Eight months since our last update, and progress at the site of RioCan and Boardwalk's Brio in Brentwood Village has been swift, the 12-storey rental tower now standing well above grade. Located in the heart of Brentwood Village adjacent to the CTrain stop of the same name, and just a few blocks north of the University of Calgary, Brio is well-situated for students and young professionals looking for a quick commute. 

Brio, late September, image by Forum contributor Alex_YYC

The 163-unit Brio will eventually be home to upwards of 250 residents, the area well-served by transit, shopping, and local services. Adding to the pedestrian experience, a 10,000 square-foot retail podium is planned for the project, signalling the potential for a grocery store or something else of that nature. 

Brio, mid-October, image by Forum contributor UrbanWarrior

Viewed above, Brio will take on an L-shape, the smaller arm of which will house the aforementioned street-facing retail component. Visible in the rendering below, the L-shape pattern will allow for some temporary street/surface parking on-site which will be augmented by two levels of underground parking. 

Brio, as it will appear upon completion, image via RioCan

Brio marks RioCan's first venture into rental housing, the Boardwalk-managed development to be complete by 2019. Once finished, Brio will be a welcome addition to Brentwood Village, bringing a mix of rental stock and retail to the quickly evolving neighbourhood. 

SkyriseCalgary will be sure to return to this project as progress continues. For more information, check out the associated Database file and Forum thread, and as always, feel free to join the conversation in the comments section below. 

Related Companies:  Boardwalk REIT, RioCan REIT