Eau Claire

Revitalization of this historic, riverfront community is well underway

As part of downtown’s humming riverfront, the community of Eau Claire possesses a rich and varied history. With beginnings in the 1880s as an industrial site, the land was originally owned and developed by the Prince family, which founded the Eau Claire Lumber Mill.

Today, the area is a mecca for festival goers and those looking for a green respite in the middle of the city. The community is the gateway to Prince’s Island Park and the river pathway system, which leads many across the beloved Peace Bridge, Calgary’s pedestrian and cyclist link to the north shores of the Bow River.

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Better with age

Calgary’s century homes are still turning heads

If you’re lucky enough to live to 100, you’ll probably slow down a bit. But many of Calgary’s 100-year-old homes are still going strong and drawing plenty of attention.

“These are homes that have stood the test of time,” said Karen Paul, director of communications for the Calgary Heritage Initiative Society (CHI), a grassroots, member-based organization dedicated to the preservation, and productive use and interpretation, of buildings and sites of historic and architectural interest in Calgary. “They offer a level of craftsmanship, character, uniqueness and aesthetic beauty that is hard to find in modern homes.”

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Eyes on the prize

2018 Stampede Rotary Dream Home evokes “Mad Men with a modern twist”

Now in its 23rd year of building the Stampede Rotary Dream Home, Homes by Avi’s 2018 version of the Stampede staple provides sophisticated glitz and glamour with a 1960s vibe.

“The theme is moody, elegant, mid-century modern,” said Christian Orme, Homes by Avi corporate marketing manager. White walls and natural light coming from expansive windows throughout offset the home’s gold and black highlights.

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