Tuxedo is located in Calgary’s northeast. It is one of Calgary’s older community’s, and was annexed by the city in 1910. Tuxedo is located three kilometers north of the city center directly up Centre Street North. Many of the community’s buildings, especially area churches and schools, reflect Calgary’s history. The first home built in the area, a three story farmhouse, still stands and has been declared a historic site. Balmoral School has been maintained throughout the decades and is brimming with history. Most of the area’s development is single detached residential homes. There is an elementary school and a junior high school in the area. Exit Shelter, a facility run by Woods Homes as a support for former street children, is also located in the area.
Tuxedo’s community centre is located in the midst of the area’s central park, which spans two city blocks. Throughout the park is scattered playground equipment as well as an ice rink. The community association puts on a number of special events each year, including a popular Canada day celebration that includes music, a buffet, appearances by prominent politicians, crafts, and police cars and fire trucks. The community association also hosts an annual Oktobofest and Breakfast with Santa. This is an ideal area for young families starting out, and for seniors who crave nostalgia.