Condo Living - July 2017

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FOCUS ON 12 | Cowboy up! Stampede brings out Alberta’s love for Western art CONDO PROFILES 18 | Multi-family marvels Trico Homes celebrates 25th anniversary with new townhome developments 22 | Ever upward Park Point leads the way in uplifting Beltline living 27 | A continuing Legacy My Legacy Park continues to shine, as it approaches build out 31 | Living it up The Guardian’s Paramount suites presents urban living at its highest COMMUNITY PROFILE 36 | Downtown South Seton is bringing downtown living to southern suburbia

COVER FEATURE 14 | Introducing: Gatestone Quarry Park welcomes its most exclusive townhomes yet CO N D O L I V I N G J U LY 2 0 1 7


CONTENTS DESIGNER SERIES 41 | The golden touch Reflection’s design brings refined, relaxed resort living to Calgary



LIFESTYLE 45 | Towering expectations The Guardian meets all big city aspirations of a new Calgarian A DAY IN CALGARY STAMPEDE 49 | Fill your boots It’s Stampede time again in the city, here’s what’s coming



STYLE 53 | Stylish summer No matter the size of your private outdoor space, there’s room for style FEATURE 57 | Colouring it forward Aboriginal artists collaborate on indigenous colouring book initiative



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COLUMNS 59 | Ask Maria by Maria Bartolotti 61 | Condoscapes by Richard White 63 | Hope at Large by Marty Hope 65 | Around Town by Pepper Rodriguez

ITEMS 10 | Editor’s Message 66 | Maps 70 | Ad Index



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 www.quarrypark. ca. 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 NEXT MONTH: towers in Calgary, and boy, their rooftop patios are something Countertops 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.

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COWBOY UP! Stampede brings out Alberta’s love for Western art BY AALIYA ESSA

WE ALL KNOW what time of year this is: it’s Stampeding time! A tradition and event that is very much part of Calgary’s identity for over 100 years. Share your love of our culture in your homes by displaying western art with a variety of talented artists in our city and stunning galleries to choose from, there are plenty of options.  CL


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[ 1 ] Bali Brown by Michelle Grant, $1,100 at Gainsborough Galleries. [ 2 ] Fantasy by Don Toney, $350 at Webster Galleries. [ 3 ] Wind Runner by Don Toney, $1,400 at Webster Galleries. [ 4 ] Appaloosa by Rob Webber, $3,275 at Webster Galleries. [ 5 ] Constitutional Going by Kevin Sonmor, $17,500 at Newzones Gallery. [ 6 ] Sunset Dream Horse by Shannon Ford, $3,250 at Gainsborough Galleries. [ 7 ] The White Stag by Sophie DeFrancesca, $6,500 at Newzones Gallery.


[ 8 ] So Naive...I Arrived by Canoe by Kevin Sonmor, $33,000 at Newzones Gallery. [ 9 ] Unbridled Spirit by Don Toney, $3,400 at Webster Galleries.

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Quarry Park welcomes its most exclusive townhomes yet


uarry Park has blossomed into one of Calgary’s most unique live-work-play developments, and new residents have steadily flocked to this amazing riverside community bringing a tremendous amount of energy with them. The inner-city community created by Remington Development Corporation has been so successful that their two multi-family developments, The Gates and the multiple award-winning Champagne, are almost sold out. In light of this steady demand, Remington is excited to launch Gatestone townhomes this summer, which promises

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to bring more versatility of product to the community while keeping up with the luxurious lifestyle that Quarry Park has gained a reputation for. “Gatestone introduces brand new townhomes to Quarry Park, something that we haven’t seen in a couple years now,” says Remington’s Sales Manager, Julie Seidel. There will only be 15 homes in total so it will be a very exclusive offering with sales starting this summer. “We started our pre-sale wait-list a few months ago and already we’ve received a terrific response,” Seidel says. Gatestone will be unlike any other townhomes in




Quarry Park. With sizes ranging from 1,470-1,820 square-feet, they will be among the largest townhomes in the community. “Our focus was to offer plenty of space where people won’t feel like they are living in multi-family setting. Oversized open-concept main floor spaces showcase an abundance of light and great views of the surrounding community.” Each townhome will feature rear double-attached garages and an elevated front grade allowing residents to savour the magnificent views of the canal and waterfall peninsula along Quarry Way. Spacious front porches with private walk-up staircases add an inviting aesthetic touch to the boulevard streetscape giving homeowners the quick walk-out access they crave in this live-work-play community. The project will consist of two phases in total, the north

phase featuring eight units while the south will have seven. “We strategically staggered the homes in a semi-circle fashion with minimal wall-to-wall contact to further guard against sound transfer. This arrangement allows residents to maximize their views of the green surroundings, while giving them added privacy from their neighbours.” “With four exceptional floorplans to choose from, we really feel like we have a plan to suite every lifestyle. Our two bed/ two-and-a-half bath homes are the perfect solution for an empty nester couple, or working professionals looking for the flexibility of a dual master layout. We also have three bed/ two-and-a-half bath homes that are the perfect solution for any family or couple needing that separate guest room and separate office,” Seidel says. “We have incorporated a separate personalized flex space on the main level in every floorplan which allows owners to


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FAST FACTS choose what they use this space for, whether it be for extra pantry space, storage, a den, or even an extra bedroom, essentially the options are endless,” Seidel says. Seidel adds that the Gatestone floor plans check off a lot of the “musthaves” for a wide range of buyers. Whether they are young professionals looking for in a new home where they can walk to work year round, or downsizers ready for a maintenance-free lifestyle where they are guaranteed never do yard work again, Gatestone has it all including an ideal location in the heart of Quarry Park. With prices ranging from the high $400,000s to the mid $500,000s they are undeniably great value and likely won’t last long. Quarry Park has grown to be everything it was envisioned to be. “There really isn’t anything that compares to Quarry Park in Calgary — the amazing location nestled along the Bow River and nature reserve, the architectural character and variety of residential offerings, and the strong sense of community makes this one of the most desirable communities in the city,” Seidel says. Situated on a historic quarry site adjacent to the Bow River, Quarry Park has 400 acres of reclaimed land that has been transformed into a thriving mixed-use community. The Market at Quarry Park features a broad spectrum of retail and dining offerings including a full service Co-op, Starbucks, Original Joe’s and many more. Once complete Quarry Park will be home to more than 2,200 residences, 140 acres of natural spaces and over 10 kilometres of paved paths connecting to the Bow River pathway system. One of the greatest additions to the community has been the new Remington YMCA – a state-of-the-art, 94,000-square-foot facility with a fitness centre, running track, gym, 25-metre lap and leisure pool plus a 62-spot childcare facility. An additional 348 childcare spaces are also offered at the new Quarry Park Child Development Centre, operated by the YMCA just a few blocks away. There is also a new Calgary Public Library branch onsite, and plans to build a hotel in the future. Buyers at The Gates, Champagne and now Gatestone are literally steps from these amazing facilities “The YMCA was a very important piece to the community for us. The facility caters to the residents of Quarry Park and also the surrounding areas, making a long-term impact on their quality of life,” Seidel says. But even with all this bustle going on, Quarry Park has not lost its idyllic View of the Bow River from Quarry Park calm. “Having the Bow


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PROJECT: Quarry Park PROJECT: Gatestone townhomes DEVELOPER: Remington Development Corporation STYLE: Two-level townhomes; attached double garages SIZE: From 1,470 to 1,820 sq. ft. PRICE: From the high $400,000s to mid $500,000s ADDRESS: 350 Quarry Park Boulevard S.E. HOURS: Monday – Thursday 12-8pm; Friday – Sunday & holidays 12-5pm DIRECTIONS: From north, take Glenmore Trail S.W. to 18 St. East exit, and turn right onto Quarry Park Blvd S.E. From south, take Deerfoot Trail north until exit 241. Turn onto 24 St S.E. and turn left onto 18 St. S.E. Turn left onto Quarry Park Blvd S.E. WEBSITE:

