Nestled squarely in the established inner-city neighbourhood of Manchester, life at Vivenda56 is all about easy access to all of life’s necessities – work, shopping, entertainment, and recreation. 

With everything you need only minutes away, welcome to the neighbourhood!

Services & Employment

Situated on the former Manchester School site, the close proximity of the community to the downtown core is attracting office developments and other commercial growth to the area. 

A diverse range of retail, office, commercial and light industrial businesses pepper the neighbourhood catering to the immediate needs of the community, and serving Vivenda56 residents with potential employment opportunities.  The city-centre is a quick 15 minute commute by LRT or bus, as are Calgary’s east industrials areas.

Business and medical professionals can be found at the nearby Professional Tower at Chinook Centre, along the north/south artery of MacLeod Trail, and at 4th Street.

Shopping & Entertainment

Vivenda56 is a 5 minute walk to Chinook Centre, Calgary’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination.  In addition to over 250 shops and department stores, Chinook Centre provides a comfortable indoor environment where visitors can take in a movie, enjoy a meal, go bowling, or simply sit back and watch the shoppers go by.

Other dining options within walking distance along MacLeod Trail and the neighbouring community include casual restaurants, pubs and fine dining establishments.

The unique 4th Street Shopping & Entertainment District is just around the corner.  Known as Calgary’s Restaurant Row, 4th Street hosts the Annual Lilac Festival and features street-dining, shopping, entertainment, and art.


With all of the amenities of an established neighbourhood in close proximity, Manchester is a unique community located in south central Calgary where walking, cycling and the use of public transportation contribute to the convenient Vivenda56 way of life. 

While parking rental is available for residents who own their own vehicles, the short distance to local services lends itself to alternative modes of transportation:

  • shopping, restaurants, recreation and employment are all within easy walking distance from Vivenda56
  • on-site bicycle storage promotes cycling as a viable transportation option to commute to work or to run errands and shop
  • a flexible alternative, Vivenda56 is situated within Calgary’s Car-2-Go Home Area.  This program provides the ease and convenience of a vehicle without the cost or hassle of owning one.
  • Calgary Transit  services the community with both the Chinook and 39th Avenue LRT Stations, as well as bus stops situated minutes from the property on MacLeod Trail


Recreation & Fitness

For Vivenda56 residents who seek recreation and fitness opportunities, several parks and fitness centres are situated minutes away:

  • 1 km:  World Health Fitness Centre offers gym goers a unique state-of-the-art fitness space with 24 hour access
  • 1.5 km:  Windsor Park Community Association services the neighbourhood with organized sports and activities, recreation amenities like tennis courts, basketball courts, green spaces and a skating rink, as well as community events
  • 2 km:  Stanley Park is located along the Elbow River and is a favourite Calgary destination for biking, picnicking, swimming, tennis, canoeing, and lawn bowling
  • 4 km:  Talisman Centre motivates elite high performance athletes and recreational amateurs alike to reach their individual fitness goals.  Their aquatic centre, dryland facilities, and various fitness classes ensure there is something for everyone.



Manchester is a vibrant community and is quickly becoming a great place to work and play.

The existing redevelopment plan endorses vital residential development and envisions continued development of parks and open spaces

The residential community in Manchester is quietly buffered by surrounding office developments, and is evolving into an enhanced pedestrian-friendly area with open spaces in the side yards between the buildings and wider sidewalks.  Cycling is encouraged as a viable transportation option to close-by amenities, and other convenient transportation includes public transit with the Chinook LRT Station and various bus routes all within walking distance.

The Windsor Park Community Association services the neighbourhood with organized sports and activities, recreation amenities like tennis courts, basketball courts, green spaces and a skating rink, as well as community events.

Chock full of unique restaurants, shopping, business and medical services, Manchester and the surrounding community provide Vivenda56 residents with everything they need, right around the corner.



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