When it comes to things to love about Calgary, our list is pretty dang long. From the people, the food, the outdoors… and the incredibly affordable downtown rental prices. If you’re thinkin’ that living in a luxury rental smack in the middle of the city means breaking the bank every month- it may be time to check out UPTEN.

UPTEN is a brand new rental suite apartment building in downtown Calgary. It offers almost 400 one and two-bedroom suites, incredible amenities, and 360-degree views… with prices under $1450/month for a one-bedroom and $1900/month for a two-bedroom. So with that in mind, we’re bringing you a list of 10 must-have things in your next apartment!


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If you think of an apartment gym as a tiny room hosting a single treadmill and a few dumbbells… well, it’s time to raise your expectations (and cancel your old gym membership!). UPTEN’s building gym gives you all that you would expect from a regular gym at no extra cost. With free weights, a squat rack, a punching bag, and fitness tracking (just to name a few), what more could you need for your daily sweat session?


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Love to host but never have the space for all your friends? Look no further than UPTEN’s entertainment and common areas. Between a massive chef-inspired kitchen, a games room, TVs, a party room, a community garden, and tons of lounging areas- this is a building that just screams entertainment.


Ever gotten the dreaded “Sorry we missed you” or had your amazon package snagged from your front porch? Well team, consider it a distant memory. Not only does UPTEN offer 24/7 concierge service and a secure package delivery system for easy parcel pickup, but their on-site building management means you can count on feelin’ safe and secure in your building.


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If there’s one thing we like more than sitting out by a nice fire, it’s sitting by a fire on an unreal rooftop overlookin’ that Calgary skyline. When it comes to rooftop patios, UPTEN does not disappoint. Residents can enjoy communal BBQs, fire pits, tables with lounge seating, and the best views in the city for the firework season!


Having to go without restaurants for a few months this year has taught us one big thing: never again! When it comes to location, UPTEN’s convenient downtown location means being steps away from some of Calgary’s best shops and restaurants.


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We think it goes without saying, but having space for a home office is basically a must-have going forward. That’s where UPTEN comes in with 11 different yet spacious layouts perfect for one or more home office setups. We’re talkin’ second bedrooms, large islands, and living rooms with plenty of space for your work from home set up.


You don’t have to be a MasterChef to know that the kitchen is the most important place in a home! Not only ‘cause it’s the spot where you’ll be dishing up some incredible eats (all from your oversized quartz island we should add), but it’s also the spot where everyone tends to gather. That means having an open area and a beautiful setup are a must!


With summer upon us, now is certainly not the time to find yourself without a spacious balcony. And with every unit offering city views, and space for a BBQ & patio set up… relaxing on your UPTEN balcony is the perfect spot to enjoy an evening bevvy or a sunny day.


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Think owning a furry friend means sacrificing that ultra-chic downtown lifestyle? Think again, Calgary. UPTEN is a super pet-friendly rental building perfect for you and your loved one, with a dog wash, no breed restrictions and treats at the concierge. Plus, its great location means being a short walk away from some unreal inner-city parks!


Let’s be honest- summer in Calgary is already short enough, and we’re not gonna spend it sweating in our apartment dreaming of cooler days. Having A/C to keep us sane and refreshed is a luxury we all deserve, and thankfully UPTEN has it covered with in-unit A/C for all.

There you have it, YYC! 10 things that you can find in your next downtown rental, all starting at $1800/month! Ready to pack your bags and hop over to UPTEN? Find out more and book a tour now!


Where: 201 10 Ave SE, Calgary, AB