Collecdev received honours for SIX National Awards including the Pinnacle Community of the YearLearn More
Collecdev has made a donation to DonateTo for COVID-19 relief, a City of Toronto initiative to help support relief efforts during the pandemicLearn More
Project of the Year
2020 Ontario Home Builder’s Awards of Distinction Prestige Award Winner for Nørdic Condos Project of the Year – Mid to High-RiseLearn More
Scandinavian-inspired condos steps to the Wilson subwayLearn More
2020 CHBA National Awards for Housing ExcellenceLearn More CHBA Award
Now rising in the heart of Richmond HillLearn More Westwood Gardens
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
44 Broadway44 Broadway Avenue, Toronto
44 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 44 Broadway
300 Bloor St. W300 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Collecdev Inc. and Northrop Development Corporation share a unique vision to build communities that are socially, economically and environmentally sustainable.Learn More 300 Bloor St. W
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
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 Phase 218 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 Phase 2
Tippett Park Phase 120, 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 Phase 1
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
2450 Victoria Park2450 Victoria Park Avenue, Toronto
Located on the border of North York and Scarborough, just north of Highway 401, 2450 Victoria Park Avenue is a proposed mixed-use, master-planned development of transformative proportions.Learn More 2450 Victoria 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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Demolition Advancing at Wilson Avenue Site of Nørdic CondosJanuary 4, 2021 READ MORE
At Collecdev's latest addition to a new hub of residential density at Wilson subway station, the early stages of site activity are setting the stage for the...
At Collecdev’s latest addition to a new hub of residential density at Wilson subway station, the early stages of site activity are setting the stage for the upcoming construction of Nørdic Condos. In this area of Toronto just to the northeast of the Highway 401 and Allen Road interchange, Nørdic , like Collecdev’s Tretti Condos—already under construction—is designed by gh3. Over the past few months, crews have been clearing away the three outdated rental apartment buildings on the Wilson Avenue site in advance of the early 2021 start of shoring work.
The first signs of activity were spotted in September, when interior gutting began for the single office building and pair of apartment buildings on site. We last checked in about a month ago, when the first structural demolition work had begun to chip away at a shuttered four-storey commercial building at 530 Wilson Avenue: it was last used by Collecdev as a presentation centre for Nørdic and their earlier projects in the area. With the commercial building fully demolished, its footprint will soon be backfilled to create a flat surface for shoring rigs to operate on.
To the east, demolition has advanced considerably on the four-storey rental apartment buildings at 470 and 490 Wilson Avenue. They were still undergoing interior demolition at the time of our last update. A month later, the eastern building has been reduced to rubble while the west building is in the process of coming down.
Nørdic is set to rise 12 storeys to a height of just over 41 metres, and house 429 condominium and rental replacement units. Among the features awaiting purchasers and residents are a selection of amenities appointed by interior designers ESQAPE Design.
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Love Is The Heart Of CommunityDecember 17, 2020 READ MORE
Celebrating community is at the core of Collecdev, and this year it means more than ever. In a time where we’ve been physically distanced, so many of us have managed to come together to support neighbours, friends, colleagues, loved ones, and our most vulnerable. Now, in the spirit of the season and in celebration of the community that supports us all, Collecdev has made a donation to DonateTO for COVID-19 relief.
DonateTO launched in April, a City of Toronto initiative to help support relief efforts during the pandemic. To date, millions of dollars in goods, services, and equipment have been donated, including:
- • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to help protect front-line workers in shelters, food banks, and community organizations serving the most vulnerable people in the city.
- • Accommodations for individual isolation.
- • Driver and delivery services to get donations to people in need.
- • Food, cleaning supplies, toiletries, and essential household goods.
- • Donations directly to local organizations like the United Way of Greater Toronto and their Local Love Fund, where volunteers are finding creative and safe ways to be of service.
- • Volunteer hours offering mental health support, emergency support for families, and help for isolated seniors.
We chose this cause not only because funds contribute directly to the delivery of vital, community-focused services, but because community spirit starts close to home, in the city where we’ve chosen to build our life’s work. Toronto is home to millions of people whose diversity and dedication make this one of the most sought-after and livable cities in the world. We are a global leader in technology, finance, film, music, culture, and innovation, and consistently place at the top of international rankings. Collecdev believes in the strength of Toronto and we are proud to support DonateTO, a recovery effort that will help us emerge from this pandemic stronger than ever.
