Caring for OUR Community


In early April we sent letters to 93 Riverbend residents who own 18th Street fences to ask them to complete a survey whether they are interested in working with other homeowners to get a group quote on painting or reconstructing their fence. We are collecting responses and compiling a contact list. If you own a fence on 18th Street and haven’t completed the survey, we would greatly appreciate your feedback using the button below.

We are pleased to announce our 18th Street Refresh Project for 2021!

As Riverbend’s “main street”, this thoroughfare sets the tone of our community. Ensuring it is well-maintained and attractive is important to residents and businesses in the area. The look and feel of this street has a direct impact on how we and others view our neighbourhood as well as on our property values. The most visible feature of 18th Street in Riverbend are the resident-owned fences so that is our first priority that we will be working on this year. We will work on the median in the future.

We recognize that maintaining these fences in good repair can be a big and expensive task. Given current economic conditions and COVID19 impact we understand that it may be difficult for many residents to address this item. RCA is here to help!

We will be reaching out to all residents with 18th Street fences with a letter and an ask to complete a very brief survey. We want to determine what support residents may require in order to maintain their fence and see how we can work together to complete this important work.

Here are a few suggestions to help get us started:

  • Contact one or two reputable BBB-approved painting companies to obtain quotes with volume discounts for painting multiple fences

  • Contact one or two reputable, BBB-approved fence building companies to obtain quotes with volume discounts for re-building or repairing multiple fences

  • Provide assistance with the cost of paint

  • Organize a community painting day (in May or June) and encourage 18th Street residents to come out and paint that day. Consider providing music or other activities to make it feel a bit less like work. Perhaps we could ask for community volunteers to help those who have young children or mobility issues.

  • We have applied for a grant and may get some financial assistance with rebuilding the pillars

  • Contact Telus (as they own one of the houses that backs onto 18th Street) to try to negotiate with them to help with rebuilding a section of fencing near their property.

We believe that together we can make a positive impact in our community with a fresh, consistent and well-kept fence and some improvements to the landscaping of the medians. It is in the best interest of all residents to have this issue addressed.

Please contact with any feedback or ideas on this issue.

By-law standards

18th Street Fences

It is the home owners responsibility to maintain fencing which helps our community maintain its character. To ensure consistent look of the community a color Riverbend Titanic Grey has been selected for painting of fences. This color can be obtained at the Riverbend Hardware and General Store (located in the Riverbend Centre: Unit 330, 8338 18 St SE ).

Property owners are required to maintain their fences in good condition as per the City bylaw. Fines can be up to $300.

Good Neighbor Guide

City of Calgary has developed a Good Neighbour Practices Reference Guide that provides an overview of municipal bylaws governing neighbourhood issues to advise residents, business owners and service providers of their rights and responsibilities as members of their community

Responsible Pet Ownership

Riverbend has many parks and pathways and it is important for pet owners to be aware of Responsible Pet Ownership bylaw 23M2006 to ensure everyone is able to enjoy our beautiful spaces. Below are some City of Calgary resources on the topic. Violations of the bylaw should be reported by calling 311.

City of Calgary is recruiting volunteers for Off-leash Ambassador Program to promote responsible pet ownership. More details

Responsible Pet Ownership Version 2.pdf
17-01171849 Responsible pet ownership posters-LoRes2.pdf
17-01171849 Responsible pet ownership posters-LoRes1.pdf

Reporting to 311

Contacting 311 via phone or mobile app is the best way to report concerns, request services or ask questions.

If you can see, smell, or hear it and it’s a concern to you, or you just want an answer to a question about a City service, you can report it to 311.

The more residents who report things they see in their neighborhood that need to be resolved, the more data it gives The City of Calgary so that they can make sure that the right amount of resources are being provided in our neighborhood.

• Reporting potholes, noise concerns, or graffiti

• Reporting bylaw infractions and illegal dumping

• Finding out locations for recreational activities

• Requesting noise barriers

• Requesting traffic studies and handicap parking signs

311 Report on concerns reported by Ward 12 residents can be found here

We are working with 311 on developing a Riverbend specific report, which will be posted as soon as it is available