River and nature reserve as our backyard gives us an unmatched quality that enriches the lives of all residents, and keeps us in tune with all the wonders this City has to offer,” Seidel adds. Pre-sales for Gatestone will begin this summer. Interested parties can visit the Presentation Gallery to get their names on the Gatestone VIP waitlist, or register at to learn more about future development in Quarry Park.  n




nknown to many, multi-awarded home builder Trico Homes actually got its start as a multi-family developer. In fact, they built their first townhome project even before its first single-family home. Now, as they celebrate their 25th year in the industry, Trico Homes is coming out with a several new townhome developments that cements their reputation as one of the best multi-family developers around. According to Wanda Palmer, vice-president of marketing, Trico Homes began building a diverse line up of multi-family homes with a joint venture partner in the late 1980s and early 1990s. “During this period, Trico completed just over 400 units. Some of these early projects included a seniors housing complex in Chinatown, and a co-op housing project in the northwest.” Trico Homes was formally founded in 1992 and its first independent multi-family project was a concrete condo building on 27th Avenue S.W. in the community of South Calgary that same year. The project is called Leaton Place and it consists of 29 condo apartments. This year, as Trico celebrates its 25th anniversary, they have one townhome development already on the go, and two more that will be launching in the fall. They also have the popular Viridian apartment condos (now in its sixth and final building) in the northwest that just proves their expertise in all types of housing options. Trico’s current projects are located in both inner city and suburban communities. “The inner city projects tend to be smaller in scope and focus

“The inner city projects tend to be smaller in scope and focus more on a luxurious, contemporary design. The majority of Trico’s current multi-family projects are in newer communities in the northwest, southeast and the west side of Calgary.” The Alder

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Trico Homes celebrates 25th anniversary with new townhome developments

Verona townhomes

more on a luxurious, contemporary design. The majority of Trico’s current multi-family projects are in newer communities in the northwest, southeast and the west side of Calgary,” Palmer says. Actively in Trico’s production pipeline are Verona townhomes, Wentworth Pointe and Legacy Commons. There is a fourth, Brooklyn townhomes in Marda Loop, that will enter the pipeline at a later date. Currently selling is the Verona townhomes in Sage Hill N.W. It has been very well-received with 28 sales to date in the first phase, Palmer says. Verona has 126 row townhomes ranging in size from 1,560 to 1,598 squarefeet with single-attached garages. These are beautifully designed townhomes situated in a one-of-a-kind, exclusive enclave community within Sage Hill. The distinctive tiered design fits the slope of the surrounding hillside, providing amazing views and unique home site locations. Verona offers a choice of three distinctive and functional three-storey floorplans, each with two master bedrooms including private ensuites. All units include a single attached garage, deck and full landscaping. One of the most heavily anticipated developments from Trico is Wentworth Pointe, which will go up in the much sought after community of Wentworth in southwest Calgary. Wentworth Pointe will be opening a sales centre and show homes in September. It will include 83 row townhomes ranging from 1,328 to 1,719 square-feet with double and single garages. Its location within the larger community of Wentworth in Calgary’s upper west side is one of its biggest attractions. “The upper west side is a highly desirable, and amenity-rich location with easy access to the city’s core, by car, bus and LRT as well as to the TransCanada Legacy Commons Highway,” Palmer says.


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FA S T FAC TS COMMUNITY: Sage Hill PROJECT: Verona Townhomes DEVELOPER: Trico Homes STYLE: Three-storey townhomes SIZE: From 1,565 to 1,590 sq. ft. PRICE: Starting from the low

Verona townhomes

$300,000s plus GST SALES CENTRE: 454 and 456 Sage Hill

The Wentworth Pointe site will contain pedestrian walkways between all building blocks in the east-west and HOURS: Monday to Thursday 2 to 8 p.m., north-south directions, and with four weekends and holidays noon to 5 p.m., of these walkways connecting to 85th closed Fridays Street, there will be easy accessibility within the site. WEBSITE: Next up is Legacy Commons, which To register for updates on Wentworth Pointe will have a sales centre and show homes and Legacy Commons and Brooklyn, visit likely by October this year. Located in the back-to-back SAM Award-winning community of Legacy in the southeast, Legacy Commons will have 139 row townhomes ranging from 1,141 to 1,178 square-feet with two-car tandem garages. It will have five two- and three-bedroom plans. Verona townhomes start from the low $300,000s, Wentworth Pointe will be from the mid $500,000s, and Legacy Commons will likely be from the $290,000s. All three carry on Trico’s brand of quality. “Trico has been building award winning multi-family homes for over 25 years. Trico’s homes designs are second to none offering the perfect combination of design features, functionality, location and value, based on the unique needs and wants of today’s homebuyers,” Palmer says. Additionally, special programs like Trico’s Red Card Rewards Program provide further advantages to buyers. “This exclusive program empowers Grove N.W.

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our homeowners to decide how they want to reward themselves and choose the rewards they want included in their home purchase. Not only does the Trico Red Card come with pre-loaded rewards, it also unlocks ongoing loyalty discounts for homeowners that will never expire!” As a result of Trico’s commitment to providing a great customer experience, homeowners have rated Trico as the top Calgary builder on the Homestars site. Homestars is Canada’s largest and most-trusted source for connecting with home professionals. “Trico is the recipient of two Best of Homestars awards and a Giving Back Award,” she says. CL Leaton Place


EVER UPWARD Park Point leads the way in uplifting Beltline living BY PEPPER RODRIGUEZ

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ark Point is about to take its permanent spot in Calgary’s skyline, as construction of the first of the planned two-tower development is already several storeys above the ground. But its place in the hearts of its many buyers is already assured. The 34-storey, 289-suite tower from Qualex-Landmark™ can already be seen rising across the street from the beloved Central Memorial Park, even as it exceeds the 70 per cent sold threshold. “Since sales launch, Park Point has seen on average about seven home sales per month. This speaks volumes to the resilience of Park Point as it successfully weathers Calgary’s real estate pendulum,” says Parham Mahboubi, vice-president, planning and marketing, Qualex-Landmark™. “With steady sales, construction at Park Point also continues to advance on schedule by one floor per week — demonstrating to our homebuyers that Qualex-Landmark™ stands behind its projects and finishes what it starts. It’s a clear message that Qualex-Landmark™ has strong faith in the Calgary real estate market.”



Mahboubi does add that there is still an outstanding selection of one- and two-bedrooms suites and sizes available to suit the needs of homebuyers. Those who have already bought at Park Point are as excited to see it going up, and most can’t wait for the time they move in and savour the taste of what contemporary Beltline living would be like. Its amazing location at the corner of 2nd Street and 12 Avenue S.W. is a hotspot for exciting urban living, just across from the serene and historic Central Memorial Park and Memorial Park Library, yet walking distance to a bevy of pubs, restaurants and other entertainment and shopping opportunities. “I love the area,” says Whitney, who bought a ninth-floor, west-facing one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment that will overlook the park. “I have access to so many things. 17th Avenue is close. I can walk to 17th and Stephen Avenue.” Mahboubi says Whitney isn’t the only one who loves what they are getting at Park Point. “We typically receive amazing feedback about Park Point’s outstanding location within walking distance to an array of neighbourhood amenities and proximity to employment. Many more rave about the outstanding upscale suite finishes and thoughtfully planned suite layouts. Others greatly appreciate the outstanding protected two-bedroom suites southern exposures overlooking Central Memorial Park.” What can be found outside Park Point may be key to its outstanding popularity, but Park Point’s in-house amenities are also just as amazing.


“I love the area. I have access to so many things. 17th Avenue is close. I can walk to 17th and Stephen Avenue.”


