January 29, 2016 12:17 pm
Updated: January 29, 2016 9:16 pm

Tour of Calgary homes severely damaged in 2013 floods

WATCH ABOVE: On Friday reporters got a tour of some of the Calgary homes damaged in the 2013 floods. They’re all coming down, but as David Boushy reports, the big question is what happens to the land?


CALGARY – Alberta’s Minister of Municipal Affairs visited Calgary Friday to tour homes damaged by severe flooding in June 2013.

Danielle Larivee traveled to several residences scheduled for demolition in the communities of Elbow Park, Rideau and Roxboro.

They represent a sample of 17 properties that were bought by the province under the Floodway Relocation Program, all of which have since been deemed uninhabitable. Problems includes structural damage and the threat of mold.

Each of the properties will be demolished, beginning in March, but their future beyond that remains up in the air.

The tour was held in advance of a meeting with area residents to discuss short-term use of the properties, once the demolition is complete.

“They may choose to fence it in, they may choose to have it lightly landscaped as an area for people to enjoy in the community,” Larivee said. ‘Those are the two likely measures going forward.”

Take a look at the gallery of a home on Riverdale Avenue below:

With files from David Boushy

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