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December 2018 | issue 228

Christmas lights are up, Christmas jingles are playing in the malls, Christmas trees are being decorated, and better get that wallet ready for Christmas gift spending. It is that time of the year again, and we get in the spirit of the season with our December issue.


Inside, you’ll see Christina Loc dive into styling your Christmas tree, but cautions not to get too tinsel happy. Character is everything and an understated décor may be the best way to convey the
Yuletide spirit, but putting some of your personality on its branches makes it memorable. In this regard, Mel Ladner has a few brilliant ideas with her Focus On photo feature on Christmas tree ornaments, don’t settle for just the shiny ones, go for ones with character, literally.

The best gift that keeps on giving though is still finding your own home, and our cover story on Partners Development Group’s ARRIVE at Crestmont West does just that. The townhome development in the popular community of Crestmont brings affordability to this southwest address, and much more. We attended the opening of their on-site presentation centre and saw for ourselves the eager crowds of people wanting to know more about the development indicating pent-up demand for the right home product in the area.

Then we have The Fifth, the astounding five-storey condo going up right on 17th Avenue S.W. — the first residential project right on the Red Mile. We got to chat with prospective buyers here during their pizza night event and most were excited about its stellar location. Speaking of stellar locations, Trico’s Unity and Rohit Communities’ Stile Seton both benefit hugely from their spots in theis booming “Downtown South” community that is already replete with amenities – not the least of which is the South Health Campus. Cranston Ridge by Cardel Lifestyles also benefits from its proximity to Seton, but the value people get in buying a home form a trusted developer such as Cardel also provides the extra kick.

There’s a couple of interesting stories on inner-city communities condos. The first is Nest by Bowman Developments which is making the most of its Mission location by bringing affordable housing to this inner-city community. FRAM + Slokker’s Verve in East Village knows what its like to be on the ground floor of such an exciting young community as it welcomes its first residents (just in time for the opening of the new Central Library too, which is only one of the new life-enriching amenities in East Village).

It has been such an eventful year here at Source Media Group and we’re excited to tell readers that they can expect more from us in the year ahead. I can’t wait to tell you all more about it next month. Merry Christmas, everyone!

In This Issue

Nesting instinct

Nesting instinct

The inner-city community of Mission has it all. It’s close to downtown, surrounded by recreational,…

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Ridge Life

Ridge Life

One of the last chances to live on the ridge in Cranston just happens to…

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What’s mine is ours

What’s mine is ours

Getting comfortable with downsizing can take time, and for Alan and Cynthia, it was no…

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Arrive home

Arrive home

A southwest address is one of the most desirable in Calgary. With its wealth of…

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