January 2015 | Issue 181 Cover

January 2015 | Issue 181

A New Start

Happy New Year, Calgary! Welcome to 2015! I know I may sound like I’m jumping the gun here, after all our January issue hits stands a few days even before Christmas. But I’d be remiss if I didn’t take the opportunity now.

We’d like to kick off the year with the debut of our new regular feature: A Day in (community). Written by veteran lifestyle writer Shelley Boetcher, this feature aims to introduce Calgarians — particularly those new to the city — to the various amenities that can be found in a specific community, what you can find here when you spend a day or an afternoon. Think of it as a map for hidden treasures in the city. We start with A Day in Bridgeland/Renfrew and Shelley gets to the bottom of why this historic community is often compared to Brooklyn, New York’s hipster haven.

Of course, we still have David Crosson’s Style column, Kathy McCormick’s Shopping tips, and Aaliya Essa Focus On photo features to round out Condo Living’s lifestyle content. After all, we don’t just tell you which condo may best fit your lifestyle, we also offer a package of editorial features that give the best options on how to make the most of this lifestyle.

As long as we’re talking about Bridgeland, our cover feature on Providence Group’s Victory & Venture puts a spotlight on the most affordable two-bedroom, two-bathroom condos in the heart of this trendy inner-city community. It’s a very inner-city-specific issue this month, as we take a look at the other developments going on around downtown’s fringes, including Avenue West End just to the west of the core; Juno in the rejuvenated Currie Barracks community; Altadore 36 in — you guessed it — Altadore; and finally back to Bridgeland with GableCraft’s Bridgeland Hill.

We also have Courtney Allen’s how to stay fit in the winter article, which would seem appropriate in the days after the holiday eating binge. We also want to remind everyone of the upcoming Homexpo 2015 happening in January, check out who’s coming in this issue.

Last year saw a flurry of multi-family development activity, which pushed Calgary’s home starts to the stratosphere. It is expected to cool a little this year, but no matter what happens, Condo Living will be your best guide to what’s available out there. Happy New Year!

Pepper Rodriguez
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In This Issue

Small is better

Small is better

The name of this new condo development from The Providence Group in Bridgeland is Victory…

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Homexpo 2015

Homexpo 2015

The above quote was perhaps the most famous William Morris quote, the 1800s textile designer…

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Criminal organization

Criminal organization

As we are all painfully aware, it’s January. And with January comes resolutions — along…

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That prairie feeling

That prairie feeling

If you want to get to know Hannah, all you have to do is walk…

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