CIELO Condos is a proud winner of the Pinnacle Category Award for Best Overall Marketing Campaign and Project of The Year – Mid/High Rise at BILD 2023Read More
Cielo Condos wins Best Digital Advertising at 2022 CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence.
CIELO Condos doubles down with two gold awards at The Nationals.Learn More
We're honoured to be recognized by the Toronto Construction Association as the recipient of the 2021 Best of the Best Award Winner in the category of Green Building Culture Award.Learn More
At Cielo Residences, Luxury defies expectation. Located in the Annex – Toronto’s celebrated Arts & Cultural hub – this statement of refined architectural modernism, redefines Toronto’s skyline.Register Now
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Scandinavian inspired condos now under construction in Wilson Heights.
The Collecdev-sponsored ArtworxTO installation from world-renowned street artist Troy Lovegates is now complete and on display at 414 Dupont Street.LEARN MORE
TRETTI Condos30 Tretti Way, Toronto
Welcome to TRETTI, a fully formed community with one simple vision: create a lifestyle designed for the way people really live. Suites with clean lines and multi-functional design.Learn More TRETTI Condos
Nørdic Condos500 Wilson Avenue, Toronto
Friluftsliv is the great Scandinavian philosophy of embracing the outdoor life in everything we do. We’re not only inspired by this ideal for the Nørdic, we are driven by every part of it.Learn More Nørdic Condos
Cielo Condos300 Bloor Street West, Toronto Learn More Cielo Condos
38 Broadway38 Broadway Avenue, Toronto
38 Broadway is the result of an exciting parternship between the Catholic community, represented by the Archdiocese of Toronto and St. Monica’s Roman Catholic Church, and two of Toronto’s most respected names in development, KPMB Architects and Collecdev Inc.Learn More 38 Broadway
3400 Dufferin3400 Dufferin Street, Toronto
Collecdev is playing a major role in the redevelopment of Wilson Heights, with several vibrant new communities fostering the transformation of the Dufferin corridor into an exciting, high-density urban neighbourhood.Learn More 3400 Dufferin
Westwood Gardens8868 Yonge Street, Toronto
Collecdev is proud to bring Westwood Gardens to Richmond Hill—and the development industry has responded in kind by awarding us for our ability to communicate our strategies to the community and to achieve architectural design excellence through environmentally sustainable initiatives.Learn More Westwood Gardens
Tippett Park Two18 Tretti Way, Toronto
The Tippett Regeneration Area represents thoughtful and complete community plans enhanced through elegant architecture, affordable housing, valued community facilities, sustainable engineering, and a respect for arts and culture.Learn More Tippett Park Two
Tippett Park20, 38 Monte Kwinter, Toronto
As part of the overall masterplan for the Tippett Regeneration Area, 36 and 36R Tippett are currently being constructed at the northerly portion of the site.Learn More Tippett Park
Lillian Park44 Lillian St. & 33 Dunfield Ave., Toronto
Lillian Park epitomizes Collecdev’s mission to combine the best in architecture, innovation, sustainability and design.Learn More Lillian Park
22 Balliol22 Balliol Street, Toronto
A 38-storey modernist tower at 22 Balliol brings a fresh new look to a neighbourhood that for decades, has been a mecca for mid- and high-rise rental towers along with several condominiums.Learn More 22 Balliol
Balliol Park118 Balliol St., 99 Davisville Ave., Toronto
Located in the heart of vibrant Davisville Village in midtown Toronto, Balliol Park comprises a 30- and 15-storey towers that contain 521 units addressing a responsible and effective approach to the City of Toronto’s increasing need for purpose-built rentals.Learn More Balliol Park
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The Tippett Child Care Centre opens at 38 Monte Kwinter CourtAugust 30, 2023 READ MORE
Earlier this month, 38 Monte Kwinter Court marked a significant milestone with the opening of the Macaulay Tippett Child Care Centre, a vibrant and inspiring...
Earlier this month, 38 Monte Kwinter Court marked a significant milestone with the opening of the Macaulay Tippett Child Care Centre, a vibrant and inspiring space that will provide high-quality daycare and early learning programming for the littlest neighbourhood residents.
