Once a turnaround point for the streetcar line and named after its Marda Theatre in the 1950s, Marda Loop is now a thriving inner-city neighbourhood hosting more than 100 diverse businesses including trendy restaurants and pubs, gourmet coffee, spas, plenty of specialty pet stores and even a scuba centre! The Marda Loop business district is found on 33rd Ave and 34th Ave SW however, the title really includes the surrounding communities such as South Calgary, Altadore and Garrison Woods. While it is considered to be a "yuppie" hang-out by some, the majority would agree that it's the families cruising the pedestrian-friendly streets towards Sandy Beach, the dog-lovers at the oversized off-leash park and the friendly business owners that give the community its warm charm. Marda Loop is also home to the annual Marda Gras Festival that takes place every August where locals and visitors alike enjoy street vendors, entertainment and a New Orleans inspired party for all ages.
With Rocky Point "headquarters" located just across Crowchild in Currie Barracks, Marda Loop is one of our favourite hangout spots. We also have several completed homes in Altadore and are currently finalizing a spectacular streetscape in South Calgary (contact our president directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more).