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March 2018 | Issue 219

Well, Super Bowl LII is done, which to me means that spring is almost here. And good ol’ Balzac Billy predicts an early spring as well, when he didn’t see his shadow the last Ground Hog Day. But the best reminder for me that an end to the nasty winter weather is nigh is the Calgary Home + Design Show.


We spoke to HGTV outdoor renovation guru Carson Arthur, one of the headliners at this year’s show, and we asked him about gardening tips for condo dwellers. He’s got some great ideas that you can read inside on how to keep a garden — or at least a token reminder of nature — in such small spaces.

Speaking of bringing the gardens in, our cover feature on Fish Creek Exchange tells residents the beauty of living on the borders of one of the largest urban parks in North America. Fish Creek Park is the urban outdoorsman’s (or woman’s) dream with its miles of bike lanes and hiking trails and Fish Creek Exchange allows them to live right at its doorstep.

We present tons of condo and townhome choices in this month’s issue too, ranging from the finished, move-in ready offerings in the southeast suburbs with Origins at Cranston by StreetSide Developments to the inspiring spires of The Guardian by Hon Towers in the inner-city. Then there’s the freshness of Saratoga at SkyView by Shane Homes Multi-Family that just launched, and Bucci Development’s Radius new soon-to-open on-site show suites, as well as Rohit Communities that introduces us to Stile Seton. Readers, just go ahead and pick the best one to fit your lifestyle.

Spring is also about spring cleaning and our in-house fashionista and STYLE writer, Christina Loc, has some of the best advice for an uncluttered lifestyle. Mel Ladner dwells on the new fangled vacuums that can help us achieve this level of cleanliness in her Focus On photo feature.

There is a lot more to look forward to in the year, lots of new show homes and new communities are in the pipeline, which you can learn more about on our website www.calgaryhomeliving.com.

Join us for the ride, it’ll be fun.

In This Issue

Urban park lifestyle

Urban park lifestyle

The opportunity to own a new home on the edge of one of North America’s…

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Inspiring spires

Inspiring spires

It might be said that the panoramic views available at The Guardian are part of…

Read more about Inspiring spires

Saratoga opens in Skyview Ranch

Saratoga opens in Skyview Ranch

The same Shane Homes’ quality, same Shane Homes’ style and affordability in a new northeast…

Read more about Saratoga opens in Skyview Ranch

Community matters

Community matters

The modern community isn’t just a point on a map; it’s a complete lifestyle offering…

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