To play the game:
The inspiration for this tree, ironically, comes from the popular and well-known real estate speculation game of Monopoly. The game board display invites you to play a game, as a late joiner with the odds clearly stacked against you.
Except it's more than a game. The Canmoreland tree is an interactive and provocative display meant to bring attention to the local real estate sector, with the reality of today’s real estate situation embedded throughout the instalment. We’d love to hear what nuggets caught your eye (simply send us a note through any of our online contact forms).
Canmoreland CLT, the non-profit community land trust was created by four locals after some in-depth community research focused on bringing together the arts and real estate. These two sectors offer real estate solutions with the highest social impact and the most inclusive community benefit.
Community land trusts are a new mechanism within the real estate industry being used to preserve all kinds of real estate in some of the country’s most desirable, and most expensive communities.
Community Land Trusts (CLTs) are community-led, non-profit organizations that acquire and hold property in the interest of their local community. CLTs are long-term stewards of affordability, which work to ensure perpetually affordable space for high social benefit.
Canmoreland’s mission is community conservation: to acquire, hold, and steward space of all kinds ensuring its highest and best use for the community, now and into the future.
A group of local individuals interested in shaping the future for community space. Community connectors who are altruistic in their intentions and are looking for long-term real estate solutions that benefit the local community.
From Mini Thni to Lake Louise, the area known as the Bow Valley can benefit from the community land trust.
To have economic equity in the most desirable locations the relationship between community and real estate must be forward thinking and innovative to maintain a lasting, vibrant community. We must lead by example, setting a new benchmark for a prosperous, balanced, and sustainable community. One with a circular economy at its core, putting the local people, environment, and Indigenous history and presence at the highest priority.
Financial donations are one way to support the community land trust, and of course, are always welcome - but there are other ways to help too - as a real estate focused non-profit we have a long list of ways you can donate and contribute, including unique opportunities for social impact investors.
In the world of creative real estate solutions there are all sorts of ways you can support Canmoreland CLT. From being passionate about the cause and volunteering, to social impact investing and loan terms, we want to connect and collaborate with like-minded people, like you.
If you're interested in learning about specific social impact real estate opportunities and other ways to participate, please start by submitting the form below.