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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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
Net-Zero Ready by 2030
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 vision of the Tsuut’ina Nation to be North America’s Indigenous leader of carbon neutral/near net zero energy buildings by 2030. The land, water, air, animals and plant-life must be protected, restored and enhanced throughout all the build environments on this territory, This includes a long-term plan to reach overall carbon neutrality across all sections including all forms of energy, transition, and energy grid development/storage and an investigation of carbon capture targets for the Nation. Development tenants will be held to these same principles and are encouraged to align efforts with reputable rating systems such as: LEED; Living Building Challenge; WELL; Passive House; Zero Carbon Building Standard; Zero Energy Certification; SITES and more.

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 the increasingly critical importance of transparent, accurate and comparable Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) data and analytics for responsible investment. Each development is encouraged to provide solutions that expand on the Taza Pillars in creative ways that are critical to Taza’s overall vision. Within each section of the Sustainability Implementation Strategy, additional points are given for innovation. This is meant to provide each developer and tenant additional ways to engage with the responsible principles of ESG.

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


May 3, 2021

Taza Celebrates Tsuut'ina Day Highlighting Nation Progress and Overall Success

On May 1st annually, Tsuut’ina Nation celebrates Tsuut’ina Day. Historically, Tsuut’ina Day marked the beginning of a new year with the arrival of spring and the people of Tsuut’ina would gather and celebrate while also...


January 29, 2021

Rod Berg is acknowledged for building economic reconciliation at the Tsuut’ina Nation

Nestled between fertile prairies and the Rocky Mountains, the 80,000-acre Tsuut’ina Nation was established for indigenous people in 1883, a decade before its neighbour, the City of Calgary. Learn More:


January 21, 2021

Past year had rays of light in the darkness

Multiple developments across the city are promising as we head into a new year… Another development that I was pleased to be able to learn more about and report on was Taza Development’s villages on...


January 11, 2021

Taza Celebrates the Best of 2020: A Year of Milestones

Taza has made exciting progress this past year despite the numerous challenges and setbacks. As we reflect on the year ahead, our team is filled with immense gratitude for what has come to life, with...



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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