May 2018 | issue 149

Spring 2018 will be remembered for a lot of things, the icky weather for sure, but also for the renewed zest in Calgary’s home building sector. I’m sure our friends over at Calbridge Homes will remember it for something better — like winning the first BILD Calgary Region’s Builder of the Year Award.

Formerly known as the SAM Awards, BILD Awards celebrates the best of Calgary’s new home building industry. “The first BILD Calgary Region Awards Gala did not disappoint,” says Shane Wenzel, chair of the BILD Calgary Region Awards Committee. “The Awards have the ability to bring the industry together to celebrate and recognize the best in a hugely competitive industry where quality, design and innovation prevail in every way.” Congratulations to everyone, we have a partial list of the winners in this issue.

Awards night always seem to bring wind to the industry’s sails. This year’s was no different, but even more especially as construction starts are up, new communities are sprouting in the north and the south, and according to Statistics Canada, investments for new housing construction were up 14.7 per cent to $644.6 million in January.

Our cover feature is one of the latest developments contributing to the surge, as Anthem United unveils their Belmont community in Calgary’s south. Located west of Macleod Trail and south of Silverado on Sheriff King Road, the new community spearheads growth in the south, after new north communities like Livingston and Cornerstone and Carrington dominated the last few years.

Following right up is Yorkville by Mattamy Homes, which is going up in the same area. Mattamy — Canada’s largest home builder — remains confident in Calgary’s growth, and Yorkville marks their seventh community in the greater Calgary area. Redstone is also on the path of growth with new phases.

Then we have Mahogany. What else can be said about this multiple award winning lake community that hasn’t already been said? Except that growth continues with its Urban Village commercial centre becoming a hub for entertainment and shopping for the entire area. We also have Homes by Avi’s laned homes in Sunset Ridge featured in our show home profile, and they have been a critical part of the continued growth and popularity of that community.

We had planned this May issue as our special garden issue with Christina Loc and Brandi Holmes focusing on the garden design and Calgary’s varied gardening centres. But the weather hasn’t really been cooperating. Maybe we’ll have better luck next month.

In This Issue

A southern star

A southern star

Anthem United is spearheading residential growth in south Calgary as the renowned land developer opens…

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Life on the stylish lane

Life on the stylish lane

A new era of stylish affordability is dawning on Sunset Ridge in Cochrane, as Homes…

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Seasons of sun, fun

Seasons of sun, fun

What seemed like a long interminable winter in Calgary is over and spring is in…

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A private paradise

A private paradise

After an interminable winter hijacking our spring months, and perhaps even our spirits, I’m sure…

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