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
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.

Curious about additional leasing opportunities at other Taza Villages? Get in touch here.
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Introducing Bridging Connection:
A Call For Creatives!

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


February 9, 2022

Voice over casting call

You and/or your kid could be the next voice on a Taza informative video! The Project: We’re working on an informative video which explains the benefits of having clean, sustainable water at Tsuut’ina. This will...


November 29, 2021

Introducing Christmas At The Nation!

In partnership with the 7 Chiefs Sportsplex & Chief Jim Starlight Centre & Taza, local artists, makers, and business owners participate in the first annual two-day holiday market at Tsuut’ina Nation This December, the first...


November 28, 2021

Economic reconciliation is 'just good business'

A common vision and strong partnerships can create long-term benefits for citizens,while respecting the land for future generations, explains Canderel’s William Briscoe.The Taza development – a joint venture between Canadian private real estate company Canderel...


October 3, 2021

How the Calgary Tower was lit orange to honour National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

History was made on the 30th of September 2021, as it marked the first official recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Earlier this year Ann Pattemore, whose family owns and runs Metro...



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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