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FA S T FAC TS COMMUNITY: Beltline PROJECT: Park Point DEVELOPER: Qualex-Landmark Union Inc. STYLE: High-rise condominium, apartment condos and live-work townhomes REMAINING SIZES: 1 bedroom 502 – 646 sq. ft. 2 bedroom 854 – 1,092 sq. ft. Townhome 1,025 sq. ft. Park Point boasts 9,000 square-feet of upscale amenity space including a Sub-Penthouse 1,340 sq. ft. Yoga / Pilates Studio, steam room and sauna with change rooms, a private owners lounge and social space with a kitchen for entertaining, as well as STARTING PRICES: 1 bedroom $280,000s a guest suite, 24-hour concierge, secured parking, bike storage and bike maintenance stations will be accessible to owners as well as the bonus of 2 bedroom $490,000s vehicle, bike and dog wash areas. Townhome $700,000s “Our outdoor Yoga / Pilates sundeck overlooks Central Memorial Park, with additional outdoor space including a Zen Terrace, open air lounge with ADDRESS: Sales Centre at 301, 11 Ave. S.W. a fire pit, barbecues and ample seating for rest, relaxation and enjoyment,” Project at corner of 2nd St. and 12 Ave. S.W. Mahboubi says. He adds that this shared relaxation space is essential as it HOURS: Monday to Thursday – noon to helps strengthen community bonds among neighbours. 8 p.m., Friday – Closed, Saturday and The suites themselves are something to fall in love with. Homes at Park Point offer stylish, meticulously finished one- and two- bedroom suites Sunday – noon to 5 p.m. WEBSITE: from roughly 502 to over 1,340 square-feet. European in style and deeply practical, Park Point’s award winning interior is carefully designed by Scott Trepp, president of Trepp Design Inc., and factors to the success of Park Point, especialhas received tremendous feedback on the outstanding finishes, which is ly in trying economic times,” Mahboubi says. one of the strongest selling points of these homes. These include, for ex- “These elements together with construction ample, genuine granite slab countertops and backsplash, Italian Armony well underway set the project apart from other Cucine cabinetry, high-end appliance package, finishings and accessories. residential communities in its class.” Available are one-bedrooms starting in In many ways, the suites themselves are art pieces. “The combination of an amazing location overlooking Central Memorial the $280,000s, and two-bedrooms from the Park in the highly desirable and established Beltline community; unmatched $490,000s. One live-work townhome and one and protected views; the outstanding upscale suite design, finishes and floor sub-penthouse are also available. Possessions plans; fantastic amenities; and striking building architecture are the key begin in mid-2018. CL

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My Legacy Park continues to shine, as it approaches build out BY PEPPER RODRIGUEZ


espite its relative youth, Brad Remington Homes is no stranger to success. Overnight campers lining up for launch days are a common sight outside its sales sites, and at the same time it has also quickly amassed a shelffull of industry awards. Brad Remington Homes’ fourth development, My Legacy Park, has added further luster to its reputation and has been another unmistakable commercial and critical hit for the eight-year-old condo developer. And now, My Legacy Park has launched its fourth and final building and it is again another triumph. “We’ve enjoyed our best month yet in sales,” says Bryan Logel, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Brad Remington Homes. “We’ve had over 40 sales in May.”


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“We even have the flexibility to adjust some plans to allow for greater personalization of units to suit our buyers’ lifestyles.” In fact, My Legacy Park was doing well through 2016 when a lot of other condo developments were struggling through the economic downturn. “We’ve had a lot of success at My Legacy Park, that goes without saying, but 2016 was absolutely incredible for us,” he says. “We were running out of products to sell at one point.” The reason behind the success is simple: having the best of everything. That doesn’t necessarily mean the most upscale or lavishly opulent finish, but more a combination of everything that matters most to homebuyers. “We’re able to deliver a value beyond what people have expected or imagined, plus we have a location that people are naturally drawn to — Legacy has won back-to-back SAM community of the year awards in the last two years.” My Legacy Park itself is no slouch in this area. It has won its share of SAM Awards, most recently for their 691-square-foot G Plan, which can either be a two-bedroom with one-and-a-half baths, or a one-bedroom with a comfortable flex area. With a total of 310 homes, My Legacy Park is a four-phase development nestled within the premier community of Legacy right off of Macleod Trail at 210 Avenue S.E. The fourth building has a total of 80 homes up for the grabs. Its eight show homes give a profound and comprehensive look into what My Legacy Park offers, and they have all undoubtedly struck a chord among all kinds of buyers. From downsizers wanting to simplify life, singles or couples looking to get out of the rental market and owning their first home, even to young families wanting to set down roots in an amenity-rich community, My Legacy Park has the answers. “Even newly singles looking for a fresh start, My Legacy Park has a suite suited to their needs,” Logel says. My Legacy Park has one-, two- and three-bedroom units and all the variations in between (one or two baths, with den or without). “We even have the flexibility to adjust some plans to allow for greater personalization of units to suit our buyers’ lifestyles.” Logel says they were even able to improve on the perfection that is their G Plan. “We now have a Super G Plan, which at 715 square-feet offers that much more flexibility and living space.” He says the Super G will make up the majority of homes in the final building, and with a starting price of $170,000, it is sure to be another critical and commercial hit. “I’ll be surprised if it doesn’t bring home another SAM Award for us.” As in all their developments, attractive price points are key in Brad Remington The Alder Homes’ success. At My Legacy Park, budget-friendly prices start from the low

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$100,000s up to the mid $200,000s. Those were the key selling points as well in their previous developments. Copperfield Park III, which was the most recent prior to My Legacy Park, is down to their last handful of units. What it comes down to is having the right condo in the right community, Logel says.

FA S T FAC TS COMMUNITY: Legacy PROJECT: My Legacy Park DEVELOPER: Brad Remington Homes STYLE: Apartment-style condos SIZE: 424 to 1,002 sq. ft. PRICE: From the low $100,000s SALES CENTRE: 215 Legacy Blvd S.E. at the corner of Legacy Blvd and Legacy Main Street HOURS: Monday to Thursday 2 to 8 p.m., weekends and holidays noon to 5 p.m. WEBSITE:


“We’ve been very fortunate to have partnered with some of the best new communities in Calgary.” Legacy has proven itself to be among the very best, and getting better still. As far as amenities go, a new high school is under construction, so is a massive commercial project just on its outskirts. That’s in addition to what is already found nearby, including the Shawnessy Shopping Centre and the Somerset LRT station, the Seton shopping area, and the South Calgary Health Campus. Legacy is undoubtedly a self-sustaining neighbourhood with an artistic aesthetic both residents and visitors can enjoy. From the stonework and castle-like features at the entranceways, to the new public art sculpture created by Jane Seymour, plus 300 acres of an environmentally-protected reserve, it’s easy to feel at home here. “They also just opened a big community garden where residents of our condos can exercise their green thumbs,” Logel says. “Now is the time to act if people want to own a home in Legacy,” says Logel. “We’ve created a high quality home that ultra affordable, with outstanding standards and innovative design. People really can have everything they need and want.” But if the timing doesn’t quite work right now for some buyers, he says not to worry. “We will be launching My Legacy Park II in the fall with a lot of the same features that has made us successful.” CL CO N D O L I V I N G J U LY 2 0 1 7

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LIVING IT UP The Guardian’s Paramount suites presents urban living at its highest



iving high above it all is a life goal for many, and it doesn’t get any higher in Calgary than in The Guardian, the tallest residential towers in the city. And in their Paramount Suites, the high life hits the stratosphere. The sub-penthouse Paramount Suites takes up floors 36 to 41 of the two 44-storey towers. They offer expansive living spaces from 1,700 up to 2,619 square-feet with unobstructed, unrivaled views of the city and beyond. Starting at over 350 feet up in the sky, each one of the Paramount Suites is higher up than any other condo unit in the city. And because of its location in Victoria Park amongst the historic Warehouse District, there isn’t anything to obstruct the view. “They’re an exclusive collection with only three Paramount Suites per floor,” says Ernest Hon, Director of Sales and Marketing for Hon Developments, the visionary developers of The Guardian towers. These suites are the ultimate expression of urban living in Calgary, open concept layouts with two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms in each unit. “It’s the perfect space for entertaining and enjoying the urban lifestyle,” Hon tells Condo Living.

