Walden, Calgary

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Location within Calgary
Walden is located in Alberta
Location of Walden in Alberta
Coordinates: 50°52′16″N 114°01′30″W / 50.871°N 114.025°W / 50.871; -114.025Coordinates: 50°52′16″N 114°01′30″W / 50.871°N 114.025°W / 50.871; -114.025
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
City  Calgary
Quadrant SE
Ward 14
Established 2007
Annexed 2005
 • Mayor Naheed Nenshi
 • Administrative body Calgary City Council
 • Councillor Peter Demong

Walden is a residential neighbourhood in the southeast quadrant of Calgary, Alberta. It is located near the southern edge of the city, south of 194 Avenue SE and the neighbourhood of Chaparral. To the east it is bordered by the Bow River Valley, to the south by the neighbourhood of Legacy, and to the west by Macleod Trail.

Developed by Genstar, Walden was officially approved by Calgary City Council in July 2007, with construction expected to commence in 2008.

The neighbourhood covers 620 acres (2.5 km2), and is named after Walden, a book by Henry David Thoreau.[2]

When completed, Walden will consist of three "villages", a 160-acre (0.65 km2) park system. Walden falls within Ward 14 and is represented on City Council by a councillor.


In the City of Calgary's 2012 municipal census, Walden had a population of 935 living in 450 dwellings, a 57.4% increase from its 2011 population of 594.[3] With a land area of 2.4 km2 (0.93 sq mi), it had a population density of 390/km2 (1,009/sq mi) in 2012.[3][4]


Walden is served by Calgary Transit Bus Route 444.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Calgary Elections". City of Calgary. 2017. Retrieved November 12, 2017. 
  2. ^ Myke Thomas, "Genstar takes the LID off", Calgary Sun, July 14, 2007. Archived here (accessed January 8, 2008).
  3. ^ a b "2012 Civic Census Results" (PDF). City of Calgary. 2012. Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Community Boundaries" (Esri shapefile). City of Calgary. Retrieved February 5, 2013. 

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