Seton Community FAQs
To learn more about Seton and our plans for this new urban district please select from the FAQs we’ve compiled on this page. If you require more information please contact us.
Q: 1. What is Seton?
A: Seton is Calgary’s solution to urban development outside of the traditional central core. Seton is a comprehensively planned 365-acre mixed-use development that will provide an urban core for the fastest growing suburban region of southeast Calgary.
Q: 2. What does mixed-use development mean?
A: Mixed-use is the planning term given to a development that offers a vibrant and dynamic environment where people can Live, Work, Shop and Play all in one complete community.
Q: 3. Where is Seton located?
A: Seton is located at the intersection of Deerfoot Trail (which is part of the Cana Mex trade corridor linking Canada, USA and Mexico) and Seton Boulevard in the southeast quadrant of Calgary, Alberta. This location is fundamental as Seton will serve as the geographic and economic gateway to the City of Calgary.
Q: 4. Is Seton a mall or a shopping centre?
A: While these uses will be featured areas of Seton the entire community is much more than a retail centre. With over 900,000 sf of retail space upon development completion, Seton will be an attractive and convenient regional shopping destination for all Calgarians, however with the inclusion of Calgary’s newest hospital, a future high school, public library, recreation centre, hotel, assisted living / nursing home, 1,200 units of multi-family living and upwards of 1,500,000 sf of office space all serviced by a future LRT (Light Rail Transit) system, Seton will be the downtown for southern Calgary.
Q: 5. Is Seton a new residential community?
A: Residential uses are an essential part of the Seton development. Therefore Seton will provide consumers with an urban lifestyle environment that will feature a host of high quality and attractive Multi-Family residential units.
Q: 6. What are the different land use types in Seton?
A: Seton includes privately owned Commercial, Institutional and Residential land uses within its footprint along with publicly owned parks and recreational areas.
Q: 7. What is the scale/size of the development?
A: At 365-acres, Seton is the largest true mixed-use development in Calgary that will ultimately serve an immediate trade area population of 120,000 people from the adjacent neighbourhoods.
Q: 8. How long will it take to complete the development?
A: The anticipated development timeline for Seton is approximately 12 to 15 years for complete build out, but given the fact that Calgary is considered as one of North America’s fastest growing cities with Canada’s youngest average age population, completion of Seton could occur sooner.
Q: 9. What amenities/services are available in Seton?
A: Seton is being designed to include all the aspects any city central core could offer from dining to shopping, employment centres, health care to recreational activities. This diverse mix of land uses will allow Seton the ability to respond to Calgary's growing market.
Q: 10. What is Market Street?
A: Market Street is the heart and soul of Seton, the ‘downtown’ core that encapsulates all the attributes of a truly mixed-use environment. Anchored on all 4 sides by major land uses, one being the South Health Campus, Market Street will enjoy a vibrant 24/7 lifestyle that can only be found in a dynamic urban environment.
Q: 11. What is the Design District?
A: The Design District is a distinctive area of over 100,000 sf of smaller format or “boutique” style retail ranging from personal fashion and home décor to a variety of exciting dining experiences all within a comfortable and casual environment.
Q: 12. What is the Regional Retail District?
A: The Regional Retail District in Seton is a large to medium format outdoor shopping centre offering over 600,000 sf of national and local branded retailers that will be conveniently accessible with ample parking.
Q: 13. Is there a fitness or recreational centre in Seton?
A: The City of Calgary has recently set aside 70 million dollars for the development of a Regional Recreational Centre located in Seton that will be one of Calgary’s leading fitness and health lifestyle facilities in Calgary.