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...

Email vs. Phone: Pick up the Phone and Call

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While it is generally true that older generations prefer to call a person directly, and younger generations tend to send off an email instead, there are pros and cons for both methods of communication in the office. On busy days, I receive upwards of 100 emails, and my executives easily have double ...

Tenant Insurance: be an informed renter

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I believe that a lot of people understand the concept of insurance – 'you pay to cover yourself for any unforeseen circumstances that may result in a substantial financial loss'. For tenants who live in a Mainstreet Equity property, or any other apartment, may have a misconception that the landlo...

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...

Coach Sheena (+ 9) reviews some of life’s lessons

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I have been blessed with a son that wants to try everything; he is a sports enthusiast and so Spring 2015 comes along and he wants to play ball…and soccer…taekwondo; it seems a bit much but we will figure it out. Just when I think that we cannot get busier we need to volunteer for the Minor Spor...