Places to Stay- Mid-Range
Explore these options if you don’t have a 403 area code and aren’t desperate enough to live at school.
Shared 2–5 bedroom accommodations abound. A good number of these are advertised for $280–$450 per month. Utilities may be extra. If a lack of natural light doesn’t faze you, look into renting a basement suite. These rooms are generally cheaper than their above-ground counterparts. For all above and sub terrain accommodation listings, check university bulletin boards for current advertisements, www.apartmentscanada.com, www.lowcostrent.org/northwest.asp, or use the Students’ Union site at www.su.ucalgary.ca/ooch/listing.php.
University Heights and Banff Trail
These communities directly neighbour the university’s east side. Contained in the area are Foothills Athletic Park and McMahon Stadium. Foothills Hospital is on the south side of 16 Ave. Live somewhere in this region, and you’re no more than a 2 km walk from the university. Serviced by bus routes 9, 72, 73, 406 and the Banff Trail LRT.
On the west side of campus. Characterized by 1940s working class houses. The community is in range of Market Mall and Shouldice Park. Serviced by bus route 113.
“Triwood”-Brentwood, Charleswood, and Collingwood
At the base of Nose Hill Park, this area accesses the North Hill recreational path system. 1960s style single family detached housing abounds. Brentwood Village Mall and Northland Village Shoppes are in proximity, and various small shopping plazas line Northmount Dr. If Nose Hill Park doesn’t give you your green fix, note the area also contains North Capitol Hill Park and Confederation Park. Served by bus routes 5, 145, 404, 406, 451 and Brentwood and University LRT.
Consisting of the Hillhurst and Sunnyside communities, this area borders the Bow River and is close to the riverside path system and downtown. The funky shops, hip coffee houses, and fab pubs lining 10 St. and Kensington Road encourage some refreshing pedestrian life, a rarity in hyper-suburban Calgary. Living in this area won’t put you within walking distance of the U of C, but it’s accessible to the Sunnyside LRT station.
Want a guaranteed good time? Want less than a 12 minute walk to class? Want to revel in the glories of campus life? Check yourself into Campus Residence. Application fee: $25. Advance payment of $450 is required upon room assignment. All rooms furnished. Laundry facilities available. Accommodations available for physically challenged or environmentally-sensitive students. Spring/Summer contract runs from May 1–Aug. 31 and Fall/Winter from Sept. 1–Apr. 30. A $50 termination fee applies if the full term of the Fall/Winter contract is not met. Go to www.ucalgary.ca/residence/applications.html for a printable residence application form.
Rundle and Kananskis Halls
Dorm rooms come with standard Spartan style furnishing-bed, shelving, desk, chair, tack board. Ground, third, fourth, fifth floors co-ed winged. Seventh fully co-ed. Commons room on each floor. Shared bathroom facilities. Dining plan mandatory. Munch Plan/Hearty Plan is $2,010/$3,240. Be prepared to do your studying at MacKimmie Library. Double room/single room for Fall and Winter school year $1,580/$2,740.
Norquay, Brewster, Castle, Glacier, Olympus and Cascade Halls
Apartment-style residence with private kitchen, bath and living room/sitting room. Furniture included, however studio apartments do not include living room furniture.
Smaller apartments are found in Norquay with about 280 square feet of living space for a single bedroom apartment. The largest apartments are in Cascade Hall. Studio/one bedroom/two bedroom/four bedroom apartments for fall and winter school year: Norquay, Brewster, Castle: $4,840/$5,390/$3,970/$4,075. Glacier and Olympus: $4,840/$5,390/$3,970/$4,075. Cascade Hall: $5,020/$5,860/$,4140/ $3,845.
Places to Stay- Mid-Range