Picking-up food in the Loop

Why picking-up picks everyone else up! As we navigate our way through the reopening of our neighbourhood, the Marda Loop BIA would like to remind everyone what GOOD picking-up vs using delivery services does for our hardworking restaurateurs and businesses. We get it, it can be easier to order through delivery services, but when you take a nice little drive or a stroll to your favourite haunt to...

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Four great places to shop online in the Loop!

There is nothing we love more than to see people out and about in the shops of Marda Loop. But these are strange times and we have had to adapt! We are proud that many of our businesses have developed online shopping opportunities over the last three months. Still in your pajamas after your latest Zoom meeting and want to shop from the comfort of home? Check out these four spots:...

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Stay Safe, Support Local during COVID-19

Stay Safe, Support Local Updated April 13, 2020 During this uncertain time, we would like to let you know that the well-being of all Marda Loop residents, visitors, workers and businesses is of the utmost importance to the Marda Loop BIA. Many of our shops and services remain open for pick-up and delivery, phone and online orders, respecting public health directives. Our grocery and food retailers...

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Last Run of the No. 7 South Calgary streetcar

The “Marda Loop” streetcar It was a typical Sunday, November 7, 1948, the suburban quiet occasionally interrupted by the familiar squeak and rattle of the old South Calgary streetcar.  By Monday morning’s rush hour (such as it was back then), a diesel bus was temporarily on the route. The streetcar tracks were soon torn up.  A trolley bus (an electric bus powered by overhead wires) took over in Fe...

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Marda Loop Remembers

The communities of Marda Loop have a long military history.  Many who served and gave their lives for Canada trained, worked, shopped and lived in these neighbourhoods. PPCLI marching out the main gate in the 1950s. (Sourced from The lands that later became Currie Barracks were first used for militia training during the Great War.  Construction of Currie Barracks be...

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