December 2016 | issue 204

2016 seems to have gone by so quickly! It only seemed like yesterday that I was thinking of my December 2015 editor’s message. I remember warning readers that time that the year ahead would be “trying” our resilience. And it did. And we find out that the city — still reeling from the economic slump and the rising unemployment rate it wrought — remains resilient.

Don’t just take my word for that, Richard White — our regular contributor — noticed the same thing, and writes all about it in his special Condoscapes column this month. Richard says he was quite surprised at how many condo projects in the Core continued along despite the depressed state of the local economy, indicating continued demand for multi-family housing in the inner-city and beyond. And that is much-needed momentum the industry can bring forward in 2017, which from all indications, offer some hope for a rebound.

Our batch of condo profiles this month, further illustrates this continued march for growth, starting with StreetSide Development’s Origins at Cranston, which pretty much puts an exclamation point to this well-established southeast community. It’s probably the last opportunity to buy a new condo here.

Then we have ARRIVE townhomes in the growing north. Partners Group, the developers of this popular line of townhomes, has pretty much covered that market with new ARRIVE townhome developments in Evanston, Skyview Ranch Arbours and — lately — in Bowness. Their brand of affordability and style really seems to have hit the mark. Staying in the north, we also have ReidBuilt Homes’ Synergy of Sky Pointe, further illustrating the strength of this sector. And our community profile on Redstone and the astonishing rate of growth there makes it clear that the northern part of Calgary will be home to growth for years to come.

We also have The Armory in Currie which is down to its final few units, proving the appeal of 18+ homes in this former military barracks that’s being redeveloped into one of Calgary’s premiere inner-city communities. Speaking of new inner-city communities, The Ivy by Brookfield Residential is also coming up nicely in University District, a new take on campus life that’s geared for a modern lifestyle.

We get into the Christmas spirit with a bunch of Holiday specials for our readers, starting with David Crosson’s how to spruce up your Christmas décor style, Darlene Casten enumerates some of Calgary’s most popular Christmas events, and Aaliya Essa gives us some tips for Christmas gifts for kids this season.

So Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays, dear readers! Stay tuned for next year when we promise to bring you a lot more feature stories and of course, our condo profiles on Calgary’s most exciting multi-family developments.

In This Issue

Final Sell Out!

Final Sell Out!

Buying a new suburban condo can often entail years of waiting for construction around the…

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The changing image of north Calgary is very much personified by ARRIVE townhomes in Evanston,…

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a perfect 10

a perfect 10

The view from Blair’s 10th floor downtown condo is pretty spectacular, but it was a…

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True colours

True colours

The north part of Calgary is going through an immense sea change. It is no…

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