Calgary-Buffalo is a current provincialelectoral district in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The district is one of 87 districts mandated to return a single member (MLA) to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta using the first past the post method of voting. Calgary-Buffalo is currently represented by NDP MLA Joe Ceci.

Provincial electoral district in Alberta, Canada

Alberta electoral district

Calgary-Buffalo within the City of Calgary, 2017 boundaries
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Alberta

Joe Ceci
New Democratic

District created 1971
First contested 1971
Last contested 2019

The riding comprises primarily the downtown core of the city of Calgary. The riding has broad demographic diversity, and comprises the most transient population in Alberta.

The riding contains a mix of corporate office towers, luxury apartment buildings, Chinatown in the north part of the riding and lower income apartments in the south along the Beltline community. The Liberals have won this riding six times, the Progressive Conservatives six, and the New Democrats twice, while the Alberta Reform Movement was represented very briefly.

Due to the nature of the riding, candidates have a tougher time running a campaign, as traditional campaign methods — i.e., placement of lawn signs, door knocking, and voter identification — have proven to be of limited usefulness.

The riding was created in 1971, largely out of the old Calgary Centre riding and a small portion of the eastern part of Calgary West.

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The electoral district was created in the 1971 boundary re-distribution out of parts of Calgary Centre, Calgary Victoria Park, and Calgary-West. The district has shifted boundaries many times over the years but has always covered the downtown core of Calgary.

The 2010 Alberta electoral boundary re-distribution saw significant changes to the district, losing a huge portion of land to Calgary-Currie on the west boundary when it was cut from 37 Street to 14 Street SW. The East Village neighborhood and Fort Calgary were moved into Calgary-Fort on the west side and the south boundary was pushed from 17 Avenue into Lower Mount Royal to run along approximately 19 Avenue in land that used to be in Calgary-Currie. The electoral district would have a population of 40,381 in 2010, which was 1.2% below the provincial average of 40,880.[1]

The 2017 Alberta electoral boundary re-distribution saw Calgary-Buffalo expand East into the communities of Ramsay and Inglewood. The boundaries as adjusted would give the electoral district a population of 49,907 in 2017, 7% above the provincial average of 46,803.[2]

3 Calgary-Buffalo 2003 Boundaries[3]
Bordering Districts
North East West South
Calgary-Mountain View Calgary-Egmont and Calgary-Fort Calgary-Bow Calgary-Currie and Calgary-Elbow
riding map goes here
Legal description from the Statutes of Alberta 2003, Electoral Divisions Act.
Starting at the intersection of the northerly extension of 37 Street SW with the right bank of the Bow River; then 1. southeast along the right bank of the Bow River to the left bank of the Elbow River; 2. south and west along the left bank of the Elbow River to 1 Street SE; 3. north along 1 Street SE to 17 Avenue SE; 4. west along 17 Avenue SE and 17 Avenue SW to 45 Street SW; 5. north along 45 Street SW to 8 Avenue SW; 6. east along 8 Avenue SW to 37 Street SW; 7. north along 37 Street SW and its northerly extension to the starting point.
5 Calgary-Buffalo 2010 Boundaries[4]
Bordering Districts
North East West South
Calgary-Mountain View Calgary-Fort Calgary-Currie Calgary-Acadia and Calgary-Elbow
Note: Boundary descriptions were not used in the 2010 redistribution

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