Fresh approach to community sprouts in Northwest Calgary

May 20, 2015, 14:00 ET from Brookfield Residential Properties Inc.

Brookfield Residential launches its first north community in 20 years

CALGARY, May 20, 2015 /CNW/ - Brookfield Residential Properties is proud to announce the opening of its 61st neighborhood in Calgary.  A local company with deep roots building communities and homes for Calgarians for over 55 years, Brookfield is proud to build where urban growth is sprouting.

"There is a short supply of affordable housing in the north and we know we can meet homebuyers' demands," says Wendy Jabush, Vice President, Calgary Homes for Brookfield Residential. "Symons Gate will build into a leading neighborhood and be recognized for its urban lifestyle with breathtaking prairie views.  The local amenities will allow residents to work/play/live in their community."

Brookfield Residential partnered with leading builders in the city, Jayman MasterBUILT (8-time Builder of the Year & 2015 PHBI Winner), Morrison Homes (12-time Builder of the Year & 6-year recipient of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies), and its own home building division Brookfield Residential (winner of 31 independent customer choice awards since 1992) to develop this community that will house upwards of 4,000 residents. 

Symons Gate is located on Symons Valley Road.  Master planned communities like Symons Gate take years to fully develop and grow organically by the residents who make it home.  The area boasts vibrant established amenities like Symons Valley Ranch Farmers' Market, local restaurants such as Symons Roadhouse, and thoughtfully-constructed trails for walking, running and biking.  The Symons Gate Environmental Reserve will become a greater part of Calgary's remarkable network of paths in years to come.

"We are thrilled to be in this partnership with Brookfield Residential, sharing a unique opportunity in a special place like Symons Gate," says Michael Klassen, Sales Manager at Jayman MasterBUILT. "This community over time will no doubt become the ideal place for families to grow through all their life stages."

"Pioneering a new community lets us reach and connect with families seeking a unique and exciting opportunity to own a home and build a life here," says Mike Wagner, Sales Manager at Morrison Homes. "We're proud to be part of Symons Gate as the home design types are truly different."

Homes in Symons Gate will not have the same look and feel.  The designs are mixed, fresh and exciting. Their diversity creates what you find in more mature neighborhoods, lively, interesting streetscapes with character.   The show homes, ranging from 2,020 sq. ft. to 2,504 sq. ft., feature elements homebuyers have been asking for; granite countertops, large walk-in closets, an attached double-car garage, a private lifestyle room, upper floor laundry and ample entertaining space.

The public is invited to join Brookfield Residential and its builder partners to the official opening of this new community in the north on May 23rd from noon to 5 p.m.

About Brookfield Residential Properties Inc.
With operations in 11 of North America's sought after regions, Brookfield Residential Properties Inc. is a long-established land development and homebuilding leader, respected for creating hundreds of neighbourhoods, delivering outstanding residential and  commercial projects  and building homes people are proud to call their own. The continent's fifth largest development company, it operates four divisions:  homebuilding, land and community development, urban development and renewal and commercial projects. For more information, visit  

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