Bankview, Calgary

Bankview, Calgary

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Bankview
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settlement_type = Neighbourhood

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image_caption = Neighbourhod of Bankview, with Rocky Mountains in the background
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pushpin_map_caption = Location of Bankview in Calgary
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = CAN
subdivision_type1 = Province
subdivision_name1 = AB
subdivision_type2 = City
subdivision_name2 = flag|Calgary
subdivision_type3 = Quarant
subdivision_name3 = SW
subdivision_type4 = Ward
subdivision_name4 = 8
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leader_title = Administrative body
leader_name = Calgary City Council
leader_title1 = Alderman
leader_name1 = John Mar
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established_title = Established
established_date = 1882
established_title2 = Annexed
established_date2 = 1908
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population_as_of = 2006
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population_total = 5068
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population_blank1_title = Average Income
population_blank1 = $32474
timezone = MST
utc_offset = −7
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elevation_footnotes =
elevation_m = 1075
postal_code_type = Postal code
postal_code = T2T
area_code = +1-403
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website = [ Bankview Community Association]
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Bankview is a neighbourhood in the South-West quadrant of the city of Calgary, Alberta.

The neighbourhood is bounded by 17th Avenue SW on the north, 26th Avenue SW on the south, 14th Street SW on the east and 19th Street SW on the west. It is a residential neighbourhood located south-west of the high density Beltline district of the inner city.


William Nimmons purchased the lands of the present day Bankview neighbourhood from the Hudson's Bay Company in 1882, for ranching and farming. He established the "3-D-Bar Ranch" on these lands, and later a sandstone quarry and a theater (the "Mount Royal Theatre"). The Nimmons residence, built in 1884, is now a heritage building, and still stands in the north-east corner of Bankview. [Cite web|url=| title= Nimmons, William| author= Calgary Public Library| authorlink= Calgary Public Library| year= 2000| accessdate= 2007-09-02]

By 1902, during a housing shortage due to 1900's economic boom, Nimmons divided the land, and begun selling plots to newly arrived settlers. In 1908, the remainder of the land was bought by the City of Calgary, and was divided in the traditional grid system.cite web| url= | author = Federation of Calgary Communities | title = Community of Bankview|accessdate = 2007-01-21]

Bankview was established as a neighbourhood in 1908. The district saw a major redisign in 1950, allowing for higher density apartment buildings and the community now has an area redevelopment plan in place.Cite web| url= | title=Bankview Area Redevelopment Plan| author=City of Calgary Planning| year=2005| accessdate= 2007-05-09]


In 2006 the neighbourhood had a population of 5,068.Cite web| url= | author= City of Calgary | title= Community Population Comparison | year=2006 | accessdate= 2007-05-09] Residents in this community had a median household income of $32,474 in 2000, and there were 31.4% low income residents living in the neighborhood.Cite web| url= | title=Ward 8 Profile| author=City of Calgary| year=2004| accessdate= 2007-05-09] As of 2000, 18.4% of the residents were immigrants. A proportion of 85.7% of the buildings were condominiums or apartments, and 80% of the housing was used for renting.Cite web| url=| title= Bankview Community Statistics| author= City of Calgary | year= 2006 | accessdate= 2007-05-09]

The neighbourhood is represented in the Calgary City Council by Ward 8 Alderman John Mar, on a provincial level by Calgary Currie MLA Dave Taylor, and at federal level by Calgary Centre MP Lee Richardson.


The Community Association operates a tennis court and maintains several playgrounds and small city parks throughout the neighbourhood.

See also

* List of neighbourhoods in Calgary


External links

* [ Calgary Bankview Community Association]
* [ City View] - Neighbourhood publication

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