The Fortress in the Dalhousie community of Calgary is located at 4944 Dalton Drive NW in the community of Dalhousie, just up the street from The Phoenician.   The Fortress was built in 1977 and converted to Condominiums around 1991 when the Plan #9110973 was registered.  The concrete and brick building consists of approximately 205 similarly sized apartment-style condos ranging from 700 to 875 sq. Ft. Most have a small galley kitchen with good utility.

The Fortress

The exterior grounds of The Fortress have more than enough parking, but I counted only 9 visitor stalls while observing that many of the snow laden and seemingly abundant, mostly outdoor, 259 assigned stalls sat, many unused across a very large parking lot.   There are several large and ominous cement walls surrounding The Fortress, complete with crenellations, reminiscent of battlements atop a castle wall. 

The three Dover elevators, lift passengers swiftly to their destination on one of the 17 floors.  The Fortress is cement construction with brick exterior.  It is situated directly on a bus route for convenient connection to the C-Train, University of Calgary, Children’s Hospital, or one of the nearby  Brentwood Mall or Northland Malls.

The Fortress

The Fortress has a welcoming lobby and a number of amenities most notably the swimming pool and Tennis Court.   At the time of my visit the pool was closed for renovations but a peek through the window indicated that they were nearly completed the task which was scheduled for December 2011.   It all looked very nice. 

The Fortress Amenities

  • 3 Dover Elevators
  • Social Room
  • Swimming Pool
  • Sauna
  • Tennis Court
  • Coin-operated Laundry Facilities in the lower level
  • Exercise Room

The Fortress Parking

  • 12 Visitor Parking Stalls out front
  • 259 Assigned Parking stalls, mostly outdoor

The Fortress Inclusions

  • Water
  • Heat

The Fortress Restrictions

None Known

Post tension cables utilized in the construction of parts of the parking structure for The Fortress.


If you are planning a relocation soon, please don’t hesitate to call Mike, a seasoned, knowledgeable  REALTOR®. Please note that I only sell condominiums I do not have any knowledge of rentals in the building.

By Mike Leibel - 403-204-1111

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