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Silvera for Seniors is excited to begin preparing the Elbow Valley site for redevelopment. Site clearing and grading, installation of underground utilities including storm, water and sanitary services and the development of a temporary access road are all required before any development can begin. The future 50 Ave. SW running parallel to Glenmore Trail will be completed at a later date.

Beginning in early September you will notice the following activities on the site:
• Surface markings, including laneway marking by Alberta First Call;
• Movement of heavy equipment on to the site;
• Site clearing, including removal of some trees, grading and fencing;
• Stockpiling of earth and fill materials;
• Construction of a new temporary road; and
• Access trenches for the underground utilities.

If the weather is favorable, WHISSELL Contracting Ltd. anticipates work will be completed by early November.

As this work is being done, please note the following:
• For your safety, please do not enter the fenced-off construction areas.
• Contractors will follow City of Calgary’s standards for dust and noise.
• It is anticipated work will be done during daytime hours, and follow
City standards of 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays.
• Trucks that haul materials to and from the site will be covered.

Questions and comments can be sent to


All Glamorgan residents and stakeholders are invited to an information meeting and open house at Glamorgan Community Hall on Tuesday, June 14.



Redevelopment of the Elbow Valley site is important to Silvera for Seniors and Horizon Housing Society. We remain committed to partnering to achieve our common vision for a vibrant, integrated community with a variety of affordable housing options for seniors, families and single individuals. The vision also incorporates links to the neighbourhood and services to support the creation of a community hub for local residents and the community.

As we move forward to refine our plans, we will continue to work with Glamorgan residents and area stakeholders at key milestones. In the first half of 2016 we are working with The City on the site servicing plan and we are hopeful we will be in a position to start these service updates this spring and summer. As soon as we have detailed site plans and new building concepts we will organize community meetings to share information. Your early input is helping to inform our evolving plans and we look forward to sharing them with you.

If you have questions, please send them to or call 403-276-9152. You can also find information about Horizon Housing Society at



Silvera for Seniors and Horizon Housing Society invited the community to an Elbow Valley Redevelopment Workshop at Glamorgan Community Association on June 17. Attendees had the opportunity to work together to identify the issues and concerns that are important to the community. Silvera and Horizon also answered their questions about the redevelopment. Representatives from the City of Calgary’s Planning & Development Department and Calgary Transit attended and were available to provide information and answer questions.

Click the link below for a summary of input from the workshop.

June 17, 2015 Summary of Key Issues


Silvera for Seniors and Horizon Housing Society invited the public to an information session about the future of Silvera for Seniors’ land at Elbow Valley on March 16, 2015 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Glamorgan Community Association.

Click the links below for a summary of and the presentation and questions and answers from the community information meeting.

March 16, 2015 Summary

Mar 16, 2015 Presentation

March 16, 2015 Q&A



Silvera for Seniors and Horizon Housing Society meets with the Glamorgan Community Association’s Board of Directors to present a status update and determine how to engage and communicate with stakeholders.



Silvera for Seniors is preparing to move forwards with a site plan for the redevelopment of the land adjacent to our Westview Community. The planning team looks forward to initiating dialogue with the adjacent neighbours and the larger community early in the new year.


MLA Alison Redford’s Summer newsletter talks about the Elbow Valley Site redevelopment. Read More.


The abatement process is almost completed with the demolition commencing July 1st and continuing approximately 1.5 months. Read More.


Phase one is completed March 21. The next step is the demolition and removal of cottage debris and foundations.  Read More


Silvera for Seniors is redeveloping the land next to its Westview Community along Glenmore Trail SW to create a more vibrant and connected community for seniors. The removal of the existing cottages start in January. Read More

Project Updates Background and Studies