot Trail to the east, McKnight Boulevard to the south and 14 Street West and Nose Hill Park to the west.

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Calgary City in Alberta, Canada

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Alberta Province of Canada

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Thorncliffe was established in 1954. It is represented in the Calgary City Council by the Ward 4 councillor. [1]

The Calgary City Council is the legislative governing body that represents the citizens of Calgary. The council consists of 15 members: the chief elected official, titled the mayor, and 14 councillors. Naheed Nenshi was elected mayor in October 2010 as the city's 36th. Each of the 14 councillors represent one of the city's 14 wards.

Demographics

In the City of Calgary's 2012 municipal census, Thorncliffe had a population of 8,693 living in 3,858 dwellings, a 0.6% increase from its 2011 population of 8,640. [4] With a land area of 3.3 km2 (1.3 sq mi), it had a population density of

Residents in this community had a median household income of $50,009 in 2000, and there were 20.8% low income residents living in the neighbourhood. [6] As of 2000, 18.8% of the residents were immigrants. A proportion of 13.8% of the buildings were condominiums or apartments, and 34% of the housing was used for renting. [3]

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A condominium, often shortened to condo, in the United States of America and in most Canadian provinces, is a type of living space similar to an apartment but independently sellable and therefore regarded as real estate. The condominium building structure is divided into several units that are each separately owned, surrounded by common areas that are jointly owned. Similar concepts in other English-speaking countries include strata title in Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, and the Canadian province of British Columbia; commonhold in the United Kingdom; and sectional title in South Africa.

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Education

The community is served by Colonel Sanders Elementary and Thorncliffe Elementary public school, as well as by Corpus Christi Elementary School (Catholic).

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References

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  2. City of Calgary. "Calgary Snapshots 2011" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-05-02.
  3. 1 2 City of Calgary (2006). "Thorncliffe Community Statistics" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-05-12.
  4. 1 2 "2012 Civic Census Results" (PDF). City of Calgary. 2012. Retrieved February 4, 2013.
  5. "Community Boundaries" (Esri shapefile). City of Calgary. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
  6. City of Calgary (2004). "Ward 4 Profile" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-04-11. Retrieved 2007-05-12.