Ward 9: Candidates, demographics and voter mood


Ward 9 encompasses a wide range of communities from the east of downtown to the eastern outskirts of the city.

He has an incumbent councilor running for re-election.

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About 88,000 people live in the neighborhood, making it smaller than average in terms of population.

They live in around 39,000 houses, with a mix of housing types.

About 43% of the homes in Ward 9 are single-family homes. Duplexes, multiplexes and townhouses account for 23%, while apartments and apartment-style condominiums account for another 23%.

Ward 9 Debates

Ward 9 candidates debated local issues at a candidates’ forum on September 21.

You can read the forum coverage here:

Are you organizing or planning to attend another forum or debate in the future?

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Survey Results by Neighborhood

In partnership with the University of Calgary, CBC News conducted a poll in July to find out what Calgarians think about municipal issues.

The poll, conducted by Forum Research, asked more than 2,200 people a series of detailed questions on a wide range of topics.

The sample size was large enough to provide neighborhood-by-neighborhood results, although these results come with a higher margin of error due to the smaller number of respondents.

  • More details on the survey methodology can be found at the end of this article

Respondents were asked to rank the importance of several high-profile – and often controversial – municipal issues addressed by city council over the past year.

The results presented below represent the importance people place on an issue for them personally, not whether they agree or disagree.

Here’s how the people of Ward 9 reacted. (Click on an issue for a recent CBC News article on this topic.)


Residents of Ward 9 were also asked if they were happy with Calgary’s current mayor and city council.

Remember: This poll was taken in July, so it’s a snapshot of voter sentiment at that time.

Residents were surveyed at the same time about their satisfaction with the provincial government. The results for this question are included here for comparison purposes.


To gauge how Ward 9 residents feel about the future of Calgary and their own future in the city, we also asked them to consider whether they would still be living here in five years.

Residents were asked to rate the likelihood that they would still live here on a scale of 0 to 100%.

Here’s how they responded.


So that’s a snapshot of how Ward 9 voters feel.

Next, here are the candidates vying to be the next councilor to represent the ward.

Click on a candidate’s name to visit their website or social media page, if available.

Citizen satisfaction over time

The City of Calgary also conducts annual citizen satisfaction surveys.

Taken together over several years, these surveys offer insight into how attitudes in each neighborhood have changed over time.

Here’s how the feelings of Ward 9 residents have evolved over the past five years:

Ward 9 Communities

The neighborhood includes the following communities:

  • Albert Park/Radisson Heights
  • Alyth/Bonnybrook
  • Applewood Park
  • Belvedere
  • Bridgeland/Riverside
  • Dover
  • Erin Woods
  • Forest Heights
  • forest lawn
  • Inglewood
  • Manchester
  • Ogden
  • Penbrooke Meadows
  • Ramsay
  • Red carpet
  • renfrew
  • southview
  • twin hills

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Survey details and methodology:

The survey was conducted by Forum Research on behalf of Canadian Municipal Elections Study with results based on a web-based recruitment telephone survey of 2,209 randomly selected eligible voters in the City of Calgary. The survey was conducted between July 6 and August 4, 2021.

For comparison purposes, the margin of error for a random sample of the same size would be plus or minus 2.1 percentage points, 19 times out of 20. Results at the neighborhood level and other subsamples have a margin bigger.

Sample sizes in wards range from 213 in ward 4 to 78 in ward 5. Therefore, estimates in ward 5, in particular, should be interpreted with caution as they carry a significantly higher margin of error . .

CBC News includes all neighborhood-level data, as it represents some of the most detailed neighborhood-level polls conducted in Calgary to date.

The Canadian Municipal Elections Study also used a statistical technique known as multilevel and post-stratification regression (MPR) to adjust subsamples at the neighborhood level to better match known characteristics of the population. in each neighborhood.

More details on the full survey and methodology can be found here.

The information at the top of this article on the population and housing composition in each neighborhood comes from the City of Calgary Open Data Catalog.

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