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Airdrie Information 

 
 
 
About Airdrie    
History    
Economy    
     

 


About Airdrie

 
 
The city of Airdrie is one of the fastest growing communities in Canada. Capitalizing on the growth of the Calgary region, Airdrie is focused on the expansion of commercial and industrial development. Currently, there are new commercial/industrial developments underway, providing excellent opportunities for new regional commercial, light industrial and mixed use projects adjacent to the Calgary-Edmonton Corridor (Queen Elizabeth II Highway - Provincial Highway #2). Airdrie also provides an excellent opportunity for small business development, with a population of 34,116, an estimated primary trading area of 60,000 and easy access to over 1,000,000 people living in  Calgary, it is the perfect environment for storefront, home-based and manufacturing businesses.

Quick Facts about Airdrie

  • Population - 34,116 (2008 Civic Census)
  • Location - Calgary-Edmonton Corridor (Queen Elizabeth II Highway-Provincial Highway #2) 6 kilometres north of the city of Calgary and 32 kilometres north of Calgary's downtown 
  • Lifestyle - Young, family oriented community with a focus on a high standard of living and building a sustainable city
  • Local Economy - Local and regional retail, construction, manufacturing and professional services
  • Easy access to local, regional, national and international markets (20 minutes north of the Calgary International Airport)

Geography

Longitude and Latitude

Longitude - 114 degrees 1'
Latitude - 51 degrees 18'

Highway Location
North/South - Queen Elizabeth II Highway (formerly Provincial Highway #2)
East/West - Secondary Highway 567Proximity to Other Centres

Driving Distance from Airdrie

Km

Miles

Calgary 

32

20

Edmonton

280

174

Toronto

3247

2018

United States Border

350

218

Vancouver

985

612

**Distance is measured from city centre to city centre**

Climate

January


Maximum temperature = -2.8 Celcius
Minimum temperature = -15.1 Celcius

July


Maximum temperature = 22.9 Celcius
Minimum temperature = 9.4 CelciusAnnual percipitation = 412.6 mm
Days of sunshine = 332.9
Winds speed = 14.8 km/h W and NW

 

Source: Environment Canada

 

 

History

Airdrie was first established as a railway village in 1889 during the construction of the Calgary and Edmonton Railway, named for Airdrie, Scotland. Only railway buildings existed until 1901 when the first farmhouse and barn was built, followed by a post office and store in that same year.[8] Today, Airdrie is a bedroom community and industrial centre.

 

Information from Wikipedia  & albertacommunityprofiles.com
 

 

Economy

In April 2005, Airdrie participated in a regional project to survey businesses to update the business directory hosted on AlbertaFirst.com and collect baseline data to identify industry structure, lead employers and exporters in the Calgary Region. Over 900 businesses were contacted in Airdrie, for a detailed business directory go to www.albertafirst.com/directory and search Airdrie.

Retail and Services

 

  • Airdrie provides a number of retail outlets and services to meet the needs of the local population and surrounding area
  • Airdrie is a retail and commercial service centre for a trading area of approximately 60,000 people, with clear access to Calgary markets of one million people
  • The main commercial area is located in a north/south corridor running the full length of Main Street anchored at each end with regional commercial centres
    • In the north with Real Canadian Superstore, Canadian Tire and Mark's Work Wearhouse
    • In the south with Totem, CO-OP, Walmart Supercentre and Home Depot
  • The City of Airdrie has been investing in infrastructure upgrades to the Central Business District (downtown) home to a variety of financial, medical and community services, as well as specialty retail, restaurant and entertainment businesses
  • Airdrie has one enclosed mall, anchored by Safeway, featuring a number of retail and restaurant establishments
    • Currently under extensive reconstruction/renovation.  

Construction

 
  • Growth in Airdrie and the Calgary Region has lead to the development of a prospering construction industry
  • The construction industry accounts for almost 20 percent of the Airdrie business community
  • This ranges from design, specialty trades, private contractors and development companies
  • Information on builders and building statistics can be found by visiting http://www.airdrie.ca/building_inspections/statistics_2007.cfm 

Financial and Business Services

  • Airdrie has all major professional services to support business development
  • Airdrie has representation from six national banks, as well as a number of private and public alternative lending companies
  • Included in this sector is the thriving real estate industry, which offers both residential and commercial services (see economic facts section for details) 
 


Airdrie BUSINESS DIRECTORY


Financial Institutions      
Financial Institutions  Address  Telephone  Web site 
Alberta Treasury Branch 404 Main Street SE 403.948.5989 www.atb.com
Bow Valley Credit Union 104 1 Ave NE 403.948.6737 www.bowvalleycu.com/
Royal Bank Financial Group 100 Main St 403.948.1130 www.royalbank.com
Scotiabank 304 Main St 403.948.5995 www.scotiabank.com
Toronto Dominion Bank 505 Main St 403.948.5974 www.td.com

 

Major Employers in Airdrie      
       
Airdrie is building a diverse economic base with lead employers in manufacturing, transportation and logistics and retail.  
       
Company Description Address Telephone
Propak Systems Ltd. Mining and oil and gas field machinery manufacturing 440 East Lake Rd NE 403.912.7000
       
  Web site: www.propaksystems.com    
Palliser Furniture Ltd Household and institutional furniture manufacturing 705 East Lake RD NE 403.948.5931
       
  Web site: www.palliser.com    
Adesa Auto Auction New and used automobile and light-duty truck Wholesaler-Distributors 1621 Irricana Rd NE 403.945.7355
       
  Web site: www.adesa.ca    
Bethany Care Centre Nursing care facilities 1736- 1st AVE NW 403.948.6022
       
  Web site: www.bethanycare.com    
Cam Clark Ford Automobile dealers 925 Irricana RD NE 403.948.6660
       
  Web site: www.camclarkford.com    
Transcanada Pipelines Ltd Pipeline transportation of crude oil 1401 Irricana RD NE 403.948.8111
       
  Web site: www.transcanada.com    
PIC Canada Support Activities for Animal Production 20 East Lake Ave NE 403.912.2284
       
  Web site: www.pic.com    
Cardinal Coach Lines Ltd Urban Transit Systems 2 East Lake Cir NE 403.948.1180
       
  Web site: www.cardinal-cal.com    
Airdrie Chrysler Dodge Jeep Automobile Dealers 139 East Lake CRES NE 403.948.2600
       
  Web site: www.airdriechrysler.com    
Condillo Foods Snack Food Manufacturing 215 East Lake Blvd. NE 403.948.3339
       
  Web site: www.olddutchfoods.com    

 

Information from Wikipedia & lbertacommunityprofiles.com