“Social Sustainability is one of our key pillars,” says Natascha Pieper, VP Sales and Marketing, “We build communities that anticipate the future while balancing today’s needs. Beyond the individual buildings and their associated amenities, we take responsibility to ensure that we address the complete needs of a community, including supporting its members during difficult times. We are proud to contribute to DonateTO’s COVID-19 relief and continue to support the community and the City of Toronto in any way we can. It’s a collective approach to development, creating healthy communities that last a lifetime.”
“Our daily lives have changed but one constant is that Torontonians care about their community and want to help,” says Mayor John Tory.
We couldn’t agree more. During a year where it feels like our lives have been turned upside down, there is one thing we know for sure – community, kindness, and love will get us through.
Happiest holiday wishes from Collecdev. May the season be healthy and bright for all.
To learn more about DonateTO, or to donate, visit donations.toronto.ca.
Collecdev Wins SIX National AwardsDecember 16, 2020 READ MORE
The 2020 National Awards have been announced and Collecdev has received honours for six categories including Pinnacle Community of the Year for both Nørdic and TRETTI. The Scandinavian-inspired communities continue to make an outstanding impression in the industry thanks to an amazing transit-connected location, exceptional design, thoughtful amenity programming, and a strong connection to nature.
“The Nationals are the most prestigious awards of their kind, setting the benchmark for innovations in new home design, marketing and sales,” said Angela Harris, Nationals Chairperson.
Collecdev VP Sales and Marketing, Natascha Pieper, seconds. “We are extremely proud to be recognized by the NAHB’s largest and most prestigious awards competition. For nearly 40 years, the Nationals have recognized North America’s best new-home sales and marketing. The wins are truly an honour.”
During a 4-day judging process, TRETTI and Nørdic rose to the top from over 900 entries, winning Silver Awards for:
Pinnacle Community of the Year
Best Landscape of a Community
Best Email Marketing
Pinnacle Community of the Year
Best Print Campaign
Best Email Marketing
“The tremendous success of winning the 2021 Nationals Silver award in the esteemed category of “Multifamily Community of the Year” for both Tretti and Nordic is a testament of the hard work and dedication to building better communities” says Pieper.“Bringing new homes to 777 purchasers in the Wilson Heights area is a collective approach to development and we are dedicated to building better communities.”
The Silver award winners represent the highest votes in each category and are finalists for Gold. Stay tuned as the Gold winners will be announced on February 9th, 2021.
How Collecdev Is Working Through COVID-19December 15, 2020 READ MORE
One of the things we pride ourselves on at Collecdev is our ability to respond to changing market demands. Usually that means...
One of the things we pride ourselves on at Collecdev is our ability to respond to changing market demands. Usually that means anticipating the needs and wants of homebuyers, future-proofing our communities with innovative amenity programming and advanced initiatives in sustainability and design. Recently, however, it’s also meant responding to the new normal amidst a global pandemic.
COVID-19 has had a large impact on the way we work, but despite the changes, we’re continuing to look to the future, moving forward to bring new Collecdev communities to life. Here we talk to members of our team and get their thoughts on working through these unprecedented times.
What’s one thing you miss about being in the office?
The camaraderie with my colleagues. Our office is really collaborative and a lot of that happens informally, through a casual encounter with a teammate in the kitchen, or an impromptu meeting at someone’s desk. I miss those spontaneous moments, but we’re getting better and better at recreating them through technology that keeps us connected, even when we’re physically apart.
Stuart Cooper, Director of Planning
What helps you stay productive when working from home?
For me it’s been really important to set up a designated work space at home, someplace I can stay organized and where I can be productive without too much distraction. Working from home has given me new appreciation for the coworking spaces we programmed into the amenities at TRETTI and Nørdic – of course we never anticipated a global pandemic, but having spaces that allow people to separate work and home I think will remain relevant long after social distancing.
Hannah MacTaggart, Sales and Marketing Coordinator
How does collaboration look different when everyone is physically distanced?
We’ve definitely mastered the art of the Zoom call! It was a little challenging at first, not to be in the same room, but over the last few months we’ve actually been able to create an entirely new way to communicate using a combination of Zoom, email, Microsoft 365 applications like Teams, SharePoint, and Planner. We may not be in the office, but we’re still collaborating as if we were.
