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Press Release

November 6, 2019

West Campus Development Trust’s University District Launches Argyle by Avi Urban

The newest U/D residential development offers full customization, allowing homeowners to create their own space from start to finish

West Campus Development Trust (the Trust) and Avi Urban are pleased to announce the launch of Argyle, a new residential condominium offering in the quickly expanding University District neighbourhood in Calgary’s northwest. 

Today, the Argyle show suite was formally unveiled at the University District Discovery Centre. Upon completion, Argyle will feature one-, two- and three-bedroom condos ranging in size from 500 to 1,150 square feet. The completed six-storey building will include a total of 128 units nestled above a retail ground level.  

“This is the second project we have launched with Avi Urban in University District, and our seventh for sale residential project overall, if you factor in our valued partners Brookfield Residential and Truman,” says James Robertson, President and CEO of West Campus Development Trust. “Creating a destination neighbourhood like University District requires innovation and creativity, and Avi has been a great partner to help bring our vision to life.” 

A unique feature of Argyle will be its fully customizable options within each unit. Instead of choosing from pre-determined layouts, Argyle owners will have the opportunity to work directly with a designer from their 6,000 square foot Selections Centre that features thousands of style options. 

A rendering of Argyle by Avi Urban. Source: West Campus Development Trust.


“For Argyle, we wanted to provide something really unique and special,” adds Charron Ungar, President of Homes by Avi Group of Companies. “Today’s buyers want to customize their home to match their distinctive tastes and lifestyles. By working with our design team, they can create the space of their dreams, from cabinetry to flooring and finishes. The options are truly endless.”  

A rendering of Argyle by Avi Urban. Source: West Campus Development Trust.


Argyle by Avi Urban will be located directly across from University District’s 3-acre Central Park and will feature a ground level retail podium that includes shops, entertainment, restaurants and essential services. In the heart of University District, Argyle will also be a short distance from the University of Calgary, the Alberta Children’s Hospital, Foothills Medical Centre, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, the University C-Train station and nearby shopping districts.

Argyle residences will start in the $280s. 

University District is focused on creating a connected and complete community by promoting social and environmental responsibility, a healthy lifestyle, open parks and unique spaces for the residents and the wider community to connect. Visit or for more information, or sign up for the newsletter to be notified about exciting announcements, updates and events from West Campus Development Trust.


About Avi Urban

About Avi Urban: Avi Urban is a Calgary-based developer of unique multi-family homes. Recognizing a demand for innovative multi-family developments, Homes by Avi created Avi Urban in 2000. From the beginning, our goal was to offer homeowners the ultimate in comfort and function, while building innovative, thoughtful developments that bring a distinctly urban aesthetic to a highly livable product. By redefining multi-family development, Avi Urban has earned its place as a design focused market leader, receiving recognition through multiple awards, which includes winning the 2014 and 2015 Multi- Family Builder of the Year. Avi Urban’s broad range of communities include modern live/work, inner city developments, street-oriented row housing and master planned, townhome and apartment communities.


About West Campus Development Trust

West Campus Development Trust (the Trust) was created by the University of Calgary to oversee the development of the lands known as University District. With a financial model that provides an innovative approach to land development, profits from the Trust are directed back to the University to fuel its academic mission. Setting a high standard for sustainable neighbourhood design, the Trust has created and led a progressive community Master Plan for 200 acres of land. With quality, design and expertise at the forefront, its team and 14-member board of directors are dedicated to creating the city’s premier urban residential community. True to fundamental values of transparency, collaboration and mindful progress, the Trust is creating amazing places for people to thrive. Learn more at


About University District

To the west of the University of Calgary and overlooking the Bow River and Rocky Mountains, University District is a comprehensive 200-acre community with a bold new vision for urban life in Calgary. Through a collaborative, people-first design process, the master planning and thorough engagement program forged strong respect between local stakeholders and the Trust. The neighbourhood applies the best ideas in city design and incorporates the wants and needs of surrounding legacy communities – weaving current aesthetic, technology and lifestyle options into the strong social fabric of the city. For more information about University District, visit its Discovery Centre at 4410 University Ave. N.W., Calgary (just north of the Alberta Children’s Hospital) or go online: and visit Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, #UDLife.


Media Relations Contact:

Maureen Henderson                                              

Director, Marketing & Communications                             

West Campus Development Trust                                                                                   

(403) 992-8388


Paula Worthington

Worthington PR & Story

(403) 585-2429