This was put to the test during a recent open house event here that Condo Living was invited to. There were over 50 guests at one time in one of the Paramount Suites, many enjoying the majestic views from the oversized terrace with a DJ playing music in the background. But what was even more amazing was that no noise at all could not be heard from the neighbouring suite even with the festivities going on next door. “A lot of attention went into the design for sound attenuation and the all-concrete construction helps mitigate sound transfer,” Hon says. That just speaks volumes to the quality of construction of the overall product. Priced from $1.2 million to $2.4 million,


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“The suites are thoughtfully designed from the inside out to provide floor plans which maximize usable space, finished with high quality materials, and taking advantage of the spectacular views in all directions.” the Paramount Suites appeal to a wide demographic. Hon says their buyers range from older couples who want to live the downtown life, up to young professionals who are attracted to the up-and-coming nature of the Victoria Park community. But then again, you can say that for the entire project. “The Guardian is envisioned to be a catalyst of change in Victoria Park and has been instrumental in kick-starting the revitalization of this historic neighbourhood. We’ve brought a new energy to the community, and many of our buyers want to be part of this growth.” The Guardian soars above Victoria Park and the Beltline with stunning panoramic views of downtown, the river, and the mountains. “The suites are thoughtfully designed from the inside out to provide floor plans which maximize usable space, finished with high quality materials, and taking advantage of the spectacular views in all directions.” The South Tower is over 60 per cent sold, but there are still plenty of options available from the affordable one-bedroom suites starting at $278,900 plus GST. There are also generous two-bedroom suites — all of which are corner suites with wrap-around floor-to-ceiling windows — that start at $445,900. Immediate possessions are available. The two buildings house over 620 residential units in total with a mixeduse podium of shared amenities, retail space, and live-work units to encourage a vibrant streetscape and community. The podium is also fitted with a brick and sandstone exterior reminiscent of the heritage buildings and warehouse aesthetic of the community. “From the inside to the outside, the design and quality of materials used in The Guardian make it stand out from other FA S T FAC TS developments in the area,” says Hon. The potential of this landmark development COMMUNITY: Victoria Park is truly remarkable considering its proximity to The kitchen however is where the suites really PROJECT: The Guardian downtown, the East Village, Inglewood, or the shine. Equipped with advanced German-enDEVELOPER: Hon Developments Beltline. The two towers are built with reinforced gineered appliances by AEG and Blomberg, concrete with a modern glass façade and while along with non-porous quartz countertops, the STYLE: High-rise condominiums the views are without a doubt jaw-dropping, the kitchen also includes seamless and functional SIZE: From 441 sq. ft. Guardian’s luxurious interiors are designed to cabinetry by Italian-designed Armony Cucine PRICE: Starting at $278,900 match its grand stature. — renowned throughout Europe for its refined SALES CENTRE: 456 - 12 Ave S.E. in the “Much care and attention has been put into the design and a leader in environmentally respondesign of the layout and finishes of the suites, sible manufacturing. In the paramount suites, Victoria Park Bungalow Schoolhouse so that the interiors are spacious, functional, the kitchens are upgraded with a complete Miele HOURS: Monday to Thursday noon to 6 and bright,” says Hon. “The finishes through- appliance package including a gas cooktop. p.m., weekends noon to 5 p.m. out are chosen to be timelessly elegant and All residents at The Guardian also have WEBSITE: exceedingly durable.” access to an incredible variety of in-house

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amenities including a commercially equipped gym, concierge service in the lobby, a workshop for DIY projects, a 1,350 square-foot social club or lounge, and an outdoor garden terrace. The Guardian has attracted a broad demographic especially savvy urbanites and young couples who work in downtown according to Hon, and those who want to take advantage of the lively nightlife scene, the bountiful cafes and restaurants in the area, or the exciting new National Music Centre and the Central Library. “The east side of the city core has seen tremendous new development over the last few years and The Guardian’s location is a perfect vantage point to experience the revitalization of Victoria Park,” says Hon. As a Calgary-based and SAM award-winning company, Hon Developments has established itself as a leader in innovative urban development and design. While the Guardian itself is an architectural feat in design, the vision is to ensure its residents have a live, work, play experience at all times. CL

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DOWNTOWN SOUTH Seton is bringing urban living to southern suburbia BY ANDREA COX


outed as Calgary’s next downtown, the new community of Seton in the city’s deep south is already beginning to hum with life. “Life in Seton is going to be about easy access to everything,” says Elton Ma, director, commercial at Brookfield Residential. He’s says that has been Brookfield’s vision from the project’s conception, a genesis that initiated close to 20 years ago, when the concept for Seton was born. “We wanted to be on the leading edge, creating a smarter community in the sense of providing the outlying areas with the types of amenities that you would find in a core situation,” says Ma. At the end of the day, Seton’s urban district will have 1 million squarefeet of retail space that will blossom into a multitude of offerings, from the Superstore (already open) to the Cineplex VIP Theatre — the first ever in Alberta (coming soon). There will also be High Street type pedestrian friendly stores, adding the pulsing vibe of local offerings — the kind of offerings that create community and foster urban planning success stories. Residents can expect vendors like Mountain Equipment Co-op and Tim Hortons to join the list of amenities already in place — the list is long for a community that literally is beginning to rise from the ground — Tommyfield Gastro Pub, Starbelly, Shoppers Drug Mart, Save-On Foods and Starbucks are all on scene now. “At the end of the day Seton will have everything that you would need to satisfy your daily necessities right through to your luxury wants and desires,” says Ma. The heart and soul of the district will be the Market Street District where the street oriented detail will meld with vertical mixed-used components — condominiums and apartments on the second level above the shops. Here, Brookfield has entwined many beautiful place making sculptures and light displays to add elements of architectural appeal. Part of Seton’s vision also entails office space in the form of a business park with over 1.5 million square feet of employment space. “We wanted to reverse some of the traffic flow so that people have job opportunities here and don’t have to go downtown everyday,” says Ma. Seton will have a definite impact on lives of residents of Calgary’s southernmost communities like Auburn Bay, Cranston, New Brighton, McKenzie Towne (all Brookfield

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communities), Copperfield and Mahogany (both by Hopewell Residential), which are all within a 10-minute drive. This development will likely change the way of life in the whole southern sector of the city. Certainly the new South Calgary Health Campus will provide a slew of job offerings as well as providing a solid central health amenity for every age group. The Marriot Hotel is also a significant employer in the area. Add to that the new YMCA, which will be one of the largest recreational centres in Calgary with its selection of ice and hockey rinks, pools, fitness areas, theatre space and public library and Seton will be fully self-contained. The YMCA is under construction now and is slated to open in 2018. The new LRT Greenline connection to downtown and beyond will transform the fabric and texture of the area. “We’d always planned Seton with the future LRT coming online,” says Ma, adding that it will really provide the connectivity to the south end of


town, adding to the multi-modal flavour of the community, where driving, walking and biking are all supported. And, at the fore of environmental design, Seton incorporates a bevy of green features, including solar technology (all of the display lighting is powered from solar power). The hospital, fire hall and business park, are all pursuing LEED certification and the shopping centre has already attained LEED status as a Greenfield project. “Everyone is really doing their part in creating lower carbon foot print building. Tie that all together with a very walkable, multi-modal community design and we think we are really ensuring that we are providing sustainable development,” says Ma. Seton’s urban district encapsulates 365 acres east of Seton Boulevard S.E. and is bordered by Auburn Bay to the north and Mahogany to the east and Cranston to the west. Upon final build out the community will be home to 3,500 people living in 1,300 multi-family designed homes. The target market is multi-generational from first time buyers to downsizers and aging in place. The community is slated for assisted living multi-family product and purpose built rental apartment homes. A new high school is opening in September 2018, which will accommodate 1,800 students in grades ten through twelve. “Brookfield’s vision for Seton is to attract a variety of residents and the high school really provides the authenticity to the development,” says Ma. The first residential offering, Seton Park Place, a four-storey condominium project by Cedarglen Living broke ground in April of 2017. Also coming in is Rohit Communities Calgary with new condos and townhomes And, Brookfield has recently purchased another 600 acres adjoining Seton’s urban district to the south and plans are in the works to create what will be called Seton, the single family adjunct to Seton’s Urban District. “It will be purely residential and offer another 7,500 single-family homes to the area,” says Ma. The entire community when finished will be slightly less than 1,000 acres and encapsulate Brookfield’s longterm vision. “We are very excited about Seton. It has been a long-time in the making. Life here is going to be about easy access to everything — people can live closer to where they work, they can shop, they can be entertained and from a health and fitness perspective, it is all here,” says Ma. CL

