The development (200 acres/80.9 hectares) combines a unique mix of housing, parks and heritage sites with a walkable urban design, all minutes from the downtown core. This contemporary development builds upon Canada Lands’ successful redevelopment of Garrison Woods and Garrison Green.
Currie’s military history dates to the mid-1930s when the federal government constructed the Canadian Forces Base Calgary, also known as Currie Barracks. The base was a mainstay of Canada’s military for more than six decades, during which thousands of soldiers were trained for wartime and peacekeeping duties.
In recognition of this important history, today, Currie has more than 10 designated heritage buildings and landscapes which have been, or will be, repurposed as the development proceeds. As part of its commitment to honouring the legacy of its sites, Canada Lands has and will continue to refurbish these spaces, which include the Officers’ Mess Gardens, as public parks and dedicate them to the country’s military.
Today, the community stands as a beacon of new urbanism, linking past, present and future in one brilliant setting. Currie is a multi-award-winning neighbourhood that showcases the best in new urbanist design while continuing to act as a model for community development. At completion, Currie is expected to include a broad mix of residential, retail, commercial and institutional uses, all linked by a pedestrian-friendly traffic calmed and accessible network.