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January 2015

There are 3 blog entries for January 2015.

seton calgaryWhat started as expansive farmland has become Calgary’s up and coming urban hotspot. In just a few years, Seton will be the beacon for the latest in dining, entertainment, and homeownership.

The idea for this mixed-used development sparked alongside the new South Campus Hospital, and Brookfield Residential was quick to see the potential of a new core. Calgarians already travel great distances for work and play, so why not bring the urban appeal to the outer edges?

According to the Calgary Herald, the city has been welcoming an astonishing 40,000 new residents each year, so it’s no surprise that this development will be the answer to a need. Seton is just one of the ways the city and local home builders have been working towards a better lifestyle

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calgary main street workshopsCalgary’s growth speaks for itself, with new condos, communities, and transit expansions well under way. But what remains to be set in stone is how existing communities will handle the growth and maintain the unique cultures fostered over the years. That’s why the City of Calgary is hosting Main Street workshops. The Main Streets stretch across the city, encompassing more than just the inner-city. They’re classified as routes and destinations that see a lot of traffic and could be slated for further development. In fact, many of these areas were, historically, where the former streetcar lines ran.

The goal of the Main Streets workshops is to ascertain what the community needs from the growth and how improving on certain major areas could improve the

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calgary communitiesAvenue Calgary has given the proverbial green light for the Best Neighbourhoods of 2015 Survey.

While it may seem like the results from 2014 were published rather recently, that's due in large part to the lengthy prep times it takes to put the survey together. The February 28 deadline gives the Avenue team until August 2015 to get down to the nitty gritty of the survey info, craft their well written neighbourhood guides, and design interactive maps.

The new questionnaire will be based on a comprehensive weighting system, with respondents answering more general questions about lifestyle and amenities that make a neighbourhood stand out. Data from the city and other official sources such as the Calgary Police Service will be used to score each area in

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