March 2013 | Issue 159

In swing this spring

With the exception of having to move clocks an hour ahead, springtime always brings out the eternal optimist in me. Even just the promise of seeing the greening landscape again is enough to get me up in the morning. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I’m not jinxing it for everyone wishing for spring and then getting blanketed by snow until May — but, hey, our own Balzac Billy groundhog did predict an early end to winter.

This feeling of rebirth is mirrored in the high spirits of the Calgary housing market, and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation expects the sector to benefit from Alberta’s growing economy. Deanna McArthur talks more about this in her feature on Calgary’s housing market forecast in this issue.

One of the rites of spring is looking at our home and deciding which parts can stand a little sprucing up (if not moving to another home altogether). This issue, we look at the emerging design trends in bathrooms, as explored by our Shopping story by Kathy McCormick and On Trend design feature by Jessica Patterson. Even our Focus On photo feature on knobs and pulls enlightens us on how we can retouch the look of our rooms by this simple, easy way.

One way we can bring a piece of spring in our living rooms no matter the season is through terrariums and vivariums, and I talk more about this emerging hobby in these pages.

But this feeling of anticipation for spring is reflected even more in the condo features we have today, all of whom are seeing a surge in traffic in their respective show suites as the weather gets better. Our cover feature on Evanston Square sees Streetside Developments welcoming spring by introducing their apartment style show suite to this vibrant and engaging multi-family complex in the northwest. TEN Mount Royal is further proof that location is the key to success in the game, as buyers quickly snap up units in the follow-up project to the hit UNO project. Edison at Walden  by Avi Urban is also enjoying a surge in interest to what could be the smartest townhomes — in design, value and functionality — in this part of town. While Evolution by Embassy Bosa closes in on 70 per cent sales of its first phase, marking this East Village development a certified hit.

These are exciting times in Calgary, the condo market is booming, so many terrific options all over the city. One thing’s for sure, the choices are a-plenty, and making a decision to find your new condo starts right here.

Pepper Rodriguez
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In This Issue

Evanston style

Evanston style

Streetside Developments takes its pioneering design expertise in multi-family homes to a whole new level,…

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The genius of Edison

The genius of Edison

Thomas Edison changed the way we lived with a flick of a switch, and in…

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The wonders of Walden

The wonders of Walden

Inspired by its lush natural surroundings, close to the river with winding paths around tranquil…

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Glass life

Glass life

James Cameron needed something like $280 million to bring the lush ecosystem of Pandora alive…

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