Calgary LIVING | Homes + condos

Welcome to Kensington

There's always something new to discover in Kensington, whether you’re new to the City or have lived in Calgary for years.

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Vendome Café

The Annex is located in vibrant Kensington, steps away from the neighbourhood’s walkable hub of retail shops, restaurants, professional services and speciality stores. Keep checking back for more local business features.

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Get to Know The Annex

Welcome to The Annex in Kensington! We're thrilled that you are considering calling The Annex home and have taken the first step towards finding The Next You.

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LIVE greener | Sustainability

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21 sustainability resolutions for 2021

Have you chosen your New Year’s resolutions yet? Turns out, a lot of people are focusing on environmental sustainability this year. We think it’s amazing, so we’ve pulled together 21 eco-friendly resolution ideas for you to follow in 2021 […]

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Tips to extend the shelf life of groceries

Tired of throwing out produce and feeling wasteful? Right now it’s more important than ever to learn how to extend the shelf life of food while we’re staying at home. Check out these 6 tips that will help ensure your groceries stay fresh for as long as possible […]

LIVE healthier | Health + wellbeing

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Plants that clean the air in your home

On average, Canadians spend about 90% of their time indoors. Along with using scent-free products and keeping your home well-ventilated, plants are a helpful tool for improving indoor air quality. Here’s 10 plants that clean the air in your home […]

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Infusing your space with essential oils

Essential oils are concentrated, natural oils extracted from plants like mint or eucalyptus, that have been used for thousands of years for medicinal and health purposes. With us all staying home a lot more these days, we wanted to dig into some of the benefits and ways you can infuse them into your space. Read on […]

LIVE smarter | Education + innovation

6 questions to ask before starting a home renovation

A home improvement or renovation project can be incredibly exciting! But, before you start knocking down walls and choosing flooring, there are lots of important questions to ask yourself about what you’re hoping to achieve. After all, it’s a big investment and mistakes can be costly [...]

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How to seriously deep clean your home room by room

Most of us have been hanging around the house more than usual the last couple of months, and the dirt and clutter are likely starting to add up. Cleaning, and disinfecting your home is more important than ever right now – and we’ve got some tips on how to give your home a full deep clean [...]

LIVE together | Community + giving

5 fun activities for a COVID-friendly Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner and doctors in Canada and the United States are saying that trick-or-treating is a no-go this year. We might not be able to collect candy door-to-door with our friends or attend a costume party this time around, but check out our list of Halloween activities that are COVID-friendly and just as fun [...]

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15 fun things to do as a family at home

All that together time as a family can be a blast when you have a list of things to do. Turn boredom into fundom with these 15 activities you can do at home – from watching nature-inspired documentaries to painting birdhouses and camping indoors. Check them out [...]

LIVE brighter | Design + decor

Top interior design trends of 2021 you’ll want to copy

2021 is finally here! This new year provides the perfect opportunity to unleash our creative sides and bring a sense of comfort to the living spaces we spend so much time in. Every home needs a little refresh once in a while, so we asked one of our Minto Dream Home Interior Designers, Tanya Collins, what she thinks the biggest décor trends will be in 2021 [...]

How to choose the right tiles for your bathroom

Thinking about renovating your bathroom? There are lots of things to consider, like what kind of tile will work best in your space. Do you prefer bright colours or neutral tones? Patterned or plain? Small or oversized? Tile is a big commitment and typically a focal point in a bathroom, so this important detail is something you’ll want to pay close attention to [...]