Home, Sweet, Home

When Alana Gannon Schilf and Bob Schilf decided to move to Edmonton from St. Albert in 2009, they knew exactly what kind of home they wanted.

“We really like the aesthetic of the mid-century modern,” Gannon Schilf says. “And I always wanted a flat roof.”

They also knew where they wanted to live in the city: The desirable eastern edge of the Parkview neighbourhood.

Read the full article in Avenue’s January 2014 issue.

Flying Away from it All

Middle-class motor tourists often ended up at holiday destinations frequented by the upper classes, much to the chagrin of the latter. As historian Earl Pomeroy wrote in the 1950s: “The aristocracy was quick to take fright and retreat before common clay, and sometimes fled into the remote wilderness.” Like frightened birds, some of the elite took to the air.

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