Vision & History: South Calgary, cSPACE and The Edward

A Ground-breaking Community Comes to Life

Originally built in the early 1900s, The King Edward school thrived at the heart of the South Calgary community for over 100 years, before declining enrolment forced the closing of its doors to students in 2001.

Soon after, it was named a provincial heritage site, and plans were set in motion to transform the venerable sandstone school into an entirely new and unique form that would become cSPACE King Edward.

Conceived as an ‘arts hub’, cSPACE allows visual and performing artists to share not only creative spaces, but also creative energy. It’s now filled with studios, galleries, performance theatres and public spaces–even a farmers & makers market on weekends, creating a vital, sustainable and innovative heart in this classic community.

Searching for the ideal location to build upscale retirement residences, Section23 was inspired by the central location, creative spirit and collaborative nature of cSPACE, and developed plans to build a residence where aging in community would be perfectly complemented by the arts hub.

Inspired by the school’s original name, The Edward was conceived as a unique and progressive residence offering a healthy, independent, active – and most importantly – engaged lifestyle.

Complemented by comprehensive personalized services and five-star amenities, life at The Edward promises to put residents in the centre of this exciting, spirited hub of art, culture and life.

Interested in learning more about The Edward’s unmatched services, amenities and leasing opportunities? Contact us today to arrange a chat with our Leasing Specialist.