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Reflection’s design brings refined, relaxed resort living to Calgary BY PEPPER RODRIGUEZ


or a condo development as groundbreaking and ambitious as Westman Village, it would be imperative to have a presentation centre and show suites that match the compelling vision. And in no small measure, Jayman BUILT has again come through with flying colours. Westman Village’s state-of-the-art presentation centre in the lake community of Mahogany lays out its plans for the ambitious condo community-within-a-community in painstaking detail, every minuscule aspect is laid out for interested parties to picture what life would be like here. The show suites themselves are pictures of the refined, relaxed, four-season resort lifestyle that Westman Village is all about. And the man in charge of putting this vision together is Jayman BUILT’s Interior Designer, Bruce Harvey. His distinctive touch of glamourous functionality graces each and every Jayman BUILT home, but he thinks

Westman Village may be some of his best work yet, not the least of reasons is the enormous time pressure he and his team were under to complete the project. It took just 40 days to complete the sales centre with three show suites, a sales floor and offices. “It was a definite challenge, but we’ve been doing this a long time. We know what we want and how to achieve it,” he tells Condo Living. Any of the two Calligraphy and one Reflection show suites would have worked for this Designer Series feature, but the rich, luxurious lifestyle that Reflection embodies is not something you see regularly in a multi-family setting. “This is approachable luxury at its finest,” Harvey says. Reflection Estate Condominiums are from 1,531 to 2,625 square-feet and priced from $729,000 to $1.3 million, plus GST. Interested parties can visit the Westman Village show suites at 1955 Mahogany Boulevard S.E.


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The modern kitchen in Jayman BUILT’s Fit and Finish design is a seamless array of high style. Fusion flat slab cabinet doors and drawer fronts brings a sheen of elegance to the room. But with the exciting variety of restaurants in Westman Village and in Mahogany itself, chances are residents may not even have to use their kitchen that much. Nothing denotes luxury more than the master ensuite, and in Reflection the full effect of an upscale lifestyle is brought to fore in the relaxing confines of the attached bathroom of the master bedroom. The 10-millemetre tempered glass shower stall, deep soaker tub, Moen chrome taps, and seeming miles of quartz tops in the double vanity complete the ensemble.

Visitors will notice a lot of gold detail in the Reflection show suite, which Harvey says is a definite trend nowadays. But the hints of gold in the accents and even the drapery also reflect the rich and captivating lifestyle of Reflection. “It brings an aura of opulence. The gold also reflects the design of the Chairman’s Steakhouse restaurant that will be one of the centerpieces of Westman Village,” Harvey says.

The entertainment aspect of the home is never lost in Reflection, the huge center island with its quartz countertop ledge is perfect for entertaining guests and has more than enough work space to comfortably prepare meals. It’s also convenient for quick meals for busy couples.

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Reflection is meant to attract mature, active couples looking to “right-size” from their estate homes. “One of our goals is to make our designs current, on-trend, and memorable. In our mind, we thought the buyers for Reflection would enjoy the finer things in life and that’s how we proceeded with the design,” Harvey says. The maple engineered hardwood floor, tall windows and high ceilings underline the feeling of an exclusive lifestyle and the soft touches like the linen sofa and area rug lend a genteel quality.

The “aspirational” quality of show suite design is very much evident in Reflection, Harvey says. “We design our show suites as something we think buyers will aspire to, and in Reflection we wanted a transitional look that’s at the same time classic and sophisticated,” he says. Particular attention was given to the light fixtures to give the home that highend feel and top quality furnishings add to its grandeur.

The private outdoor space is the kicker and the Garden G-B1 show suite actually has two – including this one just off the living room. “This one will be facing Mahogany’s 63-acre lake and the beach area so it was important to have lots of seating in this space. The other terrace on the other side of the home has the barbecue and is perfect for smaller parties,” Harvey says. CL

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The Guardian meets all big city aspirations of a new Calgarian




n Ontario transplant with the future in his mind knows exactly where he wants to be in life, and he has found the home that fits exactly the lifestyle he envisions. Sean came to Calgary three years ago from Oakville, Ontario, when he took a job transfer. He came to the city with a one-year plan to scope out communities where he’d like to eventually have a home in. And in the meantime, he settled in a Beltline rental condo while he explored. It didn’t take long before Sean saw himself staying in Calgary. “I like the vibrancy,” he says. “It’s young. It’s full of people who want to progress. It’s people who want to do something. I like being around that.” The turn in Calgary’s economy delayed Sean from purchasing a home, but that changed earlier this year. “This spring it was a buyers’ market,” he says. “It was an ideal time for me. I felt comfortable making that commitment.” He went into the search with a clear direction.


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“Primarily I wanted a two-bedroom condo,” he says. “Something new and modern and as close to the downtown as possible.” A brand-new building that has to be esthetically pleasing was top of mind for Sean, located in either Victoria Park or the Beltline. And it was The Guardian on 4th Street and 12th Avenue S.E. that checked all the boxes for him. The Guardian blew away his expectations. “In my opinion, it’s a statement piece when you come downtown and see it,” he says. “You can be proud to say that it’s home.” The Guardian is a 44-floor glass and steel twin tower, the highest residential towers in Calgary. Located next to the Stampede grounds in Victoria Park, it is at the heart of the rejuvenation of the historic neighbourhood. The magnificent twin spires are marvels of architecture that embody Calgary’s youthful energy. But that’s not all. The Guardian stands out in every way. Sean was amazed by The Guardian’s wide-ranging features, not the least of which is its four-pipe heating/cooling system that allows the year-round use of air conditioning and heating interchangeably. So on a 25˚ Celsius day in May,

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his 25th floor unit was pleasantly cool and a week earlier when it snowed in Calgary, he was able to turn up the heat and get the chill out of the air, he explains, a feature that was not available in his last condo. “You never know what weather you are going to get in Calgary,” he says, smiling. Sean was shown a two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 979-square-foot unit with a 133-squarefoot patio on the 25th floor that had the interior style he was looking for and a view that never gets old. “The view of the mountains and downtown from the 25th floor, in my opinion is the nicest view in the city,” he says. Sean’s corner condominium has a 180-degree site-line of the downtown that takes in the Rocky Mountains, the historic brick buildings of Victoria Park, the glass towers of downtown and the Stampede grounds to the south. The panoramic view is all taken in through floor to ceiling windows that wrap around the living space and into the bedroom. The guest room, which also serves as an office, overlooks the Stampede grounds. Sean says he is looking forward to watching all the happenings the first week of July, including taking in the spectacular fireworks show from the comfort


of his home every night. He even bought his mom a flight from Ontario as a retirement present so she can come enjoy the Stampede with him this year from his new digs. The Guardian also offered up the interior aesthetics Sean was looking for. “When you get in the building it’s got a really fresh feel to it,” he says. A bright apartment was important and the light colours that were available in his unit, fit exactly what he was looking for. Sean painted the walls to create a white-on-white palette that is contrasted only slightly by the dove-grey laminate flooring. The kitchens at The Guardian are a picture of modern European styling. Armony Cucine cabinetry, from Italy, made its debut in Calgary in The Guardian. The sleek, front-faced, stark white lacquered cabinets achieve the clean, modern look Sean says he was seeking. The kitchen appliances, including the integrated Blomberg refrigerator and dishwasher and the built-in AEG oven hail from Germany. “What I’m going for a modern, clean look,” he says. “Very light, with more of a neutral tone with greys and dark greys, with this view and the amount of sunlight.”

He says the light and bright feel is good for the soul. “It really sets the tone for the day,” he says “The fresh feel of it makes you happy.” One-bedroom apartments in The Guardian start at $278,900, two-bedrooms at $455,900 while the Paramount suites at $1.4 million. CL

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FILL YOUR BOOTS It’s Stampede time again in the city, here’s what’s coming BY SHELLEY BOETTCHER


ou can’t call yourself a true Calgarian if you’ve never been to the Calgary Stampede, which takes place July 7 to 16 this year. The annual rodeo and party has been held every year since 1912, and every year, organizers manage to put a fresh spin on the festivities. “There is always something new; that’s for sure,” says Danielle Savoni, the Stampede’s public relations manager. But the new stuff doesn’t come at the expense of the old, she notes. You’ll still find the world-famous rodeo every afternoon, the chuckwagon races, Indian Village and plenty of cowboys and cowgirls, too. “The Calgary Stampede rodeo is the largest outdoor rodeo in the world,” Savoni says. “The competitors we invite are some of the best the sport has to offer.” Here’s a look at some highlights to check out during this year’s Calgary Stampede. For more details, including ticket prices, go to


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For the first time in almost 50 years, the Calgary Stampede parade route is shifting, to allow easier access to the park as the parade ends. It will follow the same 4.5 kilometre route as previous years, but will go the opposite direction: starting at 9th Avenue and First Street S.E., and moving toward Sixth Avenue and Third Street S.E. This year’s parade takes place Friday, July 7. The prelude starts at 7:30 a.m., followed by the main parade at 8:55 a.m. The popular two-hour parade will feature about 170 entries. After the parade’s completion, there will be free admission to the Stampede grounds until 1:30 p.m.


