Campion Property Group and Verve Senior Living have struck a collaborative partnership to deliver the next generation of senior living to the heart of Calgary’s vibrant inner city. The development will address a growing need for more community integrated seniors housing, providing a ‘continuum of care’ from independent supportive living to assisted living and memory/dementia care.

Situated in the inner city community of Cliff Bungalow, Riverwalk is a unique seniors living development to be constructed at the corner of 5 Street SW and 25 Avenue SW, just steps from 4 Street SW – one of Calgary’s vital Main Streets.


Over the course of 50 years of cumulative experience, Campion Property Group and Verve Senior Living have delivered and/or operated multi-service retirement residences across Canada, focusing on communities with substantive need but little choice for those looking for supportive housing options. This approach enables their residents to have their evolving daily needs met while remaining in the communities they helped build while maintaining a lifetime of vital neighbourhood connections.

The partners’ success to date has been driven by their commitment to finding desirable and suitable locations for their projects, forming strong partnerships, and working with local leaders and stakeholders to realize more complete and resilient communities. As owner-operators, they are dedicated to the long term and strive to become valued and integral members of the neighbourhoods in which they build and operate.

Riverwalk Team

CivicWorks Planning + Design

Land development planning and management

CivicWorks is a specialized Calgary-based planning and design consulting firm, offering expertise and providing comprehensive advisory services in land development project planning, design, and management for private-sector clients throughout Alberta. With each project, we build and lead a customized team of land development professionals to successfully deliver each client’s unique vision.

S2 Architecture

Architecture and urban design

S2 Architecture is an established firm with a 20 year history of design excellence. We are a full service architectural and interior design firm with studios in Calgary and Edmonton, engaged in inspired and innovative design and planning. Our work spans a broad range of building and project types and the foundation of our success is deeply rooted in the delivery of creative design solutions for our clients, our communities and the environment.

Bunt & Associates

Transportation planning and engineering

Established in 1993, Bunt & Associates is a progressive Western Canadian transportation planning and engineering firm with offices located in Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, and Edmonton. We are represented by over 35 highly trained and experienced professional and technical staff with project experience spanning across Canada and internationally. Our mandate is to deliver premier client service through sound technical and management expertise.

Urban Systems

Civil engineering and landscape architecture

Urban Systems is a professional consulting firm committed to supporting vibrant communities. Our inter-disciplinary team works with governments, Indigenous communities, private industry, and non-profit organizations to help build communities that are safe, sustainable and prosperous.

Envirotech Engineering
Geo-Xergy Systems
JHoad Consulting
SMP Engineering


Calgary’s Greying Population

Fueled by the aging baby boom generation and people generally living longer and healthier lives, seniors represent the fastest growing segment of the population, accounting for almost 1 in 4 Canadians by 2036. In Calgary, the number of seniors aged 65 years and older is expected to more than double by 2034. As a result of this aging demographic trend, municipalities are faced with both challenges and opportunities as they try to accommodate the shifting needs of their older citizens.

Calgary Seniors (Current + Projected)


Cliff Bungalow Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP)

The Riverwalk project site is located within the Cliff Bungalow Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP), approved by Council 25 years ago, with a stated planning horizon of 15 years. As this Plan no longer aligns with current city-wide objectives, the project team has looked to higher order policy documents including the Municipal Development Plan (2009), the Developed Area Guidebook (2017) and the Calgary Transportation Plan (2009).

Municipal Development Plan (MDP) + YYC Main Streets

The Riverwalk project site is steps from 4 Street SW, a Municipal Development Plan (MDP) identified Neighbourhood Main Street. Calgary’s Main Streets are active corridors that attract Calgarians to socialize, work, live, shop, dine, and celebrate. These streets also act as important transportation routes for those who walk, cycle, drive or use transit. City policy encourages population and job growth around these key corridors.

Calgary Transportation Plan (CTP) Primary transit network

The Riverwalk project site is situated near three major Primary Transit Network corridors – Elbow Drive, 4 Street, and 17 Avenue SW. Identified within the Calgary Transportation Plan, Primary Transit Network corridors provide communities with daily high frequency transit service – every 10 minutes or less, 15 hours a day, 7 days a week. City policy encourages population and job growth within walking distance of the Primary Transit Network.



Riverwalk Site Area

20,500 sq.ft.

Building Height

12 storeys

Dwelling Units

141 units
Assisted living / Memory care /
Independent living

Gross Floor Area

150,000 sq.ft.

Floor Area Ratio

7.5 FAR
Total gross floor area of a building divided by the gross site area of its parcel.

Parking Stalls

61 stalls
Underground parkade


We’ve designed Riverwalk to support a ‘continuum of care’.
Residents live independently and have the comfort of knowing support is close at hand as their needs change or grow, enabling them to continue to age in place.

Independent living

Assisted living

Memory care

Independent Supported Living

Independent Supported Living units are designed for somewhat active seniors who want to maintain a measure of independence, but require some support. Independent Supportive Living units are smaller self-contained apartments that include basic kitchenettes, and have access to common building amenities and a full complement of supportive services included in the monthly rental fees.

Assisted Living

Assisted Living units are specifically tailored for seniors requiring temporary or ongoing assistance with the activities of daily living including eating, mobility, dressing, grooming, bathing, passive exercise and administration of externally prescribed medications. Dedicated amenities and operational areas will include a staffed care station, dining room and servery, activity room(s), laundry, lounge area(s), and a spa/tub room.

Memory Care / Dementia

Dementia / Memory Care units take into account the needs of seniors with mild to moderate cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia requiring a more specialized level of care. Dedicated amenities and operational areas include a staffed care station, dining room and servery, activity room(s), laundry, lounge area(s), spa/tub room and protected outdoor space.

Staff + Service / Operations

A comprehensive continuum of care seniors residence like Riverwalk requires a full of team of dedicated support staff, along with additional space dedicated to operations activities like laundry, housekeeping, and food preparation.

Amenity + Gathering Spaces

Access to outdoor and communal gathering spaces is critical to providing continuum of care residents with a high quality of life, full of opportunities for social interaction and meaningful relationship building.




 For more information please contact Verve Senior Living directly by emailing our project team at info@riverwalkseniors.com or calling us at 403-271-7244.