. about beltline
The Beltline community district was created by authorization of Calgary City Council on June 8, 2003. The former
community districts of Connaught and Victoria Park no longer exist. They were combined to create Beltline, Calgary's most urban district. Beltline is named after the historical streetcar line that connected its neighbourhoods.
The names of Queen Victoria and her son, the Duke of Connaught have retained important roles in Beltline. Beltline Victoria Park and Beltline Connaught are used to designate the east and west areas of the community.
According the the 2011 city census, 19,556 people now live in the Beltline making it the second most populous community in Calgary. Beltline added hundreds of new residents last year, mostly young urban professionals, which has resulted in Beltline being one of the fastest growing communities in Calgary.
The community association representing the Beltline community district is Beltline Communites of Victoria and Connaught Association.
The community district comprises four neighbourhoods - West Connaught, Connaught Centre, Victoria Centre and East Victoria.
Beltline is bounded by the CPR tracks on the north, 17 avenue to the south, 14 street on the west and the Elbow River in the east.