Abbotsford: 5 Best Restaurants, Something for Everyone

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After living in Abbotsford for several years, and being a person who very much enjoys good food, I have eaten at just about every restaurant there is in Abbotsford. Here are what I consider the absolute must try places. For sushi there is a tiny little restaurant on South Fraser Way called Nikko ...

8 Treasures in Surrey, BC

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1. Drop-In Family Ice Skating Ice skating has been a classic Canadian pastime for as long as anyone can remember, whether it be Spring, Summer, Winter or Fall. With several locations in North Surrey, Newton Exchange, Cloverdale and South Surrey, drop-in family ice-skating is a fantastic way to co...

Surrey, BC: City of Parks

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The City of Surrey, the second largest city in British Columbia, with over 6,000 acres of parkland and green space gives it the moniker, City of Parks. There are over 200 parks within the city. We are very lucky to live here, as every resident has a park within walking distance. This means tha...

Baby, it’s cold outside!

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When I moved to Alberta few years ago, I didn't expect to have much trouble adapting to my new home. Having grown up in India, I knew there would be considerable differences, but I was confidant that with the a common language and some similarities in culture I would be able to adapt and one day ...

5 Fabulous Eateries in Central Edmonton

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Everyone has days where they get home from work and just don't want to cook. Thankfully, if you're living with us at Mainstreet, our buildings are considered to be in prime locations for a multitude of reasons, including a large number of excellent restaurants located near our buildings. Tres Car...

5 reasons to be bullish on Calgary and Edmonton

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The Resilience of Alberta's Urban Centres Uncertainty is at an all-time high in Alberta. It seems as though there are countless factors contributing to a perfect storm that is decelerating the economy and raising questions about the future of the province (low oil prices, NDP Provincial Governmen...

Apartment Balcony Gardening Ideas

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On visits to our buildings I am frequently frustrated, surprised and disappointed that so many balconies are being used for storage, collection of unwanted things, and even garbage disposal. I come from a country where people take great pride decorating even the smallest balconies with plants, pa...

Mainstreet Equity Corp.: Diversity in the workplace

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Mainstreet Equity Corp. is a Canadian company with an employee base as diverse as Canada itself. As a valued employee of Mainstreet I am proud to be part of a team that includes people from all different ethnic, religious, geographic backgrounds, each one bringing their own unique perspective and ...

Mainstreet and Edmonton lose character apartment block built in 1918 to fire

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Over the past 17 years, Mainstreet has bought approximately 300 buildings consisting of over 10,000 rental apartments. I inspect most of the rental apartments prior to Mainstreet purchasing them, but there is only one building deeply registered in my mind. The building was built in 1918, nearly 100 ...

Where to live in Edmonton

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The new Ice District In Edmonton has been getting all of the attention recently, but just two minutes West is a great urban living experience that is already well established. One of the oldest, most walkable neighbourhoods in Edmonton, The Oliver Area and 124th Street (which even has its own websit...