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November 01, 2017

The Royal Life

The Royal heralds Bosa Development’s unique style to Calgary’s inner city

Pepper Rodriguez

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Embassy Bosa recently took things to a new level with its merger with Bosa Development. With deep roots in several major North American cities, including Calgary, the new Bosa Development is promising to think different and think big.

“Our merger is about opportunity,” said Ryan Bosa, president of Bosa Development. “The two companies are stronger together, and as such, can accomplish so much more.”

Bosa Development’s Founder Natale “Nat” Bosa is no stranger to Calgary. As one of the first developers to see the city’s West end’s potential, Bosa built five residential developments there in the 1990s. His son Ryan set his sights on Calgary more than a decade ago, envisioning a robust downtown and inner city.

Under Embassy Bosa, Ryan implemented his company’s pioneering approach to development with smart design, something which he will expand on with Bosa Development.

“We have evolved from project builders to city builders, and with that ‘bigger thinking’ comes greater responsibility,” said Bosa. “Smart growth is about limiting urban sprawl and creating livable, inclusive, and pedestrian-centric communities that have high amenity bases, offering everything within reach, which ultimately gives people more time and flexibility in a day. These communities also help create lasting social connections.”

This approach is reflected across all of Bosa’s projects in Calgary, whether in the planning stages or under construction. The Royal in historic Mount Royal Village West is 75 per cent sold, with construction now going vertical with concrete forming in the tower at level 12. With their recently launched Fall Collection and an upcoming projected completion of late next year, it’s worth a visit to their presentation center to see what the Royal life is all about.

“The Royal will bring inner-city condo living to a whole new level of sophistication, lifestyle, and upscale charm,” said Marchand.

The Royal is a joint venture between Bosa Development and First Capital Realty. It is being built on a the half city block along 16th Avenue and 9th Street S.W. Not only will The Royal be the tallest high-rise in the community, it will also be the only one with a massive commercial component. First Capital Realty is building a 90,000 square-foot commercial podium, which will be home to Calgary’s first Urban Fare, a 27,000 square-foot premium grocery store.

“Being connected to a grocery store is the ultimate convenience,” said Marchand. “Urban Fare at The Royal will serve residents and become a destination for the community at large.”

The Royal’s gorgeous window walls in each home give the interiors an incomparable luxurious feel, abetted by the high-end finishings that Bosa lavishes in each home. Adding a sparkle of elegance are the sturdy and elegant high-end laminate floors, plus quartz countertops along central islands and kitchen counters. The inherent functionality of the floor plans is complemented by the high-quality millwork that integrates kitchen appliances to create a seamless flow.

One-bedroom homes start at $389,000 while two-bedrooms homes start at the mid $500,000s. The Royal also offers a limited number of Sky Collection homes on the upper floors that feature large floor plans and premium finishings to provide an elevated level of comfort and style.

“We’re really excited to offer these homes that will surely appeal to an underserved portion of the market looking for livable downsizing options,” said Marchand.

Among other mixed-use projects, you’ll find Arris, which is a continuation of Bosa’s revitalization of East Village. Arris is a joint venture with RioCan, who is building a commercial podium at the base of Bosa’s 42 storey tower.

Bosa is also part of the redevelopment of the former military base, Currie Barracks. “We have big plans for the centre sector of Currie, including retail, public spaces and 2,500 homes,” said Marchand. 

For now, Bosa’s focus is the last homes remaining at The Royal, which are now available for sale.


Community: Mount Royal Village

Project: The Royal

Developer: Bosa Development

Style: Mixed-used development – commercial and residential

Size: From 599 to over 2,000 sq. ft.

Price: From $380,000s

Sales Centre: Corner 16th Ave and 9th St. S.W. 

Hours: Saturday to Thursday noon to 5 p.m. 

Websites: or 

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