New MRCA Domain, Website Upgrade and Membership Platform

Our new mrca.ca website is now live!  MRCA has a new website and membership platform. We have secured the web domain mrca.ca, which should be easier to remember and share on promotional materials. New content is now posted with updates planned for the coming months. Our new site will link with social media and member communication platforms, increasing frequency and […]

Guide to Local Area Planning/ “The Guidebook”

On March 3rd, 2021, nearly two hundred MRCA members attended our Town Hall, hosted to hear critical feedback about the City of Calgary proposed Guidebook to Great Communities. Many MRCA members dedicated time, knowledge and passion to fire up our love for communities by defending our neighborhoods, showing teamwork and sending City Council a powerful message. Thanks to hard work […]

We have a new MRCA Logo!

We have a new MRCA Logo!

While updating our website and membership platform, we felt MRCA needed a branding ‘facelift’ and rejuvenation, to reflect the evolving diversity and assets of our wonderful community. Our new logo showcases two important MR features: (1) elm tree ‘canopy’ lined streets (there are some brilliant examples in our neighbourhoods), and (2) characteristic lampposts–there are currently 8 of these green classic […]

2021 City of Calgary ‘Guidebook for Great Communities’ Updates

2021 City of Calgary ‘Guidebook for Great Communities’ Updates

What is ‘the Guidebook’? This City of Calgary planning document called the “Guidebook for Great Communities” will become a foundational planning document when adopted by City Council. All future local area plans will reference its contents, which outline a variety of residential districts, commercial areas and industrial areas in anticipation of redeveloping all of the inner city and established neighbourhoods. […]

Guidebook FAQs

Q:         I am wondering if the new regulations will allow laneway housing in Upper Mount Royal. ​ A:         Laneway houes are small homes (described as Backyard Suites in the Land Use Bylaw) at the rear of a lot and close to the back lane which includes a dwelling unit and a parking […]