On the Horizon

“I’ve found validation here. I’m grounded. And because of that I’ve been able to let go of the past and change my whole life around.”
– Edmund, Tenant
Horizon Housing Society

Horizon Housing
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    The Elan

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The Elan

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, Horizon Housing acquired The Elan in summer 2020. This former boutique hotel, located at 1122 16th Avenue SW, will be transformed to 62 new homes for Calgarians.

Elan (noun) meaning liveliness, enthusiasm and panache or a distinctive style or flair, is the spirit in which Horizon embarks upon this unique opportunity to re-purpose studio, one and two-bedroom hotel units into homes.

The Elan also provides access to a community kitchen with outdoor patio, fitness room, meeting spaces, on-site manager’s office, and underground parking. Located in the Beltline, just off 17th Avenue SW, the building is well situated within walking distance to local amenities, services, and public transit.

An important element of home is the ability to share it with others. Horizon will be working closely with residents, neighbours, local businesses and partner agencies to build on the legacy of The Elan and foster a vibrant and integrated community for years to come.

These future homes will undergo kitchen retrofits over the coming months, to ready homes for occupancy. We thank the Beltline Neighbourhood Association and area residents for their support and patience during this period.

For questions about the project, email planning@horizonhousing.ab.ca.

Interested in living at The Elan? Email livewithus@horizonhousing.ab.ca for rental inquiries.

Expected completion: mid-2021


Located at 6624 25 Avenue NE, Horizon Housing’s latest development will see the creation of 65 new homes in the northeast community of Pineridge.

Purpose-built to meet the needs of the community and conveniently located within walking distance to public transit, shopping, and green space, these 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom homes will bring quality housing options together with thoughtful design and convenient amenities to foster a connected and inclusive community.

Westcor has been selected as the general contractor for this new development. Earlier this year, Westcor was recognized by the Canadian Construction Association with the 2019 Community Leader Award for their philanthropic work in communities. Westcor and Horizon Housing previously partnered to build 45 new homes in Calgary’s southwest community of Glamorgan.

Construction fencing and staging area has been established on the site and throughout this month, excavation and site shoring will take place in advance of concrete work.

Horizon Housing has begun its Request for Proposal process to select a Contractor for this new development. With anticipated selection by August 2020, a groundbreaking and construction start is slated for late summer.

Expected Completion: late 2021

We thank the Pineridge Community Association and area residents for their support and patience during the construction period. For project inquiries, email planning@horizonhousing.ab.ca.

Interested in Living With Horizon Housing?