Stories Tagged - Varsity
April 01, 2021 | George Johnson
He also reached "the house" – football jargon for the opposition's end zone – on 46 occasions, but he didn't own his own house until 2013.
Feb. 14, 2020 | Natalie Noble
"My favourite attraction in Calgary is Stephen Avenue. I love all the amazing eateries, shopping, bars, pubs and lounges in such a beautiful setting. Our downtown is gorgeous, with its stunning architecture balanced with lots of green space and the river running through."
Oct. 10, 2019 | Andrea Cox
Residents of this northwest neighbourhood generally stay put until the kids leave the nest and it's time to downsize.
Aug. 23, 2017 | Kathleen Renne
Bob Benson fondly recalls many a Bermuda Shorts Day – the University of Calgary's annual end-of-academic-year celebration – at the Benson home in the northwest community of Varsity.
"We'd host a Bermuda Shorts Day breakfast with ham and pancakes. Kids would congregate at our place at 8:30 a.m. or 9 a.m. and then head over to the university," said Benson, adding he and his wife moved to Varsity in 1988 with the hope that the community's proximity to the university would make it easier for his four children to attend. Apparently, it worked – three of Benson's children studied there.
Varsity is one of several Calgary communities that borders a post-secondary institution. That proximity comes with all the pros, and the occasional con, of living near a large body of students.
March 18, 2015 | CREBNow
A new development in the northwest community of Varsity will provide affordable housing for Calgarians looking for a home of their own.
Attainable Homes Calgary Corp. (AHCC) and Lexington Development Management have joined forces to create the 26-unit project, made up of both attainable and market-priced units on the corner of Shaganappi Trail and Varsity Drive N.W.
"It's a great spot. It's near the university. It's near shopping centres. It's a great location," said Ward 1 Coun. Ward Sutherland. "It's very rare that we actually get to have these types of land even available, so the community's been very supportive. They voted on it, they support the project and so do I."
March 13, 2015 | CREBNow
Working with Lexington Development Management and Nyhoff Architecture, the building, on the corner of Shaganappi Trail and Varsity Drive will provide a combination of attainable homes and market-priced units.
Attainable Homes Calgary Corp. (AHCC) is a non-profit, social enterprise - wholly owned by the City of Calgary - delivering entry-level homes for Calgarians caught in the city's affordability gap.
Here's some of what was said at the groundbreaking:
June 25, 2014 | CREBNow
* Part two of the three-part series YYC Grows
While community gardens may seem to be a new trend in Calgary, they've actually been around a century.
Aug. 22, 2013 | CREBNow
Built in the early 1960s, the communities of Varsity and Brentwood offer up established city living with easy traffic access and amenities for everyone ranging from university students, to young families to empty nesters.
Aug. 01, 2013 | CREBNow
As of the 2013 Civic Census, Varsity is home to 12,265 residents in 5,666 dwellings, the second largest community in Ward One behind Tuscany.