The Beltline lifestyle: Live in your dream home, no purchase required

Jan 23 2017, 10:37 pm

In an area that’s growing as quickly as the Beltline, it takes a lot to stand out.

You need to be different, but practical. On the edge of everything, but with a place to retire in peace. You need to give the people what they want, and still remind them of what they need.

And that’s exactly what a new development is offering Calgarians.

VERSUS is located at the edge of downtown Calgary and the Beltline, so it’s within walking distance of the city’s best amenities. It also has building bonuses, like a games room, fitness facility, media lounge, and yoga room.

The suites in the development are open concept, with over-height ceilings and huge windows to bring in natural light. They’re even pet-friendly, while most have private balconies that offer incredible views of Calgary and the surrounding area.

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Like many of the new developments that are built for future homebuyers, VERSUS put an emphasis on the quality of the development. But instead of tenants having to make a down payment only to spend the next 50 years paying off a mortgage, VERSUS lets you rent.

Apartment suites, going from studios to two-bedrooms, feature in-suite washer and dryers, stainless steel kitchen appliances, and quartz counter tops. The apartment living extends outside of the suite into the rest of the building, with a communal demonstration kitchen, private dining room, and two guest suites for when you have extra guests. There’s also an outdoor fire pit, outdoor zen garden, and a state of the art fitness centre.

The building has gated and heated underground parking for your car, but you probably won’t need it since the Beltline is designed for walking and biking.

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VERSUS is in the final stages of construction – the builder is just putting the finishing touches on the development. And that means they’re throwing a party.

In honour of finally finishing construction, VERSUS is holding a grand opening party. On January 28, prospective renters will be able to check out their future building and see what life could be like on the edge of the Beltline.

To sweeten the deal, VERSUS is giving away a grand prize worth $1,000 from West Elm and bringing door prizes from 1 to 5 pm from neighbouring restaurants and retailers, including:

  • Mountain Equipment Co-op: $500
  • Proof Cocktails & Curiosities: $250
  • VineArts Wine & Spirits: $100 

There will also be snacks from Proof Cocktails & Curiosities, Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters, and the Jelly Modern Doughnuts Food Truck.

For more information on the development, like how to register for an apartment, check out VERSUS on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram – and don’t forget to register for its grand opening party.

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VERSUS Grand Opening

When: January 28, noon to 5 pm
Where: 917 10th Avenue SW, VERSUS
Price: Free. Register online