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Meeting the needs of a growing community

Community building is what TSMV is about, and its more than just building your home, it’s about building our neighbourhoods. Schools and daycares that care for our children. Access to safe, affordable housing for hard-working local families. Connecting people through trail networks, green spaces, sporting fields, outdoor adventures and community events. When done right, community building in a beautiful mountain landscape like Canmore’s encourages wellness and allows us to live near wildlife. It creates local employment and drives economic activity. Visitors to the town provide opportunities for local businesses by creating demand for hotels, restaurants, recreational amenities, grocery and retail stores.

Community Contributions

Over the years, TSMV has contributed to make sure the Bow Valley remains a great place to live, work, play and raise a family. We’ve done this with the community fabric in mind. Canmore is known for its healthy, nature-based lifestyle, from Olympians training at the Canmore Nordic Centre to climbing enthusiasts, bird watchers and cyclists cruising through town.

TSMV has provided financial support for local not-for-profits, sporting groups, service organizations, festivals, food banks, student scholarships and more.

TSMV has supported:

  • Creative Combat at artsPlace
  • Rotary Club of Canmore
  • Canmore & Area Mountain Bike Association (CAMBA)
  • Alberta TrailNet
  • Plaid Goat Mountain Bike Festival
  • Canmore Uncorked
  • Highland Games
  • Our Lady of the Snows Playground project
  • Mozart on the Mountain
  • Festival of Lights
  • Biosphere Institute
  • Banff Alpine Racers
  • Canmore Illusions Gymnastic Club
  • Canmore daycare
  • and other grassroots community initiatives and organizations across the valley.

We look for community-based initiatives that reflect our values and build connections with our neighbours.

Helping with Housing Costs

Canmore is an attractive but challenging place to live due to high demand and low vacancies. Families are seeking affordability and households are challenged more than ever given our current economy. Increasing the housing supply helps slow the rising cost of purchasing or renting a home. Affordable housing is always a part of the discussion for new developments, and TSMV has a long history of supporting families of all incomes with home ownership opportunities.

Diversification of the Tax Base

Property taxes are a large part of town revenues and sustainability. Increasing commercial development helps diversify Canmore’s tax base so that the Town of Canmore can build on its history of providing high quality services to its residents. Commercial development includes restaurants, hotels, spas, retail spaces, office spaces and industrial areas including light manufacturing, storage businesses, repair shops and more. This is not only a valuable source of long-term employment, but also a tax revenue for the town.

The municipality identified a long-term goal in its 2016 Municipal Development Plan to target 67 per cent tax assessment from residential and 33 per cent from commercial properties. That’s a significant difference from the current split of 86 per cent and 14 per cent respectively. By having commercial properties pay more, residential taxes remain lower, and locals enjoy all the services that the Town provides (streets, parks, recreation facilities) without paying full cost.

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