Mount Royal, Calgary

Mount Royal, Calgary
Mount Royal
—  Neighbourhood  —
Location of Mount Royal in Calgary
Coordinates: 51°01′57″N 114°05′01″W / 51.0325°N 114.08361°W / 51.0325; -114.08361
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
City  Calgary
Quadrant SW
Ward 8
Established 1904
 - Administrative body Calgary City Council
 - Alderman John Mar
 - Total 2.5 km2 (1 sq mi)
Elevation 1,080 m (3,543 ft)
Population (2006)[2][3]
 - Total 3,139 (Lower)
2,610 (Upper)
 - Average Income $35,570 (Lower)
$127,135 (Upper)
Postal code T2T
Website Mount Royal Community Association

Mount Royal is an area of Calgary, Alberta and is home to the neighbourhoods of Upper Mount Royal (to the south) and Lower Mount Royal (the northern section, on flat terrain), which are separated by an escarpment that runs along Cameron and Royal Avenues in an east-west direction.[4] Upper Mount Royal has an area redevelopment plan in place.[5]

Upper Mount Royal (along with Elbow Park) is one of Calgary's most wealthy neighbourhoods and is home to some of the city's most expensive estates ranging in age from nearly 100 years old to new. Originally an enclave of the city's American born business elite, the neighbourhood was originally known as 'American hill'. As of 2001, American immigrants still made up 29.2% of the residents.[3] This informal name eventually gave way to the more Canadian name of Mount Royal. These neighbourhoods are concentrated in the Elbow River valley. The area of both neighbourhoods is bounded on the north by 17th Avenue SW and on the west by 14th Street SW.

Despite its name, Mount Royal is not home to the city's Mount Royal University.



In 2006, Upper Mount Royal had a population of 2,613 and Lower Mount Royal had a population of 3,288[6]. It is represented in the Calgary City Council by Ward 8 Alderman John Mar[7], on a provincial level by Calgary Currie MLA Dave Taylor, and at federal level by Calgary Centre MP Lee Richardson.

Residents of Upper Mount Royal had a median household income of $127,135 in 2000[3], while those in Lower Mount Royal made far less at an average of $35,570.[2] 11.7%% and 26.7% low-income residents live in Upper and Lower Mount Royal respectively. While the majority of buildings in Upper Mount Royal (87.2%) are single-family detached homes[3], in Lower Mount Royal condominiums and apartment buildings are prevailing at 88.7%, with 77.5% used for renting in 2001.[2]


The community is served by Earl Grey Elementary School and Mount Royal Junior High.

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Coordinates: 51°02′3″N 114°04′59″W / 51.03417°N 114.08306°W / 51.03417; -114.08306

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