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...

MacEwan University Student Guide to Living It Up

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So you've done it. You've worked hard and are about you start your first year at MacEwan University (Edmonton, AB). You've paid your tuition, rent, and purchased every book you need for your classes. With all of that taken care of you quickly realize, like so many other post secondary students, that...

5 Hidden Gems to Discover in Vancouver

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Living in one of the most beautiful cities in the world certainly has its perks. Here are my top 5 hidden gems found in Vancouver. I chose the less advertised, free or inexpensive adventures. These are the places I bring all my visitors to see and places I myself visit again and again. Lynn...

Vote: “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter” – Martin Luther King Jr.

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As we are all aware, October 19th, 2015 is Election day in Canada. Despite the importance of this day, it is all too easy to push it to the bottom of our ‘To Do list’ and think, “My vote won’t make any difference,” or “I know that my candidate has enough votes to win.” Ask yourself, ...