Shawnessy, Calgary

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Shawnessy is located in Calgary
Location of Shawnessy in Calgary
Coordinates: 50°54′30″N 114°04′47″W / 50.90833°N 114.07972°W / 50.90833; -114.07972Coordinates: 50°54′30″N 114°04′47″W / 50.90833°N 114.07972°W / 50.90833; -114.07972
Country Canada
Province Alberta
City Calgary
 • MayorNaheed Nenshi
 • Administrative bodyCalgary City Council
 • CouncillorDiane Colley-Urquhart
 • Total2.7 km2 (1.0 sq mi)
1,060 m (3,480 ft)
 • Total9,315
 • Density3,500/km2 (8,900/sq mi)
Area code(s)403
WebsiteShawnessy Community Association

Shawnessy is a suburban residential neighbourhood in the southwest quadrant of Calgary, Alberta. It is bounded by Shawnessy Boulevard to the north, MacLeod Trail to the east, 162 Avenue S to the south and James McKevitt Road to the west.

Shawnessy was established in 1981.[3] It is represented in the Calgary City Council by the Ward 13 councillor.[1]

It is served by the Shawnessy station of the C-Train LRT system. Shawnessy Town Centre is a regional shopping area located east of the community, and Fish Creek Provincial Park is located north of the neighbourhood.


In the City of Calgary's 2012 municipal census, Shawnessy had a population of 9,385 living in 3,300 dwellings, a 0.8% increase from its 2011 population of 9,315.[2] With a land area of 3.7 km2 (1.4 sq mi), it had a population density of 2,540/km2 (6,570/sq mi) in 2012.[2][4]

Residents in this community had a median household income of $72,687 in 2000, and there were 6.7% low income residents living in the neighbourhood.[5] As of 2000, 16.7% of the residents were immigrants. A proportion of 6.1% of the buildings were condominiums or apartments, and 5.7% of the housing was used for renting.[6]


The community is served by Father Doucet Elementary School (Calgary Catholic School Board) and Janet Johnstone Elementary public school. A middle school named Samuel W. Shaw School also serves the community.

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  1. ^ a b "Calgary Elections". City of Calgary. 2017. Retrieved November 12, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "2012 Civic Census Results" (PDF). City of Calgary. 2012. Retrieved February 4, 2013.
  3. ^ Calgary Communities. "Shawnessy Community Association". Retrieved 2007-05-14.
  4. ^ "Community Boundaries" (Esri shapefile). City of Calgary. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
  5. ^ City of Calgary (2004). "Ward 13 Profile" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-04-11. Retrieved 2007-05-13.
  6. ^ City of Calgary (2006). "Shawnessy Community Statistics" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-05-13.

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