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Located near downtown in Calgary’s South West quadrant, the name Sunalta likely means “Sunny Alberta.”


The area was established as a residential community in 1909. In the 1950s, Sunalta was re-zoned to contain a number of apartment-style walkups. Read about the history of our community in our HISTORICAL ARTICLES collection. 


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Click on a story below to discover some of Sunalta’s fascinating history:


The Hickle House

The Sunalta Block

Living History: Edith Earl

Mail Order Homes

Alexander Calhoun

The Ashelwood Hospital


Do you have questions about Sunalta’s history that you’d like answered for the next issue? Contact Kelsey at

Historical Articles
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