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August 2017 | issue 212

Stevie Wonder’s “Hotter Than July” is playing on my turntable as I’m writing this. Yes, I am working at home on a Sunday afternoon, and the 30-degree weather we’re enjoying right now makes this the appropriate sound track for Calgary’s summer. I hear some complaints about the heat, but not from me…at least, not yet.


It is a scorcher out there, but it’s not only the weather that’s heating up in the city. Surveys show business confidence has returned to the city bringing the prospects for the housing market up with it. Sales are up and The Guardian even has even set a new record for the year for condos after selling a $2.4 million sub-penthouse suite. There is palpable excitement in the air, and the Stampede even recorded a new daily attendance record of 115,235, beating the old record set in its centennial year of 108,455.

It’s quite a ride. And our cover feature on The Concord reflects this renewed energy. Sales at this most unique luxury development in Eau Claire had been pretty much immune from the downturn, but there is even more to be excited about now as the first tower starts getting off the ground and construction for the new West Eau Claire Park begins. Concord Pacific — the developer of The Concord — has still more plans in the city, so stay tuned.

Cardel Lifestyles’ Nolan Park is also featured inside as this northwest development gets ever closer to completion. Sanderson Ridge, has always been a big attraction to the 40+ crowd, and now it has even more opportunities with the start of its latest phase. Slokker Homes has always been keen on Calgary and the surrounding areas and the success of its developments in the inner-city, Cochrane, Airdrie and beyond has it confident in the city’s bright future.

We also cast an eye at the modern outlook of Verve’s design in East Village. Attuned to the cosmopolitan taste of today’s urban dwellers the team at Cecconi Simone Inc. has outdone themselves in presenting Verve’s show suite at the East Village Experience Centre.

Our patio feature last month seemed to resound with readers and we turn our attention to condo developments — high-rises mostly — who offer their own rooftop patios to residents. “It’s one of the most popular features we have in Park Point,” Qualex-Landmark’s Parham Mahboubi tells us over beers at The Beltliner after taking a tour of the 50-percent completed first tower.

Calgary’s live entertainment scene is also explored in this issue’s A Day In feature by Shelley Boettcher, while Aaliya Essa does double duty doing this issue’s Focus On photo feature on lawn chairs and shining a light on Caesarstone for the kitchen in Style.

We’re really excited about the trajectory where condos are heading — market-wise or design-wise. Let Condo Living be your guide in finding your way through the market and finding the home you need.

In This Issue

A world of its own

A world of its own

Concord Pacific has gained a reputation in creating not just affluent condominiums in some of…

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All-inclusive Living

All-inclusive Living

Think of it as living in a luxurious, all-inclusive resort. After all, Sanderson Ridge on…

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Luck of the Irish

Luck of the Irish

The wise man builds his house upon a hill, or so the old saying goes.

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Finding treasure in the Beltline

Finding treasure in the Beltline

Everything about Madi’s Beltline apartment is one-of-a-kind and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

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