A diverse community is one that comprises people from all walks of life including families, young adults, seasonal employees, professionals, senior citizens, second homeowners and retirees.  In order to maintain that diversity we have to make sure we can provide a variety of housing so that everyone has a place to call home. In the Spring of 2016 the Town conducted a community conversation centered around “How can we create affordable housing and maintain neighborhood character?” The project had numerous opportunities for residents to give their input on a variety of high level issues surrounding housing in Canmore.

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Old Daycare Lands

On July 7, 2015 Council passed a motion (197-2015) to approve the disposition of up to 50% of municipal reserve (1MR, Block 2, Plan 7811602), known as the old daycare lands for the primary purpose of development of perpetually affordable housing. 

The primary goal for these lands is to build housing that will serve the needs of Canmore families now and into the future.

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Palliser Lands/ Moustache Lands

What is this you ask? In July Council approved a motion to release an Expression of Interest (EOI) for the development of employee housing and/or purpose built rental units on the Town owned lands at 1451 Palliser Trail.

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Accessory Suite Incentive Program

Suites play an important role in assisting municipalities with affordable housing challenges by adding to the supply of affordable rental units in the community and helping to facilitate the ownership of entry level housing

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