Marda Loop has found its Mantra

dHz Media Client Releases, Mantra

The community electric car stolen from the Mantra construction site has been found

Calgary, AB – Four days after it was reported stolen, Marda Loop, has found its Mantra. Following the May long weekend, Mantra, a four-storey condominium building located at the corner of 21st Street SW and 35th Avenue SW had its construction site broken into and thieves took off with several tools and the electric Smart Car the community is using for its home owners.

“We received a tip from an undisclosed caller on Friday, telling us that our Smart Car was spotted near the old Children’s Hospital on 20th Avenue SW,” says Zee Zebian, director of sales and marketing for the Mantra project. “After contacting the Police and then a tow truck, our Mantra Car was returned with relatively little damage. We’d like to thank the City of Calgary Police Department and the media for helping us when our Mantra went missing.”

As it is fully wrapped with a Mantra logo, Zebian was hopeful that it would be found, “It doesn’t exactly blend in, but we worried it was being undressed in a chop shop somewhere.”

While the car has been found, the thieves have not been and the company is reviewing its security cam footage from the night of the theft in the hopes of identifying the thieves. Located in Calgary’s Marda Loop neighbourhood, the Mantra condo project is being developed by Castera Properties and Groupe Denux. It has started construction and is scheduled to be completed in December 2019.

Photo caption: Two of the City of Calgary’s Finest with Marda Loop’s Mantra
Photo credit: Zee Zebian

The historic Marda Loop district with its trendy neighborhood of bars and restaurants is quite lively but Mantra is located on a quiet side street. The development’s security team is currently review security camera footage and hopes to develop a few leads.

Recognizing that Millennials live differently in the age of Uber, AirBnB and Car2Go, today’s condo buyer is embracing a new urban lifestyle that values convenience and walkability, Mantra purchased a dedicated electric Smart Car for all its residents to use.

Marda Loop is a business revitalization zone centered on 33rd and 34th Avenues SW between Crowchild Trail and 19th Street SW. Its name comes from the Marda Theatre, a popular gathering point for locals, along with the Marda streetcar loop – the turnaround point for the Marda streetcar, dating back more than 100 years.


Mantra Show Suite and Sales Centre:

Corner of 21st St and 35th Ave SW

Sales Centre: 587-355-1476
Monday to Thursday: 1pm – 6pm
Weekends: Noon – 5pm

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Media Contacts

Meghanne Uptigrove
dHz Media
403 880 5410

Scott Henderson
dHz Media
403 921 2001

About Mantra

Mantra has a location unlike others in the neighbourhood. Carefully chosen to offer urban, upscale living in the community, it offers maximum convenience, an 89 point walking score, and a quiet pathway out its front door to Safeway, Starbucks and more. Its easy access to amenities, recreation, and transit are all bonuses. The neighbourhood in its self embraces a walkable lifestyle, and use of bicycles is common for families and commuters alike.

Mantra has many green features and it’s offering of a free, shared, fuel efficient, electric Smart car for its residents to use when they need to get around on short notice is just one of them. There’s no reason not to consider Mantra as your next new Marda Loop home.

About Castera Properties & Groupe Denux

Started in Quebec City in 1974, Groupe Denux offers a selection of rental apartments, townhouses, office and commercial spaces in Victoria, Nanaimo, Duncan, Parksville and New Westminster in British Columbia; apartments and offices in Montréal, Québec; commercial space in Calgary, Alberta; and we also offer for rent office space in Montpellier and Nîmes, France.