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October 2014 | Issue 178 Cover

October 2014 | Issue 178

Cool-gary

A cousin of mine teased me on Facebook, asking if I enjoyed living in "Cold-gary". I gave him a lol and an emoji chuckle — that was the first time I heard our fair city termed that way.

Our weather may not be always agreeable, but our economy certainly is. The 38,000 new Calgarians that the last census revealed certainly agree. It is in the spirit of helping out those new to the city that we've been coming out in recent months of inner-city-centric special features. We continue this in the issue you're holding with Richard White's feature on new inner-city parks, and Shelley Boetcher's rundown on entertainment hotspots downtown. Many of the parks and hotspots mentioned here were revelations to me, too (and I've lived here for 14 years). So Cold-gary? You mean, Cool-gary, cousin!

The condo market certainly hasn't cooled down, either. Just ask Brad Remington Homes, the subject of our cover feature, as they launch their third Copperfield Park development. Their "love it, life it, afford it" mantra certainly seems to resonate with buyers.

We take a look at a couple of inner-city condos in Avalon Master Builders' Glas townhomes in Marda Loop and M2i's SoBow in Inglewood. Both exude a hip, trendy urban vibe. We also have Avi Urban's Willow at Sherwood, Cardel Lifestyle's Auburn Walk, and Jayman Modus' Avira in EvansRidge to illustrate the charms of suburban living. Calbridge Homes' Vantage takes us further afield to the rapidly growing town of Cochrane. By the way, watch out for our Loving Cochrane Living special, also out this month with our New Home Living sister magazine.

Rounding out this massive issue (our fifth hundred-page-plus book this year) are the kitchen design feature from our indomitable STYLE writer, David Crosson, and Kathy McCormick's investigation of the shopping appeal of Kensington. Aaliya Essa had some fun collecting all those cartoon-themed cookie jars in her Focus On photo feature.

We're having tons of fun going around town and checking out the new condos — be they funky downtown high-rises or sweet suburban suites. I just marvel at what's new out there, thanks for sharing the journey with us.

In This Issue

Love times three

Love times three

Saying something is "back by popular demand" may be a cliché, but in Copperfield Park's…

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It’s elementary, my dear

It’s elementary, my dear

In her brand new Redstone-area condo in the central northeast, teacher Tiffany Dahl demonstrates a…

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Kitchen confidential

Kitchen confidential

To cook or not to cook, that is the question — but regardless of the…

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Inner beauty

Inner beauty

Over the past five years, the City of Calgary and the Beltline Community Association have…

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