The Manor Village Communities in Garrison Woods, Calgary
Next in our Spotlight series, we look at the Garrison Woods area of SW Calgary, where we have two Manor Village communities, The Manor Village at Garrison Woods and the StayWell Manor Village at Garrison Woods.
A very convenient community
Just 10 minutes away from downtown Calgary, Garrison Woods has been designed with pedestrians firmly in mind, offering easy walking access to parks and amenities, and Calgary’s efficient public transit system. It has a strong community feel with local shops and amenities, and even its own brewery.
Most residents here live within a five minute walk of a bus stop, a two minute walk of a park, and a 10 minute walk from a major groceries store here, Safeway. Garrison Woods is also just a short distance from the restaurants and independent shops in popular Marda Loop.
A rich military history
The local Military Museums recall the rich military history of the area, which is also reflected in the local street names. The original Currie Barracks first opened in 1933, but the local street names recall events and battles involving the Canadian military dating further back.
In our part of Garrison Woods, the streets are named after some of the major campaigns and locations from WWI; the Somme, Ypres, Amiens, the Scarpe River, St Julien, Moreuil Wood, Mons, and particularly pertinent in this 100th anniversary year, Passchendaele.
In the summer of 1917, British forces mounted a series of assaults on German forces holding the Passchendaele ridge overlooking the city of Ypres. Canadian forces joined the attack in October 1917, with considerable loss of life. Nine Victoria Crosses were awarded for military valour to Canadians involved in the final assault in early November, during which the Canadian troops finally secured the ridge.
The Manor Village Communities
Our two communities here reflect the high standards and careful planning of the whole area.
- The Manor Village at Garrison Woods sits in Sorrel Mews, a quiet cul de sac, just a few steps from Garrison Square Park. Ours is a thriving community for senior living in style at the heart of this historic area.
- The Staywell Manor at Garrison Woods is located on Ypres Green SW, just a short walk from Flanders Park and with direct access into central Calgary via bus from Flanders Avenue. Built in a grand Colonial style, the StayWell Manor offers expert assisted living and memory care for those requiring support and guidance with a structured environment.
Your personal invitation
If you’d like to experience either of our Garrison Woods communities for yourself,