McHugh House Community Hub



Photo by Mariah Wilson 


McHugh House Community Hub

The McHugh House Community Hub is a community and cultural hub for residents in the Beltline in Calgary, AB. Operated by the Beltline Neighbourhoods Association, it is available for rent to local residents and organizations while serving as home to a number of local community, social, and arts organizations. Our mission is for the McHugh House to serve as a hub for the many diverse communities in Calgary with year-round, quality programming.



Rent the McHugh House

The Beltline Neighbourhoods Association is pleased to offer main floor rentals of our the historic McHugh House Community Hub. The McHugh House is a unique, character-rich event space that's centrally-located and fully-loaded with new amenities at accessible rental rates. Click here for more info.


Community Partners at McHugh House

The Beltline Neighbourhoods Association is building the McHugh House Community Hub around a diversity of leading arts, social and community organizations.


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Want to Be Part of the McHugh House Community Hub?

The Beltline Neighbourhoods Association is seeking inspiring arts and community building organizations and individuals seeking studio/office space to join us at the beautiful, historic McHugh House to be part of a vibrant arts and community hub in the heart of the Beltline in Humpy Hollow Park at the corner of 17 Avenue S.W. and Centre Street.



We have seven affordable office/studio spaces for rent to organizations or individuals. For an affordable monthly rate we are offering:

  • 2nd or 3rd floor studio/office;

  • Utilities and internet;

  • Shared bathrooms and kitchen;

  • Access to a main floor event space.


We want to hear from you! Tell us why you belong at McHugh House. Contact us here to request an application.


A Part of Calgary's History 

The McHugh House was built in 1896 in Rouleauville, the original French-speaking settler village presently known as Mission. It was the home of prominent frontier rancher J.J. McHugh and his family. 


The McHugh House is a three-storey brick and sandstone Queen Anne Revival-style house. It is known for its architectural uniqueness — including a gabled roof and a tower topped with a steep turret — and its historical significance to the community.



Frank B. McHugh on saddle horse - November, 1905


Thanks to the local Ward 8 Councillor Evan Woolley, the House was saved from the wrecking ball in 2014 when the City took ownership of the house from the Roman Catholic diocese and relocated the house from 18 Avenue SW to its present location on City Park space on the corner of 17 Avenue SW and Centre Street in the Beltline.



City crews relocate the McHugh House to the corner of Centre Street and 17 Avenue SW - June 9, 2014 


Big Thanks!

Special thanks Mayor Nenshi and all the tremendous people at the City of Calgary, Calgary Transportation Infrastructure and Calgary Parks who literally picked up and moved a house in order to make something special for all Calgarians. And of course, thank you to Ward 8 Councillor Evan Woolley for dreaming big to protect Calgary's heritage and reinvest in our neighbourhoods. 


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