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March 04, 2021 | Andrea Cox

Community Profile: Altadore

With new residential developments popping up everywhere – along with a growing selection of culinary gems, coffee shops, yoga studios, craft breweries and funky boutiques – the buzz around Calgary's inner-city community of Altadore just keeps getting stronger.

Currie’s Victoria Cross Boulevard, a linear park that commemorates recipients of the Victoria Cross, leads to Valour Park, which honours the three branches of the Canadian Armed Forces.
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Nov. 06, 2019 | Josh Skapin

Garrison Woods, Garrison Green and Currie embody Calgary's rich military history

With every passing year, the events of the First and Second World Wars become ever more distant parts of our country's history. Remembrance requires work, and any excuse to think about or discuss these conflicts and the sacrifices of Canadian veterans helps keep their memories alive.

In this context, three southwest Calgary neighbourhoods that wear their military history on their sleeve are especially significant.

Courtesy Canada Lands Company

Nov. 06, 2019 | Andrea Cox

Currie: a master-planned community in the heart of the inner city

Public art installations, plenty of green space, beautiful architecture and thoughtful urban planning that retains the site's heritage all come together to form a heady mix in Currie.

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Sept. 04, 2019 | Josh Skapin

Bigger and better: Connected communities pace population growth

Calgary communities that provide convenient access to desirable amenities and major roadways are leading the way in growth.

Shawnee Park is built on a former golf course in southwest Calgary next to Fish Creek Provincial Park.
Courtesy Cardel Homes

April 11, 2018 | Gerald Vander Pyl

Neighbourhood makeover

Redevelopment projects lead to new communities in established areas

Most people think of new communities as being on the outskirts of the city, often in areas where amenities like shopping and schools are still lacking.

But there are a growing number of new communities springing up in well-established areas of Calgary, as redevelopment occurs on lands once used for non-residential purposes.

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Dec. 22, 2017 | Mario Toneguzzi

Santa Claus is coming to town

Dear Santa,

I know you're pretty busy these days getting ready for your epic journey. You must receive millions of letters. I can't imagine how time-consuming it is for you, but if you have a chance, please read mine.

The rebuilt Symons Valley Ranch Market, designed by FRANK Architecture, will anchor a new master-planned community with high-density residential, retail, medical and educational elements.
Courtesy Frank Architecture

Dec. 06, 2017 | Andrea Cox

Ranch rebirth

A new Symons Valley Ranch Market rises from the ashes

A project is underway to redesign and rebuild the Symons Valley Ranch Market, after a devastating fire roared through the historic building and iconic grounds in late January of this year.

"The market had become a real gathering point for the community," said Ken Aylesworth, the market's managing partner.

Courtesy Jayman Homes

July 07, 2017 | CREBNow

View from the top

Overture at Currie Barracks offers luxury living in one of Calgary's most exclusive and accessible communities

For homebuyers looking to downsize while maintaining the luxurious feel and amenities of a much larger space, a penthouse condo at Overture in Currie Barracks could be the perfect fit.

Overture is a four-storey, three-building collection of 63 upscale, executive, single-level living residences and penthouse condos brought to life by Jayman Modus. However, only two fourth-floor penthouse condos are still available – interested homebuyers need to act fast if they want to carve out a space in this exclusive new development and in-demand community.

"These penthouse condos are the ideal setting for working professionals and mature couples looking for luxury living in a complete, central community," said Ray Laprairie, a REALTOR® with Jayman Realty.

With 5700 residential units and 245,000 square feet of retail space expected, Currie is being described as a mini downtown. Photo courtesy Canada Lands Company

March 09, 2017 | CREBNow

Urban living, Currie style

Major infrastructure and landscaping changes pave the way for Currie development


A new, major interchange is in full operation, with infrastructure built and the next stage of the massive Currie mixed-use development ready for launch.


"Last year we were focused on infrastructure. We started and completed the Flanders Avenue interchange," said Chris Elkey, senior director, real estate, Canada Lands Company (CLC), which is overseeing the project. "So that opened last fall. We had a big community event and it was a big success. It's operating. We're going to do the landscaping on it this year but for all intents and purposes it's opening and operating as it was designed to do."


The rise of ride-sharing could also affect public transit ridership in Calgary, said Greg Morrow, the Richard Parker Professor in Metropolitan Growth and Change at the University of Calgary. Photo by Wil Andruschak/For CREB®Now

June 30, 2016 | Barb Livingstone

Picking the perfect community

Urban planning experts offer tips on how to shop for your next neighbourhood

Is it a neighbourhood with a lake so you don't need a vacation cottage?

Or an upgraded, older neighbourhood with lots of housing choices?

Perhaps a community with a main street so "you don't have to jump in your car to get a quart of milk?"

When urban commentators weigh in on what homebuyers, first-time or otherwise, should be looking for when they chose a place to live the emphasis is on community amenities – or as Greg Morrow puts it, looking "outside the four walls" of the home, to the DNA of the neighbourhood.

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