Spanning 1,200 acres, Taza is one of the largest First Nation development projects in North America. With three distinct Villages, its legacy encourages economic prosperity, entrepreneurial spirit and a shared vision for the future. Taza is founded on a set of standards that define an innovative framework to champion Tsuut’ina and all Indigenous communities to further transform and thrive.

Something wondrous is coming!

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/Ta-Zah/

noun of Dené origin: Language of the Tsuut’ina
meaning: Something wondrous is coming

Project Pillars

Project Pillars
Taza Stats

About Taza

1,200 Acres
3 Distinct Villages
Low carbon communities for the future
7 Principles of Universal Design
ESG Conscious

That’s the size of 910 football fields.

Taza, totaling over 1,200 acres and stretching ten kilometers along Tsuut’ina Trail, is situated directly adjacent to the city of Calgary’s southwestern border, the Municipal District of the Foothills, and Rocky View County. Totaling $11B, this master planned development will be a dynamic place that welcomes and connects tenants, customers, and visitors to the Tsuut’ina Nation, to the land and to each other.

Interconnected as: Taza Park, Taza Crossing, and Taza Exchange.

Set against the backdrop of vast natural landscapes, and a rich, colourful history. Taza is master planned to be a bustling business, lifestyle, shopping, and entertainment destination to experience, connect with, and reside in. The Taza site comprises more than 1,200 acres of area.

A Sustainability Scorecard that Reflects Nation Values.

Taza reflects the Tsuut’ina Nation’s vision of being North America’s Indigenous leader of low carbon communities. Through thoughtful, energy efficient design and passion for innovation, Taza aims to pave the way towards a low carbon future. Each development team follows the Taza Sustainability Design Standard which highlights opportunities to reduce carbon through District Energy, renewable energy, smart data, and lifecycle thinking. The Design Standard is informed by LEED and WELL green building certifications, meaning Taza aligns with industry best practices. Additionally, Taza requires design teams to consider ways they can advance social equity and long-term economic reconciliation as part of carbon reduction efforts. By developing with future generations in mind, Taza is committed to a just low carbon future, one that respects Mother Earth and maintains harmony with all living beings.

7 accessibility solutions that create equivalent experiences for users.

Through implementation of the Accessible Design Framework, Taza will incorporate and reflect the following principles:

  1. Equitable – useful and marketable to people with diverse abilities;
  2. Flexible – accommodating a wide range of individual preferences and abilities;
  3. Simple and Intuitive – easy to understand and use regardless of experience;
  4. Perceptible Information – communications necessary information effectively to the user;
  5. Tolerance for Error – minimizes hazards and the adverse consequences of accidental or unintended actions;
  6. Low Physical Effort – used efficiently and comfortably with minimum force; and
  7. Size and Space for Approach – size and space are provided for approach, reach, and manipulation regardless of mobility.

Environmental, Social and Governance responsible.

Taza recognizes that transparent, accurate, and comparable Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) data is critical for evaluating a company’s long-term sustainability. There is also a critical need to redefine ESG in an Indigenous context, so Taza is constantly seeking opportunities to make metrics reflective of Tsuut’ina worldviews and cultural priorities. The Taza ESG Strategy aims to change the way people think about ESG in an Indigenous context. By developing with Tsuut’ina teachings and the goal of economic reconciliation in mind, Taza seeks to make a meaningful, measurable impact in topics that matter to the Nation.

project update

Project Update

Latest Update

Award Winning Taza Development Welcomes Prospective Leasing and Tenant Inquiries for Phase 1: Taza Exchange

The Shops at Buffalo Run, Exchange’s Retail District welcomed Anchor Tenant Costco, with doors opened in 2020. Now into the new year, site grading and underground servicing has been completed, signifying the end of the pre-construction phase. Vertical construction, which represents the next phase of work, will include The Shops at Buffalo Run and is scheduled to begin in the spring/summer of 2021 with tenant openings commencing in the fall of 2022. 

Inspired by the power and splendour of the buffalo and its roaming spirit – The Shops at Buffalo Run honours this extraordinary connection with the land, sky and all living things and will be home to numerous uses including fashion, entertainment, quick service restaurants, medical, banks and more. This southwest Power Centre located at Tsuut’ina Trail and Anderson Road SW has the ability to accommodate all services and will feature traditional retail and mixed-use buildings.

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Introducing Bridging Connection:
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A program aimed at bringing our communities closer together through a range of Tsuut’ina creative collaborations with current and prospective businesses and tenants at Taza.

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news & Events

News & Events

LATEST NEWS:

August 31, 2021

Taza Park is coming! Construction underway as ground is broken and two iconic anchor tenants are announced.

Tuesday, the 31st of August 2021 marked the beginning of something wondrous at Taza Park. Leaders of Tsuut’ina Nation, Taza Development Corp. and members of the Calgary business community officially broke ground on Taza’s latest...

LATEST NEWS:

June 30, 2021

Taza Launches Inaugural Bridging Connections Outdoor Artist and Vendor Market

As featured on CTV, Taza celebrated Indigenous History Month at the Seven Chiefs Sportsplex this past Saturday by hosting an Artist Spotlight and featuring 25 talented artists, vendors, and small businesses from Tsuut’ina and other First Nations...

LATEST NEWS:

June 21, 2021

Seeing Is Believing for the People of Tsuut'ina Nation

The legacy of Taza prioritizes environmental social governance, while creating strategic partnerships that focus on building economic self-sufficiency of the community. “We want to break down those barriers, whether they’re visible or not, and provide members of...

LATEST NEWS:

June 16, 2021

SAVE THE DATE: Taza Talks June 22 + 29

To celebrate Taza’s upcoming 5th anniversary, TAZA TALKS is taking a look back with the people who have made development possible. Tuesday, June 22: The Spirit of Genuine Partnership The leaders of Tsuut’ina spent years...

Partnership

Partnership

Building on over 50 years of economic development and planning by Tsuut’ina, a genuine partnership was formed with Canderel to plan, finance and develop Taza along the path of Tsuut’ina Trail, a component of the Southwest Calgary Ring Road highway expansion. This partnership thrives on a generosity of spirit at every exchange, setting the tone for something wondrous to come.

In Collaboration

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