Reviewing the benefits to renting that are more than just about money

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Home prices, particularly in Canada’s major cities, continue to increase as the combination of low interest rates, strong demand, and high land/construction costs continue to put upward pressure on prices. Increasingly, home ownership is becoming more of a challenge, particularly for first-time bu...

How to meet new people in Calgary (or most other cities in Canada)

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Are you new to Calgary? (or Edmonton, Saskatoon, Lethbridge, Surrey, Abbotsford or most cities in Canada?) Moved into a brand new apartment (like Mainstreet) and want to meet new people? Going to university/college and looking for some cool activities to do? I moved to Calgary a few years ago, and s...

Dress for success

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Dressing for a job, an interview etc. is a source of anxiety for everyone at some point in their career. Each company is different, so it can be nerve-racking not knowing what the proper dress code is, what you can and can't wear. You want to make the best impression, of course, and your clothes say...

Top 5 things to consider when choosing your apartment

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We all make decisions everyday, some are incidental, like what colour of socks to put on in the morning, some are big, like a vehicle purchase. Small decisions allow you to flaunt the consequences, large decisions require you to carry out your due diligence before making it, as the ramifications can...

Apartment decor, loft style

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Nestled in the heart of Calgary’s Beltline District is Avenue Tower,  boutique-style loft apartments. High ceilings, exposed heating pipes, concrete walls and floors – these unique suites are gems. And these lofts will definitely test your decorating skills, which one tenant took head-o...

Creating Positive Energy in Mainstreet’s Head Office

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Feng shui is an ancient Asian art of placement developed thousands of years ago, which helps to enhance and improve the flow of energy through your environment. Feng shui (translated from Chinese meaning “wind” “water”) is commonly known for its modern applications in interior and architectu...

Pan American Games: Lessons from an insider

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The Pan American Games recently wrapped up in Toronto and the home crowd was treated to a record haul of Canadian medals. As a long time national team member, it was with a great amount of pride and a little bit of envy that I watched the results of my friends roll in and medal counts climb. It’s ...

Is Calgary bicycle-friendly? Cycle Track Review

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Copenhagenize Index 2015 has ranked 20 of the worlds most bicycle-friendly cities. Copenhagen overtook Amsterdam for first place and these two cities still dominate. Buenos Aires stomps the competition and nails the South American continent. Montreal clings on to 20th spot and now has North American...

Study Abroad To-Do List for International Students

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Study Abroad To-Do List for International Students Travelling abroad for studies can be an exciting event for all international students. The most interesting element that creates a lot of curiosity within the minds of a student is the thought of visiting a new place, meeting new friends and inte...

5 tips to work smarter, not just harder, at Mainstreet

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While working at a fast-paced work environment - like Mainstreet’s - can feel overwhelming at first, with some time management tips, it can transit into an exhilarating and exciting workplace. Understand why it's a fast-paced environment. Several factors could result in a fast-paced environ...