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October 2016 | issue 202

Fall has always been my favourite season. I think especially more so this year after our scorching spring and soggy summer, I’m ready for the crisp coolness of autumn. Oh, and a new hockey season!


To prepare us for what looks like a promising season for our beloved Calgary Flames, we shine a spotlight on the Red Mile. I was new to the country and wasn’t quite into ice hockey when the glorious spring of 2003-04 season happened and made me a fan for life, not just of the Flames but of the city itself. The last time I saw that many people spilling onto the streets was during the People Power revolt in the Philippines in 1986, but this one was a lot more fun.

But fun in this stretch of 17th Avenue S.W. isn’t limited for just Flames fans, as Shelley Boettcher finds out in her A Day In community feature this issue. This part of the Beltline remains to be its beating entertainment heart, no wonder it’s been a favourite spot for new condos.

Speaking of new condos, there’s plenty coming online right now — we get to feature a couple of them in this issue and it will probably be the first time you’ll hear of them, too. These include The Loop by StreetSide Developments in the northwest community of Evanston, and Avi Urban’s Buffalo at Silverado in the southwest. University District also just unveiled their new multi-family developments from Truman and Brookfield Residential (and you can find out more about the latter in my Around Town column).

Copperfield Park III is also launching the last building in this hit condo complex from Brad Remington Homes, which we feature in the cover. I can still remember when I first wrote about their first Copperfield Park complex way back in 2011, and the end of that trilogy makes me a little wistful. But not for long, as Brad Remington Homes is still doing what it does best with the My Legacy Park development in the southeast community of Legacy (new show suites for that are opening soon, too).

We also have Jayman BUILT’s revolutionary new development, Westman Village in Mahogany, that just broke ground and promises to bring a new lifestyle component in multi-family community living. Avenue West End by Grosvenor just off the Core is also going strong as it topped off the first of two towers. And The Gates, which is down to its final units, is a blessing to its residents as its location in the heart of booming Quarry Park just continues to pay off with the opening of a new state-of-the-art recreation centre, and of course its quiet riverside lifestyle. ZEN Ravenswood brings us to Airdrie where Avalon Master Builder’s expertise in townhome development is very much in display.

You can also find out all about lighting style in our twin stories from David Crosson, who talks about how to style your lighting needs, and Kathy McCormick who tells us what kinds of pendant lighting are available and where you can get them.

These are just a small sample of what’s available in the city, and if you check out the Livingston community feature, Brookfield Residential’s new master planned community in the north central area, makes it just a wonderful fall.

In This Issue

Copperfield Park approaches finish line

Copperfield Park approaches finish line

As Copperfield Park launches the final building in its trilogy, buyers can be confident in…

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Home on the range

Home on the range

It may be easy to imagine deer and antelope playing along the rolling prairie grasslands…

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The sweet spot

The sweet spot

Leslie’s life is geographically diverse and it shows in her home.

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Lights out… in the open

Lights out… in the open

In the past I have written about some of the challenges inherent to open-concept living,…

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