Located on the ground floor of the newly completed 14-storey residential condominium community, the new child care centre at Monte Kwinter serves 49 children and families, ranging from newborns to toddlers up to 4 years old. The facility spans over 9,000 square feet and includes indoor playrooms with large windows that welcome abundant natural light, and a “naturalized” playground that features hardscape, rubber surfacing, sand and water play areas, and a tricycle track. The underlying pedagogy of naturalized spaces fosters exploration and encourages children to use their imagination to engage with the natural landscape. They promote curiosity and freethinking. They also aid in the development of motor skills by giving kids the opportunity to experience various textures and sounds, while engaging all of their senses. In short, it’s a future-forward approach to early childhood development that aligns perfectly with our own values at Collecdev.
The Macaulay Tippett Child Care Centre represents a collaborative effort between Collecdev (responsible for the development of the community), the City of Toronto (who own the childcare facility) and Macaulay Centres for Children (who are leasing the space from the City). Mayor Olivia Chow and Councillor James Pasternak (York Centre) were both present for the inauguration, as well as Trevor McAlmont, CEO of Macaulay Centres. Both Collecdev and Metropia were in attendance as well, celebrating this new milestone.
“[The Macaulay Tippett Child Care Centre] is a wonderful example of what happens when the City partners with other organizations to create much-needed services in growing neighbourhoods. The families of the 49 children participating in programs here will have access to affordable and high-quality child care programs, conveniently located close to where they live or work.” – Mayor Olivia Chow
This centre provides care at a reduced fee for all families through the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care (CWELCC) funding program and has a service agreement to provide care for families receiving a child care fee subsidy through the City.
“We are proud to have partnered with the City and with Macaulay Centres to bring this inspiring child care centre to life. At Collecdev, we pride ourselves on advancing community initiatives that are accessible to all, and ensuring private and public spaces enrich society as a whole. That’s what we’ve done at 38 Monte Kwinter and we are excited to welcome these 49 families to the community.” – Natascha Pieper, VP Sales & Marketing, Collecdev
“As this dynamic community continues to grow and change, it is important that with any growth there are significant improved community amenities and spaces. I was pleased to work with the community to deliver this new child care centre to serve local residents. This partnership between the City, Metropia and Collecdev is creating this impressive space for this community.” – Councillor James Pasternak (York Centre)
Toronto is home to more than three million people whose diversity and experiences make this city Canada’s leading economic engine and one of the most diverse and livable cities in the world. As a leader in the city’s development industry, we at Collecdev feel a responsibility to continually maintain and enhance the quality of life for Toronto residents and address city needs. It’s that commitment that informs our diligent approach to designing every element of our communities, including child care centres like this one, giving careful consideration to the wants and needs of our homeowners and to all Torontonians, to create the ultimate living experience.
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Collecdev and Habitat for Humanity GTA Collaborate to Address the Affordable Housing CrisisJuly 18, 2023 READ MORE
The exclusive group of northern European countries known as Scandinavia are often cited as some of the happiest and most livable places in the world. That’s thanks, in large part, to the Nordic Model, an approach that prioritizes an elaborate social safety net, working towards socio-economic equality and good health for all. There’s even a name for this concept – jante, the Scandinavian philosophy of collective wellbeing – and it’s been a foundational pillar of Nørdic Condos from day one.
Nørdic rethinks the connection between good design and good living, using a human-centred approach to development where everyone has a chance to create the perfect home. To that end, we’re enormously proud to announce our partnership with the City of Toronto and Habitat for Humanity GTA (Habitat GTA), a collaboration that will introduce 10 affordable homes to the Wilson Heights community.
“Integrating affordable homes into market-rate condominium developments isn’t easy,” says Fernando Valenzuela, Collecdev Vice-President of Development. “It requires a commitment to enhancing the residential experience for everyone on site, and a high-level vision that creates a thriving sense of place. But as a conscious developer, we have a responsibility to improve housing accessibility, and to ensure that our communities are designed to enrich society as a whole. This collaboration brings us one step closer to that vision.”
When construction is complete, these 10 units will help address the affordable housing crisis, increasing access to a community with extensive green space, thoughtfully designed amenities, innovative architecture, and integrated connectivity to everything around. Nearly 11,000 square feet of considered outdoor spaces at Nørdic bring nature right to the front door and foster a sense of well-being and good health. An innovative geothermal heating and cooling system will produce 70% less greenhouse gas, saving over 5 million litres of water every year, while offering residents predictable monthly maintenance fees. Wide, shallow suite layouts will help flood spaces with natural light and ensure a more efficient flow. Bike share, exceptional transit connectivity, and an electric car charging station will provide better options for people who need to get from A to B – whether that be from Yorkdale to York University, Union Station to U of T, Downsview Park to the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, all less than a 30-minute commute.