As of press time, the Stampede parade marshal has not yet been named, but previous marshals have included astronaut Chris Hadfield, singer Bing Crosby, Olympic Speed Skating Gold Medalist Catriona Le May Doan, Prince Charles, Walt Disney and a slew of actors, including William Shatner, Sam Elliot, Christopher Reeve and Leslie Neilson.


Singing. Dancing. Acrobatics and, of course, the world-renowned chuckwagon races. This year, Canadian musical icon and Calgary legend Jann Arden will host this spectacular evening event, which takes place every night during the 10-day party. Born and raised in Calgary, Arden has had a string of internationally acclaimed albums and is known for such hits as Insensitive and Could I Be Your Girl.

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On Tuesday, June 11, the Stampede team will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation, with “lots of Canadian-inspired pop-up events,” says Savoni. It will replace the Stampede’s Western Heritage Day this year.


This year, motocross legend Keith Sayers and his team of gold medal riders will perform extreme gravity-defying tricks during Light It Up at the Bell Adrenaline Ranch.


Don’t miss the free (well, free with admission) concerts on the Coca-Cola Stage and Nashville North. “We have more than 60 artists across two stages over the 10 days,” says Savoni. “And this is the most music we’ve ever featured on the Coca-Cola Stage.” Here are just a few highlights from this year’s lineup on the Coca-Cola Stage: July 7: USS July 8: Theory of a Deadman July 9: Sabrina Carpenter July 10: Nelly Furtado July 12: The Strumbellas and the Elwins July 13: Alessia Cara July 14: Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals July 15: Whitehorse, The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer and The Sadies July 16: July Talk and Faith Healer

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Just like every year at the Stampede, there are lots of unusual new dishes to test out. Some of this year’s standouts: The Cookie Dough-ne — Cookie dough in a waffle cone, topped with cotton candy and sprinkles. Rolled Ice Cream — Literally, rolled-up ice cream, served with toppings, including brownies, graham crackers and whipped cream. Unicorn White Hot Chocolate — White hot chocolate, loaded up with rainbow sour poppers, sprinkles, a rainbow candy ribbon and cotton candy. Deep Fried Jell-O — Dough filled with Jell-O, deep-fried and sprinkled with icing sugar. Clam Chowder Poutine — Chunky, creamy clam chowder atop cheese curds and fries, garnished with crisped crab meat. Rain Drop Cake — A mysterious jiggly cake that turns into water. Or does it? World’s Hottest Pizza — Loaded with Carolina reaper peppers, the planet’s hottest pepper, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Canadian Bacon Pickle Balls — Bacon wrapped around a hot dog and pickle, battered and deep-fried. Served on a stick. Cereal Monster Sandwiches — Cereal-marshmallow squares stuffed with ice cream. Maple Walnut Cotton Candy — The name says it all, made in honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary. Pie Shakes — Pie or cake and milkshakes, all in one big cup. A Metre-Long Sausage — Just what it sounds like, topped with peppers, onions and special sauce. Share with friends, or try to eat it all yourself. Crispy Chicken Feet — Literally, deep-fried chicken feet. Yes, you read that correctly. “But, of course, we’ll have plenty of foods for those of us who aren’t so adventurous,” Savoni says. “There is something for everyone…and then some.” CL

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STYLISH SUMMER No matter the size of your private outdoor space, there’s room for style BY DAVID CROSSON


or four months of the year (five, if I’m lucky) the balcony off my living room is the centre of my universe. It is a postage stamp compared to its predecessor — upon which I swear you could land aircraft — but what it lacks in square footage it more than makes up for in charm. Truth be told, I prefer the smaller version: it was less expensive to furnish and maintenance is a breeze (literally, I don’t have to sweep or vacuum, the YYC wind does it all).


West Elm, a great source for stylish pieces at excellent prices, brings dazzling to dining with their Soleil Metal Outdoor Bistro Set, offered in crisp white, cool turquoise and sunny orange, as depicted here.

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Pier 1’s Kimbell Woodgrain Melamine Dinnerware exquisitely captures the driftwood trend and offers a perfect neutral perch for colourful and appetizing summer fare.

If you have a small balcony — or deck, patio, terrace, lanai, etc. — try to view it as a gift rather than a drawback. True, you won’t be able to entertain hordes of people on it but there’s a lot to be said for intimate conversations on sunny afternoons or inky, star-filled evenings. As I said, dressing up a compact space can be done quite economically… or at least not be quite so painful if you decide to really splurge on the goods. With a small footprint it’s always best to treat it like you’re filling up a bucket: rocks first, then pebbles and finally sand. In this case the rocks are your furnishings such as seating and surfaces (tables mainly, but not always), the pebbles are medium-sized items like planters, floor coverings and lighting and the pebbles are small, personality-driven things like accessories and serveware. This helps set priorities and also ensures that you don’t run out of room by buying everything at once and out of sequence! Fortunately, there are many scaled-down options out there for “rocking” a small space, especially if you want to make a statement that will resonate for years to come. In this regard, Brooklyn-based (and Calgary-outposted) West Elm does a stellar job, providing durable, design-considered options at a great price. Their Soleil Metal Outdoor Bistro Dining Set, offered in white, orange and a fabulous fifties-looking turquoise, is a great workhorse collection rendered in tough powder-coated steel. Toss a few snazzy (and hardy) cushions on the chairs and you’ll be sitting pretty all summer long, whether you’re dining, drinking or “dishing”.

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If it’s major drama you seek, look no further than their All-Weather Wicker Colorblock series, which serves up bold style in an outside-friendly “plicker” material. I love how distinctive and confident the colours and patterns are and yet both are well suited to small spaces without appearing overly dominant. I can pretty much guarantee you won’t find anything as interesting anywhere (especially at the price point) so it makes both aesthetic and economic sense to snap a couple up. Once you have your main pieces in place it’s time to move on to supplementary items such as planters, rugs and lighting. Although I do love a classic ceramic drum stool used as a table, there is so much more than can be done. Maria Tomas offers a dual-purpose solution that serves as both a table and lighting in the form of Twist Productions’ “Blok”, made of easy-to-maintain white polyethylene and


Dressing up a compact space can be done quite economically… or at least not be quite so painful if you decide to really splurge on the goods.



With its subtle knot detail, Pier 1’s Cobalt Rope Lumbar Pillow offers superb nautical flair at a great price—the perfect combination for elevated al fresco style on a down-to-earth budget.

simple enough to serve a variety of décor styles. Even with an endless supply of your favourite libation perched atop the real fun lies inside, as it can be programmed to give off a rainbow of hues thanks to LEDs concealed within. If you already have a table in place, you can still bask in the glow of one of Twist’s other sculptural lighting products, such as their tree-inspired Mia Serata model, which really helps makes use of your vertical space. Once you’re done with your primary and secondary pieces, it’s time to deck out your deck with accessories — and this is really where you can let your personality shine through. Whether you opt for bold or neutral, Pier 1 covers the waterfront with their wide range of offerings, all at really attractive prices. Their Azure Tile Melamine Dinnerware is a great take on the Moroccan trend, as is their Ceramic Tile Tray, which will provide a vibrant base for everything from coffee to canapes. If you prefer your food to take a starring role, their Kimbell Woodgrain Melamine Dinnerware will really put your fare front and centre, popping off a background of ontrend taupes and greys. Switching gears to soft goods, Pier 1 does a great job with pillows,

West Elm’s All-Weather Wicker Colorblock Chair is a summertime stunner, featuring bold colour and pattern in all-weather faux wicker. Try a couple paired with a simple table for maximum aesthetic impact.

