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November 2014 | Issue 179

Pedal to the Metal

Listen, I’m not as in shape as I want to be, health-wise, but I’d like to be; and this growing biking culture in Calgary intrigues me. After all, what could be a more natural way of staying fit than biking to work? But being a suburbanite, I’d have to be in Olympian shape to bike to work to my inner-city job — and that, I tell you, is not happening any time soon. But it is in the inner-city that this hardcore biking culture has taken hold, and it has raised some controversy over biking lanes. Shelley Boetcher takes a look in her biking feature at what drives these hardy pedal pushers — some of whom bike year-round through summer, sleet and snow — and how this is beginning to affect the condo industry.

Speaking of which, the changing downtown skyline is explored, as well, in this issue, with Karen Durrie enumerating the new high-rises that top the 30-storey mark which have had (or in some cases, will have) a profound impact on the look of the city core.

And if we’re talking about impact on the condo market, no one is going to leave a bigger impression on the market than Cardel Lifestyles next year when they will be introducing some 1,200 condo units and their new Auburn Walk — featured on the cover — is just the start.

I think this November issue (our biggest page count this year at 112) also covers the widest range of condos available in the city. We have villas from Rockford’s new Morena West, to townhomes in Slokker Canada West’s Axess in Currie Barracks, to luxurious high-rises in Concord and Waterfront’s latest phase — both in Eau Claire —  and mid-rises by Battistella with LIDO. We also have MidCity by Alture in Midnapore, which falls right between inner-city glam and suburban practicality.

For our Shopping Feature, Kathy McCormick focuses on the high-end appeal of Calgary’s Design District that stretches the length of 11th Avenue S.W. in the Beltline. Meanwhile STYLE guru David Crosson gives us some helpful hints in dressing up the foyer to create a lasting first impression on whomever comes into your home.

The lasting impression we hope to give readers is that we want to be the top choice for all things condo — the market, the developments and the lifestyle that go with it. Being the biggest condo magazine in the market says we are doing just that.

In This Issue

Bringing the style in lifestyles

Bringing the style in lifestyles

By emphasizing the lifestyles part of their name, Cardel Lifestyles has become Calgary’s top builder…

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Pinnacle of luxury and design

Pinnacle of luxury and design

Luxury and luster combine in The Concord, which gives Calgary it’s first ultra-high-end twin tower…

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Inner-city Hitsville

Inner-city Hitsville

The word “lido” has many meanings. In Italian, it can be taken to mean the…

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Reach for the sky

Reach for the sky

As Calgary’s skyline continues to soar upward, Calgarians, it seems, are heartily embracing the “high…

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