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September 2016 | issue 129

The Perseid meteor shower gave some folks lucky enough to get clear nighttime weather a stunning display of astronomical wonder last month. Alas, socked in by rain clouds for the most part during the time of its greatest intensity, many Calgarians (including me) had to stay indoors and miss this annual phenomenon. It has been a soggy summer, hasn’t it?


But not even the extra damp weather we’ve had can stop the sheer star power coming this month to the Calgary Home + Design Show from shinning through, and this year’s array of headliners does not disappoint. Best of all, we can stay in the relative indoors comfort of the BMO Centre to enjoy this dazzling display.


Even after all these years of going to the Calgary Home + Design Show (this year will be my eighth, but who’s counting), I still find new stuff here to be excited about. Their headliners, for example, are always top notch, and this year isn’t any different, starting with Todd Talbot.


The Love It Or List It Vancouver star talked with Jim Zang on how he loves to interact with attendees to these expos and how he loves coming back to Calgary. And if you find yourselves down at the BMO Centre at Stampede Park from September 22 to 25, keep an eye out for me, think of it as a Pokémon Go hunt, except there’s only one of me to catch.


We also have some fun discussions this issue on back-to-school stories (fun for parents, not so much for the kids). David Crosson gives us his views on creating a workplace for students in the home — putting the home in homework, as it were. While Aaliya Essa gives us the rundown on popular kids’ backpacks and lunch boxes in Focus On. 


No matter the weather or the time of year, it’s always great to be able to check out the new show homes in some of the best communities Calgary has to offer. With the new school year about ready to begin and everyone back from vacation, the fall season is always the busiest time of year for the new home market, and New Home Living is the best source for information on the newest communities and show homes out there.


This issue, we start with our cover feature on Genesis Builder Group’s latest development: Bayview in Airdrie. The amenity-rich neighbourhood is certainly full of entertainment, shopping and dining opportunities, but plenty of recreational outlets, as well, with the canals winding through it.


Shane Homes’ ever-popular Tofino II makes its debut in the new Airdrie community of Midtown. The model is a perennial favourite and its family-friendly appeal is once again apparent in this latest version.


We also have Baywest Homes Shiloh II in the just about completed community of Dressage in Silverado in the southwest. The new model, an exclusive in this community, wows with all the drama in its design.


We also get to feature the wonderful community of Legacy, where the timeless artistic nuances of the neighbourhood adds to the wonderful sense of well-being.


The wet summer’s just about over, here’s to a pleasant fall. 

In This Issue

Bayview Begins

Bayview Begins

Airdrie remains a bastion of southern Alberta small town values, but home prices have crept…

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Silverado’s star

Silverado’s star

As the southwest community of Silverado winds down to its final phase, Baywest Homes unveils…

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Enduring appeal

Enduring appeal

In almost every new community that Shane Homes goes into, the multi-awarded home builder almost…

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legacy for life

legacy for life

It’s rare that a new community — one that skirts the perimeter of a burgeoning…

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