many of which strike a summery nautical note without bashing you over the head with anchors and lobsters. Better still, they are available in a range of colours so you’re sure to find a hue that’s right for you. Perhaps it’s the fleeting nature of Calgary summers that make them so appealing — there’s a sense of “get it while the going’s good” that emphasizes the preciousness of the season. Regardless of how you apply the rock/pebbles/ sand formula to your own situation, I hope have a wonderful summer. CL

Pier 1’s Ceramic Tile Tray and Azure Tile Melamine Dinnerware both capture hot Moroccan flair for even hotter summer days. They’re so chic that even a lowly barbecued hot dog would look like gourmet cuisine served atop either.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: David Crosson is a freelance design writer and principal of the David Crosson Design Collective. He is a frequent media commentator on matters of life and style as well as a regular guest on CTV Morning Live. For more of his design ideas, visit

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COLOURING IT FORWARD Aboriginal artists collaborate on indigenous colouring book initiative


olouring It Forward is the brainchild of Calgarian engineer/artist/musician Diana Frost, an Algonquin Metis seeking to connect with her roots and to give back to her community. Along with supporting the contributing artists, Frost’s vision for the project is to create a gathering place to foster reconciliation, to provide support for selected First Nations projects, and to build a community where native and non-native people can share their stories, ideas and hopes for the future. Colouring It Forward, she says, seeks to foster relationships and understanding between non-natives and natives, and to develop awareness and understanding of aboriginal arts and culture. It’s a big task, but she’s not alone. Two of the artists contributing to the colouring book are Red Deer resident and Sisika Nation Blackfoot artist and performer Ryan Jason Allen Willert and, from southern Alberta’s Blood Tribe, Kalum Teke Dan. Both artists contributed original art, which was then converted to black and white colourable images for Colouring It Forward: Discover Blackfoot Nation Art and Wisdom, the first in a series of colouring books based on different nations, produced by the Colouring It Forward project. Willert, whose black and white art appears here, was named New Tribe Magazine artist of the year in 2010, and his artwork and films have been showcased at Calgary’s Glenbow Museum. He is now working on several new projects including a commission for a land acknowledgement art piece for the Calgary Sexual Health Centre, collaboration on a children’s colouring book coming out later this year plus a live performance/storytelling workshop for the Red Deer College. He’s

currently helping with a student mural at Tuscany School and attending the Adaka Cultural Festival where he’s performing and doing workshop June 30 to July 6 in Whitehorse, Yukon. The colouring book has met with great success, with the first printing was almost completely sold out within five weeks and many copies sold to First Nations and other schools. Several book stores, including Chapters Indigo, Staples, and a long list of art galleries and native arts and craft stores also carry the book, which sells for about $20 online. CL For more information on the Colouring It Forward project, visit To see more of Ryan Jason Allen Willert’s art, visit

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By Maria Bartolotti

Small in scale doesn’t mean lacking in leisure


Dear Maria; I just recently graduated from university and have a job lined up in the downtown and I am thinking of buying my first condo. Is there anything you can recommend?


If your following the real estate market, then you know that housing costs in Canada have not slowed down, in fact, your average detached home has gone up in price. Which means those who are looking to buy into the market are limited in what they can afford. And a single-family detached home is probably out of reach. For new homebuyers, micro condos are a great option. Micro condos or as some call them “smart condos” are typically described as an “open concept design” usually with one bedroom (some have space for two. Your kitchen, dining and living area are in one space. Meaning, pretty much everything you do is in that one space. So, what if you were given the option to purchase a “mini” condo about 400 squarefeet of space (that’s the size of roughly two parking spaces) would you do it? It’s not unheard of in today’s world for individuals to adopt a more minimalist attitude. It seems that more people are willing to make the sacrifice for less personal space in favour of more communal space.

Micro condos used to be primarily found in the hip inner city communities of East Village and the Beltline (N3 by Knightsbridge, INK by Battistella Developments, for example, both in East Village), but lately, you can even find these smaller suites in the suburban communities (My Legacy Park in Legacy, Regatta in Auburn Bay offer these trendy suites). It all depends on what location fits your lifestyle, but there is an abundance of these micro suites that you can find, targeted at the minimalist, millennial lifestyle. Some of these buyers reason that they live their lives in the neighbourhood around them rather than in the home — in a sense, their condo is just a crash pad. Prices vary widely depending on the loca-

Editor’s note: Maria Bartolotti is a board member of the Canadian Condominium Institute – Southern Alberta chapter (CCI-SA). CCI represents all participants in the condominium community.

tion, but they can range from the high $100,000s in the suburbs and around the $300,000 mark nearer the downtown. Micro condos are great for those individuals looking for affordability with less maintenance, giving them more time to focus on other things of importance in their life. So how do you furnish a micro condo. I have no clue, thank goodness for Pinterest — and this magazine — where you can find some amazing ideas that you could borrow from. Micro condos really are something to consider. Until next time ...  CL

Maria Bartolotti

ACCI, FCCI is the ownermanager of New Concept Management Inc. She has developed a strong reputation for rendering timely and efficient services to the condominium industry. Maria believes that her company’s success hinges on her hands-on approach to condominium management as well as maintaining open lines of communications with her clientele. Maria is actively involved in her industry. For more information, visit CO N D O L I V I N G J U LY 2 0 1 7

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LUXURY’S NEW LOOK AVLI on Atlantic and Residences of King Edward define new condo luxury

CONDOSCAPES By Richard White


his past May there were two important ground breaking events in the evolution of Calgary’s condo culture: AVLI on Atlantic in Inglewood and The Residences of King Edward in Marda Loop. While both communities have seen their fair share of new condos and infill homes over the past 10 years, are the first truly luxury condos to be built outside Calgary’s City Centre. AVLI on Atlantic by Greenwood Developments was designed by one of Calgary’s most respected architects — Jeremy Sturgess. He was part of the design team for the Bow Tower, Water Centre in Manchester, and the redesign of downtown’s 7th Avenue Transit Corridor. He is known for his contemporary design that goes to the edge but never falls into the school of “wacky architecture.” Sturgess has been creating interesting condos since the early ‘90s — his Connaught Gardens, completed in 1991 listed on the Alberta Association of Architects’ Chronicle of Significant Alberta Architecture. For AVLI on Atlantic, Sturgess and his team seems to have been inspired by the renowned 20th century prairie architect Frank Lloyd Wright whose signature was flat roof homes with strong horizontal lines (inspired by the horizon line that dominates the prairie landscape), large windows and commitment to craftsmanship. The seven-storey AVLI has a cool white South Miami Beach look, with large triangular balconies that seem to float off of the building. It has the look of a modern piece of sculpture and will contrast nicely with the contemporary warehouse look of the Atlantic Avenue Art Block across the street with its wave roof. Together, they will create a contemporary 21st century sense of

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place synergistic with the Inglewood’s historic Main Street from the early 20th century. The “AVLI on Atlantic” name is derived from the fact it is located on 9th Avenue whose historic name is Atlantic Avenue, with “avli” being Greek for courtyard and the developers are Greek. THE KING IS BACK “The Residences of King Edward” is the next phase in an ambitious redevelopment of the iconic sandstone King Edward School site that has been vacant since the ‘90s. Earlier this year, artists and other creative types began moving into the studio/work spaces and in May, the Alberta Craft Council moved into its gallery space. Later this year, a multi-purpose 150-seat theatre space will open. As part of the site development, the land on the east and west sides of the site has been set aside for residential development. Award-winning Rockwood Custom Homes has teamed up with Dan Jenkins, another experienced and respected Calgary architect, to create 19 uber-luxury homes called “The Residences of King Edward.” Jenkins cleverly designed the building’s

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façade to look like a series of attached infills, allowing it to visually fit nicely into the community’s existing single-family home streetscape. In reality, it is a 3-storey condo building, with units ranging in size from 1,400 to 3,600 square-feet. It is “bungalow living” in a condo. There is also a sense of craftsmanship in the combination of materials that includes sandstone, stucco and zinc cladding, giving it both a contemporary and traditional look. Jenkins too has employed Frank Lloyd Wright’s strong horizontal lines and interplay of different materials to create a building that has character and charm. LAST WORD The fact two experienced Calgary developers are moving forward with these luxury condo projects at this time is strong evidence Calgarians are embracing condo living. It also shows Calgary’s economy is stronger than some may think. CL

