July 2017 | issue 211

Who says condo owners can’t enjoy their own private outdoor space? With the sun out and prevalent warm weather (knock on wood, I don’t want to jinx it), nothing is better than feeling the sun on your face and the company of friends in your own patio, terrace or deck.

Most of the new mid- and high-rise condos in Calgary’s inner-city give their residents this popular private outdoor feature. Some even go beyond by having their own communal outdoor space — like a rooftop garden where residents can meet their neighbours and watch the summertime fireworks from a terrific vantage point.

Speaking of fireworks, we have your full coverage of what to expect at this year’s Stampede with Shelley Boettcher jotting down the must-sees and must-eats for this year’s festivities.

Now, if you’re lucky enough to be living in a high-rise close to the Stampede grounds, your patio will be entertainment central for you and your friends. In this issue and we have our resident Style guru, David Crosson, giving us some design tips on how to dress up your smaller patios, how important economies of scale is in making the best use of this outdoor space in Calgary’ short but sweet summers. By the way, David is going through some serious health issues right now and is taking a short hiatus from his writing chores for us, but he’ll be back as soon as his health permits. Please join us in wishing him a speedy recovery.

On to the business at hand — our cover this issue is on Remington Developments’ latest townhomes: Gatestone. We’re the first to bring you the news about this 15-townhome development in Quarry Park that is launching sales this summer but you can already register on their website for updates at They are the first townhome offerings in Quarry Park for a long time, and the community itself has been a runaway hit, with Remington’s Champagne and The Gates condos all but sold out.

We also talk about The Guardian, the highest residential towers in Calgary, and boy, their rooftop patios are something else. Park Point also has rooftop patios and their location overlooking Central Memorial Park presents quite the view. My Legacy Park in the southeast is also doing wonderful business as it is already in its last building. Trico Homes, meanwhile, marks its milestone anniversary with the scheduled release of several townhome products this year.

The activity in the condo market certainly has had an uptick in the last few months, let Condo Living be your guide in finding your way through the market and finding the home you need.

In This Issue

Introducing: Gatestone

Introducing: Gatestone

Quarry Park has blossomed into one of Calgary’s most unique live-work-play developments, and new residents…

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Multi-family marvels

Multi-family marvels

Unknown to many, multi-awarded home builder Trico Homes actually got its start as a multi-family…

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Downtown south

Downtown south

Touted as Calgary’s next downtown, the new community of Seton in the city’s deep south…

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Stylish summer

Stylish summer

For four months of the year (five, if I’m lucky) the balcony off my living…

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