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The Rouleau Residence, photographed in May 2020 after its $1.45-million restoration.
Courtesy of Heritage Calgary

Historical Home Spotlight: Rouleau Residence

June 22, 2021 | Tyler Difley


Stories Tagged - Mission

Courtesy Brookfield Residential

March 05, 2021 | Andrea Cox

Cliff Bungalow-Mission: old meets new in one of Calgary's most established areas

One of the oldest communities in the city, Mission began as a French-speaking Catholic mission in 1875. In 1899 the community was incorporated as the Village of Rouleauville in what was at the time, the Northwest Territories.

The new Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge has quickly become a community hub for area residents.
Cody Stuart / CREB®Now

March 05, 2021 | Andrea Cox

Community Profile: Mission & Cliff Bungalow

"Mission is a phenomenal place to live and play," said Julie O'Donnell, executive director of the 4th Street Business Revitalization Zone (BRZ).

There's no doubt that the communities of Mission and Cliff Bungalow spin at a vibrant pace, with people always out strolling, talking, poking into galleries and artisan shops, and enjoying the vast selection of restaurants and coffee shops.

It was that hum that enticed Nicole Butz to make a move to the area a year ago.

St. Mary's Parish Hall in Mission is one of the historical sites on Heritage Calgary’s self-directed walking tour of the area.
Courtesy of Heritage Calgary

Sept. 08, 2020 | Josh Skapin

Walking tours of historic neighbourhoods take Calgarians back in time

On an afternoon stroll, residents of the neighbouring communities of Cliff Bungalow and Mission can feel like they've gone back in time. They might encounter structures built in the Queen Anne, Spanish Colonial, Classical and Georgian Revival styles, all from the early 1900s, within only a few blocks.

However, combing through the city's historic neighbourhoods is no longer an activity reserved for area residents, as Heritage Calgary is helping people learn about Calgary's past through self-directed walking tours.

The Stepney Residence is a pre-fabricated house that was built using pre-assembled, interlocking wall panels sold by the B.C. Mills Timber and Trading Co. 
Courtesy the City of Calgary

July 08, 2020 | Tyler Difley

Historical Home Spotlight: Stepney Residence

Year of Construction: 1907
Community: Mission
Architectural Style: Edwardian Gable Front
Architect: B.C. Mills Timber and Trading Co.

Located in the oldest part of the historic community of Mission, the Stepney Residence holds a unique distinction. It is a rare example of a prefabricated house constructed using pre-assembled, interlocking wall panels that still displays its original cladding. In fact, it is the only confirmed example left in Calgary.

Cody Stuart / CREB®Now

Aug. 28, 2019 | Andrea Cox

Community Profile: Mount Royal

Just steps away from the action and amenities on 17th Avenue S.W., the sister communities of Upper and Lower Mount Royal epitomize the best of the age-old adage: location, location, location.

CREB®Now Archive

March 06, 2019 | Andrea Cox

A day in the life: what it's like to live in some of Calgary's trendiest areas

Nicole Butz - Mission
For Nicole, the day begins with a short stroll from her riverside, two-bedroom condo (she has a downtown view and awakens to the honking sounds of geese) to La Boulangerie Bakery Cafe on Fourth Street to grab a latte.

She calls herself an ardent inner-city junkie. "I don't really do the suburbs well, and Mission's vibrant but a little bit out of the core, so you get a different vibe. It just feels like home."

July 18, 2018 | Tyler Difley

Dude, where's my car?

Calgary's most walk- and transit-friendly communities

While Calgary is still viewed by many as a car-centric city, there are many other ways for Calgarians to get around – whether you choose to walk, bike or take transit. Just ask the residents of the following communities, the proud recipients of some of the city's highest walk and transit scores from www.walkscore.com.
B.C.’s new speculation tax will impact several real estate markets in the province, including Victoria, Kelowna and Metro Vancouver.
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June 27, 2018 | Barb Livingstone

Up in the air

New B.C. speculation tax could prompt Albertan vacationers to look closer to home for second-property purchases

Scott Henderson has split his work time between clients in the Okanagan and those in his hometown of Calgary for the last 15 years.

Eight months ago, the marketing/communications agency owner got pre-qualified for a mortgage for a second residence in Kelowna. Then, this February, B.C.'s provincial government announced a speculation tax on out-of-province and foreign owners to discourage buy-up of housing by investors who, it claims, leave homes empty and drive up home prices. A homeowner can avoid the tax by living in, or renting out, the home half the year.

The Harry Boothman Bridge. Photos, Cody Stuart / CREB®Now

March 05, 2018 | Tyler Difley

Bridging the gap

A crash course in Calgary bridges

Most Calgarians probably don't stop to think about the city's bridges every time they cross over them by car, by bike or on foot. However, many of these important structures have interesting backstories or architectural designs that make them special.
Located in Mission, The River represents the highest priced luxury condo on the market. Photo courtesy The River

Jan. 28, 2017 | Kathleen Renne

HAUTE TO TROT

Calgary's luxury market showing staying power, say experts

A high-end fitness centre and kitchen to cater private events; a concierge service or tranquility room; a car wash and, yes, even a pet wash.


These are among the amenities today's buyers can expect with the purchase of a luxury condo in Calgary, a sector real estate experts say is showing some staying power despite soft economic conditions.


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