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Varsity Multi-service Redevelopment


Project update

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us at the information session held on Wednesday, Jan 31. If you were unable to join us, you can submit your feedback about the land-use and design development (i.e. allowed uses, height, access) from Feb 2 – 16, by visiting the project engagement page.

A What We Heard Report from the sessions held on both January 24 and 31 will be available on this page in March 2018.

 View information presented Varsity Multi-services Redevelopment here.

Information about opportunities to provide feedback on future stages of this project will be posted to this web page.

Project Background

The Varsity Fire Station has reached the end of its life cycle after servicing the community for 46 years. A new fire station is needed to meet the growing needs of the community and surrounding area.

The redevelopment of the Fire Station provides the opportunity to better optimize the space as a multi-service facility. In spring 2018, The City plans to submit a land use re-designation application that will include provision for an affordable housing development and other services to the community.


The new facility will be built on City-owned land to the north of the existing facility at 3740 32 Ave N.W. This will allow the existing facility to remain operational on the south side of the site. Once construction of the new multi-service facility is completed, the old building will be demolished. More information will be available once the design and contractor selection processes are complete.

Map of Varsity Multi-services Redevelopment 


The City of Calgary will communicate with the public and impacted businesses about the redevelopment of Fire Station #17 on an ongoing basis.

For updates on this project, please continue to check this page or call 311.


  • Land use re-designation application – Spring 2018
  • Development design and permits – Fall Late 2018
  • Building approvals and permits – 2019 
  • Construction start – 2020
  • Construction complete – late 2021

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