“These new homes at Nørdic exemplify the triumph of housing initiatives that give people access to vibrant, thriving, connected, and affordable communities. Every time we create affordable homes for working families, we empower parents and their children to build strength, stability, and self-reliance, leaving a lasting impact for generations to come,” says Joshua Bénard, Executive Vice-President of Real Estate for Habitat GTA. “Our collaboration with the City of Toronto and Collecdev showcases the power of partnerships in creating equitable, vibrant, and economically strong neighbourhoods throughout the GTA. We are committed to working with municipalities and community-minded builders to ensure even more families experience the benefits of affordable homeownership across our region.”
Demonstrating the tenacity typical of the Nordic spirit, a team made up of key members from Collecdev, Habitat GTA, and the City of Toronto, worked tirelessly to make these homes a reality, and soon, 10 families will move in, becoming an integral part of the fabric of Nørdic, a community that celebrates diversity, inclusivity, and wellbeing for all. And with that, Toronto will move a little closer to the Nordic model, a way in which everyone wins.
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Nerva wins Green Building Visionary AwardJune 20, 2023 READ MORE
As a development company dedicated to building better communities, Collecdev sits at the forefront of sustainable building practices, collaborating with industry leaders to advance innovative technologies and inspired ideas. Nerva Energy is one such leader that shares our vision to create high-performance communities that promote a healthier planet. We recently partnered with them on a landmark pilot project, rolling out their innovative AeroBarrier construction technology in a multi-unit residential building at Tippett Park Two. (You can read more about the pilot, a first in Canada here.) We are proud to announce that the project was an overwhelming success and earned Nerva the Green Building Visionary Award from the Canada Green Building Council (CAGBC).
This prestigious award recognizes organizations that take an innovative approach to advancing green building technology, products, policy, design, or operations. Thanks to the pilot project in collaboration with Collecev, a study that demonstrated significant energy and greenhouse gas emission reductions, with little to no impact on the construction schedule, Nerva’s AeroBarrier captured the attention of the Council and of the industry.
“Congratulations to our partners at Nerva Energy. We are immensely proud to have collaborated with them on this exciting project and we’re humbled by the recognition from the CAGBC. With this award, it is clear that Tippett Park Two and AeroBarrier are setting new industry standards in environmentally-conscious, sustainable urban development, standards that will help create better possibilities for homeowners, the community and the planet.”
– Fernando Valenzuela, Collecdev Vice-President of Development
AeroBarrier is an innovative envelope-sealing technology that can reduce a building’s heating and cooling energy needs, improve indoor air quality, and ultimately reduce greenhouse gas emissions. At Tippett Park Two, the state-of-the-art air sealing system was used to seal gaps ranging from as big as ½” in diameter, to as small as a hair follicle, resulting in benefits like:
- A 98% reduction in air leakage
- Lower utility bills (up to 30%)
- Better indoor air quality
- Reduced transfer of odours
- Better performance for HVAC systems
- Improved soundproofing
- Protection against insects and pests
The technology is GreenGuard Gold certified (a certification that ensures products are built to contribute to safer, healthier air), has zero VOC content, and contains no ‘Red List’ components, making it safe to use in any building, including those aiming for LEED, WELL, or Fitwel certification.
Advanced building technologies like AeroBarrier will continue to drive the development of high-performance communities, and we at Collecdev are proud to be partnering with the industry’s brightest green building visionaries to lead the charge.
For more information on Tippett Park Two, a community in partnership with Shiplake, visit our Communities page. And for more information on NERVA, the exclusive representative for AeroBarrier in Canada, visit nervaenergy.com.
Jazz Fest is taking over Yorkville June 23-July 2June 15, 2023 READ MORE
Miles Davis once said, “For me, music and life are all about style.” Well we think the prolific musician would be pretty pleased to hear that Toronto Jazz...
Miles Davis once said, “For me, music and life are all about style.” Well we think the prolific musician would be pretty pleased to hear that Toronto Jazz Fest is touching down later this month in Yorkville, the heart and soul of the city’s style scene.
