Arriva Towers (Calgary)

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Arriva Tower
Arriva Tower 1
General information
Status Arriva 1: Open
Arriva 2: Cancelled
Arriva 3: Cancelled
Type Residential
Location Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Coordinates 51°02′30.8″N 114°03′23.1″W / 51.041889°N 114.056417°W / 51.041889; -114.056417Coordinates: 51°02′30.8″N 114°03′23.1″W / 51.041889°N 114.056417°W / 51.041889; -114.056417
Construction started Arriva 1: April 26, 2005
Opening Arriva 1: November 30, 2007
Roof Arriva 1: 128 m (420 ft)
Arriva 2/3: 163 m (535 ft)
Technical details
Floor count Arriva 1: 34
Arriva 2/3: 42
Design and construction
Architect BKDI Architects
Developer Torode Realty Ltd.

The Arriva Towers were planned complex of three residential towers in Calgary, Alberta, only one of which has been opened.

The high rise condominiums are located in Victoria Park, a historic neighbourhood in Calgary's Beltline neighbourhood, north of the Stampede Grounds and Scotiabank Saddledome arena. The glass and steel skyscraper features brick and sandstone finish at the base, to reflect the architectonic style of the surrounding historic buildings of the Warehouse District.

Tower 1, completed in 2007, with 34 floors reaches a height of 128 m (418 ft).[1] making it the tallest residential building in Alberta.[2] The 42 story towers (Arriva 2 and 3) would have reached a height of 163 m (535 ft) to their spires.


Arriva I[edit]

Arriva Tower 1 under construction in July 2007

Groundbreaking took place on April 26, 2005,[3] and the first phase tower has begun occupancy as of November 30, 2007. The base of the buildings contains commercial space, including two restaurants, a dental office (Pinnacle Dental), a medical clinic, and spa, while the surrounding area will consist of public parks, shops and recreation spaces. The buildings were designed by BKDI Architects, and developed by Torode Reality Ltd. TRL also owns the Hotel Arts, Kensington Riverside Inn and many other development projects.

Arriva 2[edit]

On April 7, 2009, the Calgary Herald reported work has stopped on the second of three planned towers, pending the developer's financial restructuring under bankruptcy protection. The developer, Torode Realty Ltd. is currently seeking "new investment" to finance construction of the remaining two towers.[4] The site of the second tower, dubbed The Guardian, has been purchased by new owners and is now under construction. Once completed, it will become the province's new tallest residential building at 146 metres.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Emporis - Arriva Complex
  2. ^ Calgary Sun Article - Arriva Condos, by Nicole Vaive, August 6, 2006[dead link][dead link]
  3. ^ Victoria Crossing Archived 2006-10-21 at the Wayback Machine. - Development in the Victoria Park Area
  4. ^ Global TV - Calgary condo tower on hold; developer seeks bankruptcy protection[dead link][dead link]

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