Richard White has been writing about Calgary urban living for over 20 years. Follow him on twitter @everydaytourist, read his blogs at or contact him at CO N D O L I V I N G J U LY 2 0 1 7

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Doug Kelly looks back on Calgary residential development with second book


doubt there are many more people who know Alberta’s residential development industry like Doug Kelly does. For something like 40 years and until he stepped back a ways in the recent past, Kelly was involved in the creation of some of Calgary’s more established communities like Dalhousie, Ranchlands, Woodbine, and Richmond Hill from the mid-1970s to the late 1980s. During that time, he worked for Melcor Developments and Markborough Properties. He also spent time in Edmonton with Carma Developers (now Brookfield Residential), and was involved in the development of Whitemud Creek, Parkland, and Terwilligar Towne, to name just a few. In all, his name is connected to nearly two dozen neighbourhoods in the province’s two major cities. But when you’ve been so deeply involved in an industry for so many years, it’s difficult to just say goodbye, to walk away. The issues still beckon and the people you met or worked with still call. Kelly decided with his spare time to write a book about the industry and the people who work in it. In 2008, “$100,000 an Acre” was published. It traced the happenings in and the growth of the Urban Development Institute (UDI) from the 1950s into the 1970s. A second book, “$200,000 an Acre”, was recently released and takes readers on a trip through the booms and busts that occurred from the late 1970s to the present day. Kelly said at the “$200,00 an Acre” book

launch that it was important for him to tell about the people who had so much determination and took the risks in order to build the great neighbourhoods in Alberta’s urban centres. “They did it with knowledge, excitement, and a vision for our future — and their journeys deserve to be documented,” he adds. And from the beginning back

six decades ago, some of the issues these “free thinkers, entrepreneurs, and risk-takers” have had to contend with have remained, says Kelly. “Downloading of costs to the consumers still is an issue for developers and builders. Municipal governments turn to the developers to pay more and more for infrastructure outside of the communities they are developing,” he says. When it comes to the provincial government, the former chair of UDI chapters in Calgary and Edmonton

and president of the institute’s provincial body says the two sides typically got along — starting with the (Don) Lougheed Conservatives through (Don) Getty, (Ralph) Klein, (Ed) Stelmach, and through the (Jim) Prentice era. “In fact, the industry was pretty close to getting a mutually-agreeable new Municipal Government Act before the NDP took power. Now, it’s a whole new ball game, I understand,” says Kelly. As for the future of the housing and development sectors in the province’s two major centres, it will see still more changes brought about, in large part, by a slowdown in job growth. There is also the densification issue as it pertains to the push by municipal governments in Calgary and Edmonton to attract more people from the suburbs to the inner-city and close-in established communities. “But infill and inner-city housing will always be more expensive due to the role of the land component in the price of the housing unit,” Kelly says. “But the housing market will survive.” CL

Marty Hope. For more than two decades Marty Hope has been reporting on the housing and development industry in Calgary, throughout Alberta, and across Canada. In March, he was presented with the Maple Leaf Award from the Canadian Home Builders’ Association which is given annually to a non-builder member in Canada for contributions to the industry. CO N D O L I V I N G J U LY 2 0 1 7

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By Pepper Rodriguez


he first development under the Logel Homes brand made a spectacular debut as it sold 35 homes right off the bat when it started sales on May 27. “It was quite exciting for us,” syas Logel Homes founder and President Tim Logel. Its success isn’t a surprise, after all Logel has long mastered the art of condo development in Calgary. Logel was the driving force in making Cardel Lifestyles one of the most preeminent condo developers in Calgary. Since starting in the 2000s, the multi-family arm of Cardel Homes has built more than 2,500 condos and townhomes with another 1,000 units under construction. But having a brand that he can call his own has always been Logel’s dream, and Logel Homes’ Auburn Rise has turned that into a reality. Auburn Rise will be a 373-unit condo development in Auburn Bay. The development features a short walk to three grocery stores and many shops and restaurants, as well as Auburn Bay’s private lake, proximity to the South Health Hospital, and a future LRT station just nearby. “I’ve worked in a lot of condo developments, but Auburn Rise’s location in Auburn Bay is the best. It has everything anyone can want,” he tells Around Town. Auburn Rise’s show home is at 105 Auburn Meadows Dr. S.E. With prices starting from $139,000, it’s sure to be a hit,” he says.



hane Homes has always understood for the better. “YMCA Calgary is a perfect that community wellness is essential in choice to invest our support to help Calgarbuilding today’s lives, that’s why its recent ians thrive in a safe, active and welcoming $3.5 million investment in the new City of environment.” Calgary recreation facility in the northwest The YMCA says it is thrilled by the is considered money well spent. generosity of Shane Homes and welcomes Rocky Ridge YMCA currently under the partnership. “The Shane Homes team construction will be named “Shane Homes has really stepped up to help YMCA to YMCA” in honour of ensure more Calgarians Shane Homes’ donation, belong, grow, thrive and the largest donation the lead in this amazing new YMCA has received in its facility,” says Shannon 115-year history. Doram, President and Shane Wenzel, CEO of YMCA Calgary. President of Shane The money will be Homes says the company invested directly into the strongly supports 284,000-square-foot organizations that facility — which will hold promote health, wellness an NHL-size multipurShane Wenzel (left), Shane Homes, President and Shannon Doram, YMCA and education, and which pose rink and more. Calgary, President & CEO help change peoples’ lives



n April 28, 2017, in the early morning, Reza (Roger) Navabi, Director of Qualex-Landmark™ passed away in Vancouver. For over 30 years, Reza Navabi was a highly respected and accomplished figure in the real estate development industry. Together with his business partner, Mohammed Esfahani, he built Qualex-Landmark™, one of the most notable residential and commercial real estate development groups in British Columbia and Alberta. Qualex-Landmark™ is currently responsible for providing 2,000 homes for families across BC and Alberta and is known for building innovative conReza Navabi dominiums with timeless architecture and satisfied home owners. “Reza was a unique visionary but he was incredibly humble and modest, often giving up the spotlight and preferring the team be recognized.” says Mohammed Esfahani, president, Qualex-Landmark™. “With Reza, Qualex-Landmark™ has always been more of a family business which speaks volumes on Reza’s character and his relationships with people.” Qualex-Landmark™ has six condo projects in Calgary’s Beltline community. Completed are STELLA, NOVA, LUNA, CALLA and MARK on 10th while the sixth, Park Point, is under construction. For more than 10 years, Qualex-Landmark™ group has built more concrete high-rises in Calgary’s Beltline than any other residential developer. CL CO N D O L I V I N G J U LY 2 0 1 7

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Gatestone Remington Developments front cover, pages 14-16

Park Point Qualex Landmark page 25

Victory & Venture Providence page 6

Auburn Rise Logel Homes page 3

The Guardian Hon Developments page 2

Radius Bucci page 5

Vivace StreetSide Developments page 4

Avenue West End Grosvenor page 48

Hunter House StreetSide Developments page 62

Regatta Brookfield Residential page 34

Vogue LaCaille Group page 58

Bridgeland Crossings Gablecraft Homes page 39

Legacy Gate Carlisle Group page 64

Room with a View Slokker Homes page 30

Westman Village Jayman BUILT page 40

Bridgeland Hill Gablecraft Homes page 39

The Loop StreetSide Developments page 62

Sanderson Ridge page 60

Zen Ravenswood Avalon Master Builder page 38

The Concord Concord Pacific page 9

The Mark 101 Shane Homes page 52

Emerald Sky Carlisle Group page 26

My Legacy Park Brad Remington pages 69, back cover

Fish Creek Exchange Graywood Developments page 71

The Orchard Lamb Development page 11

The Gates Remington Development page 17

Origins at Cranston StreetSide Developments page 44

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Sketch Nanotechnologies page 70 The Townes of Redstone StreetSide Developments page 44 Verona Townhomes Trico Homes page 47 Verve Fram/Slokker Developments page 35

Zen Redstone Avalon Master Builder page 56