Cosmopolitan Calgary

There’s something special about Calgary. It could be the Rocky Mountains peaking from the western horizon. Or, the annual Stampede, which draws legions of cowboys and rodeo-goers from all over Canada. Maybe it’s the edgy eateries and nightlife destinations, offering endless ways to keep you entertained.

It’s tough to choose one thing that makes Calgary so irresistible, but there’s something we do know for sure: The city is shaking up Canada’s architecture and design scene.

Implementing new solutions to address the city’s notorious urban sprawl, developers are now building thoughtfully planned neighbourhoods and diverse choices of homes—with inventive garage doors to match.

Explore the city’s top three architecture and garage door trends below, with insights straight from our Calgary branch.

Trend #1: Sustainable Communities


University District, Calgary | Image Credit to @udistrictyyc_ via Instagram


University District, Calgary | Image Credit to @udistrictyyc_ via Instagram

Sustainability isn’t simply a fad in Calgary. It’s an architectural practice that’s here to stay. From walkable pathways and parks to reforestation strategies and LEED-record-setting neighbourhoods, many developers are taking green design to the next level. The result: communities that empower residents to thrive in harmony with nature.

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Snag Calgary’s Style: Wayne Dalton Classic Steel Garage Doors 8300

Constructed with double-layered steel and impressively high insulation, Wayne Dalton’s Classic Steel Garage Doors 8300 are a go-to choice for sustainably minded homeowners. Not only do these doors improve your home’s thermal efficiency—they’re quite beautiful, too. For a look that a Calgarian would love, customize with a black finish, contemporary panels, and vertical windows.

Trend #2: Back-alley Experiences


Village Ice Cream, Calgary | Image Credit to @villageicecream via Instagram


Art of Vintage, Calgary | Image Credit to @art_of_vintage via Instagram

When talking about back alleys, “trendy” isn’t exactly the first word that comes to mind. But, Calgary is quickly shifting the conversation about these side streets, otherwise known as “laneways” and “back lanes.” Homeowners and businesses alike are staking a claim to back alleys, with colourful artwork and parties reinvigorating this oft-forgotten part of the city’s neighbourhoods.

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Snag Calgary’s Style: Wayne Dalton Carriage House Garage Doors 9405

Inspired to build your own laneway home? For your garage door installation, we recommend Wayne Dalton’s Carriage House Garage Doors 9405. With a high insulation value, these doors regulate the temperature in your space across all seasons. Add windows along the top to let the natural light stream in, or open your garage door during the summer months to relax and recharge outside.

Trend #3: Reimagining the Suburbs  


Harmony, Calgary | Photo Credit to @liveinharmonyab via Instagram


Varsity, Calgary | Photo Credit to @klassen_photography via Instagram

What if suburbs evolved, moving past their reputation of cookie-cutter homes isolated from urban life? Calgary is turning this idea into a reality. Whether it’s a mixture of contemporary and classic architecture, or a balance of duplex and single-family homes, the city’s new neighbourhoods are all about variety. Developers are integrating energetic workplaces, cultural attractions, and shopping centres right within communities.


Snag Calgary’s Style: Wayne Dalton Designer Fibreglass Garage Doors 8680

Which garage door is versatile enough to live up to Calgary’s vibrant suburbs? Wayne Dalton’s Designer Fibreglass Garage Doors 8680. Boasting the look of wood without the upkeep, these doors complement all kinds of architecture—Craftsmen and French Country homes especially. And, they’re customizable to boot, with your choice of three woodgrain patterns and a variety of stain, window, and hardware options.

Cowboy culture meets contemporary cool—that’s all for our Calgary branch’s perspective on architecture and garage doors. Next up, we’ll explore the ins and outs of Saskatchewan’s capital city, with insights from our Regina branch.

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