the city builders behind the condo boom
Ian GIllespIe Westbank
The guy responsible for two of Toronto’s most exciting projects: the new Mirvish Village and the leafy ziggurat on King West, a partnership with Danish superarchitect Bjarke Ingels.
the menkes famIly Menkes
The Menkes hydra (Peter, Steven, Alan, Jared) continues a legacy begun 64 years ago by patriarch Murray. They’re behind the new Four Seasons, One York and the upcoming Sugar Wharf.
marc muzzo Pemberton Group
Muzzo has dominated the development scene in the 905 and put his stamp on downtown, too, with U Condominiums at Bay and Bloor and CityLights on Broadway near Yonge and Eglinton.
sam mIzrahI Mizrahi
A dry cleaning magnate who got into large-scale real estate with a bang: The One, his 85-floor building at Canada’s best-known intersection, Yonge and Bloor, will be finished in 2022 or 2023.
Barry fenton & mark mandelBaum Lanterra Developments
They’ve built some of the most sought-after addresses in the city—One Bedford (home to the mayor, among others) and the Toy Factory Lofts.
Jerry patava Great Gulf
Great Gulf seems to be everywhere—the waterfront, midtown, Brampton—and with the 75-floor One Bloor now open, they’re at our most high-profile intersection, too.
elvIo & leo delzotto Tridel
The brothers behind one of the city’s most prolific and long-running development firms have kept up the pace in 2018, with roughly 6,000 units either started or finished this year alone.
shamez vIranI & andrew hoffman CentreCourt
As newcomers to the development scene, they’ve become major players quickly—the firm was founded only in 2010. They added 3,000 units in 2018.
mazyar mortazavI TAS Design Build
Mortazavi is leading the way with eco-conscious projects across the city. He’s also on a variety of high-profile boards—the Bentway, the AGO and Waterfront Toronto among them.
mItch cohen Daniels Corporation
The company that led the redevelopment of Regent Park and built Festival Tower atop the Bell Lightbox had another successful year, starting or finishing approximately 2,000 units.
davId wex & mark reeve Urban Capital
With an extensive presence in Mississauga and Etobicoke, they helped make the West Don Lands a thing, with their signature project, River City.
terry huI & GaBrIel leunG Concord Adex
They essentially created CityPlace, and their signature build, Parade, is the area’s landmark. This year, they started or completed some 4,000 units.