Condo Living: It’s The Life!


December 7, 2020

Words by: Erin Slobodian

Photography by: Tatyana Semenova

One West Block Glenora resident talks with Modern Luxuria about his 11th storey condo with an Edmonton view.

It’s a building that has completely transformed the corner of Edmonton’s 142nd Street and Stony Plain Road. The ground-breaking in 2017 saw West Block Glenora raised higher and higher until late last year when residents and retailers started moving in. Not only has the building changed the aesthetic of the western-most edge of one of Edmonton’s most highly sought-after neighborhoods – Glenora – but the building has also helped to transform the way of life of at least one of its residents.

Mitch Connor moved to his lovely West Block Glenora condo just over one year ago. The sports outfitter agent and athlete grew up on a big farm but had spent the most recent past several years living in a Glenora-area single family house. Connor admits that condo living makes life more fun. “I didn’t realize how much I would appreciate that I no longer shovel snow or mow grass. I don’t have to worry about my eavestroughs or worry about replacing the roof,” he said with a shrug.

It’s a building that has completely transformed the corner of Edmonton’s 142nd Street and Stony Plain Road.

West Block Glenora is a mixed-use skyrise and development that is spread over a space equalling the size of more than four and a half football fields. The development has been positioned as an “urban village” and it’s easy to see why. It has an active community plaza with a coffee shop and space for restaurants, offices and retail. In addition, West Block Glenora has stunning views from the oversized outdoor terraces of its fabulous residential condos. “I can see downtown, the new Walterdale Bridge and all the way south past Hawrelak Park. I can see the sun come up in the morning and watch the sun go down in the evening, too,” Connor smiled.

The building’s amenities include an indoor lounge area complete with a kitchen and bar area that residents can use to host parties, an outdoor lounge complete with fireplace, television and covered cabana beds, an enclosed dog run, a fitness centre and a guest suite.

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