Fernando Valenzuela, Director of Development
What would you say to purchasers who are worried about construction delays due to COVID-19?
I would say that they can rest easy knowing that our construction sites have been up and running over the last several months, of course with new measures in place to ensure our workers stay safe and healthy. Our team is passionate about what they do, and we’re immensely proud that they’ve continued to show up, day after day, to bring our communities to life.
Jennifer Burstein, VP, Construction
What impact will COVID-19 have on future design? Have you learned anything about how people use their personal space?
I think the pandemic has reinforced that we’re on the right track with things like amenity programs that include coworking spaces and lots of outdoor and green space. Over the last few months, our homes have become so much more than the place we live – they’ve become our office, our school, our refuge. Moving forward it will be important that community design incorporate spaces where people can feel inspired to socialize and interact, but that will also keep them safe and healthy. I think outdoor space is going to be tantamount. Studies show that people are happier with a connection to nature, and after being locked down for months, I think that will resonate with homebuyers more than ever before.
Natascha Pieper, VP, Sales and Marketing
5 Scandinavian-Inspired Secrets to Beating the Winter BluesDecember 11, 2020 READ MORE
It’s that time of year again – the days get shorter, the temperatures drop, snow starts to fall, and many of us, faced with the long stretch of winter...
It’s that time of year again – the days get shorter, the temperatures drop, snow starts to fall, and many of us, faced with the long stretch of winter before us, begin to dream about spring. Add in a global pandemic and it might feel like this year, the winter blues have reached new levels of saturation, but don’t despair, there are ways to make it through the season with a smile. Take a page straight from a Scandinavian “bok” (that’s “book” in Norwegian) and let these five Scandi-inspired secrets help you embrace winter and beat the blues.
- Start with good design.
The Scandinavian countries receive some of the fewest hours of daylight during the winter months, yet they are frequently cited as some of the happiest places in the world. Why? Because they start with good design, just like the Scandinavian-inspired spaces at Nørdic.
Expansive windows and wide, shallow layouts help flood spaces with natural light. Organic materials like quartz and wood, pair with light, neutral colour palettes to create a calming background. Spacious balconies, protected from the elements, provide a connection to nature even through the winter months. These details combine to create a home that brightens every day.
- Get outside and connect with nature.
When temperatures drop below zero it may be tempting to hibernate under your duvet, but the best thing you can do is actually get outside. Scandinavians spend plenty of time outdoors in the winter months, embracing the concept of friluftsliv, a lifestyle based on freedom in nature and connectedness with the landscape.
At Nørdic that’s easier than ever thanks to architecture that allows for a series of terraced green roofs, where residents can get a breath of fresh air, or nearly 11,000 square feet of outdoor space across three communal courtyards. Connect with nature easily and often and watch your stress melt away.
- Soak up the sun.
Time outdoors isn’t the only way to soak up the sun. If you’re one of the many people now working from home, make the most of natural light during daytime hours. Set up your home office next to a window, something that’s easy to do at Nørdic where windows stretch across the entire suite. Or, grab a spot with a garden view in the lobby lounge, outfitted with lightning-fast wifi and enough space to brainstorm and collaborate from a safe social distance.
- Make time for exercise.
Winter is often the perfect excuse to indulge in deliciously rich dishes that will add an extra layer to keep us warm until spring returns. Of course, balance is key. Exercise will not only help counteract all those complex carbohydrates, it’s also a proven way to lower stress and boost your creativity and mood.
Bundle up and head out for a bike ride or a brisk walk (Scandinavians are even famous for taking a polar bear dip in the sea!). Grab your skates or your skis and enjoy the slopes of Earl Bales or the NHL-sized ice rinks at Scotiabank Pond nearby. Get your endorphins flowing in the state-of-the-art fitness centre. Find everything you need to beat the winter blues, close to home.
- Embrace the season.
We live in Canada, where winter is a simple fact of life, so instead of fighting it, embrace the colder months and celebrate what makes this season so special – comfort food and cozy nights; quality time with family and friends; the season’s first snowfall; long evenings curled up on the couch. Slow down and breathe it all in. That’s the secret to a Scandinavian-inspired winter – welcoming it, exactly as it is.
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