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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10 green gift ideas for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and we can’t wait to show them how much they mean to us! But if you’ve ever found yourself searching “best Mother’s Day gifts” on Google (guilty!) only to find the same old ideas, we’ve got a list of 10 eco-friendly Mother’s Day gifts that are good for her wellbeing and the environment too [...]

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6 ways to celebrate Earth Day with your kids at home

April 22nd is Earth Day – and while most of the world is still isolating and events have been cancelled, this special occasion can still be celebrated digitally on the official Earth Day website. Check out our list of 6 ways you can celebrate Earth Day every day at home with your kids [...]

LIVE healthier | Health + wellbeing

10 Best Outdoor Skating Rinks In Calgary

One upside to having below 0 weather more than half of the year is the ability to strap on a pair of skates, bundle up, and hit one of Calgary Park's Adopt-A-Rink many outdoor skating rinks. With a variety of rinks scattered around the city, your options are wide open. From small community rinks to a frozen lagoon, it’s definitely a favourite pastime for locals.

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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 […]

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

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What's a “Jack and Jill” bathroom?

What's a Jack and Jill bathroom? From benefits and bathroom layout options to Jack and Jill bathroom design ideas, we’re diving into what they are – and why we’re seeing this trend come back more and more in homebuilding […]

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 [...]