April 2017 | issue 208

Spring is looking to be especially busy in the new multi-family market – we’ve been inundated with requests for coverage of new condo developments and communities. After the cold winter when everyone just seemed to hunker down, it’s good to be back on the road and attending all these launches and openings. We get to tell a lot of those to you in these pages.

First off is the opening of Vivace at West 85th’s dynamic new show suites, which we really can’t stop talking about. It’s just remarkable what StreetSide and Bri-Mor have done in this partnership that offers cool, trendy homes in a community designed to give the most enviable lifestyle to residents. It’s the best multi-family opportunity in this most coveted west side of Calgary.

Then we have the brand new condo developments of ZEN Redstone in the northeast community of the same name by Avalon Master Builders, and ARRIVE at the Landings by Partners Development Group, the newest — and as far as we can tell, the only new townhome development in Okotoks. Both have just started sales and both seem to enjoy a measure of success so far. It helps that they are both in locations that fit the first-time homeowner, and downsizer buyers.

Walden Place by Cardel Lifestyles is generating plenty of excitement and they are getting ready to open new in-building show suites soon, but even without that sales aid they’ve been able to sell more than 90 of their units already. Gates at HillCrest by Mattamy Homes is opening their show suite on March 18 to mark the latest townhome development in Airdrie. Whew, I told you it’s been a busy month.

University District, the much-anticipated new inner-city community springing up in the University of Calgary campus, has also launched with the new Discovery Centre that houses show suites from their two developers — Brookfield Residential and Truman Homes. Andrea Cox tells us what kind of lifestyle buyers can expect here in her community profile inside.

Evanston, meanwhile, is one of the newest established communities in the northwest, even as Qualico’s much-loved development is set to open a new show home parade this spring. “All the amenities are already available in the community — like schools and shopping, you don’t have to wait years to be able to enjoy those,” Qualico’s Cheryl Heilman pointed out to us.  It’s also worth noting that the new communities of Livingston by Brookfield Residential and Carrington by Genstar have also opened and are transforming northern Calgary into a premier residential area.

Spring is also the time when we celebrate the SAM Awards and we have a partial list of the condo and community awards here.

While were on the subject of spring, David Crosson offers his take on spring cleaning tips in his STYLE feature that we can all benefit from. Kathy McCormick gives us the rundown on where to head for our antique shopping; while Aaliya Essa gives us the lowdown on wind chimes and birdfeeders for our backyard beautification projects that should be going along shortly as soon as the snow melts.

Spring is indeed something to look forward to. The warm weather will most certainly be welcome, but I’m not necessarily ever thrilled with the whole spring-ahead daylight saving time thing. But sleep-deprived or not, Condo Living is here to update you with the latest in the Calgary multi-family industry.

In This Issue

Life in style

Life in style

The perfect blend of life and style comes to Calgary’s southwest, as Vivace at West…

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Northern colours

Northern colours

The endearing equanimity of ZEN comes to Redstone, as Avalon Master Builder brings their hit…

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Campus life

Campus life

The launch of a new inner-city community in Calgary’s northwest is creating quite the buzz.…

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the glamorous life

the glamorous life

Just as building a home needs complete co-operation between the buyer and the home builder…

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