Thorncliffe, Calgary

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Thorncliffe is located in Calgary
Location of Thorncliffe in Calgary
Coordinates: 51°06′08″N 114°04′01″W / 51.10222°N 114.06694°W / 51.10222; -114.06694Coordinates: 51°06′08″N 114°04′01″W / 51.10222°N 114.06694°W / 51.10222; -114.06694
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
City  Calgary
Quadrant NW
Ward 4
Established 1954
 • Mayor Naheed Nenshi
 • Administrative body Calgary City Council
 • Councillor Sean Chu
 • Total 3.27 km2 (1.26 sq mi)
Elevation 1,085 m (3,560 ft)
Population (2006)[3]
 • Total 8,862
 • Density 2,710.1/km2 (7,019/sq mi)
 • Average Income $50,009
Website Thorncliffe Community Association

Thorncliffe is a residential neighbourhood in the north-east quadrant of Calgary, Alberta. It is bounded by 64 Avenue to the north, Deerfoot Trail to the east, McKnight Boulevard to the south and 14 Street W and Nose Hill Park to the west.

Thorncliffe was established in 1954. It is represented in the Calgary City Council by the Ward 4 councillor.[1]


In the City of Calgary's 2012 municipal census, Thorncliffe had a population of 8,693 living in 3,858 dwellings, a 0.6% increase from its 2011 population of 8,640.[4] With a land area of 3.3 km2 (1.3 sq mi), it had a population density of 2,630/km2 (6,820/sq mi) in 2012.[5][4]

Residents in this community had a median household income of $50,009 in 2000, and there were 20.8% low income residents living in the neighbourhood.[6] As of 2000, 18.8% of the residents were immigrants. A proportion of 13.8% of the buildings were condominiums or apartments, and 34% of the housing was used for renting.[3]


The community is served by Colonel Sanders Elementary and Thorncliffe Elementary public school, as well as by Corpus Christi Elementary School (Catholic).

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  1. ^ a b "Calgary Elections". City of Calgary. October 21, 2013. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ City of Calgary. "Calgary Snapshots 2011" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-05-02. 
  3. ^ a b City of Calgary (2006). "Thorncliffe Community Statistics" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-05-12. 
  4. ^ a b "2012 Civic Census Results" (PDF). City of Calgary. 2012. Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Community Boundaries" (Esri shapefile). City of Calgary. Retrieved February 5, 2013. 
  6. ^ City of Calgary (2004). "Ward 4 Profile" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-05-12. 

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