TCA Blog


Don’t Get Taken for a Ride This Holiday Season

  The holiday season — and its usual round of office parties, New Year celebrations, and family get-togethers – is now upon us. Late nights, unpredictable weather, and perhaps a celebratory drink or two, mean that many of us will be leaving our car at home and seeking alternative modes of transport. Taxis, rideshare and limo services are a safe choice for traveling around our city. These services are regulated by The City of Calgary and must meet City safety standards before drivers can take passengers. “At The City, our number one priority is keeping passengers and drivers safe”, said Abdul Rafih, Chief Livery Inspector at The City of Calgary. “All rideshare apps provide passengers with a photo of the driver, the licence plate number and the make and model of the vehicle. They also offer real time GPS tracking so you can track the vehicle on route to your […]


The Backstory on the New YMCA Opening Jan 15

Have you heard of the new YMCA opening this January just up the road in Rocky Ridge? Maybe you are interested a bit in the backstory and how this Rec Center came to be. Here is former Tuscany Community Association president Kelli Taylor’s story…. In about 2005, the TCA sparked a project which has grown into more than we ever imagined. We invited neighbouring community associations to join with us to work towards building a recreation center in the NW. In fact, we thought at that time it could be built in Tuscany. Years later, the City became involved, and gave our dream a path to reality. The YMCA was chosen as the facility operator, and Shane Homes invested $3.5 million to become the naming sponsor. An amazing result! Tours begin this Friday, and opening day is January 15. Check it out Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge These are […]


In Search of Off Leash Ambassadors!

Hello Tuscany! We are in search of volunteers who love our community and who love our canine friends! We need Off Leash Ambassadors to help us with a new partnership the city of Calgary is developing! Interested? See below for more info! __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ We are currently recruiting volunteers to participate in the Off-Leash Ambassador program. The Off-Leash Ambassador program is an innovative approach with a volunteer-based, citizen-led initiative to promote responsible pet ownership in Calgary’s 150 off-leash parks. Volunteers in the program will: Promote responsible pet ownership, positive pet interactions and safety in off-leash areas through the provision of information and demonstrations Answer questions regarding Calgary’s bylaws in off-leash areas Act as positive role models in off-leash parks in terms of adhering with Calgary’s bylaws Provide an avenue for citizens to express concerns and pass along concerns to City staff Promote the work of Calgary Community Standards and the services […]


Fire Hall Update

Good afternoon Tuscany! We wanted to get you some updated information on the construction progress of our new fire hall! Please note the following dates for upcoming projects with traffic implications. November 6th there will be a crane onsite moving large deliveries of mechanical. There will be a notable increase in traffic making these deliveries on the day. November 14th there will be a large concrete pour for the apparatus bay slab. This will create a noticeable increase in traffic for the day. Also a general summary of the progress thus far. -Masonry will be ongoing through October, with an increased focus on exterior brickwork. There will be some increased heavy traffic on the site, via Tuscany Way NW, due to block and brick deliveries. -Glazing will be ongoing through October, with an increased focus on curtainwall. -External site concrete and asphalt paving will be completed over the coming weeks. […]


Interactive Art Project in Tuscany!

Celebrate Tuscany, Rocky Ridge, Royal Oak and the LRT station that connects us FIELD STATION is a series of arts-based community events that comprise the Tuscany LRT Station Community Cultural Development Public Art Project. Both educational and creative, Field Station includes individual and collective opportunities to celebrate the local community and explore the final destination point on the Red Line and its surrounding neighbourhoods. In August and September 2017, Calgary residents and transit riders are invited to explore the Tuscany, Rocky Ridge, and Royal Oak neighbourhoods through a series of artist-led excursions. The project team will guide participants in a range of hands-on activities, such as drawing, printmaking, and collage, at a variety of sites to draw residents and transit riders outside of their typical patterns of travel. Art-making activities will become a vehicle to explore and imagine, while building upon participants’ connection to place. Visit FieldStation.art to find excursion specifics, project […]


2017 Tuscany Harvest Festival – Sponsorship Available

The 6th TCA Harvest Festival will take place on Sept 16th 2017 in the middle of Tuscany. This annual event attracts over 3,000 residents of the community with games, food trucks, crafts, and displays from local vendors and city services. If you’re interested in exhibiting at or sponsoring the Harvest Festival please download our 2017 Tuscany Harvest Festival Sponsorship Package and contact Jamie at executiveadmin@tuscanyca.org