Buyers find high-end finishes, spacious floor plans and concrete construction at Gateway

ELIZABETH CHORNEY-BOOTH | Calgary Herald | Updated: May 1, 2019

Gateway - The Building
Gateway consists of two mixed-use buildings constructed of concrete and steel, which brings extra value to the project located in popular West District.

Few new condo developments offer the combination of value, style, location, diversity of floor plans and quality of construction that can be found in Truman’s Gateway development in West District.

Gateway consists of two mixed-use buildings constructed of concrete and steel, a rarity in a multi-family building outside of downtown. The concrete not only offers an extra degree of privacy, shielding residents from noise and cooking smells coming from the neighbours’ units, but also requires less maintenance and will lead to increased property value.

“Concrete-built homes historically, year over year, even in market downturns, typically appreciate in value at three per cent a year or more,” says Oliver Trutina, vice-president at Truman. “It is very important for Truman to protect our clients’ investments and create value for them. Buying a concrete-built home is a perfect way to do that.”

Gateway - The Brownstones
Luxury touches that come standard at Gateway included custom-made chevron floors, super matte finish cabinets and quartz kitchen counters and backsplashes.

The homes at Gateway are available in one of 29 floor plans, divided among three distinct product lines. There are one- to three-bedroom single-level condos and penthouses, split-level Skytowns and luxurious Brownstones, each aimed at a different demographic of buyer, ranging from first-time homeowners to downsizers looking for a hassle-free high-end home.

Each residence at Gateway boasts the highest standards of fit and finish, including floor-to-ceiling windows, custom-made chevron floors available in two colour schemes, custom cabinetry with super matte finish, integrated appliances and quartz kitchen counters and backsplashes.

“A lot of what you see at Gateway, you can’t find anywhere else in the city because it’s made exclusively for Truman,” Trutina says. “We really took the time in developing this product. What we are offering at Gateway is unmatched in Calgary, and when people come to see the discovery centre they can’t believe all the included fit and finishes are standard.”

The beauty of the homes is matched by the convenience and thoughtful planning of the neighbourhood. West District not only has the advantage of wider sidewalks and dedicated bike lanes, but it will be home to a wide slate of amenities, including a number of shops and services right on the ground floor of Gateway. The design for the community’s central park has won international recognition and awards for its innovative storm-water system and year-round functionality. Situated in the city’s southwest, West District is conducive to a number of different lifestyles.

Gateway - The Brownstones
Gateway offers 29 floor plans in a wide variety of sizes, styles and price points.

“We’re one light from the mountains, so we like to say we’re the gateway to adventure, we’re the gateway to the downtown core, we’re the gateway to connected living,” Trutina says. “It’s the last best great community inside of the ring road in Calgary that’s left to be built out. It’s already in an established area, where we have established world-class amenities, including the best schools in the city. We have the best of what potential clients look for in a new community — Gateway checks all the boxes.”

The inaugural phase of West District showcases the overall vision of the community, which people are embracing wholeheartedly. In part, Truman is offering these concrete-built residences with unbeatable specifications at the same price or lower than wood-frame projects throughout the city, which has prompted a lot of sales activity.

Prices start from $299,000 and go up to $2.1 million. For more information, visit the Gateway Presentation Centre at 762 85th St. S.W. or go to

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