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Repsol Sport Centre will be expanding its aquatic offerings thanks to a $45-million commitment from the City of Calgary.
Courtesy of Repsol Sport Centre

July 19, 2021 | Josh Skapin

Repsol Sport Centre expansion to buoy inner-city swimming options

Recreational swimmers left high and dry by closures of pools around Calgary's core may find a new home at the Repsol Sport Centre.

The Macleod Trail S.E. facility will undergo a major expansion following a decision by city council in June to commit $45 million toward new leisure aquatic facilities.

Andrea Cox / For CREB®Now

March 05, 2021 | Kathleen Renne

Walk it, bike it, like it: for many city-centre denizens, urban living is all about simplicity and connectedness

Jenna Dutton and her fiancé have called the city centre community of Ramsay home for the past two years. Prior to that, Dutton lived in next-door Inglewood.


"I'm drawn to the area because of the local shops, the heritage buildings, the diversity, the cool music scene and that everything is within walking distance," said Dutton.


In other words, Dutton is drawn to the urban lifestyle. It's a way of life characterized by walkability, community diversity and proximity of amenities, something she was exposed to while living in Montreal.


Watermark at Bearspaw.
Courtesy Macdonald Development Corporation

March 05, 2021 | Andrea Cox

Density in the city: new developments in Marda Loop build upon the community's urban appeal

Over the past decade Marda Loop has evolved and changed, transforming from a quiet, off-the-radar neighbourhood into a hip, city centre destination. The change is being fueled, in part, by Marda Loop's business district, which runs along 33rd and 34th Avenue south west.


"Marda Loop is growing up from a commercial area in a suburban setting to a much more urban, walkable and lively business community," said Bob van Wegen, executive director of the Marda Loop business district.


Named after the Marda Theatre and the old 33rd Avenue streetcar, which "looped" back to downtown, Marda Loop was originally limited to the business district.


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March 05, 2021 | Andrea Cox

Historic Connaught provides inner-city lifestyle with old-world charm

Humming with an eclectic, urban vibe, Calgary's inner-city community of Connaught attracts a variety of residents, from millennials to empty nesters. The community brims with multi-family housing, tree-lined parks, community vegetable gardens, purpose-built dog playgrounds, and a variety of unique restaurant and retail offerings. As an added bonus, many of these businesses, such as Kalamata Grocery and Analog Coffee, are spearheaded by local entrepreneurs.

"There is just this huge appeal – there are the parks and the trees and you are also in the thick of it. It's a real community where there is something for everyone," said Connaught resident Patricia Insole.

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March 04, 2021 | Andrea Cox

Community Profile: Bridgeland and Renfrew

When it comes to housing, the northeast riverside community of Bridgeland and its under-the-radar neighbour Renfrew offer loads of diversity. Both communities feature everything from wartime bungalows and mid-century character homes to modern infills and innovative condo projects.

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March 04, 2021 | Andrea Cox

Community Profile: Beltline

Perhaps one of Calgary's most vibrant and eclectic communities, the Beltline has something for everyone – fabulous restaurants, hip cocktail bars, a variety of pubs and craft breweries, upscale grocery stores, green space galore, and an enticing selection of condo-style housing for buyers of all stripes.

High Park is located on the roof of a Beltline parkade.
Courtesy of the Beltline Neighbourhoods Association

Jan. 26, 2021 | Cody Stuart

Something from nothing: Calgary's Flyover Park and High Park create value from overlooked spaces

It's not a spot where you would normally expect to find a recreational space. Yet, Flyover Park, located under the overpass that links westbound Memorial Drive to 4th Ave S.E. and the East Village, is the newest addition to Calgary's parks system.

The Theodore, Graywood Developments' new Kensington condo development, is scheduled for completion by summer 2022.
Courtesy of Graywood Developments

Nov. 24, 2020 | Geoff Geddes

Graywood Developments signals confidence in Calgary market with two new condo projects

While the COVID-19 pandemic has many Calgary businesses seeing red, Graywood Developments is betting on black ink for its two new condo projects here in the city.

Cochrane's Men of Vision statue looks out over the town, where COVID-19 has fuelled an increase in home sales this year.
Courtesy of the Town of Cochrane

Nov. 20, 2020 | Josh Skapin

COVID-19 is boosting home sales in Calgary suburbs, surrounding areas – will that momentum last?

With many people trading in their downtown commute for a home office due to the COVID-19 pandemic, proximity to the city centre has been less of a priority for house hunters this year.

In fact, a new emphasis on creating comfortable, productive workspaces within the home and the reduced importance of living anywhere near the office have increased buyer interest in areas just outside Calgary's city limits – where prices are lower and space is plentiful.

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Sept. 22, 2020 | CREBNow

POP QUIZ: can you identify these creatively photographed Calgary landmarks?

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