Ward 10 Profile
Our fourth ward profile brings us to East Calgary’s Ward 10 and Alderman Andre Chabot.
Ward 10 comprises the Central East side of Calgary, existing in both the northeast and southeast of the city. Ward 10 contains the existing communities of Abbeydale, Albert Park/Radisson Heights, Applewood Park, Erin Woods, Forest Heights, Forest Lawn, Franklin, Marlborough, Marlborough Park, Mayland, Mayland Heights, Penbrooke Meadows, Red Carpet and Southview. The new condo community The Gala, in Applewood, is currently under construction and will contain 386 condo units.
The Alderman | Andre Chabot
Andre Chabot moved to Calgary in 1971 from a small community in Saskatchewan. After high school, he spent seven years in the construction industry, then completed a four year program at Devry’s Electronics Engineering Technology Program, where he graduated at the top of his class. From there, he spent 18 years in the electronics industry.
Andre was elected in a 2005 by-election and has been serving Ward 10 ever since.
As a long-time resident of Ward 10, he is very focused on ward specific issues, rather than the city-wide platforms some aldermen assume. He’s a strong advocate for the redevelopment of some more weathered Ward 10 streets and neighbourhoods, increased police presence throughout the ward, improving Calgary’s generally negative perception of the ward, and more recreational opportunities for Ward 10 residents, such as the Great Plains Rec Facility.
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Ward 10 is probably best known for International Avenue, a 35-block stretch along 17th Ave SE filled with shops and restaurants representing numerous ethnicities. International Avenue is a Business Revitalization Zone (BRZ) established in 1993.
The ward is comprised of several established communities, with little growth happening in the ward’s undeveloped east end. As such, the population growth in 2010 was only 418 residents.
Ward 10 has by far the highest number of Manufactured/Mobile Home dwellings, accounting for over a third of the City’s Mobile Home units. The ward also has the highest vacancy rates in Town houses and Converted Structures. With over 40 percent of Ward 10 homes occupied by renters, the area is susceptible to a high rate of transiency.
When it comes to age, Ward 10 varies slightly from the norm. The City of Calgary’s largest age demographic is between the ages of 25-44, but Ward 10’s largest demographic is slightly older, between 35-54.
Ward 10 has the fewest number of employed people in the City, though a slightly smaller population puts the employment percentage in the bottom 3 wards.
The largest recent immigrant population to Ward 10 comes from the Philippines, accounting for nearly 20% of recent immigrants. Other large groups are from Sudan and Pakistan, totaling 9.2% and 8.4% respectively.
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