October 2013 | Issue 166

Festive October

The leaves are changing colours, there’s a distinct chill in the air; summer it seems has come to an end — way too early for me. But this isn’t an ordinary October for us here at Source Media Group, as the month also marks the 10th year anniversary of the publishers of this magazine you hold in your hands.

The milestone marks a decade of success for our company that also publishes DOMUS, New Home Living, Okotoks Living, Red Deer Living and a slew of industry-specific and lifestyle magazines. I’ve been with the company for less than half of that time (coming on five years now), and it has been a great ride so far. I look at it as a job that allows me to chart the city’s growth, just looking back at the display of covers of our magazines in the office, I can’t help but be nostalgic at how far residential developments in the city have come in that span.

Our cover feature on Copperfield Park II is a great indicator of this growth, and I can still remember writing the first cover feature for the Brad Remington Homes development not two years ago, and now here it is already 50 per cent sold in the current phases. We also get to show a couple of Jeremy Sturgess-designed condos this issue, with STEPS Bridgeland by the Giustini Group and The Block by Avi Urban, which both feature distinct courtyard living that builds stronger communities within that community by giving residents an environment where they can get to know each other better. The six live-work townhomes are all that’s left at The Block, but STEPS is just starting.

We also have Vertical Properties’ eighty5nine, one of the most best-selling condo developments in the sought-after west side of Calgary. Ven by Bucci in Kensington is another hot inner-city development that seems to have weathered the flooding with aplomb. Einstein at Marda Loop by the Providence Group presents another innovative way in modern design for contemporary multi-family living.

Ten years ago, Auburn Bay wasn’t even on the map, but this distinctive lake community in the south by Brookfield Residential has become a favoured destination for new homeowners and more of them have an opportunity to settle here with a host of new, affordable townhome and semi-detached home options that have opened.

We also have the second part of Richard White’s feature on inner-city public art, this time focusing on East Village. I can still remember how desolate the area looked a decade ago, but I did a little walk through of the neighbourhood to take some photos recently, and boy, was I impressed with just how much it’s developed! The Riverwalk seems a really great area to spend a sunny afternoon.

Calgary really is an amazing city, and the range of multi-family options available is nothing short of astounding. I can’t wait to see what other developments are coming down the line when we celebrate our 20th anniversary. You better believe that Condo Living is your best source for the latest happenings in the industry.

Pepper Rodriguez
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In This Issue

Copperfield Park II we love you!

Copperfield Park II we love you!

Success is never guaranteed, especially in the real estate industry. But if anything is bound…

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The culture of Ven

The culture of Ven

In an urban village fuelled by trendy boutiques, artsy hangouts, chic restaurants and cafés galore,…

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The Block party

The Block party

Mixing professional and personal lives can be a delicate balance to maintain, but when you…

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Smart living

Smart living

Condo living in Calgary just got a whole lot smarter with the introduction of Einstein,…

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