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Main Streets - MacLeod Trail SE

Main streets are active areas that attract Calgarians to socialize, work, shop, dine, celebrate local events and are often important transportation routes. 

Haysboro Community is in area of Macleod Trail SE main street initiative that runs from Glenmore Trail to Southland Drive SE and is located between the communities of Fairview and Acadia to the east, and Kingsland and Haysboro to the west.


This automobile-oriented commercial section of MacLeod Trail was annexed by the City of Calgary in 1956 as part of an annexation of the lands between 50 Avenue South, the Bow River, Anderson Road, and 37 Street West.


City of Calgary Council is in the process of reviewing the Macleod Trail Corridor Study, which encompasses this main street and all the way down to Anderson Road. The study will look at long-range improvements to the street that accommodates the above noted travel modes. The Municipal Development Plan envisions adding retail, office, mixed-use and residential uses to the area.

Public engagement outcome

The first step in City of Calgary engagement and design process was to gather local perspectives about main street issues, opportunities and outcomes. Results from the workshops on the ideas shared by neighbours and other main streets users can be found online at City of Calgary webpage:

Top comments (ranked in order of citizen rating)


  1. More people would walk if the public realm was inviting
  2. Density by LRT/TOD transit nodes create employment nodes
  3. Mixed use/affordable housing


  1. Generally, lack of street trees to create an inviting and safe pedestrian realm
  2. Poor sidewalks, need separation, protection for pedestrians
  3. Pedestrians have to cross a sea of parking to access big box stores


  1. Safe and vibrant main street sidewalk
  2. High quality public realm elements
  3. More street trees

View map for full summary

The Main Streets team and experts from across The City are reviewing the public input provided. We are also discussing main street growth with industry and economic experts to inform the Main Streets planning strategy.

Haysboro Community Association encourages community members to stay engaged in City of Calgary engagement process in the future development phases.



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