2021 Municipal Election breakdown: Ward 3

A victim to the quadrant system is what one community advocate called Ward Three. Tara Overholt looks at the issues.

CALGARY — Extending from Deerfoot Trail west to Hidden Valley, ward three is the northern gateway to Calgary.

But according to David Hartwick of the Northern Hills Community Association, it is the forgotten ward.

“We just got our first set of tennis courts. We don’t have any dog parks. 60,000 people, but no dog parks. The city keeps building more and more. So, now they are going to build this massive industrial area as part of our community, but we don’t have the basics. But we have lots of fast food!”

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Hartwick says a poll done in June showed that transparency, and having the city listen to what residents truly want, was the top priority this election.

Hartwick says the ward often feels like a victim to the quadrant system, as athletic fields and shopping malls are built anywhere but in the north centre. He cites the lack of use of the Aurora Business Park which could be developed into both.


“We leave the city to go shopping. Why? Because the city didn’t build anything here.”

The ward will have a new councillor as Jyoti Gondek is running for mayor after being elected in 2017.

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