Big shots in Toronto, long shots in Calgary sports markets

In both markets, money is an issue. That makes sense in Calgary, but not so much in Toronto

Big shots in Toronto, long shots in Calgary sports marketsThe week of infamy has begun for Toronto Blue Jays fans. Three years ago their team was a powerhouse, seemingly on the brink of a trip to the World Series. But the week before Major League Baseball’s 2019 trading deadline finds the Blue Jays gone from powerhouse to house of cards. The power and the…

Six new purpose-built rental projects launched in Calgary

Six new purpose-built rental projects launched in CalgaryThe second quarter saw continued momentum in Calgary’s newer purpose-built rental market with the launch of six new purpose-built rental projects. That increase the number of new rental apartment units across the markets by 668, according to a report by research firm Urban Analytics. “This increase in inventory dropped occupancy rates by a modest two…

Here’s what Calgary’s new arena might look like

Here’s what Calgary’s new arena might look likeWondering what the Calgary Flames’ new arena may look like? The City of Calgary announced on Monday that it has come to an agreement with the ownership group behind the National Hockey League team to evenly split the cost of a new $550-million hockey arena to replace the aging Scotiabank Saddledome. The East Victoria Park…

Alberta cities lack tech talent of other major North American markets

Toronto ranked third, Vancouver 12th, Montreal 13th and Ottawa 19th in top-50 list: CBRE report

Alberta cities lack tech talent of other major North American marketsAs Calgary and Edmonton try to establish a significant tech industry in Alberta, a report released on Thursday by commercial real estate firm CBRE indicates just how far behind Alberta is when it comes to tech talent. Neither Alberta city made it to the top 50 list in North America for tech talent. But both…

Calgary, Edmonton housing markets classified as balanced

Zoocasa report says Canadian real estate is creeping closer to a sellers’ market

Calgary, Edmonton housing markets classified as balancedCalgary and Edmonton have among the lowest rates in the country when it comes to sales-to-new-listings ratios for selling homes, according to Zoocasa, a real estate website providing online advanced search tools and data for consumer. On Thursday, the company released a report ranking the major housing markets across Canada by their ratios. Those ratios…

Calgary’s CRAFT Beer Market undergoing major renovation

A rooftop patio, with a capacity of 300 people, is anticipated to open in spring 2020. The renovation is expected to add over 100 jobs to the restaurant

Calgary’s CRAFT Beer Market undergoing major renovationThe popular CRAFT Beer Market in Calgary’s Beltline neighbourhood is temporarily closing as it embarks on a major renovation, including the addition of a rooftop patio. The company’s flagship location along 10th Avenue S.W. first opened in 2011. “From day one, CRAFT has been a Calgary-based concept,” said PJ L’Heureux, founder of CRAFT. “We wholeheartedly…

Calgary industrial real estate development ramps up

Many occupiers are beginning to value quality of real estate over location: CBRE report

Calgary industrial real estate development ramps upDespite steady industrial real estate market activity, new inventory pushed the availability rate to its highest level in two years in the second quarter of this year, says a new report by CBRE Ltd. The report said the quarter had steady activity with 512,305 square feet of positive absorption – the change in occupied space.…

Putting the financial client’s interests first

Dean Kendall of Ideal Life Experience seeks to cut through the financial noise to create an aligned strategy for clients

Putting the financial client’s interests firstDean Kendall is financial organizer of Ideal Life Experience Ltd. What is Ideal Life Experience and what does it do? Kendall: I’m a specialist in the financial services industry. I help people who are struggling with a significant financial issue. It could be an inheritance, financial independence, post-secondary funding, changing advisers, divorce, purchase or sale…
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