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New Community Services Building and Bedford House

The Calgary John Howard Society is constructing a new location in Manchester Industrial to house its community services office and men’s halfway house.  Scroll through the photos to see how construction is progressing, and make sure to check back for more photos!


  • October 2005 City of Calgary expropriates Bedford House due to Stampede Park expansion
  • 2006 Sunalta Site Application was approved by the City of Calgary, however SDAB rules against City approval
  • January 2010 CJHS identifies 4444 Builders Road SE as a potential site
  • March 2010 An application was made to the City of Calgary for a Land Use Redesignation
  • July 2010 Land Use Redesignation was approved by City Council
  • August 2011 City of Calgary and the CJHS initiates a Good Neighbour Agreement
  • Fall 2011 CJHS starts designing the facility
  • December 2011 Good Neighbour Agreement is drafted and is almost complete
  • February 2012 Development Permit Preview to the General Public
  • February 2018 Construction Begins
  • June 2019 Construction Completion