Now in its fourth decade, the annual music festival offers 10 days of free outdoor concerts from more than 1,500 musicians, in venues all across the city, including three outdoor stages in Yorkville. From June 23rd to July 2nd, big names like Ashanti, Halvah Mighty, LOONY, the Andrew Marzotto Quartet, and Jully Black will step up to the mic, uniting people through music.
Lesser-known, though-no-less-talented, performers will also surprise and delight with acts like the Big Band Slam. The afternoon features high school bands from across the GTA jamming with JUNO award-nominated artist, Tara Davidson, in an afternoon of trumpet blasting, trombone sliding, and soulful sax excitement on the TD Main Stage.
Since the inaugural festival in 1987, Toronto Jazz Fest has welcomed more than 12 million music-goers and 35,000 artists, and earned accolades as BizBash’s #1 Music Event seven times in the last 10 years. It’s just one of the many destination events that animate the Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood year-round. Area residents, like those who will soon enter their new home at Cielo, will find exciting activities through every season, from Icefest to Yorkville Murals, Fleurs de Villes to Summer Music in the Park.
With so many things on the calendar, plus world-class retail brands and illustrious arts and cultural institutions available 365 days a year, it’s no wonder the area around Cielo is one of the most coveted in the city. Stop by during Jazz Fest and see what all the fuss is about. Miles Davis would approve.
The luck of the crane: A look at one of the most exciting milestones in constructionJune 8, 2023 READ MORE
In Japanese mythology, there is a belief that anyone with the patience and commitment to fold 1,000 origami paper cranes will be blessed with good fortune. On...
In Japanese mythology, there is a belief that anyone with the patience and commitment to fold 1,000 origami paper cranes will be blessed with good fortune. On an entirely different continent, and for cranes of an entirely different sort, we at Collecdev have our own beliefs about the relationship between cranes and good luck.
“When constructing a high-rise tower, one of the most significant milestones is the erection of the tower crane,” says Jennifer Burstein, Collecdev’s VP of Construction. “To mark the occasion, our team always tosses a coin into the concrete slab as it’s being poured, as a sign of good luck.”
That tradition has been a part of every Collecdev community to date, and with an award-winning line-up of human-centred developments across the city, it seems to be working.
The next coin will soon be tossed at Cielo, a statement of refined architectural modernism, redefining Toronto’s skyline with a landmark Bloor Street address. Site shoring is now underway and the next major milestone will see the construction crane erected on site, Burstein’s favourite part of the process.
“After months of staging activities, the installation of the crane marks the start of the physical structure taking form. It’s the moment when the vision for the project starts to transform into physical reality, and when our purchasers begin to see their future home coming to life.”
Cielo will use a Luffing Jib crane, a specialized piece of equipment ideal for construction in dense urban areas like the downtown core. Unlike a Hammerhead crane, where the jib (the horizontal beam that supports the load) rotates 360 degrees horizontally around the mast at a fixed level, a Luffing Jib crane has an angled jib that can be raised and lowered, anywhere between 30 and 90 degrees, in a motion known as “luffing.”
Not only can a Luffing Jib crane accommodate heavier loads than a Hammerhead, but it is also particularly adapted to working in confined areas thanks to its reduced radius and ability to be parked in a vertical position when not in use, rotating freely with no danger of colliding with neighbouring buildings.
The Luffing Jib crane at Cielo will be a RAIMONDI LR 273 with a maximum lift capacity of 18 tons, a maximum radius of 60 metres, and a maximum hook height of 61.8 metres, making it the most efficient choice for this particular site.
Though they may be more technology than ornithology, the cranes on construction sites are nonetheless a portent of positive change, signalling development, progress, and economic growth for the city. In 2022, a study done for BILD (Toronto’s Building Industry and Land Development Association) found that the construction industry contributed over $60 billion to overall economic activity in the GTA in 2021 alone. And that economic activity helped support $17 billion in wages, salaries, and employee benefits. Construction investment in the GTA accounts for approximately 1.4% of all GDP, Canada‐wide, and the construction industry is the 4th largest sector in Ontario, and the 7th fastest-growing sector overall.
The cranes dotting the city skyline are signs of something big. Big gains in sustainability (the more we build up, the less development has to expand into greenfield areas). Big opportunity (high-rise residential and office towers provide more options for cities to attract a highly-skilled workforce). Big innovation (greater employment opportunities mean greater knowledge sharing).
It’s no wonder the installation of the tower crane is Burstein’s favourite milestone. It’s a sign of amazing things to come, and brings us one step closer to delivering another complete community to the GTA.
To learn more about Collecdev communities and our commitment to the latest innovations in construction and design, visit collecdev.com.
2023 BILD Awards
Project of the Year, Mid/High-Rise – Winner
Pinnacle Best Overall Marketing Campaign – Winner
People's Choice Award - Finalist
Best Organic Social Campaign – Finalist
2023 CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence
Best Mid-to High-Rise Building (Planned) - Finalist
Interior Design Magazine’s Best of Year Awards
Best Multi-Unit Housing Design - Finalist
2022 OHBA Awards of Distinction
High or Mid-Rise Condo Suite (4+ Storeys up to 800SF) - Winner
2022 BILD Awards
Best High-Rise Building Design - Winner
Pinnacle Green Builder of the Year – Mid/High-Rise - Finalist
Pinnacle Best New Community, Planned/Under Development - Finalist
Best Innovative Suite Design - Finalist
Best Presentation Centre - Finalist
Best Site Signage - Finalist
Best Salesperson or Team, Mid-High Rise - Finalist
Cielo Condos, RDS
2022 CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence
Best Digital Advertising Campaign - Winner
Best Signage - Finalist
2022 NAHB The Nationals
Multifamily Community of the Year – Winner
Best Community Brochure – Winner
Best Social Media Campaign – Silver
Best Digital Marketing Campaign – Silver
Best Presentation Centre – Silver
2021 BILD Awards
Best Advertising Campaign (Paid Media) – Winner
2021 TCA BEST OF THE BEST
Green Building Culture Award – Winner
2021 NAHB The Nationals
Multifamily Community of the Year – Silver
Best Print Campaign – Silver
Best Email Marketing – Silver
Multifamily Community of the Year – Silver
Best Landscape of a Community – Silver
Best Email Marketing – Silver
2020 OHBA Awards of Distinction
Project of the Year – High or Mid-Rise – Winner
OHBA People’s Choice Award – Finalist
High or Mid-Rise Condo Suite (4+ Storeys up to 800SF) – Finalist
Lobby Entrance – Finalist
Social Media Campaign – Finalist
High or Mid-Rise Ad Campaign (4+ Storeys) – Finalist
High or Mid-Rise Project Sales Brochure (4+ Storeys) – Finalist
2020 BILD Awards
Home Builder of the Year – Mid/High-Rise - Finalist
Green Builder of the Year – Mid/High-Rise - Finalist
Project of the Year – Mid/High-Rise - Finalist
People’s Choice Award - Finalist
Best High-Rise Building Design - Finalist
Best High-Rise Building Design - Finalist
2020 CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence
Attached Homes - Mid-to High-Rise Condominium - Finalist
Best Print Ad - Finalist
2019 OHBA Awards of Distinction
OHBA People’s Choice Award – Finalist
Architectural Design - High-Rise Building – Finalist
Project of the Year High or Mid-Rise – Finalist
2019 BILD Awards
Green Builder of the Year – Mid/High-Rise – Finalist
2019 NAHB The Nationals
Best Brochure - Builder – Silver
City of Toronto 2018 Affordable Housing Champions
Collecdev – Balliol Park, 30 & 36 Tippett
2018 BILD Awards
Best Innovative Suite Design - Winner
Westwood Gardens – E8 Suite
Green Builder of the Year - Mid/High-Rise - Finalist
Best Salesperson or Team, Mid/High-rise - Finalist
Westwood Gardens – Milborne Group
Best Marketing Person or Team- Finalist
2018 CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence
Best Brochure/Kit - Finalist
2018 NAHB Best in Green Awards
Best in Green Sales & Marketing Strategy - Winner
2018 NAHB The Nationals
Best Marketing of Green/Sustainable Program - Silver
Best Microsite/Website for a Builder - Silver
Marketing Professional of the Year - Silver
2017 OHBA Awards of Distinction
Best High or Mid-Rise Project Sales Brochure - Finalist
Project of the Year - High or Mid-Rise - Finalist